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

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Recap: Game 85 - Mets (1) at Braves (3) - Mets Get Swept in Atlanta



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W: J. Teheran (8-5) L: J. deGrom (1-5) S: J. Walden (3)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - None

Recap:

Julio Teheran's seven strong innings set the tone for the Atlanta Braves' seventh consecutive victory, a 3-1 decision over the New York Mets that completed a three-game series sweep.

Teheran (8-5) yielded just one run on four hits and three walks in another impressive outing for the right-hander, who lowered his 2014 ERA to 2.29 while extending Atlanta's season-best win streak.

Chris Johnson supplied the offense for Atlanta, knocking in all three runs with a bases-loaded double off Jacob deGrom in the first inning and finishing 2-for-4.

DeGrom (1-5) settled down after his rough beginning to fan eight over five innings, but received little offensive support in New York's fourth straight loss.

While Teheran set down nine straight Mets during a very sharp opening three innings, Atlanta's first three hitters all reached base against deGrom. B.J. Upton began the bottom of the first with a single, with Andrelton Simmons and Freddie Freeman then drawing walks to quickly load the bases.

DeGrom briefly rebounded to record back-to-back outs and keep the game scoreless, but Johnson hit a hard smash that New York third baseman Eric Campbell couldn't handle and the ball caromed into the left-field corner as all three runners crossed the plate.

The Mets finally got to Teheran in the fourth. Eric Young singled before reaching third on a stolen base and a wild pitch before Curtis Granderson lifted a sac fly to left that cut the lead to 3-1.

Young reached on another leadoff single in the sixth, but Teheran picked him off first to help maintain Atlanta's two-run cushion. New York put two more runners aboard during the inning, though Campbell struck out swinging to end the Mets' best remaining scoring threat of the night.

Anthony Varvaro allowed one hit in the eighth after taking over for Teheran, while Jordan Walden struck out two during a 1-2-3 ninth to notch the save and lengthen the Braves' unbeaten run.

Game Notes

Teheran has now produced a quality start in 16 of his 18 trips to the mound this season ... Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada had a 10-game hit streak end after going 0-for-3 ... Upton extended his hitting streak to nine games ... DeGrom fell to 0-5 in seven starts at night ... The Braves finished 1-of-10 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Wednesday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 85


Wednesday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 85

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

Preview: Game 85 - Mets at Braves - deGrom vs Teheran


Preview: Game 85
New York Mets (37-47) at Atlanta Braves (46-38)

Probable Pitchers:
Jacob deGrom (1-4, 3.62 ERA) vs Julio Teheran (7-5, 2.34 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 7:10 PM

Preview:

The Atlanta Braves (46-38) longest winning streak of the season began last week when Julio Teheran delivered his latest solid outing.

With Teheran facing the slumping New York Mets on Wednesday night, the Braves seem primed to extend their run to seven consecutive victories while dealing their NL East rivals a fourth straight defeat.

Teheran (7-5, 2.34 ERA) was terrific for the third straight start in Friday's 4-2 win over Philadelphia, giving up two runs -- one earned -- and striking out nine in seven innings to help Atlanta (46-38) begin its streak.

The right-hander has struck out 25 while walking two over 25 innings during a hot stretch in which he's gone 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA. He ranks among the NL's best in ERA and is making a case to be selected for this month's All-Star Game.

Teheran is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in three career starts against the Mets (37-47), who have lost six of seven after falling 5-4 Tuesday. Atlanta will be going for the sweep after tying its season high with three stolen bases that led to a pair of runs.

Catcher Christian Bethancourt registered his first career RBI with a second-inning single. Bethancourt started his second straight game and is expected to share time with Laird after Evan Gattis, hitting .290 and tied for the team lead with 16 homers, was placed on the disabled list earlier Tuesday with a bulging disc in his back.

Freddie Freeman, who is hitting .411 in his last 14 against the Mets, tied the game with an RBI double in the third. The Braves went 3 for 7 with runners in scoring position.

