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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Recap: Game 159 - Phillies at Mets - Roy Halladay holds off Mets Sweep, Breaks Phillies 8 Game Losing Streak

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: R. Halladay (19-6) L: M. Pelfrey (7-13)
HR: PHI - H. Pence (21)   NYM - R. Paulino (2)

The Philadelphia Phillies got back to looking like potential National League pennant winners on Sunday, as they pounded out 19 hits and took out some frustration on the New York Mets, beating them 9-4 to avoid being swept in a three-game series.

The victory snaps the Phillies season-high eight-game losing streak,

Hunter Pence belted a two-run homer and a triple among his three hits, Jimmy Rollins had three hits and Carlos Ruiz went 4-for-4 with two RBI for the National League East champions.

NL Cy Young candidate Roy Halladay (19-6) tossed six scoreless innings and gave up only four hits.

Ronny Paulino smacked a home run, Jason Pridie had three hits and Justin Turner chipped in with an RBI double for the Mets, who had their three-game winning streak halted.

Mike Pelfrey (7-13) was hammered in three innings of work, giving up nine runs on five hits.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Recap: Game 149 - Nationals at Mets - Pelfrey Hard Luck Loser

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: B. Peacock (1-0) L: M. Pelfrey (7-12)
S: D. Storen (37)
HR: WAS - None   NYM - None

Michael Morse and Jayson Werth each knocked in a run to back five scoreless innings by Brad Peacock as the Nationals took a 2-0 victory over the Mets in the third test of a four-game set.

Peacock (1-0) allowed two hits and three walks in his first career start. He pitched 1 1/3 innings out of the bullpen on September 6 for his only other major league appearance.

Chris Marrero went 2-for-4 and was the only player in the game to record multiple hits in Washington's fifth win in its last six games, including four straight.

Mike Pelfrey (7-12) allowed two unearned runs on six hits and two walks while fanning six through seven innings.

Justin Turner's pinch-hit double in the seventh inning was the Mets' only extra-base hit as they dropped their fifth straight game and the seventh in their last eight games.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Recap: Game 147 - Nationals at Mets - Nats sneak past Mets

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: T. Coffey (5-1) L: R. Dickey (8-12)
S: D. Storen (35)
HR: WAS - None   NYM - None

Steve Lombardozzi singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, sending the Nationals past the Mets, 3-2, in the opener of a four-game series.

Wilson Ramos went 2-for-4 and drove in a run for Washington, which has won three of its last four.

R.A. Dickey (8-12) yielded three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits in the loss, New York's third straight. The knuckleballer fanned seven in as many innings.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Recap: Game 133 - Marlins at Mets - Vazquez, Marlins Shut Out Mets

Final Score: Florida 6, New York 0

Javier Vazquez whiffed Lucas Duda to pick up his 2,500th career strikeout and end the sixth inning. Then he helped the Marlins put together the winning rally.

The pitcher's bunt single was part of a five-run seventh inning Florida used to beat the Mets, 6-0, at Citi Field.

Vazquez (8-11) threw seven scoreless innings, allowing only three hits and a walk to pick up his first victory since July 27. He needed six strikeouts to become only the 30th pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone, and got it when he punched out Duda with a low changeup.

Logan Morrison hit a two-run single for Florida, which was swept by the Mets in Monday's doubleheader.

Mets starter Mike Pelfrey (7-11) held the Marlins off the scoreboard for six innings, but couldn't get an out in the seventh and was charged with four runs.

New York managed only six hits as its four-game win streak came to an end.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Recap: Game 128 - Mets at Phillies - Phillies hammer Niese

Final Score: Philadelphia 9, New York 4

Home runs by Shane Victorino and John Mayberry, Jr. in the third inning got the Phillies started, but they were hardly finished and rolled to a 9-4 victory over the Mets.

Philadelphia got another good start from rookie Vance Worley, who escaped two early jams with strikeouts. Worley (9-1) went on to post a career-high nine while giving up just one run in seven innings, and also drove in a run.

"We had Worley on the ropes the first two innings," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "Let good pitchers off the hook early, they'll beat you."

