Showing posts with label Game 87. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 87. Show all posts

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Recap: Game 87 - Rangers (5) at Mets (3) - Texas Lights Up Colon



New York

W: C. Lewis (6-5) L: B. Colon (8-7) S: J. Soria (16)
HR: TEX - R. Chirinos (8),A. Beltre (11)   NYM - T. d'Arnaud (5)


Robinson Chirinos hit a three-run home run and the Texas Rangers grabbed a 5-3 win over the New York Mets in the second of a three-game set.

Adrian Beltre hit a solo home run and Alex Rios went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Rangers, who snapped a six-game losing streak. Colby Lewis (6-5) pitched six innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits with seven strikeouts.

Travis d'Arnuad hit a solo home run for the Mets, who have lost five of their last six. Bartolo Colon (8-7) dropped his second straight start for allowing five runs on eight hits in seven innings.

Texas opened the scoring in the first inning as Elvis Andrus doubled and came home when Rios followed with a double. Two batters later, Leonys Martin walked and Chirinos followed with his eighth home run of the season for a 4-0 lead.

The Rangers made it a 5-0 game in the third on Beltre's two-out solo shot to left, his 11th of the season.

New York answered in the bottom of the third and were helped by a fielding error. After Ruben Tejada singled to start the inning, Colon reached base when Beltre threw away his grounder to third. Curtis Granderson doubled in Tejada, and Colon scored on a Bobby Abreu single for a 5-2 game.

D'Arnaud led off the fourth with his fifth home run of the season to make it a 5-3 contest.

Lewis tossed a flawless sixth while Neal Cotts did the same in the seventh before walking Chris Young to start the eighth.

Shawn Tolleson then walked pinch-hitter Eric Campbell, but got Juan Lagares to hit into a double play and induced a fly out from d'Arnaud to end the inning.

Joakim Soria got Tejada to ground out to start the ninth before Kirk Nieuwenhuis slugged a pinch-hit double to left. Granderson, though, popped out and Soria struck out Daniel Murphy for his 16th save of the season.

Game Notes

This is the first series between these clubs since the Mets took two of three in Texas in 2011 ... The Mets were just 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base, while the Rangers were 3-for-8 and stranded six ... Zack Wheeler pitches for the Mets on Sunday, while Nick Tepesch takes the mound for the Rangers.

Box Score:

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Saturday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Rangers - Game 87

Saturday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Rangers - Game 87

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Bobby Abreu (L) LF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Juan Lagares (R) CF
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

Preview: Game 87 - Rangers at Mets - Lewis vs Colon

Preview: Game 87
Texas Rangers (37 49) at New York Mets (38-48)

Pitching Probables:
Colby Lewis (5-5, 5.71 ERA) vs Bartolo Colon (8-6, 3.88 ERA)
TV - FOX (5) - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:15 PM


The Rangers attempt to snap their 10-game away slide Saturday night when they face Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets in the middle game of this series.

Texas (37-49) reached the postseason for three straight years before falling short despite 91 wins in 2013. The Rangers don't look anything like a playoff team this year, as their record is only better than Houston in the AL.

They've lost 12 of 14 overall and 10 straight on the road for the first time since a 12-game skid in 2003.

Texas is struggling in every facet during its road slide, hitting .227 and averaging 3.0 runs per game while its starting pitchers have compiled a 7.01 ERA.

The issues on the mound were evident Friday. Ace Yu Darvish gave up three runs in the first inning en route to a 6-5 loss to the Mets (38-48), who lost starter Jonathon Niese after 12 pitches to a bruised lower back sustained when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Alex Rios.

Now, the Rangers will have to contend with Colon (8-6, 3.88 ERA), who has won four straight starts at home behind a 1.21 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings.

The 41-year-old right-hander had won six straight decisions with a 1.58 ERA over seven starts before struggling in a 5-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday. He allowed five runs and seven hits in six innings.

Colon is 3-2 with a 2.20 ERA in his last six starts against Texas, winning the most recent 1-0 with Oakland on Sept. 14 by scattering seven hits in eight innings.

