Showing posts with label Game 9. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 9. Show all posts

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 9 - Mets (6) at Braves (4) - Young and Murphy's Three Hits Each Help Mets to Victory


New York


W: C. Torres (2-0) L: L. Avilan (1-1) S: J. Valverde (2)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - J. Upton (1),J. Upton (2)


Eric Young Jr. and Daniel Murphy each had three hits and New York's bullpen tossed four scoreless innings in relief of Jenrry Mejia to carry the Mets to a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves in the rubber match of a three-game series from Turner Field.

Young did it all for the Mets, stealing three bags and scoring four times while Murphy finished with three runs batted in. David Wright, Ike Davis and Juan Lagares also drove in a run apiece to help New York win its fourth game in the last six following an 0-3 start to the season.

Mejia struck out seven but allowed four runs on six hits and four walks over five frames. Three New York relievers held Atlanta to just a hit over the final four innings. Carlos Torres (2-0) struck out three in two innings, Kyle Farnsworth tossed a perfect eighth and Jose Valverde worked the ninth for his second save of the season.

Justin Upton finished 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs for Atlanta, which got just 4 1/3 innings from starter David Hale. The righty yielded four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and five walks. Luis Avilan (1-1) took the loss after allowing Lagares' RBI single in the seventh, which proved to be the difference.

Aided by Ryan Doumit's throwing error, New York manufactured a run in the top of the first to take an early lead. Young led off the contest with a single, stole second and easily took third when Doumit's throw to second sailed past the bag and into center field. Murphy then grounded out to first, allowing Young to trot home without a throw.

After Upton's second inning homer tied it, the Mets put two runs across in the third. Wright's RBI single highlighted the frame, and Murphy scored two batters later on Davis' dribbler back to the mound.

Atlanta briefly took the lead with three runs in the home half. B.J. Upton tripled with one out and scored on a Freddie Freeman single to center. Two batters later, Justin Upton connected on his second long ball of the game that traveled an estimated 477 feet. It was the longest home run at Turner Field since Sept, 2010.

Young tripled to start the fifth and Murphy drove him in with a single to left. The Mets put runners on second and third with one out in the frame, but Anthony Varvaro relieved Hale and got the final two outs to keep it knotted at 4-4 until the seventh.

Murphy singled to start the seventh, moved to second on a wild pitch and stole third, allowing him to come home on Lagares' two-out single. Murphy's RBI double with two gone in the eighth resulted in the final tally.

The Mets went 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position while the Braves hit just 2-for-10 with RISP.

Box Score:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 9

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 9

  1. Eric Young Jr - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy -2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Ike Davis - 1B
  6. Juan Lagares - CF
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Jenrry Mejia - RHP

Preview: Game 9 - New York Mets (3-5) at Atlanta Braves (5-3) - Mejia (1-0) vs Hale (0-0)

Preview: Game 9
New York Mets (3-5) at Atlanta Braves (5-3)
Pitching Probables - Jenrry Mejia (1-0) 1.50 ERA vs David Hale (0-0) 0.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio 710 WOR - 7:10PM


The Mets will try and steal the final game of the three game series in Atlanta. The Mets will have RHP Jenrry Mejia on the mound as most like to call him "Lil' Pedro". Mejia (1-0) his last time out faced the Reds going 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and striking out 8. He also gave up 1 earned run. The Braves have only seen him in limited action. The Braves that have faced him are hitting .286 vs Mejia (4 for 14).  Dan Uggla has connected with a HR against Mejia.

The Mets will face Princeton Alum RHP David Hale. This will be the first time the Mets will face Hale. Hale went five innings in his first start (in Wash), giving up 5 hits, no earned runs, walked 2, while striking out 4.  He got a "No Decision".

Mets better start hitting now, Let's see how they handle Hale..

Mets Predicted Lineup

  1. Eric Young - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy -2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Juan Lagares - CF
  6. Ike Davis - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS

Note: Ike Davis will start in place of Lucas Duda, Read Here

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 9 - Mets (3) at Tigers (2) - Matt Clark hits a pinch hit 2-RBI Double to win it for Mets


New York


W: J. Walters (1-1) L: J. Miller (0-1) S: G. Germen (1)
HR: NYM - None   DET - None


Prized Pitching Prospect Noah Syndergaard started the game for the Mets against the Tigers. He went three innings giving up two hits, two runs and striking out three.

Jacob deGrom came in after Thor, going two innings, giving up 1 hit, one walk.

Matt Clark, who is fighting for a position on the team, came off the bench to hit a  2-RBI double that gave the Mets the lead in the 9th and ultimately the win.