The Phillies have won each of his last 12 starts, the longest stretch for the team this season and the longest for any MLB rookie since 1986, when Texas won 12 consecutive starts by Bobby Witt.

Philadelphia won his outing Tuesday thanks to several bursts of offense. After Victorino's solo blast and Mayberry's three-run shot, the home team added one run in the fourth and four in the fifth.

As the runs piled up for the Phillies, the miscues piled up for the Mets. A few times, the two coincided -- like in the fifth inning, when Mets center fielder Angel Pagan misjudged a fly ball by Victorino, having it fly over his head for a two-run triple.

That's just how things are going for the Phillies and Mets these days. NL East-leading Philadelphia has outscored New York 19-4 in the first two games of this set, and has won each of the four series so far this season. Meanwhile, the Mets fell to 2-11 in their last 13 games.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Recap: Game 125 - Brewers at Mets - Mets fight back against K-Rod, only to lose it

Final Score: Milwaukee 11, New York 9

Casey McGehee's two-run single in the ninth capped a four-run Milwaukee rally to help the club take an 11-9 win over the New York Mets in a seesaw affair at Citi Field.

Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer and drove in four while Ryan Braun and Yuniesky Betancourt both hit a two-run home run for the Brewers, who have won the first two games of this three-game set despite blowing a six-run lead on Saturday.

Francisco Rodriguez (5-2), who Milwaukee acquired in a trade with New York last month, got the win in his first appearance against his former team despite allowing the Mets to go ahead in the eighth with a three-run frame.

Milwaukee now leads St. Louis by 8 1/2 games for first place in the NL Central, the largest division lead for the club in team history.

Also, thanks to a 21-3 run since losing consecutive games on July 23-24, the Brewers stand at 75-52 and are 23 games over .500 for the first time since holding an 80-57 mark on September 1, 2008.

Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, Lucas Duda added a two-run pinch-hit double and Ruben Tejada doubled twice and scored twice for the Mets, who have dropped eight of their last 10.

The Brewers had blown a six-run lead between the seventh and eighth innings, but began their rally in the ninth off of Jason Isringhausen (3-3), who didn't retire any of the four batters he faced and was pulled after issuing a bases- loaded walk to Mark Kotsay.

Manny Acosta then took the mound and quickly induced a short fly-out to right field from Braun then had Fielder down in the count, but the burly slugger was able to dig out a low pitch and punch a single to right to tie the game. McGehee then plated two runs with a single to right.

John Axford had no trouble in the ninth as he set down the Mets in order for his 37th save of the season.

Recap: Game 124 - Brewers at Mets - Mets can't win at home

Final Score: Milwaukee 6, New York 1

Shaun Marcum hurled seven strong innings and the Brewers offense knocked around the Mets pitching to open a three-game series with a 6-1 victory.

Marcum (11-3) allowed one run on six hits and a walk for Milwaukee, which bounced back from a 5-1 loss to the Dodgers to win for the seventh time in eight games.

Casey McGehee went 3-for-4 with two RBI, while Prince Fielder had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in a pair for the victors.

Fielder and Mets reliever Tim Byrdak sparked a benches-clearing incident after Fielder grounded out to end the eighth inning, but both players said it was nothing and no punches were thrown.

Byrdak heard Fielder say something he thought was directed at him, and the players jawed at one another.

"It was blown out of proportion," Byrdak said later.

Fielder agreed, saying: "I don't have any problem with him. I just wanted to make sure we were on the same page."

Mike Pelfrey (6-10) took the loss after yielding four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits and four walks in a five-inning start.

The Mets were coming off a series win at San Diego and were welcomed back to Citi Field by storm that resulted in a two-hour, 46-minute delay.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, who turned 55 on Friday, was impressed with what Marcum did after the rain delay.

"I thought he threw really well," said Roenicke. "At the beginning I didn't see the velocity in his fastball. His changeup was great, his breaking ball was really good and then his velocity picked up. I thought he looked really good the last five, six innings."

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Late Recap: Game 122 - Mets at Padres - Cory Luebke holds down Mets

Final Score: San Diego 6, New York 1

Cameron Maybin hit a solo homer and Orlando Hudson drove in two runs to back six solid innings from Cory Luebke, as the San Diego Padres handled the New York Mets, 6-1, in the second test of a three-game series.

