Showing posts with label Game 89. Show all posts
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 89 - Braves (3) at Mets (4) - Ruben Tejada Magic in 11th Wins it...



New York

W: C. Torres (4-4) L: A. Varvaro (3-2)
HR: ATL - None   NYM - D. Wright (7),C. Granderson (13)


Ruben Tejada's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday in the opener of a four-game series.

Juan Lagares scored on the hit up the middle after stroking a one-out double off Anthony Varvaro (3-2), who was pitching in his second inning.

Washington also lost to Baltimore in extra innings Monday, so Atlanta was able to keep its half-game lead in the NL East despite its second straight loss on the heels of a nine-game winning streak.

The Braves were outhitting the Mets 6-2 after seven innings but still trailed 2-0 until putting together a three-run rally in the eighth to take the lead.

Curtis Granderson then homered in the bottom of the eighth to tie the score for New York.

David Wright also homered for the Mets, who have won three of their last four games since being swept in Atlanta last week.

Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up six hits and two walks in seven shutout innings -- his longest outing of the year -- and was in line for his first win in five starts before Atlanta rallied.

Atlanta's Mike Minor allowed two hits in his seven innings but both resulted in runs as he remained winless since May 19.

The Mets successfully challenged a force play at second base in the ninth inning, arguing that Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons came off the bag as he caught a throw from third baseman Chris Johnson on Lagares' bunt.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected after the call on the field was overturned but the Mets squandered the break, leaving the bases loaded.

Freddie Freeman hit a one-out double off Vic Black to spark Atlanta's rally in the eighth inning, went to third on a groundout and scored on Josh Edgin's wild pitch, which almost hit Jayson Heyward in the head.

Heyward singled and scored on Johnson's double to the center field wall off Jenrry Mejia to tie the score at 2-2. Mejia intentionally walked Tommy La Stella and Johnson scored on Christian Bethancourt's single to right.

Granderson's two-out shot to right field in the bottom of the eighth came off Luis Avilan, who had relieved Minor and was his 13th homer of the season.

After David Murphy followed with a single, New York's fourth hit of the game, Jordan Walden came in for Avilan and struck out Wright to end the inning.

Mejia stranded runners at first and second base in the top of the ninth when he got Justin Upton to fly out.

Earlier, Eric Campbell drew a leadoff walk in the second inning and scored on New York's first hit of the game, Travis d'Arnaud's double to the left-center field wall.

Wright's two-out blast to left field in the third was his first home run at Citi Field since May 28. It was his seventh homer of the season.

Game Notes

Carlos Torres (4-4) pitched the last two innings for New York to earn the win ... Freeman had three hits ... The Mets had seven hits but no one player finished with more than one. They were 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight men on base ... Atlanta went 1-for-11 with men in scoring position and left 11 on base.

Box Score:

Monday, July 07, 2014

Monday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 89

Monday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 89

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
5. Juan Lagares (R) CF
6. Chris Young (R) LF
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Daisuke Matsuzaka (R) P

Preview: Game 89 - Braves at Mets - Minor vs Matsuzaka

Preview: Games 89
Atlanta Braves (49-39) at New York Mets (39-49)

Pitching Probables:
Mike Minor (2-5, 4.73 ERA) vs Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3, 3.72 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10 PM


The Atlanta Braves (49-39) had won nine straight before a 3-1 home loss Sunday to Arizona. B.J. Upton was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts to end a career-best hitting streak at 11 games, and the Braves had no extra-base hits after seven of their 14 went for extras in Saturday's 10-4 victory.

They also totaled 12 hits in a 5-2 series-opening win Friday.

Atlanta has also won 14 of 21 away from home, 12 of 18 at Citi Field and has fared well against Matsuzaka (3-3, 3.72 ERA).

The right-hander gave up five runs for the second straight outing Tuesday, yielding seven hits over five innings in a 5-4 loss to the Braves.

He's 1/3 with a 9.00 ERA in four career starts versus Atlanta, lasting five or fewer innings in each of the last three.

He gave up three of those runs Tuesday with two outs in the fourth inning.

Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons are each 3 for 7 against him. Freeman has also hit .407 with 18 RBIs in his last 15 matchups with the Mets, while Simmons has five straight multihit games overall.

New York (39-49) beat Texas 8-4 on Sunday for just its third win in 11 games. Anthony Recker's three-run homer keyed a five-run first for the Mets, who also scored three first-inning runs in Friday's 6-5 victory.

Ruben Tejada was 2 for 3 and added some cushion to the margin with an eighth-inning RBI.

The Mets will face Mike Minor (2-5, 4.73), who is 0-3 with a 5.21 ERA in eight outings since last winning on May 19. The left-hander, whose ERA is the worst on the team, allowed four runs and nine hits over 4 1/3 innings opposite Matsuzaka and left without a decision.

