Showing posts with label Game 97. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 97. Show all posts

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Recap: Game 97 - Braves(8) at Mets (2) - Five Run Fifth Looms Large for Braves, Hudson Injured - Still gets win

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N.Y. Mets (44-53)000000020262

W: T. Hudson (8-7) L: J. Hefner (4-8)
HR: ATL - E. Gattis (15),D. Uggla (20),A. Simmons (11)   NYM - None


Atlanta right-hander Tim Hudson was pitching shutout baseball into the eighth inning against the New York Mets, but the veteran suffered a fractured right ankle.

The Braves, who got homers from Dan Uggla, Andrelton Simmons and Evan Gattis, beat the Mets, 8-2, but it proved to be a costly win for the NL East leaders.

The Braves said Hudson will have surgery in Atlanta when swelling to the ankle goes down. No timetable was given for recovery, but it's likely he'll be lost for the season.

Hudson was taken off the field on a stretcher after being injured when Eric Young's spike hit flush on Hudson's right ankle at first base. Young hit a sharp grounder that went off the chest of first baseman Freddie Freeman. Hudson raced to the bag to accept the throw, and with his foot on the base, Young stepped on Hudson's ankle, and the foot twisted awkwardly.

"It's a freak play. Two guys going for the bag and EY just stepped on him. By the reaction of the crowd it wasn't good," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

The veteran pitcher tumbled to the ground in pain and medical personnel were careful not to move his legs, which were bounded together. Hudson was then put on a stretcher and lifted onto a cart.

Before he was wheeled off the field, Young came over and spoke to Hudson.

"I apologized to him and told him it was an accident. I obviously wasn't trying to hurt him on the play," Young said. "He just told me to keep my head up and keep playing the game the complete, hard way, the right way. He said there was nothing I could do about it. That made me feel somewhat better, but bummed that he's going to be out a little while."

The 38-year-old Hudson (8-7) was charged with four hits and a pair of runs over 7 2/3 innings. Hudson also walked three and had a season-high nine strikeouts to win his fourth straight start.

After he left the contest, Daniel Murphy doubled to left field off Luis Avilan to score Anthony Recker and Omar Quintanilla to get the Mets on the board at 6-2.

Jeremy Hefner (4-8) was pounded for six hits and six runs -- five earned -- over 4 1/3 innings for the Mets, who failed to build on a 4-1 win Tuesday. The four-game series concludes Thursday afternoon.

With two outs in the second, Gattis homered to the second deck in left field.

The Braves tacked on five more runs in the fifth. Brian McCann reached safely on Murphy's error and Gattis singled ahead of Uggla's three-run shot to left. Chris Johnson then singled, and one out later Simmons homered for a second straight night, this being a blast to left.

Atlanta tacked on two runs in the ninth courtesy of a passed ball and a Justin Upton RBI single.

Game Notes

Mets third baseman David Wright was shaken up in the bottom of the fourth inning. He grounded out, but on his follow through, the bat broke and hit Wright in the back of the head ... Rookie left-hander Alex Wood will start for the Braves on Thursday in place of Paul Maholm, who suffered a left wrist contusion on Saturday against the White Sox ... Zack Wheeler, who is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in two career starts at Citi Field, pitches for the Mets Thursday ... After going 0-3 in six starts in the month of June, Hudson is 4-0 in four starts in the month of July. He needs three strikeouts for 1,000 with the Braves.

Box Score:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 97

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 97:

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

Preview: Game 97 - Braves at Mets - Hudson vs Hefner

Atlanta Braves (56-44) at New York Mets (44-52) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
T. Hudson (R) 20 7-7 4.086.13-75.167/19@CHWW7.1843-021.13.38
J. Hefner (R) 19 4-7 3.935.11-44.047/19PHIL2.01081-116.06.19


Tim Hudson tries to win his fourth consecutive start when he leads the Atlanta Braves against the New York Mets Wednesday night in the third portion of a four-game set at Citi Field.

Hudson, who is unbeaten in his last four appearances, gave up eight hits and four runs over 7 1/3 innings in a road win versus the White Sox Friday. He's just 3-7 in 11 road games this year to go with a 5.16 ERA.

Over his career, the right-hander is 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 29 games against the Mets.

Jeremy Hefner will try to bounce back from one of the worst starts of his career tonight for the Mets. The righty took a 13-8 loss against the Phillies on Friday when he was shelled for 10 hits and eight runs in two-plus innings.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Recap: Game 97 - Nationals at Mets - Mets Don't Lose a Beat, Lose Game 5-2

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (47-50)010000010231

W: G. Gonzalez (13-5) L: R. Dickey (13-2)
S: T. Clippard (17)
HR: WAS - A. LaRoche (17)   NYM - J. Valdespin (7)

Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run and R.A. Dickey lost a game for the first time in over three months as the Washington Nationals took a 5-2 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Dickey (13-2) came into the game having not lost since April 18 at Atlanta, but he gave up five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits over six innings to drop just his second game of the season. He went 11-0 in his 17 games prior to Tuesday.

"There were a lot of things I did right tonight that I've got to be able to take, discard what went wrong and build on what went right," Dickey said. "I'm going to try to do that."

Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-5 with a run scored while Danny Espinosa and Jesus Flores each drove in a run for the Nationals, who have won four straight.