Nick Hundley, Alberto Gonzalez and Aaron Cunningham each knocked in a run for the Padres, who had lost three of four coming into Tuesday's game.

"Some guys are being given an opportunity to play and get more at-bats. They're taking advantage of that," Padres manager Bud Black said.

Luebke (5-6) gave up one run on three hits to pick up the win. He struck out five and walked three. Chad Qualls, Luke Gregerson and Erik Hamren each tossed a scoreless inning of relief.

Ruben Tejada had two hits and an RBI for the Mets, who were unable to build off Monday's 5-4, 10-inning victory.

Jonathon Niese (11-10) allowed three runs on 10 hits over six innings to take the loss.

"They hit them where we weren't," Niese explained.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Recap : Game 118 - Mets at Diamondbacks - Ransom's 2B the difference

Final Score: Diamondbacks 4, Mets 3

Ian Kennedy tossed seven strong innings and Cody Ransom had a two-run double as the Arizona Diamondbacks edged the New York Mets, 4-3, to open a three-game series.

Kennedy (15-3) extended his career-best winning streak to seven games by allowing one run on six hits and three walks.

Justin Upton had a solo home run in the win, which extended Arizona's lead over the San Francisco Giants in the NL West to two games.

J.J. Putz allowed a run in the ninth, but held on to record his 28th save of the year.

Dillon Gee (10-4) allowed four runs on five hits and a walk in five innings to take the loss.

"I made a couple of mistakes early in the game that really cost me, but really I felt pretty good," said Gee. "Especially the last four innings I was feeling pretty good and hopefully this is something I can take into my next start."

Jason Bay had three hits, an RBI and a run scored in the Mets' third straight defeat.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Recap : Game 100 - Mets at Marlins - Gaby Sanchez Hits 2 HR , Mets Lose

Final Score: Florida 8, New York 5

Gaby Sanchez hit a pair of two-run home runs as the Florida Marlins took down the New York Mets, 8-5, in the second of a three-game set.

Omar Infante went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored while Logan Morrison added a solo shot for the Marlins, who snapped a four-game slide.

Florida third baseman Emilio Bonifacio extended his hitting streak to 22 games thanks to a 2-for-4 night that saw him score twice.

Clay Hensley was pulled after five innings as he gave up two runs on four hits with four walks. Burke Badenhop (2-1) got the win despite giving up a run and three hits over 1 2/3 innings.

Jose Reyes went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three runs scored while David Wright drove in two for the Mets, who had won three of four coming into the game. Both players had come off stints on the disabled list earlier in the week.

Chris Capuano (8-10) was strong through five innings, but saw things come apart in the sixth as he gave up four runs in the frame. He finished the inning, but left after that and was charged with all four runs and six hits with three walks and six strikeouts.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Recap: Game 92 - Phillies at Mets - Mayberry knocks in five

Final Score: Philadelphia 7, New York 2

John Mayberry finished 2-for-4 with a career- high five RBI as Philadelphia began the second half on a strong note with a 7-2 decision over the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Raul Ibanez homered, while Carlos Ruiz collected two hits and scored twice for the Phillies, who were coming off a series win over Atlanta prior to the All-Star break and have won seven of nine overall.

Recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Vance Worley (5-1) worked 5 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and one run. The lanky right-hander fanned four, walked four and drove in a run.

"We pressed him one time as far as pushing him to seven innings," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "It's just a matter of time that you'll be seeing him go deep in the game. He has that kind of talent."

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.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Recap : Game 81 - Mets at Tigers - Verlander Stops the Tigers Bleeding

Final Score: Detroit 5, NY Mets 2

Justin Verlander and the Tigers stymied the red-hot Mets, beating them 5-2 to avoid a three-game sweep.

Andy Dirks went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored and Austin Jackson added an RBI for the Tigers, who have won five of their last eight.

Verlander (11-3) pitched seven strong innings, giving up one run on seven hits while fanning six.

