Showing posts with label Game 99. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 99. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Recap: Game 99 - Mets (2) at Mariners (5) - Mets fail in Seattle


New York


W: R. Elias (8-8) L: J. Niese (5-5)
HR: NYM - None   SEA - M. Zunino (14)


Willie Bloomquist went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Seattle Mariners defeated the New York Mets, 5-2, in the opener of a three-game set.

Kyle Seager had a pair of hits and two RBI, while Dustin Ackley smacked three hits, drove in a run and made a spectacular leaping catch at the wall in left to take a homer away from Travis d'Arnaud in the sixth.

Roenis Elias (8-8) struck out eight and allowed a run on five hits and two walks over 5 1/3 frames for Seattle. Mike Zunino smacked a solo homer in the victory.

Jonathon Niese (5-5) surrendered four runs on 11 hits and two walks over six innings for the Mets, who have dropped three straight.

The game was tied 1-1 before the Mariners plated two in the third and another in the fourth to surge ahead.

Zunino cracked a first-pitch leadoff shot into the seats in left. Bloomquist and James Jones then singled before Robinson Cano grounded out to put runners on second and third. Seager drove in Bloomquist with a base hit to left-center before Stefen Romero grounded into a double play to end the frame.

Corey Hart worked a one-out walk in the fourth and Ackley singled. Bloomquist cracked a ground-rule double two batters later to bring home Hart and give the M's a 4-1 cushion.

Ackley's RBI double in the eighth made it 5-1, while a Cano fielding error on a sharply hit grounder by Daniel Murphy in the ninth led to a Mets run to cap the scoring.

Earlier, Seattle opened the scoring on Seager's RBI single in the first, but New York got the run back in the third on a David Wright run-scoring base hit.

Game Notes

Seattle was 4-for-13 with runners in scoring position, while New York finished 1-for-7 and left 10 men on base ... Zunino's blast was his 14th of the season.

Box Score:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tonight's (Monday) Mets Starting Lineup vs Mariners - Game 99

Tonight's (Monday) Mets Starting Lineup vs Mariners - Game 99

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

Preview: Game 99 - Mets at Mariners - Niese vs Elias

Preview: Game 99 -  New York Mets (46-52 - 21-29 away) at Seattle Mariners (52-46 - 24-26 home)

Probable Pitchers:
Jon Niese (5-4, 2.96 ERA) vs Roenis Elias (7-8, 4.54 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 10:10 PM


Rookie starter Roenis Elias is going through a rough patch at the moment, but that could be coming to an end as he faces the sputtering New York Mets' offense at home Monday night.

The signing of Robinson Cano immediately increased expectations for the Mariners (52-46), who are in third place behind major league-best Oakland and the Los Angeles Angels.

Seattle dropped two of three to the Angels over the weekend, though both defeats came on walk-off hits. Fernando Rodney blew a one-run lead in the ninth Sunday as the Mariners fell 5-4.

Robinson Cano is hitting .335, sat out the series finale with soreness in his hamstring and is considered day to day.

It's also been a rough go for Elias (7-8, 4.54 ERA), who has lost his last three starts while posting a 10.05 ERA. He gave up seven runs in 3 1/3 innings of an 8-1 loss to Minnesota in his last outing July 9.

The 25-year-old left-hander has given up at least four runs in five of his last seven starts.

Facing the Mets' lineup could be exactly what Elias needs.

New York (46-52) scored once over the final 18 innings while dropping the last two of a three-game set with San Diego, and it was no-hit through 7 2/3 innings of Sunday's 2-1 loss.

Daniel Murphy's double marked the Mets' first hit, and Seth Smith had an RBI single in the ninth

The Mariners are averaging only 2.2 runs over their last 13, and Mets starter Jon Niese will look to keep their lineup in check again as he comes off the disabled list.

Niese (5-4, 2.96) hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of his 17 starts, but his last outing was cut short due to a strained left elbow. He allowed one run and left after facing just three batters in New York's 6-5 win over Texas on July 4.

Daisuke Matsuzaka will head back to the bullpen with Niese returning, but manager Terry Collins said Matsuzaka could step in if the left-hander needs to exit early.

