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

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Recap: 2014 Spring Training Game - Mets (SS) (10) at Cards (4) - Niese out with elbow problem, Vaughn has 3 hit day, 4 RBI Day


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W: K. Farnsworth (1-0) L: K. Butler (0-1)
HR: NYM - C. Vaughn (1)   STL - None

Recap:

Jonathon Niese lasted only two innings for a New York Mets split squad Sunday, leaving a 10-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals with a sore left elbow.

Niese will head back to New York for tests, the latest setback for the left-hander in what he described as ''the spring training from hell.'' He is expected to have an MRI exam Monday, and it's unclear when he might pitch again.

''It's the back of the elbow, which is good,'' Niese said. ''I'm almost 100 percent sure it's nothing serious.''

Niese's latest injury increases the likelihood that Bartolo Colon will start on opening day against Washington. Cory Vaughn had big day going 3 for 4 with a 2 run HR. Four RBI's on the day...

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada committed his fourth error in the span of seven games on a routine grounder in the third inning. Tejada did respond with two outstanding plays later in the game, including one that started a 6-4-3 double play to end the third.

Matt Clark going 3 for 5, has to open some eyes for a first basemen job if Duda and Davis continue their injury issues. Daniel Murphy went 3 for 3 in the game... Josh Satin went 1 for 4 in his quest to be the starting firstbasemen..

The Mets catcher combined (Anthony Recker and Taylor Teagarden) went 3 for 7...

Matt den Dekker went 1 for 5 , but left 5 men on base..

Prospect Travis Taijeron went 2 for 2 with a double.... Kyle Farnsworth went 1.2 innings giving up 2 hits, no runs.... Vic Black gave up 3 hits in his inning of work and got touched for a run.

Box Score:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 12 - Mets (9) at Cards (8) - Satin, Nieuwenhuis, Lutz go yard in win


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HR: NYM - J. Satin (1),K. Nieuwenhuis (1),Z. Lutz (2)   STL - K. Wong (1)

Recap:

Zach Lutz hit a solo homer in the top of the 9th to give the Mets the lead and the win.

Omar Quintanilla, who is looking for a backup role on the team went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI's.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three run bomb in the fifth to lift the Mets.

Josh Satin went 2 for 2 with a walk, he hit a solo homer in the second inning.

Wilmer Flores, who started at shortstop went 2 for 3..

Jonathon  Niese, who started the game after his shoulder scare looked rusty in his return. He went 2 innings giving up 6 hits, 4 runs, while walking two..

Rafael Montero went two innings, giving up 1 hit, 1 run.

Gonzalez Germen got the win and Miguel Socolovich got the save.

Not in the Box Score:

The Mets had two diving catches in the outfield by Eric Young Jr. and Juan Lagares, who makes it look routine out there. It's going to hard to keep him out of the lineup..



Box Score:

Today's Starting Lineups - Spring Training Game 12 - Mets at Cardinals


Today's Starting Lineups - Spring Training Game 12 - Mets at Cardinals


Mets
  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Juan Lagares, cf
  3. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, rf
  4. Josh Satin, 3b
  5. Matt Clark, 1b
  6. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  7. Andrew Brown, dh
  8. Wilmer Flores, ss
  9. Omar Quintanilla, 2b
Jonathon Niese, lhp

Cardinals
  1. Mark Ellis, dh
  2. Jhonny Peralta, ss
  3. Matt Holliday, lf
  4. Allen Craig, rf
  5. Yadier Molina, c
  6. Jon Jay, cf
  7. Xavier Scruggs, 1b
  8. Kolten Wong, 2b
  9. Daniel Descalso, 3b
Adam Wainwright, rhp

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Recap: Spring Training Game 3 - Mets (1) at Cards (7) - Muno Lone RBI, Mets Fissile to (0-3)


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W: M. Wacha (1-0) L: D. Matsuzaka (0-1)
HR: NYM - None   STL - None

Recap:

Shane Robinson drove in three runs with a couple of singles and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 7-1 on Sunday in spring training.

Matt Holliday hit two RBI doubles and Pete Kozma added a two-run double for the Cardinals.

Michael Wacha, last year's rookie playoff sensation, pitched 1 2/3 innings in the start for St. Louis, striking out one, walking two and giving up one hit.

Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed one run on two hits in two innings and Daniel Muno had an RBI single in the loss.

Curtis Granderson had a double an a walk..... Ike Davis continues to struggle at this point going 0 for 3 with 2 K's , his batting average down to .167...