He's 4-2 with a 5.14 ERA in 10 career starts against New York.

Tejada is 8 for 21 against him while Juan Lagares is 4 for 8.

Rookie Eric Campbell is 13 for 28 during a seven-game hitting streak and went 4 for 12 with six strikeouts in last week's series.

David Wright was 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 11 games a day after returning from a shoulder injury. He hit .407 in six games versus Atlanta earlier this year.

The Braves' bullpen has limited opponents to just four runs over the last 15 games, spanning 34 2/3 innings.

Atlanta, which swept last week's three-game set, leads the season series 6-3.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Recap: Game 89 - Mets (2) at Pirates (3) - Pirates walk-off single in 11th dooms Mets

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Pittsburgh (55-36)«0000000001360
W: V. Mazzaro (5-2) L: G. Germen (0-1)
HR: NYM - K. Nieuwenhuis (3)   PIT - P. Alvarez (24)


Jordy Mercer squirted a base hit up the middle to knock home the winning run in the 11th inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates outlasted the New York Mets to earn a 3-2 victory.

Andrew McCutchen scored the deciding run after drawing a walk against Gonzalez Germen (0-1) to start the home 11th, then swiped second as Pedro Alvarez struck out swinging.

Russell Martin was issued a free pass and Gaby Sanchez struck out after going ahead 3-0 in the count, but Mercer lifted the Pirates to victory when his ground ball went just past the diving reach of Omar Quintanilla at short.

Germen, making his major league debut, threw only nine of his 23 pitches for strikes. Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a solo homer in the seventh to even the game at 2-2.

Vin Mazzaro (5-2) pitched a scoreless inning to pick up the win. Alvarez launched his 24th home run of the year and the Pirates picked up their second straight win on the heels of a four-game slide.

Jeremy Hefner posted another outstanding effort. After surrendering Alvarez's two-run blast in the first inning, he retired the next 14 batters he faced.

"Was trying to go fastball away and caught more of the plate than I would've liked," said Hefner on Alvarez's home run. "If I made a better pitch there, maybe we win the ball game."

He threw only 78 pitches over seven innings, allowing just three hits.

"He definitely settled down real well," said Alvarez about New York's starter.

Charlie Morton also went seven strong innings and was in line to get the win until serving up Nieuwenhuis's blast during his final inning of work. He was charged with two runs on six hits.

The Pirates had a good chance to win it in regulation, but couldn't capitalize.

The Mets used four pitchers to get through the ninth, with Josh Edgin working out of a bases loaded jam that was brought upon by Starling Marte's leadoff double. Sanchez grounded softly to first to end the threat.

Alvarez's 410-foot blast in the first opened a 2-0 lead for the Pirates, but after leaving runners stranded in the fourth and fifth innings, the Mets got on the board in the sixth.

Eric Young Jr. legged out a double with one away on his soft line drive down the third base line. Daniel Murphy was then retired on Mercer's snag at second, but David Wright came through with a bloop single to make it 2-1.

Morton then served up a long homer to Nieuwenhuis with one away in the following frame to tie the score.

Game Notes

It was the 12th extra-inning contest of the season for both teams ... Wright went 2-for-5, extending his hitting streak to 12 games ... In Pittsburgh's last 26 games, they've had only one starter allow more than three runs ... The Pirates acquired first baseman/outfielder Russ Canzler from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for pitcher Tim Alderson. Canzler was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis and the Pirates transferred pitcher James McDonald from the 15- day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Box Score:

Friday, July 12, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 89

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 89:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Jeremy Hefner, rhp

Preview: Game 89 - Mets at Pirates - Hefner vs Morton

New York Mets (40-48) at Pittsburgh Pirates (54-36) 7:05 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 17 4-6 3.395.13-34.007/7@MILW7.0212-020.01.35
C. Morton (R) 5 1-2 3.385.00-12.577/6@CHCL6.0740-113.24.61


The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to recapture some lost momentum ahead of next week's All-Star break as they host the New York Mets on Friday night in the opener of a three-game set.

The surprising Pirates led the NL Central prior to a four-game slide that the club snapped with Wednesday's 5-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics. However, thanks to Thursday's loss by St. Louis, the Pirates trail the Cardinals by just a game for the top spot in the standings.

Pittsburgh recorded its first victory in 12 all-time meetings with Oakland on Wednesday thanks to another gem from Francisco Liriano, who hurled seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball. He also struck out six to just one walk.

"The one walk, the six punchouts, just the command of everything tonight," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Liriano. "He was just on top of his game."