The Mets are 1-5 on a trip that ends with this contest before they begin a 10-game homestand Friday that includes a four-game set with the Braves starting Monday.

Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy each hit a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss. Ruben Tejada is batting .351 during a 10-game hitting streak, improving his average 29 points to .247 in that stretch.

New York will look to end its skid with help from Jacob deGrom, who has been inconsistent since his call-up from Triple-A on May 15.

DeGrom (1-4, 3.62) had a 1.83 ERA through his first three starts, then posted a 6.75 mark in his next four. The rookie has been better over the last two, giving up five hits in seven innings of a 4-0 win over Miami for his first major league victory June 21 before allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2, 11-inning loss to Pittsburgh on Friday.

The right-hander will make his first career start against Atlanta, which has won four of the last five meetings.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Recap: Game 84 - Mets (4) at Braves (5) - Mets HR's not enough



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W: S. Simmons (1-0) L: D. Matsuzaka (3-3) S: C. Kimbrel (26)
HR: NYM - C. Granderson (12),D. Murphy (7)   ATL - None

Recap:

The Braves bullpen tossed 4 2/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit ball as Atlanta defeated the New York Mets, 5-4, in the middle test of a three-game set.

Mike Minor exited with one out in the fifth after he allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk. Shae Simmons (1-0) was credited with his first big-league win, spinning 1 2/3 innings in Atlanta's sixth straight win.

After Simmons departed, Luis Avilan blanked the Mets in the seventh and Jordan Walden tossed a scoreless eighth before Craig Kimbrel fired a 1-2-3 ninth for his 26th save of the year.

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the triumph.

Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy each smacked a two-run homer for the Mets, who have dropped six of their last seven tilts. Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3) yielded five runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings.

The game was tied 2-2 before the Braves pushed across three runs in the fourth to go ahead.

Chris Johnson worked a leadoff walk, moved to second on a Tommy La Stella groundout and scored on Minor's roller up the middle two batters later. B.J. Upton's single put runners on the corners, and after Upton stole second base during Simmons' at-bat, Simmons bounced one through the hole on the left side to bring home Minor and Upton for a 5-2 Braves advantage.

The Mets got a pair of runs back in the fifth. Ruben Tejada coaxed a one-out free pass and Murphy followed with his two-run shot into the seats in right- center.

New York, though, mustered just one hit the rest of the way -- a two-out Travis d'Arnaud base hit in the eighth.

Earlier, the Braves opened the scoring in the second on Christian Bethancourt's two-out RBI single, but New York brought home two in the third. Juan Lagares led off with a bunt single, advanced to second on Matsuzaka's sacrifice bunt and came home on Granderson's blast to right.

Freddie Freeman's RBI double in the home half knotted the game.

Game Notes

The Braves were 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position, while New York finished 1-for-4 and left seven men on base ... Granderson's homer was his 12th of the season.

Box Score:

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Preview: Game 84 - #Mets at Braves - Matsuzaka vs Minor


Preview: Game 84
New York Mets (37-46) at Atlanta Braves (45-38)

Probable Pitchers:
Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-2, 3.23 ERA) vs Mike Minor (2-5, 4.50 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM

Preview:

Evan Gattis is headed for the disabled list, but the Atlanta Braves might be on their way to their longest winning streak of the season.

The New York Mets (37-46) didn't look capable of stopping them in the opener of this three-game series.

The Braves attempt to capitalize on another meeting with the sputtering Mets as they aim for a sixth straight win Tuesday night.

In his first season as Atlanta's regular catcher, Gattis is hitting .290 while tying Justin Upton with a team-high 16 homers, but a bulging thoracic disk in his back has him slated to hit the disabled list Tuesday.

Gattis has been out of the lineup since Friday, but so far the Braves (45-38) have done just fine without him as rookie Christian Bethancourt and veteran Gerald Laird have filled in. Atlanta needed a little help to keep the streak going Monday, though, taking advantage of three New York errors in the eighth inning to score four runs and rally for a 5-3 win.