Niese has never faced Seattle, which has won seven of the nine all-time meetings. These teams haven't played since 2008.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 99 (Game 1) - Mets (11) at Nationals (0) - Murphy and Co. Slam Nats, Mejia shines in debut

N.Y. Mets (46-53)«10200020611130
Washington (49-54)000000000080

W: J. Mejia (1-0) L: J. Zimmermann (12-6)
HR: NYM - D. Murphy (7),D. Murphy (8),I. Davis (6)   WAS - None


Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5, homered twice and knocked in five runs to back an excellent performance from Jenrry Mejia, as the New York Mets took the opener of a day-night doubleheader with ease in an 11-0 romping of the Washington Nationals.

Murphy's second career multi-homer game was more than enough for Mejia (1-0), who stifled the Nationals in his season debut with seven strikeouts over a seven impressive scoreless innings.

"It really started with Mejia. He threw the ball so well today," Murphy said. "To come up, first outing of the year like that, I think the biggest thing was to just throw strikes. He really pounded the zone and got some ground balls when he needed to."

New York has won five of its last seven and will go for the sweep of the twinbill when it hands the ball over to ace Matt Harvey later on Friday night.

Jordan Zimmermann (12-6) had gone 22 straight starts without losing at home, but has now dropped two in a row after being tagged for five runs on six hits over 6 2/3 frames. He struck out eight and gave up both of Murphy's home runs.

"I pitched a lot better than what the stat line says," Zimmermann said. "I made two mistakes. I've thrown those pitches to Murphy plenty of other times and gotten a groundout to second. Today wasn't my day."

The slumping Nationals managed just eight hits while dropping their 11th game in 14 outings.

The 23-year-old Mejia was called up to make the start with the Mets needing an extra pitcher for the double-header. He had been working his way back after being placed on the disabled list in the spring with elbow inflammation.

Murphy gave Mejia some room to work with before even taking the mound, as he tattooed a Zimmermann pitch off the second deck facade in the first to open up a 1-0 lead for New York. He then went deep again in the third, supplying a two-run shot that stayed just inside the right field foul pole.

Mejia danced around jams in the first and third innings before settling in to retire 14 of the last 15 batters he faced. The right-hander had great control of his command, throwing 66 of his 97 pitches for strikes.

Juan Lagares doubled twice, scored three runs and contributed an RBI single in the seventh to chase Zimmermann from the contest. Zimmermann has allowed 12 runs over his last two starts and has dropped his last three decisions.

Reliever Fernando Abad took over on the mound and the Mets took a 5-0 lead after a steal by Lagares and Murphy's third hit of the day.

New York then exploded for six runs in the ninth, with Drew Storen taking the brunt of it after giving up five runs on four pitches. He served up run- scoring hits on David Wright's single and Marlon Byrd's double, then Ike Davis went deep for a three-run homer to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Murphy tied a career high with five RBI ... New York's Eric Young Jr. was scratched prior to the game because of a strained right knee ... The Nationals have still taken 22 of their last 31 games with the Mets ... Washington reinstated pitcher Ryan Mattheus from the 15-day disabled list. He pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief and was charged with three runs ... The Nationals will send Ross Ohlendorf to the hill for Friday's nightcap.

Box Score:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 99 (GAME 1)

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals (GAME 1):

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

Preview: Games 99/100 - Mets at Nationals - Mejia vs Zimmermann - Harvey vs Ohlendorf

New York Mets (45-53) at Washington Nationals (49-53) 1:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Mejia (R) 0 0-0 0.004.00-00.002/26--ND0.0000-00.00.00
J. Zimmermann (R) 20 12-5 3.016.09-12.507/21LADL2.0870-213.27.90

New York Mets (45-53) at Washington Nationals (49-53) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 20 8-2 2.236.15-02.567/21PHIW7.0301-016.01.69
R. Ohlendorf (R) 1 2-0 2.035.01-02.846/12@COLW6.0210-012.01.50


Establishing himself as one of baseball's most dominant pitchers, Matt Harvey is obviously a big part of the New York Mets' future.

They once had high hopes for former top prospect Jenrry Mejia, too.

Mejia is set to make his season debut in Game 1 of Friday's day-night doubleheader against the host Washington Nationals before Harvey gets the ball in Game 2.

Mejia, who struggled through a disappointing 2010 rookie season and underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011, was placed on the disabled list this spring with inflammation in his elbow. The right-hander, though, will get another chance to shine after going 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA in two starts at Double-A Binghamton.

Mejia went 1-2 with a 6.23 ERA in three big league starts in September.

"We've tried to let him know or wanted him to understand -- what he's hearing today about (Zack) Wheeler, about Harvey was all about Jenrry Mejia three years ago," manager Terry Collins told the Mets' official website. "Sky's the limit, plus stuff, power arm -- all those things, and he's only 23 years old."