It's unclear if New York will have David Wright back after he missed a seventh straight game with a sore left shoulder. However, rookie

Eric Campbell is 13 for 28 (.464) in place of the All-Star third baseman after going 3 for 3 with one RBI on Friday.

He's 7 for 13 with three doubles in four interleague games.

Travis d'Arnaud is hitting .303 in nine games since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. Considered one of the most promising catchers in baseball, d'Arnaud was batting .180 before his demotion, but gained some confidence with the go-ahead two-run double in the eighth Friday.

The Rangers are turning to Colby Lewis (5-5, 5.71), who is trying to build on his first quality start of the season. The right-hander allowed two runs and matched his season high with eight strikeouts in six innings before leaving without a decision in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Minnesota.

Lewis is 4-1 in six road starts despite a 4.64 ERA. He's been tagged for 11 runs and 19 hits over 11 innings in his last two away from Texas after compiling a 2.86 ERA in his first four road outings.

Interleague play hasn't been kind this season to Lewis, who is 0-2 with a 9.42 ERA in three starts against the NL. He'll be facing the Mets for the first time since a relief appearance with Oakland at Shea Stadium on June 24, 2007.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 87 - Mets (10) at Giants (6) - Byrd Slams Giants

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San Francisco (40-49)0200111016130
W: S. Rice (4-5) L: J. Mijares (0-2)
HR: NYM - A. Recker (5),M. Byrd (14)   SF - None


Marlon Byrd's grand slam in the eighth inning broke open a tight game and helped give the New York Mets a 10-6 win over the struggling San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

Anthony Recker added a two-run homer, Andrew Brown knocked in a pair and Omar Quintanilla went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the Mets, who have won the first two meetings of this three-game set after outlasting the Giants in a 16-inning marathon on Monday.

Scott Rice (4-5) stranded a pair in the seventh to earn the win behind Dillon Gee, who struggled through 6 2/3 innings having allowed five runs on nine hits and five walks.

"(Gee) got us deep into the game, which we needed to have," Mets manager Terry Collins said after using six relievers in Monday's game. "It saved the rest of our guys in the bullpen."

His counterpart, Barry Zito, was also lit up for five runs on seven hits and four free passes in his six-inning start. The left-hander is winless in his last seven outings for the defending World Series champions.

Pablo Sandoval had two RBI for San Francisco, which has dropped seven of its last eight to fall a season-high nine games under .500.

"Our issue has been scoring runs. Tonight we had some good at-bats and put some runs on the board, but the pitching wasn't there," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Jose Mijares (0-2) put on the go-ahead run in the eighth and Jeremy Affeldt gave up Daniel Murphy's sacrifice fly. In a 5-5 game, Mijares was pulled with one on and one out, and a single and a walk loaded the bases for Murphy, whose fly ball to left field was deep enough to plate Quintanilla.

After David Wright worked a walk to load the bases again, Byrd took the first pitch he saw from Jake Dunning, a hanging breaking ball, and redirected it into the left-field seats for his seventh career grand slam.

Carlos Torres gave up Nick Noonan's pinch-hit, RBI single in the ninth before closing out the victory.

Brown was robbed of a potential home run by a Tuesday call-up in the second inning. Kensuke Tanaka, who played primarily at second base in the minors but saw time in the outfield at Triple-A Fresno, looked like a seasoned veteran when he tracked down Brown's drive to left field and perfectly timed his jump at the wall to snare it just before it found the seats.

The Mets were not as sure-handed in the bottom half. Brandon Belt attempted a steal of second base with runners on the corners and one out, and Recker's throw skipped into center field. Hunter Pence scored on the error and Belt slid in safely when Murphy threw high to home on Guillermo Quiroz's bouncer to second.

Zito got himself in trouble in the fourth by issuing a pair of walks around a Byrd single. Brown followed with a two-run double to left and Quintanilla drove in another with a two-out base hit to center to give the Mets a 3-2 lead.