Box Score:

Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 38 - Mets (5) at Cardinals (2) - Murphy wakes up sleepy Mets


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St. Louis (26-14)010000010282

W: J. Niese (3-4) L: A. Wainwright (5-3) S: B. Parnell (4)
HR: NYM - None   STL - None

Recap:

Wildly streaky from week to week, Daniel Murphy is on the right side of the ledger again.

Murphy had a pair of doubles among his four hits to go with two runs scored and an RBI in the New York Mets' 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals to avoid a sweep in the finale of a four-game set.

After a terrific start to the year, Murphy fell into an 0-for-17 slide, but has responded by going 10-of-16 since with four doubles.

"When he gets it going, he can be very dangerous," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Murphy.

Murphy had an unusual ground-rule double in the sixth when he scalded an Adam Wainwright offering that stuck into a gap between the two conjoining walls in the right field corner.

David Wright registered two hits, two RBI and a run scored, while Jonathon Niese (3-4) surrendered two runs on six hits and two walks over 7 1/3 frames for the Mets, who snapped a six-game losing skid.

Bobby Parnell notched his fourth save after working around a two-out single in the ninth.

Wainwright (5-3) took a no-hitter into the eighth in his last start, but quickly allowed a one-out single to Murphy in the first. He fanned eight, but allowed four runs -- three earned -- on six hits and a walk over six innings for St. Louis, which had won six of its last seven tilts coming in.

"He was fighting from the beginning," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said of Wainwright. "He was pretty good, but you could see he was laboring."

Pete Kozma's RBI double got the Cardinals on the board in the second, but the Mets countered by plating a pair in each of the third and sixth frames and added another in the eighth to surge ahead.

Jordany Valdespin ignited a two-out rally in the third with a bunt single and Murphy drove him in when he laced a double into the right field corner. Murphy advanced to third on the relay throw to the plate and scored on Wright's single to right.

Murphy led off the sixth with a double and Wright brought him home when he ripped a two-bagger into the gap in right center. Wright scurried to third on the play after the center fielder Shane Robinson one-hopped his throw past the cutoff man. He crossed the plate on Lucas Duda's sacrifice fly to center two batters later.

John Buck's RBI single up the middle made it 5-1 in the eighth.

Carlos Beltran's run-scoring single cut the deficit to 5-2 in the home half, but with runners on first and second with one away, Brandon Lyon induced Allen Craig into an inning-ending 5-4-3 double play.

Game Notes

Niese moved to 3-1 in his career against the Cardinals ... Murphy has 13 doubles on the year ... The Mets were 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position ... New York's Ike Davis went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts.

Box Score:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Mets at Cardinals - Game 38


Today's Starting Lineups - Mets at Cardinals - Game 38:


Mets
  1. Jordany Valdespin, rf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. John Buck, c
  7. Rick Ankiel, cf
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp
Cardinals
  1. Matt Carpenter, 2b
  2. Shane Robinson, cf
  3. Carlos Beltran, rf
  4. Allen Craig, lf
  5. Yadier Molina, c
  6. David Freese, 3b
  7. Ty Wigginton, 1b
  8. Pete Kozma, ss
  9. Adam Wainwright, rhp

Preview: Game 38 - Mets at Cardinals - Niese vs Wainwright


New York Mets (14-23) at St. Louis Cardinals (26-13) 1:45 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
J. Niese (L) 8 2-4 5.935.21-28.405/11PITL4.1880-315.09.60
A. Wainwright (R) 8 5-2 2.306.12-10.725/11COLW9.0201-121.12.95

Preview:

The rolling St. Louis Cardinals look to compete a rare four-game sweep of the slumping New York Mets Thursday at Busch Stadium.

The NL Central-leading Cardinals have won the first three tests of this series in rather easy fashion and posted a 4-2 win Wednesday with some late-inning production. Daniel Descalso scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning and Yadier Molina added an insurance run with an RBI single in the eighth.

Jon Jay and Tony Cruz also drove in runs for the Cardinals, winners in 12 of their last 14 games. St. Louis is 5-1 on a 10-game homestand and 2 1/2 games ahead of Cincinnati for the division lead.

Shelby Miller continued his dominance on the hill and delivered 5 2/3 scoreless innings in the no-decision. Seth Maness picked up the win in relief and Edward Mujica nailed down his 11th save in the ninth.

"It was a battle out there for me," Miller said. "The fastball command wasn't nearly as good as it was the last start. I was leaving it up in the zone, which raised my pitch count up through the first three innings. I got away with some mistakes."

