Showing posts with label Game 92. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 92. Show all posts

Friday, July 11, 2014

Recap: Game 92 - Braves (3) at Mets (1) - Braves Avoid Sweep



New York

W: A. Harang (9-6) L: B. Colon (8-8) S: C. Kimbrel (28)
HR: ATL - None   NYM - None


Aaron Harang tossed seven strong innings, Craig Kimbrel recorded a four-out save and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets, 3-1, to avoid a four-game sweep at Citi Field.

Harang (9-6) won his fourth straight start after holding the Mets to a run on four hits and four walks.

Andrelton Simmons had two hits and scored two runs for Atlanta, which snapped a four-game skid that followed its season-high nine-game winning streak.

Bartolo Colon (8-8) overcame a shaky start to pitch eight innings for the Mets. He allowed three runs on 10 hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

New York had won four games in a row.

The Braves struck early as Simmons hit a one-out single in the first and scored on a Freddie Freeman double to right. Jason Heyward then plated Freeman with a two-out bloop single to left.

Simmons came home on a double-play groundout in the third after he and Freeman opened the inning with consecutive singles.

New York got on the board in the bottom of the third. Eric Young Jr. led off with a single and stole second before scoring on David Wright's one-out single to left.

Harang worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth to preserve the lead. He retired the first two batters, but a Daniel Murphy single and two walks loaded the bases for Travis d'Arnaud, who flew out to center.

When the Mets threatened again in the eighth, Kimbrel entered from the bullpen. He fanned pinch-hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis with two men aboard to end the inning, then spun a 1-2-3 ninth for his 28th save of the season.

Game Notes

The Mets haven't swept the Braves in four games since July 20-23, 1989 ... Harang threw seven no-hit innings at Citi Field back on April 18 ... Both teams were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thursday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 92

Thursday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 92

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

Preview: Game 92 - Braves at Mets - Harang vs Colon, #Mets Look for the Sweep!

Preview: Game 92
Atlanta Braves (49-42) at New York Mets (42-49)

Probable Pitchers:
Aaron Harang (8-6, 3.67 ERA) vs Bartolo Colon 8-7, 4.04 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


The New York Mets (42-49) are 5-1 on a 10-game homestand following a 1-7 road trip that included a 4.96 ERA from the rotation while losing three games at Turner Field from June 30-July 2.

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jacob deGrom and Dillon Gee have been solid in the first three games of this series, allowing one run over 21 innings for the Mets, who haven't swept the Braves in four games since July 20-23, 1989.

Gee returned from nearly two months on the disabled list to toss the latest gem Wednesday, allowing one run in seven innings of a 4-1 victory.

Bartolo Colon (8-7, 4.04 ERA) looks to complete the sweep and help New York win five straight at Citi Field for the first time since a nine-game run from May 22-June 8, 2010.

The right-hander, however, needs to solve his first-inning struggles. His 16 runs allowed in the opening inning are among the most in the majors this season, and he's surrendered nine over his last four starts.

Those issues cost Colon in his last two outings. He lost both while surrendering 10 runs in 13 innings with seven coming in the first. Colon gave up four runs in the opening inning Saturday before allowing one over the next six in an 8-7 loss to Texas.

Colon hasn't had any such issues while splitting two season meetings with the Braves, allowing three runs in 14 innings.

Daniel Murphy, the Mets' lone representative at Tuesday's All-Star game in Minneapolis, has five hits in this series with three going for doubles along with two RBIs. The second baseman is hitting .364 in 16 home meetings with Atlanta.

The Braves have followed a nine-game winning streak with a four-game slide in which they've gone 5 for 38 with runners in scoring position, including 0 for 7 Wednesday.

If those problems persist, Atlanta will need another strong performance from Aaron Harang (8-6, 3.67), who is trying to win a fourth straight start for the first time since April 5-20, 2011, with San Diego.

The veteran right-hander has a 3.00 ERA while winning each of his last three games. He was shaky early at home Saturday, giving up three runs -- two earned -- in the opening inning before allowing one more over the next seven to earn a 10-4 win over Arizona.