Daniel Murphy and Carlos Beltran hit solo homers, and Jose Reyes went 2-for-3 for the Mets, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Mike Pelfrey (4-7) was tagged with the loss, surrendering five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits in just 4 2/3 innings.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Recap : Game 76 - Mets at Rangers - Pelfrey gets roughed up in Texas

Final Score: Texas 8, NY Mets 1

Matt Harrison threw seven strong innings Friday, and Adrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers offense did the rest in an 8-1 victory over the New York Mets.

Harrison (6-6) snapped a two-decision losing streak, giving up one run on seven hits and a walk while striking out four.

Beltre hit a two-run homer to cap a three-run first inning and added a pair of doubles for the Rangers, who have won five of their last seven games. Michael Young and Josh Hamilton also hit two-run homers in the victory.

"I think that right now we are a better team than we were a few weeks ago," said Young. "We're a better team then we were a month ago and if we can keep that up we'll be in the hunt."

Ruben Tejada hit an RBI single in the fifth inning for New York, which started a six-game road trip against the AL with its fifth loss in eight games.

Before the game started, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki took the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch 12 days after leading Dallas to its first-ever NBA title and winning the Finals MVP award.

Nowitzki, sporting a Rangers hat and jersey, and still wearing a small splint on his injured left middle finger, worked from the stretch and gunned a pitch that nearly sailed over the catcher.

He pulled his right sleeve up and flexed his biceps as he walked off the mound, waving to the receptive crowd.

It was, perhaps, a bit of good luck for the Rangers.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Recap : Game 73 - A's at Mets - Dillon Gee's Streak Ends

Final Score: Oakland 7, NY Mets 3

Dillon Gee won his first seven decisions this season and allowed a total of one run over his last three starts. Six walks did in the rookie on Tuesday.

Conor Jackson knocked in two runs and Jemile Weeks scored three times, as the Athletics handed a wild Gee his first loss of the season in a 7-3 triumph over the New York Mets.

Cliff Pennington had an RBI and scored twice in Oakland's sixth straight victory, its longest winning streak since taking seven in a row, September 14-20, 2009. Ryan Sweeney had four hits, including and RBI single.

Gee (7-1) suffered his first defeat in 13 games (11 starts) in 2011 and lasted just four innings, allowing three hits and four runs. The right-hander's seven straight winning decisions equaled the club record for rookies, but he threw more than half of his pitches (45-of-87) for balls in New York's fourth loss in five games.

"That's certainly not the guy we know," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "This is a game of adjustments. You have to adjust every day, every night, every inning, and I don't think we made any adjustments tonight. The sinker wasn't working, it was off the plate, whatever it was. You have to adjust. If that means you have to throw it down the middle, then you have to throw it down the middle."

Josh Outman (3-1) gave up four hits and one earned run over six innings for the Athletics, whose winning streak follows a stretch where they lost 13 of 14 and fired manager Bob Geren.

"We think some things are going to start going our way and they have," Outman said. "We're getting some hits falling here and there we weren't getting before. I think Gee threw a better game than he got credit for. It's nice to come out and beat a guy who has had a great season thus far."

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Recap : Game 72 - Angels at Mets - Niese get pounded

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 7, NY Mets 3

Fueled by a three-run triple by Erick Aybar and seven scoreless innings from Tyler Chatwood, the Angels controlled the Mets for a 7-3 victory in the rubber match of their three-game series.

Chatwood (4-4) allowed four hits and walked four, but kept New York off the scoreboard and snapped a two-start losing streak thanks to his team's potent offense.

Vernon Wells went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, while Jeff Mathis added a solo shot. Chatwood also singled in the sixth for his first career hit.

The Angels used the efforts to improve to 4-2 on their road trip, which continues with a three-game set against the Marlins starting Monday.

The Mets lost for the third time in four games after starter Jon Niese (6-6) gave up five runs -- four earned -- in four-plus innings.

Wells hit an RBI single in the first inning, and the Angels took control in the second with a two-out rally.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Recap : Game 70 - Angels at Mets - Fall 2 Games Under .500

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, NY Mets 3

It took more than a month, but Joel Pineiro finally picked up career win No. 100.

Peter Bourjos doubled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and made a spectacular catch against the fence in the bottom of the frame, helping the Angels hold on for a 4-3 win over the New York Mets.