The 24-year-old Harvey (8-2, 2.23 ERA), meanwhile, leads the NL with 157 strikeouts and is 5-0 on the road. In his first appearance since starting the All-Star game, Harvey beat Philadelphia on Sunday when he allowed three hits and struck out 10 in seven innings in a 5-0 win.

"That might be the best stuff I've seen him have," Collins said. "What I really liked (was that) in the middle of the game, he was trying to pitch to contact to have some easy innings. And he still threw the ball by some guys."

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 99 - Mets at D-Backs - Mets Win, Harvey Gets First Win

Chase Field (Phoenix, Ariz.)

N.Y. Mets (48-51) «2001000003100
Arizona (49-50)000000010140

W: M. Harvey (1-0) L: W. Miley (11-6)
S: B. Parnell (3)
HR: NYM - None   ARI - None

Matt Harvey looked sharp on the mound and at the plate in his first major league game.

The 23-year-old right-hander set a Mets franchise-record for most strikeouts in a big league debut with 11, helping New York to a 3-1 win over Arizona in the opener of a four-game series.

Harvey (1-0), who allowed just three hits and walked three in 5 1/3 shutout innings, also had a double and single in his first two at-bats.

Scott Hairston stroked a two-run double in the first inning, part of a three- hit night for the right fielder. Rob Johnson added a sacrifice fly for the Mets, who started an 11-game road trip by snapping a six-game skid. It was their second win in 14 contests.

It was a long journey to the majors for the Connecticut native, who was drafted out of high school in the third round by the Angels in 2007 but did not sign. He re-entered the draft as a junior at North Carolina and was selected seventh overall by the Mets in 2010.

So far this season, Harvey has compiled a 7-5 mark with a 3.68 ERA with 112 strikeouts in 20 starts for Triple-A Buffalo this year. His catcher in his big league debut was Johnson, who was recalled from Buffalo to play in his first game with the parent club since May 30.

The two worked perfectly with Harvey fooling a number of hitters, including Paul Goldschmidt, who struck out three times. Goldschmidt was handcuffed on a rising 91 mph fastball in the bottom of the sixth.

Harvey then walked Justin Upton and left the field after 106 pitches to a standing ovation from his family. His strikeouts were the most in an MLB debut since June 8, 2010 when Washington's Stephen Strasburg fanned 14 against Pittsburgh.

"He had tremendous composure. The velocity through the first four innings, you could tell he was pretty juiced up," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He's lived up to exactly what everybody's talked about."

He was also crafty with the bat. Harvey doubled over the head of center fielder Gerardo Parra in the second and bounced a single up the middle in the fourth.

Wade Miley (11-6) gave up nine hits and three runs over 5 1/3 frames for Arizona, which had just four hits and lost its second in a row following a five-game winning streak.

Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy singled before Hairston cranked a one-out double over the head of Upton in right field to give the Mets a 2-0 lead in the opening inning.

Arizona put two runners in scoring position in the third. Goldschmidt came up with two outs and ran the count full, but was called out after Harvey painted the outside corner.

"He had good life on his fastball and spotted the ball well," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said of Harvey. "We needed to hang in there, which we did. We had our opportunities, which we weren't able to capitalize on."

Andres Torres tripled in the fourth and scored on Johnson's sacrifice fly to right-center. Parra's strong throw to the plate was a tad late.

Josh Edgin entered to relieve Harvey in the sixth with two men on base, but he retired the next two hitters to escape trouble.

Upton's sac fly to right plated Jason Kubel in the eighth. With Goldschmidt on second, Tim Byrdak was summoned from the bullpen and hit Miguel Montero with a pitch before fanning pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay to cap the inning.

Bobby Parnell walked a pair of batters in the ninth, but had three strikeouts, including freezing Kubel to end the game. Parnell recorded his third save of the year.

Game Notes

Harvey became the first player in modern baseball history (since 1900) to strike out 10 or more and get two hits in his MLB debut, according to the Elias Sports Bureau...Prior to Thursday, the Mets had allowed at least four runs in each of their last 13 games, the second-longest such streak in franchise history...Arizona, which left 11 men on base, had won its previous six home games against the Mets.

