Showing posts with label Mets at Angels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mets at Angels. Show all posts

Monday, April 14, 2014

Recap: Game 12 - Mets (2) at Angels (14) - Mets Give Up 5 HR's to Angels


New York

Los Angeles

W: C. Wilson (2-1) L: B. Colon (1-2)
HR: NYM - None   LAA - M. Trout (4),A. Pujols (3),R. Ibanez (3),H. Conger (1),I. Stewart (1)


Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez connected on back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first inning to spark the LA Angels of Anaheim to a 14-2 blowout victory over the New York Mets in the rubber match of a three-game interleague series.

Hank Conger tacked on a two-run blast in the home run barrage against Bartolo Colon (1-2), who surrendered four of the Angels' five round-trippers and was tagged for nine runs on 11 hits over just five innings.

C.J. Wilson (2-1) was much more effective on the hill, striking out nine over seven frames and limiting New York to two runs on six hits and three walks.

All nine hitters in Los Angeles' starting lineup recorded a hit and scored at least one run. Ian Stewart homered and drove in three, while Trout and J.B. Shuck each finished with three hits and an RBI.

David Wright singled in a run in the first inning and Juan Lagares scored in the fifth on Eric Young's double-play ball to account for New York's offense.

The first two games of this series went extra innings, but Sunday's meeting was all Angels from start to finish -- beginning with a four-spot in the first frame.

Trout hit a payoff pitch deep to straightaway center for his fourth home run of the season, Pujols launched one into the left-field seats and Ibanez cranked a 2-1 fastball deep to right for his second homer in as many games.

It was the first time the Angels hit three consecutive homers since July 27, 2009, and Kole Calhoun nearly made it four in a row with a shot to right- center. The ball hit off the wall for a double, though, and Calhoun came around on Stewart's two-out two-bagger for a 4-1 cushion.

The first five hitters in the home fourth reached base and three came around to score, as Erick Aybar tripled in a pair and trotted home on Shuck's base hit.

Conger took Colon deep in the fifth for a 9-2 advantage, and Scott Rice yielded a pair of runs in the sixth when he loaded the bases, issued a free pass to Ibanez and uncorked a wild pitch that brought in Trout.

Another wild pitch, this one from John Lannan, allowed Calhoun to score in the eighth, and Stewart's two-run homer later in the frame accounted for the final margin.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Angels - Game 12

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Angels - Game 12

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Josh Satin, 1b
  5. Curtis Granderson, rf
  6. Andrew Brown, dh
  7. Juan Lagares, cf
  8. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  9. Ruben Tejada, ss
Pitching - Bartolo Colon, rhp

Preview: Game 12 - New York Mets (5-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-6) - Colon (1-1) vs Wilson (1-1)

Preview: Game 12
New York Mets (5-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-6)
Pitching Probables - RHP Bartolo Colon (1-1 - 2.01 ERA) vs LHP C.J. Wilson (1-1 - 4.61 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - 3:35PM


The New York Mets look to take the rubber game of the 3 game set from the Angels and it would mark their third straight series win. The Mets also have not seen the .500 mark all season, same goes for the Angels.  The Mets will have to face LHP C.J. Wilson to accomplish that. Only five current Mets have faced him and they only are batting a career .139 off him. Curtis Granderson has 16 AB's vs Wilson and batting .188 vs him. The Mets will have to use Andrew Brown (prob DH) and Josh Satin (1B)  to counter the odds. Career against Wilson, Right hand hitters are batting .252 and lefties are batting .192 off him. Wilson won the last time out (9-1) vs the Astros on the April 7th, he went 8 innings, gave up 4 hits, and 7 K's . He threw 120 pitchers, 71 for strikes.

The Mets will send veteran RHP Bartolo Colon to the hill,  who seems to be a strike throwing machine these days.. His last game he won (4-0) and he threw 101 pitches, 70 for strikes. He also went 7 innings, gave up 6 hits, no runs, and K'd 5. In two starts, he has pitched 211 pitches and 145 of them were for strikes.  That's 69%... Colon knows the Angels far too well. In his career he is 12-6 with a 3.16 ERA vs the Angels. That is over 23 starts. This Group of Angels have had some success against Bartolo. The collectively bat .267 with 4 HR's and 17 RBIs. Mike Trout has two career HR's vs Colon.  Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez have one HR each off Colon in their careers.  Back to Trout, he owns Colon batting .500 (not a misprint) 7 for 14 off him.