Pineiro (3-3) threw 6 1/3 innings, and allowed six hits and two runs. The right-hander had been 0-3 over his previous six starts, but he moved to 4-0 lifetime in seven appearances against the Mets.

Jordan Walden walked two batters in the bottom of the ninth, but came back to strike out Carlos Beltran, Daniel Murphy and Angel Pagan in order to finish the game and pick up his 16th save of the year.

The Angels, who had 10 hits, are 3-1 on a current 12-game road trip.

"We definitely got some clutch hits tonight and that was good to see," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "It's been missing in a lot of our baseball so far this season."

Chris Capuano (5-7) gave up eight hits and three runs -- two earned -- over six innings to absorb the loss. He had won his previous two starts.

"He didn't have his best stuff, it was quite obvious," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He got a lot of balls up, even his change-up wasn't that good."

Coming off a walk-off balk loss at Atlanta on Thursday, the Mets looked to erase the misfortune but couldn't rally against a team that has the best road interleague record all-time (71-54). New York went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 66 - Mets at Pirates

Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, New York 1

Neil Walker had two runs batted in to help back seven shutout innings from Paul Maholm, as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Mets, 3-1, in the finale of a four-game set at PNC Park.

Brandon Wood added a solo homer for Pittsburgh, which earned a split of the series.

Maholm (3-7) was sensational, scattering three hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. Joel Hanrahan worked a perfect ninth inning to record his 17th save of the season.

Jose Reyes hit a sacrifice fly to account for the lone run for the Mets, who have split their last six games.

Mike Pelfrey (3-5) turned in a quality start, working seven solid innings. The righty gave up two runs on four hits and struck out six without issuing a walk.

Pittsburgh scored a run in the first to grab the early edge. Consecutive singles by Jose Tabata and Xavier Paul put runners on the corners with nobody out before Walker lined an RBI base hit to center.

The Mets stranded a pair of runners in the second and had another threat turned aside in the fifth.

Wood led off the home fifth with a shot into the left-field seats to make it a 2-0 game.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Unhappy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 57 - Braves at Mets

Final Score: Atlanta 6, New York 3

Eric Hinske's solo, tie-breaking home run off Francisco Rodriguez with one out in the ninth inning boosted Atlanta to a 6-3 win over the New York Mets.

Hinske came into the game as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning after center fielder Jordan Schafer was forced to leave after bunting a ball off his face.

Freddie Freeman added a two-run double to cap the ninth inning uprising, as the Braves topped the Mets for the 10th time in the last 12 meetings. Chipper Jones hit a solo homer in the victory.

After pinch-hitter Matt Young flied out to start the ninth, Hinske lifted a first pitch toward right-center field, although the ball carried toward right in the wind and went just over the glove of a leaping Carlos Beltran and into the first row of seats beyond the wall.

Martin Prado doubled, and Brian McCann was intentionally walked with two down before Freeman doubled off Rodriguez (1-2) to the left-center field gap to provide a three-run margin. Freeman was thrown out trying to advance to third on the play.

The Mets, who held a 3-1 lead going to the eighth inning, lost for the third time in four games. Jose Reyes committed a critical error in the eighth, which allowed the tying run to score.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 51 - Phillies at Mets

Final Score: Philadelphia 5, New York 2

Ryan Howard's two-run double in the eighth proved to be the deciding factor as the Philadelphia Phillies took a 5-2 win over the New York Mets in the second of a three-game set from Citi Field.

Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored while Domonic Brown added two hits and a run scored for the Phillies, who have won four straight.

Cole Hamels (7-2) snapped a five-game losing streak to the Mets as he gave up two runs and seven hits with 10 strikeouts and retired the final 11 batters he faced over a seven-inning performance. He moved to 4-0 on the road this season.

Jose Reyes had two hits, a pair of stolen bases and two runs scored while Justin Turner and Jason Bay each drove in a run for the Mets, who have dropped three straight and six of seven.

Mike Pelfrey was solid in the start as he yielded just two runs on four hits with a pair of walks and six strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings, but for the second night in a row the Mets' bullpen blew the game.

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