Showing posts with label Game 91. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 91. Show all posts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 91 - Braves (1) at Mets (4) - Gee Comes back strong, d'Arnaud's HR seals the deal



New York

W: D. Gee (4-1) L: E. Santana (7-6) S: J. Mejia (9)
HR: ATL - None   NYM - T. d´Arnaud (6)


Travis d'Arnaud hit a two-run homer during a three-run seventh, helping the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves, 4-1, in the third test of a four-game series.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Lucas Duda had one RBI apiece for the Mets, who have won four in a row for the first time this season.

New York starter Dillon Gee (4-1) was sharp in his return from the disabled list, allowing just one run on six hits over seven-plus innings. He made his first start since May 10 due to a right lat strain.

B.J. Upton drove in the lone run for the Braves, who have lost four straight. Ervin Santana (7-6) gave up four runs on six hits with two walks over seven innings.

The Mets used a three-run seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie. David Wright led off with a hustle double to left-center field and moved to third when Duda lined out to right. Bobby Abreu walked before Nieuwenhuis hit a sacrifice fly to right. D'Arnaud followed with a blast to left.

The Braves left men on the corners in the eighth. Tommy LaStella led off with a single to center and moved to second on Gerald Laird's bunt single. Vic Black took over for Gee and got pinch-hitter Ryan Doumit to ground into a fielder's choice. Upton struck out swinging and Andrelton Simmons flied out to end the threat.

Jenrry Mejia stranded runners on second and third in the ninth to pick up his ninth save of the season. After giving up two hits and throwing a two-out wild pitch, Mejia got LaStella to go down swinging.

Earlier, the Mets jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first. Daniel Murphy doubled to right and raced home on Duda's single to right-center field.

Gee retired 10 straight batters until Santana reached base on an infield single with two outs in the sixth. Santana then scored on Upton's double to center. Upton was thrown out between second and third on the play.

Game Notes

Gee improved to 5-4 lifetime against the Braves ... The Mets have hit a home run in nine straight games at Citi Field, a team record for the stadium that opened in 2009 ... The Mets optioned pitcher Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for Gee ... The Braves went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded six.

Box Score:

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Wednesday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 91

Wednesday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 91

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

Preview: Game 91 - Braves at Mets - Santana vs Gee

Preview: Game 91
Atlanta Braves (49-41) at New York Mets (41-49)

Probable Pitchers:
Ervin Santana (7-5, 3.93 ERA) vs Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.73 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 7:10PM


The Braves will try to get untracked and regain first place in the NL East on Wednesday night against the New York Mets.

Atlanta (49-41) began a stretch of 20 games in 20 days by winning 11 of the first 12, capitalizing on a schedule pitting it against some of the worst teams in baseball: Houston, Philadelphia, the Mets and Arizona.

The Braves also visit the last-place Chicago Cubs this weekend before the break.

They're looking to turn things around by the time they get to Chicago after losing three in a row, including the first two of this four-game set in New York.

The slide also dropped Atlanta percentage points behind Washington atop the division.

The Braves swept a three-game set with the Mets (41-49) at home last week behind a 2.67 ERA, but the pitchers have allowed 12 runs in 18 2/3 innings of this series.

All-Star Julio Teheran made his contribution by giving up five runs in 3 1/3 innings of Tuesday's 8-3 defeat.

Now the ball goes to Ervin Santana (7-5, 3.93 ERA), who owns a 0.86 ERA while winning all three of his career starts against New York. That includes two games with Atlanta this year in which he's yielded one run over 15 innings after earning a 7-5 victory at Citi Field on April 19.

Another solid outing is just what the right-hander needs to continue his recent turnaround. He's won his last two starts while allowing four runs in 14 innings after going 1-5 with a 5.96 ERA over his previous eight games.

Santana surrendered two runs in 7 1/3 innings of a 5-2 win over Arizona on Friday.

Freddie Freeman has been doing his part at the plate with five hits in this series, including a pair Tuesday to go with two RBIs.

The first baseman, batting .392 over the last 19 games, has hit .426 with 20 RBIs over his past 17 against the Mets. He's also 18 for 38 while plating eight runs in eight road matchups.

After pounding out a season-high 18 hits Tuesday, the Mets are on the verge of their first four-game winning streak since July 7-10, 2013.