It's going to interesting if Bartolo Colon can baffle the Angels or Blunder in Anaheim. Should be a high scoring affair, but maybe not?.... LGM!

My Gut Mets Predicted lineup:

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B 
  4. Andrew Brown - DH
  5. Curtis Granderson - RF 
  6. Josh Satin - 1B
  7. Juan Lagares - CF
  8. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  9. Ruben Tejada - SS

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Happy Recap: Game 11 - Mets (7) at Angels (6) (13th Inning) - Mets Lose Lead in 9th, But Still Gain Win in 13th


New York

Los Angeles

W: J. Lannan (1-0) L: M. Shoemaker (0-1)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (3),A. Recker (1)   LAA - C. Iannetta (1),C. Cowgill (1),R. Ibanez (2)


Anthony Recker's solo home run in the 13th inning sent the New York Mets past the LA Angels of Anaheim, 7-6, on Saturday.

Raul Ibanez forced extra innings for the second straight night with a three- run blast off Jose Valverde in the ninth, but the rest of the Mets' bullpen kept the Angels hitless over the final four innings.

John Lannan (1-0) retired the last six Angels hitters and earned the win a day after New York dropped the opener of this three-game interleague set, 5-4, in 11 innings.

Matt Shoemaker (0-1), who worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the 12th, stayed on the hill the next frame and grooved a high fastball to Recker that was tomahawked into the left-field seats for the game-deciding blast.

Omar Quintanilla's two-out, two-run single off Kevin Jepsen in the away ninth gave the Mets some breathing room at 6-3, and Valverde was on the verge of closing out the win after retiring retired Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick.

Valverde had David Freese in a 2-2 count, but Freese kept the inning alive with a base hit up the middle. Erick Aybar took a 3-1 pitch off the plate to set the stage for Ibanez, and the 41-year-old slugger crushed a middle-in fastball deep into the right-field seats to send the home fans into a frenzy.

Ibanez's homer wasted a quality start from Jon Niese, who lasted 7 1/3 innings and gave up six hits and three runs -- two on solo homers by Chris Iannetta and Collin Cowgill.

Recker also had a two-run single for the Mets, while Quintanilla had three of the club's 11 hits.

Jered Weaver was on cruise control after surrendering a solo home run to Lucas Duda in the second inning, but New York rallied against the right-hander with two outs in the seventh.

Duda singled to put runners on the corners with two outs, and Juan Lagares chased Weaver with an RBI single to left. Recker greeted Fernando Salas with a blooper to center that fell in front of a diving Mike Trout, and Duda and Lagares came across to give the Mets their first lead.

Weaver was charged with four runs despite allowing only three hits. He issued four walks and was on the verge of falling to 0-3 for the first time in his nine-year career before Ibanez turned his outing into a no-decision.

Niese gave up an RBI single to Pujols in the first inning and served up homers to Iannetta and Cowgill in the fifth and sixth, respectively. Cowgill found the rocks beyond the wall in left-center, while Cowgill, the Mets' starting center fielder on Opening Day last year, sent one into the left-field seats.

Mets Notes - The Mets have held a lead at some point in 10 of their 11 games this season ... Old Friend Collin Cowgill finished with two hits and two runs scored and threw a runner out at home from left field in the first inning ...

Recap - Source - Sportsnetwork

Box Score:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Preview: Game 11 - New York Mets (4-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-5) - Niese (0-1) vs Weaver (0-2)

Preview: Game 11
New York Mets (4-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-5)
Pitching Probables - Jon Niese (0-1) 3.18 ERA vs Jered Weaver (0-2) 6.00 ERA
TV - PIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - 9:05PM


The New York Mets (4-6) look to bounce back against the Anaheim Angels (5-5) Tonight. The Mets will be facing Jered Weaver who has been horrendous of late. Only 3 current Mets have faced him including Curtis Granderson, who is batting .370 (27 AB's) Off Weaver with 5 HR's.  Weaver has been proned to the long ball giving up 4 this season already.

The Mets will counter with Jon Niese, who has pitched well after having a disturbing spring training.  First time out, Hard luck loser Niese pitched 5.2 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, while striking out 4. Jon has faced the Angels before, he is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA vs Anaheim. The current team that has faced him are batting collectively .208 vs Niese with 2 HR's (Albert Pujols / Raul Ibanez). Niese also has struck out 11 of them as well.