Gregor Blanco and Tanaka both singled to open the fifth, with the 32-year-old Tanaka receiving a standing ovation for his first big-league hit. Scutaro bunted both runners up 90 feet, and Sandoval made it 3-3 with a run-scoring groundout.

Recker crushed a two-run homer in the sixth, and the Giants pushed a run across in their next two at-bats to even things again. Belt scored on Tony Abreu's pinch-hit infield single in the sixth, and Sandoval plated Tanaka with a sac fly in the seventh.

Game Notes

Wright had two of New York's 12 hits to extend his hitting streak to 10 games ... The Giants were 8-2 in Zito's 10 home starts coming in ... The Mets are 5-1-2 in their last eight series and 7-1-2 in their last 10 road sets ... In addition to purchasing Tanaka's contract on Tuesday, the Giants also agreed to a minor league contract with recently released outfielder Jeff Francoeur, placed catcher Hector Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, recalled pitcher Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno and designated outfielder Cole Gillespie for assignment.

Box Score:

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Preview: Game 87 - Mets at Giants - Gee vs Zito

New York Mets (38-48) at San Francisco Giants (40-48) 10:15 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 17 6-7 4.456.03-46.027/4ARIND7.0621-018.04.00
B. Zito (L) 17 4-6 4.446.04-11.987/3@CINND4.0710-116.13.31


While he's pitched well lately, Dillon Gee's only start against the San Francisco Giants was hardly one to remember.

The New York Mets right-hander will seek a better performance Tuesday night while trying to add to the Giants' recent woes.

Gee (6-7, 4.45 ERA) is 4-1 with a 2.47 ERA in his last seven starts and has totaled 47 strikeouts and nine walks in 47 1-3 innings. He fanned seven and gave up two runs over seven innings Thursday against Arizona, but the Mets lost 5-4 in 15 innings.

Gee wasn't nearly as effective against San Francisco on April 23, 2012, allowing seven runs and a career-high 12 hits over 6 2-3 innings in a 7-2 home loss. The Giants (40-48), though, don't appear poised to duplicate that effort.

They enter this game having batted .197 during a 2-12 stretch and fell 4-3 in 16 innings in Monday's series opener.

The Mets (38-48) ended their third game of 13 or more innings this month - and fifth this season - after Brandon Crawford's two-out error scored Eric Young.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Recap: Game 87 - Mets at Braves - Mets open up the second half Losers 7-5

Turner Field (Atlanta, Ga.)

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Atlanta (47-39) «20300200x7100

W: C. Martinez (4-1) L: C. Young (2-3)
S: C. Kimbrel (26)

HR: NYM - None   ATL - D. Ross (4),C. Jones (7)

David Ross smoked a three-run home run and finished with four RBI as the Atlanta Braves knocked off the New York Mets, 7-5, in the opener of a three-game series at Turner Field.

Ross picked up another RBI on a bases loaded walk and Chipper Jones clubbed a solo home run for the Braves, who have won five straight. Dan Uggla and Jason Heyward also knocked in runs in the victory.

"We haven't played them much this year," Ross said of facing the Mets. "They never give away at-bats, they're tough outs, they grind at-bats, they're really a good team. We took advantage of their pitching mistakes. It was nice that our bullpen came in to pick up Huddy (starter Tim Hudson)."

Cristhian Martinez (4-1) earned the win with an inning of scoreless relief behind Hudson, who allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts over just four-plus innings.

Chris Young (2-3) absorbed the loss after allowing five runs on six hits and three walks over three full frames.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis ripped a two-run single and David Wright finished with a pair of hits for the Mets, who have lost three of their last four games.

The Braves struck first with a pair of runs in their first at-bat. Michael Bourn started the inning with a bang as he led off the frame by ripping a double off the base of the center field wall and scored on a Heyward single two batters later. Heyward stole second before Jones and Freddie Freeman walked to load the bases and Ross drew another free pass to force home Heyward for the 2-0 lead.