Harang, who made four starts with the Mets last year, has allowed one run and two hits with 14 strikeouts in 13 innings while splitting two starts against his former team in 2014. He was outstanding in Queens on April 18, tossing seven no-hit innings before the Braves went on to hold the Mets to one hit in a 6-0 win.

Mets as a team are hitting .314 vs Harang. Wright is batting .423, Tejada is batting .429 vs Harang...

Batter/Pitcher Matchups:

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Recap: Game 92 - Phillies (13) at Mets (8) - Phillies beat down Mets at home

Philadelphia (49-48)«40702000013150
N.Y. Mets (41-51)0003120028123

W: K. Kendrick (9-6) L: J. Hefner (4-7)
HR: PHI - D. Brown (24),M. Young (7),C. Utley (12)   NYM - M. Byrd (16),D. Wright (14)


The Philadelphia Phillies came out of the All- Star break swinging and as a result, are back over the .500 mark for the first time in over a month.

Domonic Brown went 3-for-5 with a home run and was one of five Phillies with multiple hits in Friday's 13-8 thumping of Jeremy Hefner and the New York Mets at Citi Field.

The Phillies wasted no time in hanging 11 runs on the board in the first three frames. Michael Young stroked a three-run homer, John Mayberry knocked in two runs and Delmon Young ended with three hits and an RBI in the outburst.

Hefner (4-7) took the brunt of it, charged with eight of the runs on 10 hits in two-plus innings of work. New York ended with five unanswered runs, capped on David Wright's two-run homer, but the deficit was too great to overcome.

"It was execution," Hefner said. "A couple of not hard hit balls dropped in. Previously, especially in the last two months, those balls were getting caught."

The Met starter was undefeated in his previous six outings coming in, but his struggles against the Phillies continued. He owns a 13.75 ERA in six career games against the club, and Philadelphia has won seven straight in Queens.

Kyle Kendrick (9-6) served up a three-run homer to Marlon Byrd and was charged with six runs in 5 2/3 innings, but was good enough to get a win behind an offense that generated 15 hits.

Chase Utley added a two-run homer late and had three RBI for the Phillies (49-48), winners in nine of their last 12 and above .500 for the first time since June 6.

"We just have to keep it rolling. Guys are playing good right now," Kendrick said.

The Phillies made Hefner's fantastic end to the first half seem like a distant memory from the get go, battering the right-hander with six hits -- including five in a row -- during a four-run first inning.

It started with Utley's RBI triple over the head of Kirk Nieuwenhuis in center, and the Phillies received three run-scoring singles on Brown's knock into left, Delmon Young's infield hit and Mayberry's slapper into left.

Brown's towering leadoff homer in the third opened a five-run edge for Philly, and Hefner's day ended without getting an out in the frame, with Delmon Young and Mayberry chasing him from the contest following run-scoring hits.

Reliever Greg Burke didn't fare much better, immediately serving up an RBI double to Carlos Ruiz. Philadelphia sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning and Michael Young added the final blow with a three-run homer to make it 11-0.

The Mets didn't record their first hit until the fourth when they strung together five in a row to start the frame, which was highlighted by Byrd's three-run homer.

Utley's two-run shot in the fifth made it 13-3, but New York got a run back in the home half on an RBI groundout from Daniel Murphy.

The Mets pushed two more runs across the following frame and were behind 13-6 with a threat going, but pinch-hitter Josh Satin grounded out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Wright stroked a two-run homer in the ninth to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Philly's seven straight wins on the road against the Mets matches a similar streak from June 5-Sept. 14, 2007 ... The Phillies boast a 315-198 record in post All-Star break play since 2007 ... Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins went 1- for-5 to extend a hitting streak against New York to 15 games ... The Mets fell to 17-28 at home this season ... Omar Quintanilla and Juan Lagares each knocked in a run for New York.

Box Score:

Friday, July 19, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 92

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 92

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

Here's the first Mets lineup of the second half. Jeremy Hefner will face Kyle Kendrick in the first game of a three-game set.

Notice: Ike Davis is hitting 5th, instead of 4th in Tonight's Lineup.....