Pedro Alvarez, on Thursday named as an injury replacement for Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez in Monday's Home Run Derby, drove in a pair runs, while Jose Tabata finished the game with two hits, two runs scored and an RBI.

Tasked with following Liriano's solid outing will be Charlie Morton, who makes his sixth start of the campaign as he resumes his return from Tommy John surgery.

The right-hander logged a season-high six innings on Saturday versus the Chicago Cubs, but allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in a loss. Morton yielded a pair of homers in the contest, the first he has given up this season.

"It was a little bit of a mixed bag," Hurdle said of his starter. "He gets two pitches back, I don't know where we are."

Morton, 29, is 1-2 with a 3.38 earned run average this season and is seeking his first career victory over the Mets, who he is 0-2 against lifetime with a 4.50 ERA in five meetings (4 starts).

He'll try to slow down a Mets club that has put together a solid run this month. New York has won four straight, seven of its last 10 and is coming off its first three-game sweep of the season.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Recap: Game 89 - Mets at Braves - Mets get swept away in Atlanta

Turner Field (Atlanta, Ga.)

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Atlanta (49-39) «00006000x680

W: B. Sheets (1-0) L: J. Santana (6-6)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - F. Freeman (12)

Ben Sheets threw six shutout innings in his return to a major league mound, and the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 6-1 victory on Sunday at Turner Field.

Sheets (1-0), who made his first big-league start since July 19, 2010 with the Oakland A's, allowed just two hits and struck out five while walking one to collect the win. Anthony Varvaro, who got the win on Saturday, tossed a scoreless ninth inning to close it out for Atlanta, which extended its winning streak to seven games.

Freddie Freeman cracked a three-run home run, while Jason Heyward, Martin Prado and Michael Bourn added an RBI apiece in the victory.

"He looked good today," Bourn said of Sheets' effort. "I know he had to be on a limit because it was only his first start. He threw the ball well. He gave us a chance and kept them off balance pretty good."

Andres Torres knocked in New York's lone run with a single and Johan Santana (6-6) took the loss after being tagged for six runs on eight hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out three in the loss, the Mets' fourth straight.

After being completely shut down by Santana through four innings, the Braves finally broke through in the fifth in a big way.

Matt Diaz started the inning with a ringing double to center and Paul Janish drew a walk on a borderline 3-2 pitch. Santana got Sheets to foul out but left a pitch up to Bourn, who sliced it just fair down the line in left to score Diaz.

Prado lifted a sacrifice fly to right, which allowed Janish to hustle home and Heyward followed with a base hit to right to bring home Bourn for a 3-0 lead.

Chipper Jones wrapped one back up the middle and Freeman capped the big inning when he turned on a high changeup from Santana and launched it about six rows deep in right field, giving the Braves a comfortable 6-0 cushion.

"We felt we threw good pitches, we didn't get the call," Santana said. "It's tough when we have a game like this, that one pitch can be the difference, but I didn't question anything, I was doing my job. It's too bad that a couple of pitches changed the whole game."

Scott Hairston roped a one-out double in the New York seventh and came around to score on a single to left by Torres, cutting the deficit to 6-1.

Game Notes

Sheets was signed to a minor league contract by the Braves on July 1. The right-hander made a pair of starts for Double-A Mississippi and went 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA. He is 91-92 over nine years with Milwaukee and Oakland and 5-2 in nine starts against the Mets...Janish made his first start at shortstop for Atlanta since being acquired in a trade from the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday...The win marked the Braves' first sweep of the Mets since September 17-19, 2010 at Citi Field, and their first sweep at home since September 15-17, 2009...Mets' third baseman David Wright's first-inning walk was his 586th walk, passing Otis Nixon on the all-time list...Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 89

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 89:
  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Scott Hairston, lf
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, rf
  7. Andres Torres, cf
  8. Josh Thole, c
  9. Johan Santana, lhp

Preview: Game 89 - Mets at Braves - Santana tries to break the losing streak

New York Mets (46-42) at Atlanta Braves (48-39) 1:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Santana (L) 17 6-5 3.246.12-34.747/6CHCL4.21371-218.24.34
B. Sheets (R) 0 0-0 0.006.10-00.00---ND0.0000-00.00.00

Ben Sheets makes his first major league start in nearly two years when the Braves aim to complete a three-game sweep of the New York Mets.

Sheets, who was signed to a minor league contract on July 1, has not pitched professionally since 2010, when he went 4-9 with a 4.53 earned run average in 20 starts for the Oakland Athletics. His last start was July 19 that season.

The right-hander, who will turn 34 on Wednesday, made a pair of starts for Double-A Mississippi and went 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA. A four-time All-Star, Sheets is 90-92 with a 3.79 ERA over nine years with Milwaukee and Oakland. He's 4-2 in eight starts vs. the Mets.