Jones roped a one-out double down the right-field line in the Atlanta third, and Freeman followed with a solid base hit to left before Ross got a fastball right down the middle from Young and he hooked it about three rows back in the left field seats to extend the lead to 5-0.

New York got four runs back in the fourth to cut the deficit to one. Wright led off the frame with a double and Lucas Duda walked two batters later. Scott Hairston ripped a run-scoring double and Nieuwenhuis followed with a single to left which scored Duda and Hairston to make it a 5-3 game. Ruben Tejada came through with a two-out RBI single through the right side to score Nieuwenhuis, making it a one-run game.

New York wasted a huge opportunity to take the lead in the fifth. Wright singled to start the inning and Ike Davis drew a walk, knocking Hudson from the game. Martinez came out of the bullpen and walked Duda to load the bases with no outs.

The Braves escaped unscathed though as Martinez fanned Hairston and Nieuwenhuis before getting Josh Thole to fly out to center, ending the inning.

Jones extended the Atlanta lead to 6-4 in the sixth when he got a hold of a fastball from Mets reliever Josh Edgin and deposited it a few rows deep in left-center field. Uggla ripped a run-scoring single back through the box later in the inning to make it 7-4.

"You definitely have to focus," Edgin said of the tough spot he was in to make his major league debut. "I had jitters, but you have to get over them. The team was in a position to win."

Andres Torres ripped a base hit into right in the eighth which scored Ronny Cedeno to cut the Braves' lead to 7-5.

All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel came on in the ninth and fanned Wright, Duda and Hairston to collect his 26th save of the season.

Game Notes

Prior to Friday's game, the Braves placed catcher Brian McCann on the paternity list and recalled catcher JC Boscan from Triple-A Gwinnett...The Braves are 11-2 in Friday games this season...New York fell to 20-21 on the road this year...Jones extended his hitting streak to 14 games and with his home run, moved to within one RBI of Royals great George Brett for the most all-time RBI by a third baseman (1,596)...The game was delayed 16 minutes in the fourth inning due to a power failure...Braves shortstop Jack Wilson left the game in the fourth and was replaced by Martin Prado.

Box Score:

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 87

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 87

  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, rf
  6. Scott Hairston, lf
  7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  8. Josh Thole, c
  9. Chris Young, rhp

Preview: Game 87 - Mets at Braves - Division Rivals Square Off

New York Mets (46-40) at Atlanta Braves (46-39) 7:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Young (R) 6 2-2 3.415.12-03.187/4PHIL7.0531-119.13.72
T. Hudson (R) 13 7-4 3.566.13-35.087/6@PHIW7.0402-121.02.57

A pair of National League East rivals begin the second half of the season against each other, as the Atlanta Braves take on the New York Mets tonight in the opener of a three-game series from Turner Field.

The Braves entered the break on a four-game winning streak and have won five of their last six games. They completed a three-game sweep in Philadelphia with a 4-3 victory on Sunday thanks to Brian McCann's solo home run in the top of the seventh inning. McCann ended with two hits and two RBI, and Dan Uggla also homered for Atlanta, which is four games off the lead in the NL East.

"We definitely needed this week. We've been kind of hot and cold," Uggla said. "(McCann) had a huge series ... I even chipped in today, how about that?"

McCann has homered in four straight games, posting 11 RBI in that span. He went deep in five consecutive games from July 15-19, 2006.

Jair Jurrjens got the win and allowed three runs in seven innings. Kris Medlen threw a scoreless inning of relief and closer Craig Kimbrel posted his 25th save with two strikeouts in the ninth.

Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons fractured the fifth metacarpal bone of his right hand sliding into second base and will be out for some time. The Braves will also host San Francisco on this upcoming homestand.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 87 - Mets at Dodgers - Mets extend winning streak to 4 - 2 games above .500

Final Score: New York 5, Los Angeles 3

Ruben Tejada hit a two-run double to back seven quality innings from Jon Niese, as the Mets kept rolling with a 5-3 victory over the struggling Dodgers.