After this series with New York, the Cardinals will host the Milwaukee Brewers for three games over the weekend.

Pretty Sad Recap: Game 37 - Mets (2) at Cardinals (4) - Cards GO WILD on Mets


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W: S. Maness (3-0) L: S. Marcum (0-4) S: E. Mujica (11)
HR: NYM - R. Ankiel (6)   STL - None

Recap:

Daniel Descalso scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning to lift the St. Louis Cardinals past the New York Mets, 4-2, in the third of a four-game set at Busch Stadium.

With runners on the corners and two outs, reliever Scott Rice bounced a sinker past catcher John Buck, allowing Descalso to score from third.

Jon Jay, Tony Cruz and Yadier Molina had an RBI apiece for the Cardinals, who have taken the first three games of the series.

Seth Maness (3-0) earned the win despite giving up a two-run homer to Rick Ankiel in the seventh inning, and Edward Mujica picked up his 11th save of the season after spinning a perfect ninth.

Starter Shelby Miller worked 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out six. Miller, who had retired 27-straight hitters in his previous start, saw his streak reach 29 batters until giving up a single to David Wright in the first inning.

Shaun Marcum (0-4) was tagged for three runs -- two earned -- on five hits over 6 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.

The Cards scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning. With one on and two outs, Jay ripped a double to right field, scoring Matt Holliday. Cruz followed with a base hit to left to bring Jay around.

Ankiel's two-run shot in the seventh evened the score. Buck singled before Ankiel clubbed his sixth homer of the season -- and first with the Mets -- into the seats in left-center.

Game Notes

St. Louis will send Adam Wainwright to the mound Thursday as the Cardinals look to complete a four-game sweep. New York will counter with Jonathan Niese ... St. Louis was out-hit 7-6 ... The Mets went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Preview: Game 37 - Mets at Cardinals - Marcum vs Miller


New York Mets (14-22) at St. Louis Cardinals (25-13) 8:15 PM ET

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S. Marcum (R) 3 0-3 8.595.20-17.505/10PITL4.2960-210.29.28
S. Miller (R) 7 5-2 1.586.12-11.255/10COLW9.0102-120.21.74

Preview:


Shelby Miller has been a pleasant surprise for the St. Louis Cardinals this season and looks to build on his last start Wednesday in the third test of a four-game series versus the New York Mets.

In a 3-0 win over Colorado on Friday, the young Miller allowed a leadoff hit and settled down to retire the next 27 batters. The impressive performance was highlighted by 13 strikeouts and Miller notched the first shutout of his career, while improving to 5-2 in seven starts with a 1.58 earned run average.

"This was definitely the best game I've ever thrown," Miller said of his one- hitter. "This was a start I'll remember for the rest of my life."

Miller, a right-hander, seeks a repeat performance against a Mets team he has faced once in relief. He has allowed one run in his last two starts (15 innings) and is 2-1 in three home outings this season.

Cardinals hurler John Gast made his major league debut in Tuesday's 10-4 drubbing of the Mets, sending the visitors to their fifth straight loss. Gast did allow four runs and six hits in six innings, but benefited from a deluge of runs to win. Mets manager Terry Collins noticed Gast's potential.

"Obviously his command was outstanding with all his pitches," Collins said. "He worked both sides of the plate with his fastball, used his change-up very effectively."

Recap: Game 36 - Mets (4) at Cardinals (10) - Beltran comes to life, Mets lose their fifth in a row


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W: J. Gast (1-0) L: D. Gee (2-5)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (3)   STL - C. Beltran (10),J. Jay (4)

Recap:
Carlos Beltran battered his former team with three hits -- including a three-run homer -- and knocked in four runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals take a 10-4 win over the slumping New York Mets.

Allen Craig drove in a pair and Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday and Pete Kozma drove in a run apiece for the streaking Cardinals, who have captured 11 of their last 13 contests. Jon Jay added a solo homer in the victory.

Despite a four-run sixth inning, John Gast (1-0) had a very successful major league debut. He allowed just three hits in his first five frames of work before ending a six-inning outing with three strikeouts and a walk.

Mired in a horrific funk offensively, New York lost a fifth straight contest and fell for the 13th time in its last 16 games. Dillon Gee (2-5) was charged with six runs -- five earned -- over four innings.

The Mets fell behind 9-0 before John Buck and Lucas Duda drove in a run each. Marlon Byrd added a two-run homer in the setback.