Freddie Freeman has a .423 average with 17 RBIs in his last 13 meetings with the Mets. The first baseman did plenty of damage without even getting a hit Monday, going 0 for 1 with three walks -- one with the bases loaded that scored Bethancourt -- and driving in another run on a sacrifice fly.

He's 2 for 4 with a double and a homer off Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-2, 3.23 ERA), who gets the ball for New York.

Mike Minor (2-5, 4.50) wouldn't mind seeing that type of production since he's 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in his last four starts. He allowed five runs in six innings of his latest, a 6-1 loss at Houston on Thursday, with the big blow coming on a three-run homer in the fifth -- the 11th Minor has allowed this season.

The left-hander has allowed 1.50 homers per nine innings this season -- 126th of 135 pitchers to make at least 10 starts.

Minor gave up three solo homers and one other run in six innings of a 4-3 home loss when he last faced the Mets on June 20, 2013.

New York has dropped five of six behind a 6.00 ERA from the rotation, and one of those suspect starts came from Matsuzaka.

The right-hander was hammered at Pittsburgh on Thursday, surrendering five runs, five hits and four walks while hitting a batter in six innings of a 5-2 loss.

Matsuzaka's only visit to Turner Field was even worse, as he gave up six runs in three innings of a 13-5 defeat Sept. 2. He's 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA in three career starts against the Braves.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 84


LGM!

Tuesday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - 84:

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

Recap: Game 83 - Mets (3) at Braves (5) - Mets Blunders in 8th Cost Game


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W: A. Varvaro (3-1) L: J. Familia (1-3) S: C. Kimbrel (25)
HR: NYM - C. Granderson (11)   ATL - None

Recap:

Freddie Freeman walked three times and finished with two RBI in the Atlanta Braves' 5-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday.

Alex Wood struck out seven and gave up three runs in six innings for the Braves, winners of a season-high fifth straight game following a four-game sweep in Philadelphia. Anthony Varvaro (3-1) recorded the win for a scoreless eighth and Craig Kimbrel tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to nail down his 25th save.

The Mets led 3-1 through seven innings but Atlanta's offense came alive in the bottom of the eighth against Jeurys Familia (1-3), who was plagued by three New York errors in the inning.

Justin Upton and Jason Heyward singled to start the frame before Familia fielded a comeback grounder to the mound from Chris Johnson and threw low to second base, allowing all three runners to reach safely with no outs.

Tommy La Stella then smacked a base hit up the middle and the normally sure- handed Juan Lagares fumbled the ball in center as the tying run came across.

The bases were loaded with two outs when Andrelton Simmons chopped one to third base. Eric Campbell jumped and appeared to have the ball in his glove, but it squirted free. He recovered quickly and fired to first, but not in time to record the out. Johnson crossed the plate on the play, giving the Braves a 4-3 lead and chasing Familia from the game.

Dana Eveland came on and walked Freeman to force in the final run.

Zack Wheeler yielded four hits in 6 1/3 innings for the Mets, allowing just a run despite walking five.

The Mets put a run across in each of the first three innings against Wood.

Curtis Granderson smacked the third pitch of the game over the wall in right center for a leadoff home run. Chris Young then opened the second with a single to right and scored two batters later on Travis d'Arnaud's two-bagger to the wall in center.

The Mets loaded the bases in the third on a pair of singles and a walk. Young drove a sacrifice fly to deep center, plating Daniel Murphy for a 3-0 lead.

B.J. Upton and Simmons hit consecutive singles to start the home fifth for Atlanta, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Freeman lifted a sac fly to left to put Atlanta on the board, but Wheeler got Justin Upton to ground into a double-play to limit the Braves to just the one run.

Game Notes

The Braves have won seven of eight ... The Mets have dropped five of six ... Mets third baseman David Wright missed his fourth straight game with a bruised rotator cuff in his left shoulder ... Granderson and Murphy had two hits apiece in the loss ... Atlanta catcher Evan Gattis will miss at least two weeks after an MRI revealed a bulging thoracic disk.