Jeff Walters pitched a clean 8th got the win and setup Gonzalez German, who got the save.

Juan Lagares who is fighting for the third starting outfielders job went 2 for 3 with a run scored.. He is now batting .400 in the young spring... Mets had a total of nine hits in the game.

Box Score:

Today's Starting Lineups - Spring Training Game 9 - Mets at Tigers

Today's Starting Lineups - Spring Training Game 9 - Mets at Tigers


  1. Eric Young Jr.
  2. Juan Lagares, cf
  3. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, rf
  4. Josh Satin, 1b
  5. Andrew Brown, dh
  6. Matt den Dekker, lf
  7. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  8. Taylor Teagarden, c
  9. Omar Quintanilla, ss
Noah Syndergaard, rhp


  1. Ian Kinsler, 2b
  2. Ezequiel Carrera, lf
  3. Torii Hunter, rf
  4. Victor Martinez, dh
  5. Don Kelly, 3b
  6. Nick Castellanos, dh
  7. Daniel Fields, cf
  8. Bryan Holaday, c
  9. Steve Lombardozzi, ss
Drew Smyly, lhp

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Recap: Game 9 - Mets (3) at Phillies (7) - Hefner gets hammered, Buck Hits Another HR

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Philadelphia (4-5)«50000200x7100

W: K. Kendrick (1-1) L: J. Hefner (0-2)
HR: NYM - J. Buck (5),L. Duda (2),L. Duda (3)   PHI - C. Utley (2),D. Brown (2),L. Nix (1)

Chase Utley had a two-run homer and Domonic Brown's three-run shot capped a big first inning, as the Philadelphia Phillies outlasted the New York Mets, 7-3, to take the rubber match of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.

Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Michael Young each had two hits and a run scored, helping the Phillies capture their first series win of the season. Laynce Nix added a two-run homer in the victory.

Although he frequently had to work his way out of trouble, Kyle Kendrick (1-1) was much better than his first start of the season. He tossed six innings of two-run ball while allowing eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts.

For the second straight night, the Mets only got three innings of work out of their starter. Jeremy Hefner (0-2) was tagged for five runs on six hits with three walks as New York dropped a second straight game.

Lucas Duda hit two solo homers and John Buck had a solo shot as well for New York, which had won the previous three series between the teams held in Philadelphia. Duda and Jordany Valdespin each had three hits in the setback.

The Phillies jumped all over Mets starter Dillon Gee early on Tuesday, and wasted no time in pounding Hefner for five runs in the first inning.

Hefner had struggled mightily against Philadelphia in his most recent outing, a start last September in which he gave up seven runs without recording an out. Utley put him in a familiar hole when he delivered a two-run blast over the center-field wall.

Howard then singled, Young drew a walk and Brown's towering shot reached the second tier of the upper deck in right for a 5-0 Philadelphia lead.

Buck got New York on the board in the second inning with a solo homer, his fifth of the season. Hefner had a chance to help his own cause when the Mets later loaded the bases, but he struck out looking. Valdespin then took a called strike three after a lengthy at-bat, ending the inning.

Duda provided a solo homer in the fourth to make it 5-2 just before the contest was suspended for a 27-minute rain delay.

The Mets squandered an opportunity in the fifth when Daniel Murphy was doubled up at second on an Ike Davis shallow fly ball. The Mets had runners on second and third with one out after a wild pitch from Kendrick.

Philadelphia pulled away for good in the sixth, when Nix pinch-hit for Kendrick and delivered a two-run homer off Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins. The blast to center gave the Phillies a five-run cushion at 7-2.

Another solo homer from Duda in the eighth accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Mets set a new club record by hitting a home run in each of their first nine games ... With his fifth homer, Buck has matched the total amount of home runs hit by Mets catchers last season ... The Phillies had four home runs over their first seven games before hitting six in the last two games of this series ... Philadelphia center fielder Ben Revere was caught stealing in the first. The Phillies were 10-for-10 on stolen base attempts prior.