Lets Go Mets!!!!

Preview: Game 92 - Phillies at Mets - Kendrick vs Hefner

Philadelphia Phillies (48-48) at New York Mets (41-50) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
K. Kendrick (R) 19 8-6 3.685.23-33.797/11WSHW7.0511-218.05.00
J. Hefner (R) 18 4-6 3.335.21-32.687/12@PITND7.0322-021.01.71


A successful homestand leading up to the All-Star break has the Philadelphia Phillies thinking they are still contenders in the NL East.

The Phils will try to stay on that line of thinking with a solid road trip out of the hiatus, beginning on Friday night with the first of three straight against the New York Mets.

With the front office hinting that a losing residency could result in the club becoming sellers ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, the Phillies won seven of their 10 home games and nine of 13 overall to close the first half at 48-48. That put Philadelphia at the .500 mark for the first time since June 7 and has the club 6 1/2 games back of Atlanta for first place in the division.

"What's meaningful is that we're not out of the race, with 60-something games left," said Phils shortstop Jimmy Rollins. "That's going to determine the season. I've said it before, no matter how good you are, you're going to lose 50 games and win 50 games. So those 62 is where it makes the difference."

So will this upcoming nine-game road trip, which features some tough matchups for the Phillies. After doing battle with the rival Mets, they will visit the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals before playing three against the top team in the AL Central, the Detroit Tigers.

Philadelphia lost a key piece of its offense right before the break as center fielder Ben Revere broke his ankle during the 11th inning of the first game of last Saturday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox and is slated to miss 6-to-8 weeks following surgery on Tuesday.

First baseman Ryan Howard has the same timetable following left knee surgery in early July and pitchers Roy Halladay (right shoulder) and Mike Adams (partially torn right rotator cuff) are also out.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 92 - Mets at Nationals - Dickey, Wright, Davis Drive Mets to Win

Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)

N.Y. Mets (47-45) «2124000009112
Washington (53-37)1000010215140

W: R. Dickey (13-1) L: G. Gonzalez (12-5)

HR: NYM - D. Wright (13),I. Davis (14),D. Wright (14)   WAS - R. Zimmerman (11)

David Wright hit two home runs and drove in five as the New York Mets pounded the Washington Nationals, 9-5, to salvage the final game of a three-game series at Nationals Park.

Ike Davis added two hits, including a home run, and a pair of RBI while Ruben Tejada knocked in a run and scored twice for the Mets, who snapped a season- high six-game losing streak.

R.A. Dickey (13-1) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits and a walk over 7 1/3 innings to become the first 13-game winner in the National League. He struck out five en route to his 11th straight winning decision.

Gio Gonzalez (12-5) also had a chance to record his 13th win, but surrendered a season-high six runs on six hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings.

"We swung the bats good against one of the best pitchers in the game. You have to like that," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "We swung the bats pretty good today and R.A. battled as best he could."

Ryan Zimmerman homered and Michael Morse supplied two RBI for Washington, which had won three of its last four.

The Mets jumped out to a quick lead in their first at-bat when Wright followed Andres Torres' one-out infield single with a blast over the left-center field wall.

Zimmerman answered with a solo shot in the bottom of the first, but New York got that run back in the second on Davis' leadoff homer to center field to make it a 3-1 game.

The Mets added to their lead in the third after loading the bases with no outs on a base hit by Tejada, Torres' ground-rule double and an intentional walk to Wright.

Scott Hairston's double-play grounder to short plated Tejada before Davis followed a Jason Bay walk with an RBI single to left, giving New York a 5-1 edge.

After Washington stranded a man on third in the home third, the Mets continued their onslaught in the fourth.

Gonzalez was replaced by Craig Stammen following Dickey's sacrifice bunt that moved Josh Thole to second base and Tejada greeted the reliever with a run- scoring single to center field.

Torres then worked a walk prior to Wright's three-run home run to center field that handed New York a 9-1 advantage.

"All I was trying to do was just try to help out the team in anyway possible, go out there and give them a couple good innings and try to keep us in there as much as possible," said Gonzalez. "Unfortunately, I couldn't do that job."