Box Score:

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 83


Monday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 83

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

For Tonight's Preview and Pitcher/Batter Matchups Click Here

Preview: Game 83 - Mets at Braves - Wheeler vs Wood


Preview: Game 83
New York Mets (37-45) at Atlanta Braves (44-38)

Probable Pitchers:
Zack Wheeler (3-8, 4.45 ERA) vs Alex Wood (6-6, 3.07 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10 PM

Preview:

The Atlanta Braves (44-38) moved a half-game in front of Washington in the division with its sixth win in seven games Sunday, 3-2 in Philadelphia. Powered by a four-game sweep of the Phillies, the Braves claimed sole possession of first place for the first time since June 20.

The club is on the verge of matching a season-high, five-game win streak, set April 11-16, but has lost eight of 10 at home.

The Mets have dropped four of five after winning five of six.

New York (37-45) went 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base in Sunday's 5-2 loss at Pittsburgh -- the third time in four games it plated two runs.

Wright missed his third straight game because of a bruised rotator cuff in his left shoulder. He's scheduled to be re-evaluated Monday, and manager Terry Collins was optimistic that his star third baseman, who is 11 for 22 in his last five games against Atlanta, could avoid the disabled list.

Braves catcher Evan Gattis is also expected to be re-evaluated after missing three straight games with back spasms.

Teammate Alex Wood (6-6, 3.07 ERA) will try to for another stellar performance in his second start since returning from the minors. In his first major league start since May 4 and first appearance since June 8, the left-hander yielded three hits and a walk in seven innings of Wednesday's 4-0 win in Houston.

Wood went 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA in three starts against the Mets in 2013.

He'll pitch opposite Zack Wheeler (3-8, 4.45), who had a miserable outing his last time out following a dominating performance.

The right-hander was tagged for six runs and six hits in two innings in Wednesday's 8-5 loss to Oakland. He recorded his first shutout -- a three-hitter -- in a 1-0 win in Miami six days earlier.

Wheeler is 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA in two starts against Atlanta this season, the most recent April 20, after going 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three matchups in 2013.

Jason Heyward has contributed to some of that trouble this year, going 5 for 6 with a home run. The outfielder, though, is 0 for 14 in his last six games and 1 for 24 in his past nine.

The Mets' Daniel Murphy, batting .341 in his last 10 games, is 4 for 8 against Wood.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 9 - Mets (6) at Braves (4) - Young and Murphy's Three Hits Each Help Mets to Victory


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W: C. Torres (2-0) L: L. Avilan (1-1) S: J. Valverde (2)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - J. Upton (1),J. Upton (2)

Recap:

Eric Young Jr. and Daniel Murphy each had three hits and New York's bullpen tossed four scoreless innings in relief of Jenrry Mejia to carry the Mets to a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves in the rubber match of a three-game series from Turner Field.

Young did it all for the Mets, stealing three bags and scoring four times while Murphy finished with three runs batted in. David Wright, Ike Davis and Juan Lagares also drove in a run apiece to help New York win its fourth game in the last six following an 0-3 start to the season.

Mejia struck out seven but allowed four runs on six hits and four walks over five frames. Three New York relievers held Atlanta to just a hit over the final four innings. Carlos Torres (2-0) struck out three in two innings, Kyle Farnsworth tossed a perfect eighth and Jose Valverde worked the ninth for his second save of the season.

Justin Upton finished 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs for Atlanta, which got just 4 1/3 innings from starter David Hale. The righty yielded four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and five walks. Luis Avilan (1-1) took the loss after allowing Lagares' RBI single in the seventh, which proved to be the difference.

Aided by Ryan Doumit's throwing error, New York manufactured a run in the top of the first to take an early lead. Young led off the contest with a single, stole second and easily took third when Doumit's throw to second sailed past the bag and into center field. Murphy then grounded out to first, allowing Young to trot home without a throw.

After Upton's second inning homer tied it, the Mets put two runs across in the third. Wright's RBI single highlighted the frame, and Murphy scored two batters later on Davis' dribbler back to the mound.