Johan Santana has struggled throughout his career against the Braves with a 3-7 record, but has received little run support as evidenced by a 2.53 ERA in 14 career games vs. Atlanta. The lefty is coming off his worst start of the season on July 6 when he gave up a career-high tying 13 hits along with a season-high seven runs over 4 2/3 innings.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Stunning Recap: 2011 Reg. Season Games - Game 89 - Hairston to the Rescue

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W:P.Beato(2-1) L:B.Wilson(6-2) S:F.Rodriguez (23)
HR: NYM- S.Hairston (4), A.Pagan (3) SFG- N.Schierholtz (7)

Final Score: New York 5, San Francisco 2

Scott Hairston hit a go-ahead, pinch-hit home run off Brian Wilson in the ninth inning to push the Mets over the Giants, 5-2, in the opener of a three-game series.

Carlos Beltran and Nick Evans tacked on run-scoring singles in the last inning, while Angel Pagan hit a two-run homer earlier in the game for New York, which has won five of six overall.

Nate Schierholtz provided the Giants' offense with a home run and sacrifice fly. Wilson (6-2) took the loss in relief of Ryan Vogelsong, who battled through seven innings and yielded two runs on seven hits and five walks.

"He kept his poise and kept us in the game," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Vogelsong. "He leaves the ballgame tied 2-2 after seven innings. That's a pretty good job he did."

The Mets countered one of the Giants' three All-Star starters with a strong outing from R.A. Dickey, who also allowed two runs on seven hits over seven frames.

San Francisco's All-Star closer, however, did not fare as well, as Hairston came off the bench and worked a full count against Wilson before skying one that kept carrying into the left-field seats.

"You got one of the best closers on the mound and you hit a home run off him. That deserves a little cheer," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

New York piled on two more, as Beltran knocked in Pagan with a base hit and scored on Evans' two-out single up the middle.

Francisco Rodriguez set down the Giants in order in the bottom half to record his 23rd save of the season.

Pedro Beato (2-1) recorded the final two outs of the eighth to earn the win.

The Mets wasted a bases-loaded chance in the fourth, and Schierholtz broke a scoreless tie in the bottom half by plating Pablo Sandoval with a sacrifice fly. Sandoval doubled leading off the inning to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 19 games.

New York took the lead in its next turn as Pagan sent a two-run blast over the wall in right-center, but Schierholtz tied the game in the sixth when he found McCovey Cove for his seventh home run of the season.

Game Notes

Before the game, the Giants placed infielder Bill Hall on the 15-day disabled list because of a deep laceration on his lower left leg. To fill his spot on the roster, infielder Mike Fontenot was activated from the DL...The Mets may be in the early stages of facing seven straight All-Stars. The Giants are slated to throw Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain in the final two games of the series, while New York opens the second half against a Phillies club that could send Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels to the hill...Beltran and Daniel Murphy each posted three hits for the Mets, who won despite stranding 11 runners.

Box Score:

Friday, July 08, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Giants - Game 89

Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 89  
  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. Dickey-RHP

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 89 - Mets at Giants - It's Dickey Time

New York Mets (45-43) at San Francisco Giants (50-39), 10:15 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - R.A. Dickey (4-7, 3.68) San Francisco - Ryan Vogelsong (6-1, 2.13)

The Mets are set to face some pretty talented arms over their next two series. Not having Jose Reyes for the near future won't help make that stretch any easier.

New York begins a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants and All- Star Ryan Vogelsong tonight at AT&T Park looking to bounce back from a shutout loss on Thursday.

Beginning with yesterday's clash with Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw, the Mets could potentially face seven straight All-Star pitchers. The Giants are slated to throw their three All-Star arms in Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain in this series and New York opens the second half against a Phillies club that could line up its three Mid-Summer Classic selections in Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.

The Mets kicked off this tough stretch without Reyes, who landed on the disabled list prior to Thursday's game with a strained left hamstring. The All-Star shortstop hasn't played since suffering the injury running to first base last Saturday and leads the majors with a .354 batting average.

"I know we have some rough schedule coming up with the Giants, the Phillies, and I want to be there," Reyes told New York's website. "At the same time, I'm hurt. I just try to get better, try to get back on the field as soon as possible."

New York had won its first four games without Reyes, but was shut down by Kershaw and the Dodgers in Thursday's 6-0 loss. Dillon Gee tried to keep pace, but unraveled during Los Angeles' five-run sixth inning. Gee was charged with six runs -- five earned -- over 5 2/3 innings of work.

The Mets had won eight of 11 before the loss and must now deal with Vogelsong, who is 6-1 with a 2.13 earned run average in 15 games this season, his first in the majors since 2006.

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