Niese (8-7) gave up three runs on five hits and a walk, and struck out six to help New York earn a fourth consecutive win. The Mets have also won eight of their last 11.

"[Catcher Josh Thole] and my game plan was to work ahead and mix our pitches," Niese said. "The arm felt good. Right now on this team everybody thinks they can do it."

Carlos Beltran doubled twice and scored twice, including once on a wild pitch by Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda. Kuroda (6-10) allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk in six innings, and took the loss.

Jamey Carroll had three hits for Los Angeles, which has lost five in a row.

"We got beat tonight, we didn't beat ourselves," said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. "Hiroki wasn't as sharp as he's been. He kept us in the game. We just didn't do enough to win the game."

The teams had scored one run apiece through the first five innings -- Lucas Duda hit an RBI double in the top of the fourth, and Juan Uribe had a run- scoring groundout in the bottom half.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Hiroki Kuroda vs Mets: Mets will miss Reyes Tonight

Last seven days7.0300140.570.00
vs. NYM5.2755331.767.94
vs. NL91.087332925721.232.87
New York Mets Career statistics vs. Hiroki Kuroda - career: 1-4, 5.70 ERA
Carlos Beltran5 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 .400 .333 1.200 1.533
Willie Harris3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 1.000 1.333
Ronny Paulino3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Scott Hairston8 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 .375 .444 .750 1.194
Jose Reyes15 7 1 2 0 1 0 0 .467 .467 .800 1.267
Jason Bay9 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 .222 .222 .556 .778
Jason Pridie3 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Angel Pagan8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125 .250
Daniel Murphy5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 .800 1.300
Josh Thole6 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .333 .500

The Mets will sorely miss Jose Reyes who is batting .467 (7 for 15) with 1 2B, and 2 3B's vs Kuroda, but the Mets have to keep on churning the midnight oil and battle to the finish. The rest of the Mets has some success in limited appearances against Kuroda. The team combined without Reyes are only  hitting .260 (13 for 50) off Kuroda. But they also as a team have hit 4 2B's, 1 3B, and  4 HR's. Even though the Mets have good career numbers off Kuroda, he has pitched well his last time out and he maintains a 2.90 ERA - which is nothing to overlook...

Time to hammer him out.... LGM!

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Dodgers - Game 87 - Still No Reyes

Reyes still on bench
Mets Starting Lineup vs Dodgers - Game 87
  1. Pagan-CF
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-3B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Duda-1B
  7. Thole-C
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Niese-LHP

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 87 - Mets at Dodgers

New York Mets (44-42) at Los Angeles Dodgers (37-50), 10:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Jonathon Niese (7-7, 3.72) Los Angeles - Hiroki Kuroda (6-9, 2.90)

With Jose Reyes still bothered by a strained left hamstring, Jason Bay has put the New York Mets on his back and hopes to lead the club to a series win tonight in the third portion of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine.

Bay led the Mets to a 6-0 victory over the Dodgers last night with a pair of home runs, including a three-run shot in the eighth inning, and four RBI, extending his hitting streak to a season-high eight games. He is batting .366 in the streak with three homers and 12 RBI.

"I'm not really the only guy out there, but sometimes you feel that way," Bay said. "The biggest thing was putting my head down and keep going. You struggle, and struggle, but when you have a night like this, you realize you're the same guy you've always been."

Carlos Beltran finished 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a pair of runs scored for the Mets, who are still 10 1/2 games off the pace in the NL East, but have won three straight and nine of 13 games. The Mets are 2-0 so far on this seven-game west coast trip through Los Angeles and San Francisco, and received six shutout innings from winning starter Mike Pelfrey.

Meanwhile, Reyes hasn't played since leaving Saturday's game against the New York Yankees with the injured hamstring. He leads the majors with a .354 batting average. 124 hits, 43 multi-hit games and 15 triples. The speedy shortstop was voted to start next week's All-Star Game and has been limited to riding a stationary bike, walking on a treadmill and taking batting practice.

"It's better than yesterday," Reyes said Tuesday. "But it's still not quite where it needs to be."

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