Atlanta briefly took the lead with three runs in the home half. B.J. Upton tripled with one out and scored on a Freddie Freeman single to center. Two batters later, Justin Upton connected on his second long ball of the game that traveled an estimated 477 feet. It was the longest home run at Turner Field since Sept, 2010.

Young tripled to start the fifth and Murphy drove him in with a single to left. The Mets put runners on second and third with one out in the frame, but Anthony Varvaro relieved Hale and got the final two outs to keep it knotted at 4-4 until the seventh.

Murphy singled to start the seventh, moved to second on a wild pitch and stole third, allowing him to come home on Lagares' two-out single. Murphy's RBI double with two gone in the eighth resulted in the final tally.

The Mets went 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position while the Braves hit just 2-for-10 with RISP.

Box Score:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 9


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 9

  1. Eric Young Jr - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy -2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Ike Davis - 1B
  6. Juan Lagares - CF
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Jenrry Mejia - RHP

Preview: Game 9 - New York Mets (3-5) at Atlanta Braves (5-3) - Mejia (1-0) vs Hale (0-0)


Preview: Game 9
New York Mets (3-5) at Atlanta Braves (5-3)
Pitching Probables - Jenrry Mejia (1-0) 1.50 ERA vs David Hale (0-0) 0.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio 710 WOR - 7:10PM

Preview:

The Mets will try and steal the final game of the three game series in Atlanta. The Mets will have RHP Jenrry Mejia on the mound as most like to call him "Lil' Pedro". Mejia (1-0) his last time out faced the Reds going 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and striking out 8. He also gave up 1 earned run. The Braves have only seen him in limited action. The Braves that have faced him are hitting .286 vs Mejia (4 for 14).  Dan Uggla has connected with a HR against Mejia.

The Mets will face Princeton Alum RHP David Hale. This will be the first time the Mets will face Hale. Hale went five innings in his first start (in Wash), giving up 5 hits, no earned runs, walked 2, while striking out 4.  He got a "No Decision".

Mets better start hitting now, Let's see how they handle Hale..

Mets Predicted Lineup


  1. Eric Young - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy -2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Juan Lagares - CF
  6. Ike Davis - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS

Note: Ike Davis will start in place of Lucas Duda, Read Here

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Recap: Game 8 - Mets (3) at Braves (4) - Santana solid through 8 innings, Kimbrel holds down Mets late rally


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W: E. Santana (1-0) L: Z. Wheeler (0-2) S: C. Kimbrel (4)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - J. Heyward (2)

Recap:

Ervin Santana tossed eight scoreless innings in his Braves debut and Atlanta topped the New York Mets 4-3 in the middle test of a three-game set.

Santana (1-0) struck out six and scattered three hits for the Braves, who snapped a two-game skid.

Santana was signed to a one-year deal on March 12 after Atlanta lost starters Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen for the year due to elbow surgery, while Mike Minor is on the disabled list with tendinitis in his left shoulder.

Jason Heyward snapped an 0-for-22 skid with a leadoff homer and tallied three hits, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in the triumph.

Zack Wheeler (0-2) allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings for New York, which fell to 3-5.

Heyward fouled off four straight fastballs before launching a blast into the front row of seats on the 11th pitch of his at-bat in the first inning to make it 1-0.

Gattis doubled and Santana singled two batters later to put runners on the corners in the fifth. Heyward then ripped an RBI single to right before Andrelton Simmons laced a base hit to load the bases for Freddie Freeman, who brought two home with a single to left.

Eric Young worked a leadoff walk and David Wright hit a one-out single against Jordan Walden before Craig Kimbrel came on in the ninth. He walked Curtis Granderson to load the bases for Lucas Duda, who fanned for the second out.

Juan Lagares grounded a single up the middle to plate Young and Wright and Travis d'Arnaud lined a base hit to right to score Granderson and cut the deficit to 4-3.

Kimbrel, though, struck out Ruben Tejada to pick up his fourth save of the year.

Twenty nine of Santana's first 30 pitches of the game were strikes ...

The Braves were 4-for-7 with runners in scoring position ... Heyward and Freeman each have four RBI so far this season.



Box Score:
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