Curtis Granderson has homered on two of his three hits in this series. He's 10 for 31 (.323) with four homers and seven RBIs in seven games after going 0 for 17 over the prior four. He's hitless in six at-bats versus Santana this year.

Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.73) has returned to the rotation, though it's come at the expense of losing Jonathon Niese.

Niese was placed on the disabled list Sunday with shoulder fatigue, and manager Terry Collins insists it's not connected to previous shoulder trouble, including a partially torn rotator cuff last year.

A strained right lat landed Gee on the disabled list May 14, but he allowed two runs in 10 2/3 innings over three rehab starts. The right-hander was 3-1 with a 1.36 ERA in five starts prior to his injury.

He's 1-1 with a 1.21 ERA over his last three meetings against Atlanta after allowing two hits in seven innings while not getting a decision in a 2-1 home loss July 22.

Batter/Pitcher Matchups:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 91 - Mets (4) at Pirates (2) - Mets wrap-up first half with win

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W: D. Gee (7-7) L: G. Cole (4-3) S: B. Parnell (17)
HR: NYM - None   PIT - None


Dillon Gee threw 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball and the New York Mets avoid a three-game sweep against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 4-1 victory.

Gee (7-7) allowed the unearned run on five hits and a walk in his outing. He has given up two earned runs or less in seven of his last nine starts and has not lost a decision since June 17 against the Braves.

"Stuff-wise, it probably wasn't the best day," said Gee. "I just tried to throw a lot of strikes, especially after the guys went out there and got us to an early lead and set the tone against a good pitcher."

John Buck had two RBI while Marlon Byrd and Daniel Murphy drove in one run apiece for the Mets, who lost their first road series since being swept by the Marlins on May 31-June 2.

The Mets enter the All-Star break at 41-50, fourth in the NL East.

Starling Marte and Jose Tabata each had an RBI for the Pirates, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Starter Gerrit Cole (4-3) lasted five frames, giving up three runs on six hits and a pair of walks.

"We're not going to overthink this thing or overcook it," said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. "His command wasn't what in needed to be to set the tone of the game."

Pittsburgh, at 56-37, owns the second-best record in the National League behind the NL Central Division-leading St. Louis Cardinals, who lead by one game.

Cole struggled in the first, giving up three runs. Eric Young hit an infield single to begin the game and David Wright singled to right two batters later. Byrd brought Young home with a ground rule double to left.

Josh Satin walked to load the bases and Buck delivered a two-run single to right to give them a 3-0 lead.

Cole kept his composure, though, and allowed just two singles -- both coming in the third -- over the rest of his outing.

Pittsburgh got on the board in the home half of that frame. Cole hit an infield single and reached second when Gee's throw to first went wide. He then scored on a ground rule double by Marte.

In the seventh, Young singled and scored on a triple to center by Murphy.

Tabata drove in a run in the eighth. With LaTroy Hawkins pitching, Jordy Mercer hit a leadoff single and Andrew McCutchen ripped a double to right, putting runners in scoring position. After Pedro Alvarez struck out, Tabata brought Mercer home with a grounder to second.

Bobby Parnell pitched the ninth and gave up one-out singles to Clint Barmes and pinch-hitter Russell Martin but got Marte and Mercer to fly out to notch his 17th save.

Game Notes

The Mets are 24-23 on the road, one of just three teams in the National League (Pirates, Cardinals) with a .500 or better record away from home ... Murphy has three triples this season. He also committed an error in the second inning, bringing him to 13, fifth-most in the majors ... Parnell has converted 14 of his last 15 save opportunities ... Alvarez went 0-for-4, ending a 10-game hitting streak ... Pittsburgh is 21-20 all-time against New York at PNC Park.

Box Score:

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 91

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 91:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Josh Satin, 1b
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Recap: Game 91 - Mets at Nationals - Same Old Song, Mets Lose Again 4-3

Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)

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Washington (53-36) «00000220x490

W: J. Zimmermann (7-6) L: C. Young (2-4)
S: T. Clippard (15)

HR: NYM - D. Wright (12),J. Bay (5)   WAS - A. LaRoche (16)

Jordan Zimmermann tossed six scoreless innings, Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer, and the Nationals escaped with a 4-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

Zimmermann (7-6) gave up four hits, struck out four and won his fourth straight decision. He did not issue a walk.