Washington collected a run in the sixth on a Morse sacrifice fly and a pair in the eighth on Morse's RBI double and a throwing error by Wright later in the frame that allowed Morse to score from second.

The Nationals would later load the bases with two outs in the eighth, but Bryce Harper flied out to right to end the inning.

Roger Bernadina plated Mark DeRosa with an infield single in the ninth to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

It was Wright's 18th career multi-homer game...The Mets recorded an error in the game to snap a season-high streak of 11 straight games without an error...New York improved to 12-9 when hitting more than one home run in a game this season...Dickey is now 4-4 in 13 career games (11 starts) against the Nationals...Gonzalez fell to 0-1 in two career starts against the Mets.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals (12:35 PM) - Game 92

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 92:
  1. Tejada-SS
  2. Torres-CF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Hairston-RF
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Turner-2B
  8. Thole-C
  9. Dickey-RHP

Preview: Game 92 - Mets at Nationals - Dickey Looks to Help Mets Bounce Back

New York Mets (46-45)  at Washington Nationals (53-36) 12:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
R. Dickey (R) 18 12-1 2.666.06-13.027/14@ATLND5.0850-013.06.92
G. Gonzalez (L) 18 12-4 2.935.25-22.317/14@MIAL6.0521-113.02.08

The Washington Nationals are doing their best to turn the NL East into a two-team race, and Gio Gonzalez deserves a good share of credit.

R.A. Dickey, meanwhile, is trying to keep the New York Mets in contention.

The NL's co-leaders in wins will start opposite each other Thursday when the Nationals try to sweep a three-game series from the Mets, who are looking to avoid their longest losing streak in more than a year.

Washington (53-36) is trying to widen the 4 1/2-game gap on second-place Atlanta in the East standings before hosting the Braves for a four-game set starting Friday.

The Nationals - who won 5-4 on Tuesday and 4-3 on Wednesday - also have a chance to drop New York (46-45) further back by sweeping the Mets at home for the first time since Sept. 28-30, 2009.

The Mets were 2 1/2 games behind Washington at the end of June, but losing nine of 12 - including their current six-game skid - has moved them eight games off the pace.

New York last dropped seven straight April 10-16, 2011.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 92 - Phillies at Mets

Philadelphia Phillies (57-34) at New York Mets (46-45), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Philadelphia - Vance Worley (4-1, 2.20) New York - R.A. Dickey (4-7, 3.61)

The Philadelphia Phillies sent three starting pitchers to the All-Star Game, but Friday night the club will turn to the biggest surprise in its rotation to begin the season's second half.

Vance Worley has pitched like an All-Star since rejoining the rotation in mid- June and he gets the call for the major league-leading Phils tonight in the opener of a three-game series with the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Philadelphia leads all of baseball with a 57-34 record and a collective 3.02 earned run average. Neither of those numbers are a big surprise given that Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels are spearheading a rotation that was expected to be the best and deepest in the league prior to the season.

While the three aforementioned hurlers all made the National League All-Star roster, with Halladay earning the start and throwing two shutout innings in a 5-1 victory over the AL, the Phillies' rotation is minus Roy Oswalt (lower back) and Joe Blanton (right elbow). Those injuries have opened the door for Worley, who is 2-0 with a 0.72 earned run average in four starts since June 18.

Worley's last start in the majors came on July 4, when he threw seven scoreless innings to beat the Marlins. He yielded just two hits and a pair of walks, striking out six to improve to 4-1 with a 2.20 earned run average in 10 games (eight starts) this season.

"He's picked up some slack for us. We knew he could throw the ball, but the way he's been throwing the ball has exceeded our expectations," said Phillies catcher Brian Schneider about Worley.

With the All-Star break approaching, the Phils sent Worley down to Triple-A to make a start and stay on track before his expected return against the Mets. The 23-year-old righty bested New York back on April 29 with six scoreless innings, but then suffered a loss at Citi Field on May 29 after yielding eight runs -- five earned -- on 12 hits over three innings. He didn't make another major league appearance after that outing until his current run.

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