Box Score:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Game 9 - Mets at Phillies

Valdespin Leading Off

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Game 9 - Mets at Phillies

  1. Jordany Valdespin CF
  2. Daniel Murphy 2B
  3. David Wright 3B
  4. Ike Davis 1B 
  5. John Buck C
  6. Lucas Duda LF
  7. Mike Baxter RF
  8. Ruben Tejada SS
  9. Jeremy Hefner P
  1. Ben Revere CF
  2. Jimmy Rollins SS
  3. Chase Utley 2B
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Michael Young 3B
  6. Domonic Brown LF
  7. John Mayberry RF
  8. Erik Kratz C
  9. Kyle Kendrick P

Mets Matchup Report: Jeremy Hefner vs Phillies Hitters

Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics vs. Jeremy Hefner
Domonic Brown1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Kevin Frandsen0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000
Freddy Galvis2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Howard1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
John Mayberry Jr.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jimmy Rollins5 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Carlos Ruiz1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Chase Utley2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000

Preview: Game 9 - Mets at Phillies - Hefner vs Kendrick

New York Mets (5-3) at Philadelphia Phillies (3-5) 7:05 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 1 0-1 1.505.10-00.004/5MIAL6.0510-16.01.50
K. Kendrick (R) 1 0-1 7.945.10-17.944/5KCL5.2850-15.27.94

Jeremy Hefner hopes for a little run support on Wednesday when the New York Mets conclude a three-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Hefner was terrific in his season debut on Friday against Miami, but the Mets couldn't score while he was in the game and absorbed the loss, despite surrendering just a run and five hits in six innings.

"I was just hoping to keep them close, and eventually we did come back," Hefner said. "We just ran out of outs."

Kyle Kendrick takes the hill for the Phillies in Wednesday's finale trying to erase a disappointing first outing. Kendrick cruised through the first 4 1/3 innings of that start against the Kansas City Royals, but then the wheels fell off.

When it was all said and done, Kendrick had been charged with five runs in 5 2/3 innings, as seven of the final 11 batters he faced reached base and exited with the bases full.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 9 - Gee throws three scoreless, Mets Lose 6-4

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W: S. Dyson (1-0) L: S. Rice (0-1) S: E. Reed (1)
HR: NYM - B. Hicks (1),J. Buck (2)   MIA - K. Kouzmanoff (2)

Dillon Gee threw three scoreless innings for the Mets in his first start since having a blood clot removed from an artery in his pitching shoulder, but New York was beaten by the Miami Marlins 6-4 Sunday.

Gee gave up three hits, a walk and struck out one in his first start since July 7. The right-hander's only previous outing this spring was two innings in relief against the University of Michigan on Feb. 24.

Mets catcher John Buck hit a three-run homer against his former team.

Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi was charged with three runs and two hits in 2 2-3 innings. He struck out four and retired his first seven batters before giving up a home run to Brandon Hicks.

Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-run double.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Recap - Game 9 - Mets at Phillies - Mets Bullpen Fails, Ike Hits first HR

Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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W: C. Hamels (1-1) L: R. Ramirez (1-1)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (1)   PHI - None

Laynce Nix doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, as the Philadelphia Phillies' offense erupted late in an 8-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon.

Ty Wigginton preceded Nix's double with a game-tying sacrifice fly and added a three-run double as part of a five-run eighth inning that featured a critical defensive miscue.

Jimmy Rollins and Hunter Pence each had two hits, an RBI and scored twice for the Phillies, who had totaled just 20 runs in their first eight games of the season.

A two-run homer by New York's Ike Davis was among the six hits allowed by Cole Hamels (1-1). The left-hander recorded 10 strikeouts over seven innings.

Mike Pelfrey limited the Phillies to a run on eight hits in six frames.

The Mets were seeking their first series sweep in Philadelphia since June 13-15, 2006.

Ramon Ramirez (1-1) replaced Pelfrey to begin the seventh and gave up back-to- back one-out singles to Rollins and Pence. Ramirez then uncorked a wild pitch that proved costly when Rollins scored on Wigginton's fly ball to right field. Nix followed with an opposite-field double that was nearly caught by left fielder Scott Hairston in the corner.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 9 - Mets Tie Tigers in 10 innings, Duda hits Grand Slam

Final Score: NY Mets 7, Detroit 7 (10 innings)

Andy Dirks doubled in the tying run in the bottom of the eighth inning, helping Detroit forge a 7-7 deadlock with the New York Mets in Grapefruit League play.

Alex Avila finished with two hits and two RBI and Miguel Cabrera added a pair of hits and a run driven in. Drew Smyly allowed a run on two hits in his two- inning start.

Lucas Duda's grand slam highlighted a six-run fifth inning for the Mets, and Mike Nickeas added two hits and two RBI.

Jon Niese served up five hits and three runs with four strikeouts in three full frames.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 9 - Nationals vs Mets

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Final Score: Washington 7, New York 3 (11 innings)

Ivan Rodriguez singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and Laynce Nix followed with a three-run homer, as the Washington Nationals earned a 7-3 win over the New York Mets in the rubber match of a three-game series at Citi Field.