Gio Gonzalez (13-5) snapped a two-start losing streak thanks to a one-run, two-hit outing that also saw him walk two and strike out four over seven innings.

"We're sensing a good vibe," Gonzalez said. "Everyone here is trying to stay positive, swing the bat, defense, catching, bullpen. Everyone is just trying to do their part. Nobody wants to be left behind, especially when the team is taking off like this."

Ronny Cedeno drove in a run while Jordany Valdespin hit his fifth pinch-hit home run of the season for the struggling Mets, who have dropped five straight and 11 of their last 12.

New York's lone win during this skid came on July 19 when Dickey beat Gonzalez in a 9-5 victory in Washington.

The Mets took the first lead of the game in the second inning. Scott Hairston reached base on an error by Espinosa and stole second when Jason Bay struck out for the second out of the inning. Cedeno then punched a single to right and was tagged out at second trying to stretch it into a double, but not before Hairston crossed the plate for a 1-0 lead.

Washington tied the game in the fourth. Zimmerman doubled to lead off the frame and, after Michael Morse popped out, moved to third on a LaRoche groundout. Espinosa then singled to left to make it a 1-1 game.

The Nationals took the lead for good in the sixth. With two outs, Morse singled and LaRoche followed with his 17th home run of the year. Espinosa then singled and Roger Bernadina followed with a slow roller down the first base line that saw him avoid the tag of Ike Davis. Flores then singled to left and Bay's throw to home got by Mike Nickeas, allowing both runners to score for a 5-1 lead.

After the second, the Mets didn't get another hit until Davis singled with two outs in the seventh, but Valdespin continued his pinch-hit magic in the eighth with a leadoff home run off Ryan Mattheus.

Sean Burnett then took over on the hill and set the next three batters down in order.

Tyler Clippard set the Mets down quietly in the ninth for his 17th save of the season.

Game Notes

Valdespin set a Mets record for pinch-hit homers in a single season. The MLB record is seven, set by Dave Hansen with the Dodgers in 2000 and Craig Wilson with the Pirates in 2001...The Nats have taken eight of 11 from the Mets this season...Washington will go for the sweep on Wednesday with Stephen Strasburg on the mound, while the Mets will counter with Jeremy Hefner.

Box Score:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Preview: Game 97 - Nationals at Mets - Can Dickey Break the Mets out of the Funk?

Washington Nationals (56-39) at New York Mets (47-49) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
G. Gonzalez (L) 19 12-5 3.325.27-23.477/19NYML3.1660-210.16.97
R. Dickey (R) 19 13-1 2.846.06-02.587/19@WSHW7.11031-013.16.75

A brilliant pitching matchup is on tap for Citi Field tonight as Gio Gonzalez and the National League East-leading Washington Nationals face off with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and the struggling New York Mets in the middle contest of a three-game set.

Rookie star Bryce Harper drove in the go-ahead run as part of a six-run 10th inning on Monday to lead Washington in an 8-2 win over New York in the opener of a the series.

Harper also had a solo home run while the red-hot Ryan Zimmerman, the reigning NL Player of the Week, added a three-run double in the 10th. Michael Morse followed with a two-run homer to help the Nationals win a third consecutive game and extend their lead in the East to 4 1/2 games over Atlanta.

"I just wanted to make sure I didn't hit into a double play there," said Harper when talking about his game-winner. "Got a good pitch to swing at and I was just trying to get it into the outfield."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 97 - Cardinals at Mets - Pagan's walk-off wins it in the 10th

Final Score: New York 6, St. Louis 5 (10 innings)

The New York Mets never led against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night until Angel Pagan won it in the bottom of the 10th inning with a solo home run to right field in a 6-5 victory at Citi Field.

It was Pagan's fourth home run of the season for the Mets, who have won two straight and will look for a three-game sweep of the Cardinals on Thursday. Carlos Beltran, the subject of trade rumors with the deadline quickly approaching, belted a two-run homer in a winning effort.

Matt Holliday finished with three hits, two RBI and a pair of runs scored, as the Cardinals suffered their third straight loss and seventh in 10 tries.

Box Score: Click Here

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Cardinals at Mets - Game 97

Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 97:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Duda-1B
  8. Thole-C
  9. Dickey-RHP

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 97 - Cardinals at Mets

St. Louis Cardinals (50-46) at New York Mets (48-48), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: St.Louis - Kyle McClellan (6-6, 4.24) New York - R.A. Dickey (4-8, 3.70)

The New York Mets try to move back above .500 this evening when they continue a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field.

In Tuesday's opener, Jose Reyes returned to the lineup and went 2-for-5 with a run scored, helping the Mets take a 4-2 win.

Reyes had been on the disabled list since July 3, a day after he suffered a strained left hamstring while running to first base during a 5-2 loss to the Yankees.

In the final year of a contract, the 2011 All-Star raised his average to an MLB-leading .355.

"Anytime you win the game, it's fun," Reyes said. "I was able to move around on the field pretty good today."

Also back in the lineup for New York was right fielder Carlos Beltran, who had missed the past three games with the flu. He had been on fire prior to the illness and he continued that on Tuesday, reaching base in all five plate appearances, going went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two walks and a run scored.

The return of those two helped make a winner out of Dillon Gee (9-3). The rookie snapped a two-start losing streak after throwing seven innings, in which he gave up just two runs on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

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