"He's been great all year for us," Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper said of Zimmermann.

Tyler Clippard allowed two solo homers in the ninth inning -- to David Wright and Jason Bay -- before striking out Jordany Valdespin to record his 15th save of the year.

LaRoche's home run -- his 16th of the season -- came in the bottom of the sixth and Steve Lombardozzi added a two-run double the next inning.

The Nationals will look for the sweep of this three-game series on Thursday.

The Mets, meanwhile, saw their season-high losing streak reach six games. They have lost five of their last six series against Washington dating back to last season.

Chris Young (2-4) was charged with two runs on six hits over six innings and lost his third straight start. He walked one and struck out two.

Andres Torres had a seventh-inning RBI single in the setback.

"I don't think we're gonna sit here and feel sorry for ourselves," said Young. "You make your own luck. And we will."

Valdespin hit a pinch-hit, ninth-inning homer in Tuesday's series opener, which the Mets lost in extras. But he was one of three strikeout victims for Clippard on Wednesday, who worked around Wright's leadoff shot and Bay's two- out blast down the left field line. Both homers came off of a first-pitch fastball.

In the seventh, Lombardozzi doubled off the wall in right, scoring Jesus Flores and Roger Bernadina after they reached with consecutive two-out singles. Bernadina's base hit ricocheted off of pitcher Miguel Batista and escaped into left field.

LaRoche also struck with two down, belting a 1-2 slider from Young into the stands in left-center. Harper singled earlier in the frame.

"I didn't think it was a bad pitch. It wasn't like I missed my spot," Young said.

Game Notes

Washington improved to 9-3 at home this season against the National League East...The last time the Mets lost six in a row was from September 10-15, 2011...Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada went 0-for-4 and saw his six-game hit streak come to an end.

Box Score:

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 91

Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 91:
  1. Tejada-SS
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Davis-1B
  5. Duda-RF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Torres-CF
  8. Thole-C
  9. Young-P

Preview: Game 91 - Mets at Nationals - Mets hitting the skids, Look for a way out!

New York Mets (46-44) at Washington Nationals (52-36) 7:00 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Young (R) 7 2-3 4.275.12-14.957/13@ATLL3.0651-216.15.51
J. Zimmermann (R) 18 6-6 2.485.21-32.837/13@MIAW6.0402-019.00.95

Last night probably felt like a game that the New York Mets had to have. Instead, the struggling club lost their season-high fifth straight game.

After losing in disappointing fashion, the Mets look to rebound this evening in the continuation of a three-game series against the first-place Washington Nationals.

New York lost its final game before the All-Star break to begin its current slide, which continued with a three-game sweep at the hands of the hosting Atlanta Braves last weekend.

Following a needed off day, the Mets looked to have their skid snapped when Jordany Valdespin hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning, but Bobby Parnell gave up a run-scoring single to Danny Espinosa in the bottom of the frame.

New York fought back to take the lead in the top of the 10th frame on a Josh Thole RBI double, but Nats rookie Bryce Harper again tied the game with an RBI triple.

Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond were both intentionally walked to load the bases, and after Harper was out on a fielder's choice off the bat of Adam LaRoche, Mets reliever Pedro Beato uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Zimmerman to score the winning run in a 5-4 decision.

The loss has New York on its longest skid since it dropped six in a row from Sept. 10-15 and the club has lost eight of its past 11 to fall seven games behind Washington in the standings.

"We got to start winning again," Thole said. "It's tough this is a bit of a skid but that's how it goes in this game."

The Nats, coming off a four-game split with the Miami Marlins, stretched their edge over the second-place Braves to 3 1/2 games.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Recap: Game 91 - Mets at Giants - Cain out-duels Pelfrey

Final Score: San Francisco 4, New York 2

Nate Schierholtz went 4-for-4, Pablo Sandoval extended his hitting streak to 21 games and Matt Cain tossed six scoreless innings to help the Giants beat the Mets, 4-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Sandoval doubled in the third inning to extend the streak. It's the longest by a Giant since Buster Posey hit safely in 21 straight last season. Jack Clark holds the San Francisco era record for longest hit streak with 26 games from June 30-July 25, 1978. The franchise record is 33 games, held by George Davis in 1893.