Box Score:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Preview: Game 99 - Mets at D-Backs - Harvey's Debut

New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 0 0-0 0.000.00-00.003/25--ND0.0000-00.00.00
W. Miley (L) 16 11-5 3.026.07-22.557/21HOUW7.0412-013.02.77

The New York Mets were initially reluctant to promote their first-round draft pick from two years ago, but desperation is setting in.

The free-falling Mets are calling up highly touted Matt Harvey, hoping that in his major league debut the right-hander can help the team to its first victory in seven contests Thursday night in the opener of a four-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

New York (47-51) arrives in Arizona to open a season-high 11-game road trip after losing 5-2 to Washington on Wednesday to cap an 0-6 homestand. The Mets, who last dropped seven in a row overall in April 2011, have lost 12 of 13 to fall seven games out in the NL wild-card race.

"Losing is one thing," third baseman David Wright said. "The way that we're going about it right now is unacceptable."

Wright finished the homestand 4 for 24 with eight strikeouts, and New York was outscored 13-5 from the seventh inning on in its last four.

"We're going to get through it," manager Terry Collins said. "You will see a different team in the next 10 days, the next two weeks."

They're likely going to have a different battery on Thursday with Harvey and catcher Rob Johnson being called up from Triple-A Buffalo.

The Mets have high expectations for Harvey, the seventh overall pick in the 2010 draft, and hope one day he'll become their staff ace. The 23-year-old Harvey, who went 7-5 with a 3.68 ERA in 20 starts for the Bisons, says he will try to keep calm and not attempt to be a savior for New York.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Recap : Game 99 - Mets at Marlins - David Wright goes 2-5 in return

Final Score: New York 7, Florida 6

For the second time this week the New York Mets got a key component of their team back, and for the second time that translated into a win.

Third baseman David Wright returned to play for the first time in over two months and went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored as the Mets took a 7-6 win over the Florida Marlins in the opener of a three-game series.

Wright had been on the disabled list since May 16 with a stress fracture in his lower back.

"I've missed everything about being out there," said Wright. The camaraderie, the guys in the dugout, being up by one in the ninth inning and sweating it out. I had fun out there tonight and it's good to be out there."

Tuesday saw shortstop Jose Reyes return to the team after a stint on the DL with a strained left hamstring and he guided the team to a win over St. Louis.

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored for New York, which has won three of its last four to move a game over .500. Bobby Parnell (3-1) got the win as he worked 1 1/3 innings and gave up an unearned run.

Emilio Bonifacio went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored and extended his hitting streak to 21 games. Gaby Sanchez and Mike Stanton each hit solo home runs for the Marlins, who have lost four straight. Edward Mujica (8-3) was handed the loss as he gave up two runs over 1 1/3 innings.

"We did a bunch of things out there, stealing bases, move runners, hit-and- run, took some chances and it paid off," said Florida manager Jack McKeon. "But, once again, it came down to pitching and we weren't able to hold them."

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Marlins - Game 99 - Wright Back!

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Murphy-1B
  6. Pagan-CF
  7. Duda-LF
  8. Paulino-C
  9. Pelfrey-P
Game Notes:

Mets Welcome back David Wright in the cleanup spot. Carlos Beltran will be in the 3 hole with Murphy dropping to the 5th spot in the order..Dip-ity  Duda will pay left and bat 7th in place of  Jason Bay who is still being bothered by his hamstring. Paulino will do the catching for Big Pelfrey , who might be auditioning for a spot on another teams roster (Praying)..

    Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 99 - Mets at Marlins - Welcome Back D-Wright!

    New York Mets (49-49) at Florida Marlins (47-52), 7:10 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Mike Pelfrey (5-9, 4.67) Florida - Chris Volstad (5-8, 5.59)

    The New York Mets should have third baseman David Wright back in the lineup this evening when they open a three-game series against the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium.

    Wright hasn't played since May 15 because of a stress fracture in his lower back. He had been hitting just .226 at the time of the injury, but was 10- for-21 in a six-game rehabilitation stint for Single-A St. Lucie.

    "I talked to David the other night, I told him when he walks in the clubhouse, his presence will be felt, no doubt about it," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "To have an All-Star caliber player return to your club is going to be a big lift, and I think you'll see our team respond to it."

    The Mets should also have outfielder Jason Bay tonight. Bay, who is hitting .232 with six homers and 29 RBI, has missed a week with a tight hamstring.

    New York heads to Florida tonight after taking two of three from the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets, though, were denied a sweep in Thursday's finale, falling 6-2 at Citi Field.

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