After the Mets failed to take advantage of a Jose Reyes leadoff single in the bottom of the 10th inning and stranded two, the Nationals got a leadoff base hit in the 11th and cashed in.

Adam LaRoche opened the 11th with a single against Blaine Boyer (0-2) and took second on a pinch-bunt by pitcher Jordan Zimmermann. Danny Espinosa was hit by a pitch before Rodriguez slapped a single through the right side of the infield to score pinch-runner Wilson Ramos. Nix then drilled a Boyer offering over the right-center field wall for his first homer and a 7-3 edge.

Sean Burnett set the Mets down in order in the bottom of the inning, striking out a pair, to close out Washington's first series win of the season.

Drew Storen (1-1) picked up the win after holding the Mets off the board in the 10th. Reyes started the inning with a single, but Willie Harris could not get a bunt down before striking out. Reyes then took off for second as David Wright hit a slow bouncer toward third. While Jerry Hairston Jr. threw out Wright at first, Reyes continued all the way to third. Ike Davis was intentionally walked, but Storen got Angel Pagan on a bouncer to first to keep it tied.

Washington starter Jason Marquis went the first six innings and was charged with three runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out nine. The bullpen yielded just one hit and one walk over the remaining five innings.

Chris Young was brilliant over seven innings for the Mets, surrendering just one hit and one run with two walks and five strikeouts. He retired the final nine batters he faced, but the bullpen couldn't hold a 3-1 lead in the eighth.

"It's always tough to take a guy out when he's pitching great," said Mets manager Terry Collins about the decision to lift Young after 108 pitches. "His past indicates that he begins to fatigue at that 100-pitch mark and he's had shoulder problems. He got us to the eighth inning. It's ashamed we couldn't win it for him."

D.J. Carrasco surrendered a leadoff double to Rodriguez to start the Washington eighth and Matt Stairs drew a one-out walk. Ian Desmond then blooped a single to center, scoring Rodriguez to pull the Nats within one. After Desmond stole second, Rick Ankiel grounded to second to chase home the tying run. Taylor Buchholz then came on for New York and issued a pair of walks to load the bases before fanning Michael Morse to keep the game tied.

The Mets scored twice in the bottom of the first. Reyes led off with a bunt single, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a one-out single by Wright. Davis then reached on a swinging bunt up the third base line and Pagan followed with a single to center, scoring Wright for a 2-0 edge.

Washington answered with a run in the second. LaRoche walked to start the inning and Morse singled. The runners pulled off a double steal with one out and Rodriguez's grounder to second chased home LaRoche.

The Mets picked up a two-out run in the fifth. After the first two batters were retired, Harris singled, took second on a walk to Wright and scored on a base hit by Davis.

Game Notes

Washington pitchers finished with 17 strikeouts...The Mets went 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight...Washington left seven aboard and went 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position...The Nationals had lost two of three to both Atlanta and Florida to start the season, and now head home to start a three-game set against Philadelphia on Tuesday...The Mets remain home and will open a four-game series against Colorado on Monday.

Box Score: Click here
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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 9 - Wash at Mets

1:10 PM ET, April 10, 2011 - Citi Field, New York, NY

Nationals (3-5, 2-3 away) vs Mets (4-4, 1-1 home)

Pitching Probables: Washington: Marquis (0-0, 2.84 ERA), New York: Young (1-0, 1.69 ERA)

Entering 2011, it was unclear how much the oft-injured duo of Carlos Beltran and Chris Young would contribute to the New York Mets. It's still early, but the prospects are promising.

Beltran looks to build on a breakout performance at the plate while Young attempts to lead the Mets to another victory Sunday when they host the Washington Nationals in the finale of a three-game set.

New York (4-4) opted to move Beltran to right field this season to limit the physical toll after right knee surgery kept him out for all but 64 games in 2010. More knee trouble forced him to miss half of 2009, so the five-time All-Star's contributions were in serious question entering the final season of his seven-year contract with the Mets.

"The only thing he did during spring training was try to get himself ready for the season. We had a plan to get him ready," manager Terry Collins said of Beltran, who didn't play the outfield in a Grapefruit League game until the last days of training camp.

Beltran broke out in a big way in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Nationals (3-5), connecting for two homers and driving in three runs.

"Every time you do something to help the team is a good feeling," said Beltran, who had gone 4 for 21 while driving in two runs over the season's first six games, including a 6-2 loss in the opener of this series Friday.

Similar to Beltran, Young is a major question mark, but he may have quelled concerns about his three injury-filled seasons with San Diego prior to joining the Mets during the offseason. Shoulder inflammation limited the right-hander to four games last season, going 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA.

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