Schierholtz drove in a run and scored a run for the Giants, who head into the All-Star break with victories in four of their last five games.

Cain (8-5) gave up five hits for San Francisco, which sits in first place in the NL West with a 52-40 record. He struck out four and walked three. Since Cain started Sunday, he will be replaced by Braves closer Craig Kimbrel for Tuesday's All-Star Game.

"It's going to be a tough race," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It's going to go deep in the season here."

Nick Evans hit a solo homer for New York, which has lost three of four to drop to 46-45 on the season. Justin Turner went 4-for-5 with an RBI.

Mike Pelfrey (5-8) allowed two runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two in the loss.

"We came in here and faced three guys [Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum and Cain] that are going to the All-Star Game, so we didn't have an easy task in front of us. You've got to kind of keep it in perspective," Pelfrey said.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Giants - Game 91

Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 91
  1. Pagan-CF
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-3B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Duda-1B
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Pelfrey-RHP

Mike Pelfrey vs Giants: Pelfrey has good career numbers against them

Last seven days6.0500221.170.00
vs. SF7.2421250.781.17
vs. NL81.085444123431.334.56

San Francisco Giants Career statistics vs. Mike Pelfrey
Miguel Tejada9 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .111 .182 .111 .293
Pat Burrell8 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .250 .400 .250 .650
Aubrey Huff12 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Aaron Rowand17 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 .235 .235 .294 .529
Cody Ross23 7 1 2 0 5 0 3 .304 .385 .522 .906
Mike Fontenot4 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 .500 .667 1.250 1.917
Eli Whiteside7 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .429 .500 .571 1.071
Nate Schierholtz9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .100 .000 .100
Emmanuel Burriss4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
Pablo Sandoval10 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400

The Giants numbers against Mike Pelfrey are not that good. The Giants are only batting .252 (26 for 103) which can be a positive for Mike Pelfrey tonight. Only Aubrey Huff (.333), Cody Ross (.304), and Eli Whitesie (.429), and Mike Fontenot (.500)  have had moderate success against Big Pelf.  The rest of team .175 (10 for 57).  Be a good game for the Mets to sneak by with a win!

Matt Cain vs Mets: Beltran , Harris, and Bay have their share of success

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Matt Cain
Carlos Beltran13 6 2 1 0 4 1 1 .462 .500 .769 1.269
Willie Harris13 4 0 1 0 1 1 3 .308 .333 .462 .795
Ronny Paulino7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286
Scott Hairston15 3 0 0 1 2 4 6 .200 .350 .400 .750
Jason Bay7 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 .571 .700 .714 1.414
Angel Pagan5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .000 .167
Daniel Murphy4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
Ruben Tejada3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000

The Mets will have to face the tough Matt Cain tonight. The Mets combined are batting .284 (19 for 67) off Cain, but only Beltran (.462) , Harris (.308), and Bay (.571) have had positive impacts against him.. In case your wondering,  Bay, Beltran, and Harris combined against Cain are batting .424 (14 for 33) with 3 2B's and 2 3B's. The rest of team that has faced him  .147 (5 for 34) , which makes the team average (.284) number very misleading..

Let's battle to end..... of the first half, Go Mets!

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 91 - Mets at Giants

New York Mets (46-44) at San Francisco Giants (51-40), 8:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Mike Pelfrey (5-7, 4.64) San Francisco - Matt Cain (7-5, 3.22)

Assured of going to the All-Star break in first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants have been riding the incredible bat of Pablo Sandoval in their recent success. He'll take a 20-game hitting streak into tonight's finale of a three-game series against the New York Mets.

Sandoval's streak is currently the second-longest in the majors behind Milwaukee's Ryan Braun (22 games). It's the longest by a Giant since Buster Posey hit safely in 21 straight last season. Jack Clark holds the San Francisco era record for longest hit streak with 26 games from June 30-July 25, 1978. The franchise record is 33 games, held by George Davis in 1893.

Last night, Sandoval came through by going 2-for-4 with an RBI in San Francisco's 3-1 win. The Giants scored twice in the first inning and it held up for Tim Lincecum and the bullpen. Lincecum (7-7) lasted six innings and gave up one run on four hits and four walks to win for just the second time in eight starts. Santiago Casilla, Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo combined to keep New York silent over the final three frames.

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