Lets see if the Mets can hammer some long balls off Weaver and hopefully Niese can keep improving on what he has done already, LGM!

Batter Pitcher Splits:

Recap: Game 10 - Mets (4) at Angels (5) - Familia Hits Conger to Force in Run in 11th


New York

Los Angeles

W: M. Kohn (1-0) L: J. Familia (0-2)
HR: NYM - T. d´Arnaud (1)   LAA - M. Trout (3),J. Shuck (1)


Video: Link - With the bases loaded in the 11th inning, Hank Conger took a Jeurys Familia fastball off his right rib cage to force in Raul Ibanez and give the Angels a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets.

Ibanez opened the deciding frame with a single to right and moved to second when Familia (0-2), in his third inning of relief, uncorked a wild pitch.

Ibanez alertly advanced to third ahead of David Freese's slow-rolling groundout to short, and a pair of intentional walks set the stage for Conger.

The Angels, who stranded 14 runners over the first 10 innings, received a solo homer from Mike Trout and a tying two-run blast from J.B. Shuck in the sixth.

Angels relievers retired the final 12 New York hitters, with Michael Kohn (1-0) tossing a perfect 11th to earn the win.

Josh Satin recorded a two-run double and d'Arnaud had a solo homer for the Mets, who were coming off a series win in Atlanta.

Both starters gave up four runs in their outings, with Tyler Skaggs giving up nine hits over seven innings for the Angels and Dillon Gee yielding six hits and four walks before being pulled with two outs in the sixth.

Eric Young and Daniel Murphy each singled to start the game, and the Mets only got one run out of it when David Wright bounced into a double play.

Trout hammered one over the wall in left-center in the bottom half, and d'Arnaud hit one to roughly the same spot to open the third.

Chris Iannetta's two-out, RBI single in the second had given the Angels the lead, and Satin put the Mets in front in the fourth when he found the gap in left to bring home Andrew Brown and Curtis Granderson.

Gee was cruising along until issuing a walk to Howie Kendrick in the sixth, then he caught too much of the plate on an inside fastball to Shuck, who turned on it and found the seats just inside the right-field foul pole.

Albert Pujols grounded out harmlessly to third to leave the bases loaded in the home eighth, and left two on in the 10th with a chopper back to the mound.

Box Score:
Eric Young LF511000002.222
Daniel Murphy 2B502000000.333
David Wright 3B501010000.231
Andrew Brown DH311000000.167
  Lucas Duda PH-DH200000002.200
Curtis Granderson RF511010001.135
Josh Satin 1B301210001.125
  Ike Davis 1B100000000.286
Juan Lagares CF401000001.297
Travis d`Arnaud C411100101.129
Ruben Tejada SS401000001.212
Kole Calhoun RF401000020.200
Mike Trout CF512100112.275
Albert Pujols 1B501000010.244
Raul Ibanez DH511000012.194
David Freese 3B600000002.147
Howie Kendrick 2B422010021.275
J.B. Shuck LF511200110.200
Chris Iannetta C201100021.111
  Collin Cowgill PR000000000.250
  Hank Conger C100100000.333
Erick Aybar SS502000000.212

LOB_NY Mets 4, LA Angels 17. 2B_D.Wright, C.Granderson, J.Satin, H.Kendrick. HR_T.d'Arnaud (1) off T.Skaggs, M.Trout (3) off D.Gee, J.Shuck (1) off D.Gee. CS_J.Lagares. GIDP_D.Wright. DP_LA Angels 1 (D.Freese, H.Kendrick and A.Pujols).

Dillon Gee5.2644452100-595.03
Carlos Torres1.110013024-141.69
Gonzalez Germen0.200010010-51.50
Scott Rice0.01000002-118.00
Kyle Farnsworth0.10001008-41.59
Jeurys Familia (L 0-2)2.131130051-286.35
Tyler Skaggs7.094404189-582.40
Joe Smith1.010001021-140.00
Ernesto Frieri1.000002014-114.50
Fernando Salas1.000001014-105.06
Michael Kohn (W 1-0)1.000001010-73.86

S.Rice pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB_off J.Familia 2 (H.Kendrick,J.Shuck). 
HBP_by J.Familia (H.Conger). 
WP_J.Familia, J.Smith.
T_3:54. A_42871.
Umpires_Home,Manny Gonzalez; First, Sean Barber; Second, Toby Basner; Third, Fieldin Culbreth.
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