The Cardinals offense didn't take long to heat up, with Gee giving up three runs before even recording an out.

Carpenter walked and Beltran reached on a throwing error from Ike Davis. Holiday plated a run with a double to deep center and Craig followed with a two-run single up the middle for a 3-0 Cardinals lead.

Their edge continued to grow two innings later when they plated three more runs on a couple RBI singles.

With runners on first and second, Kozma hit a grounder up the middle to plate a run and after Gee struck out Gast, he gave up back-to-back, run-scoring hits to Carpenter and Beltran to put New York in a six-run hole.

Gee was pulled after the fourth and Robert Carson promptly walked two batters -- one of which was Gast -- upon his entrance. Soon after, Beltran took him deep with a shot well into the left field seats, putting the Cards ahead 9-0.

Gast had posted a 32 innings scoreless streak down at Triple-A Memphis in April, and kept New York off the board for his first five innings of major league work. However, the rookie got in some trouble in the sixth.

After putting runners on first and second, Gast served up an RBI single to Buck. David Wright, who walked the at-bat prior, took third on the hit and scored on a Duda groundout to first before Byrd launched a two-run homer to cap a four-run inning.

Jay's homer in the bottom of the sixth capped the scoring and three St. Louis relievers combined for three perfect innings to wrap up the victory.

Game Notes

New York has totaled 14 runs over its five-game skid and have dropped 11 of the last 14 meetings with the Cardinals at Busch Stadium ... St. Louis went 6- for-15 with runners in scoring position ... It was Beltran's 10th home run of the season.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Preview: Game 36 - Mets at Cardinals - Gee vs Gast


New York Mets (14-21) at St. Louis Cardinals (24-13) 8:15 PM ET
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D. Gee (R) 7 2-4 5.555.21-211.375/9PITND5.0511-116.05.06
J. Gast (L) 0 0-0 0.000.00-00.002/24--ND0.0000-00.00.00

Preview:
The New York Mets will try to stop a four-game slide when they resume a four-game series Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Mets were handed a 6-3 loss in Monday's series opener at Busch Stadium, as the Cardinals broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Matt Carpenter had an RBI single and Matt Holliday later clubbed a two-run homer with two out.

Scott Rice was saddled with the loss for allowing the go-ahead run in relief of Jeremy Hefner, who gave up three runs in six innings.

"Not everything is gauged on wins and losses, although winning is the most important thing -- especially in the big leagues," Hefner said. "I need to keep the runs down early in the game, build some momentum and confidence for myself and the team, and hopefully we'll come out on the winning side more often than not."

Daniel Murphy was the lone bright spot for New York's offense and went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.

New York has dropped 12 of 16 games and will hand the ball to Dillon Gee this evening. Gee is only 2-4 in seven starts to go along with a 5.55 earned run average and did not factor in the outcome of a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday. He gave up only a run in five innings.

Recap: Game 35 - Mets (3) at Cardinals (6) - Red Birds Too Much for Mets


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W: L. Lynn (6-1) L: S. Rice (1-3) S: E. Mujica (10)
HR: NYM - None   STL - M. Holliday (6)

Recap:
Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer as part of a three-run seventh inning in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-3 victory over the New York Mets on Monday in the opener of a four-game set at Busch Stadium.

Matt Carpenter had two RBI singles, while Allen Craig and Jon Jay each drove in one run for the Cardinals, who broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh off Mets reliever Scott Rice (1-3) and added another run off Scott Atchison to take control.

Lance Lynn (6-1), who won his seventh straight regular-season home start dating back to last season, allowed all three New York runs on four hits. The right-hander walked five, but struck out seven for St. Louis, which has won 10 of 12.

Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and David Wright plated a run for the Mets, who saw starter Jeremy Hefner allow three runs on five hits and walk four over six innings.

New York has dropped four straight and 12 of 16 overall.

With one out in the seventh, pinch-hitter Ty Wiggington appeared to hit a harmless bloop to center field. New York's newly acquired Rick Ankiel, who met the team in St. Louis prior to the game and made the start while using teammates' equipment, dove for the ball and had it in his glove, but let slip out, and Wiggington ended up on second base.

Carpenter then hit a line drive off Rice's foot in the direction of the first base line, but Rice and Mets catcher John Buck both went after the ball. During the play, Wiggington alertly hustled all the way home from second and Rice's tag just missed his diving attempt, as the Cardinals took a 4-3 lead.

Rice struck out Carlos Beltran and was replaced by Scott Atchison. Holliday, though, all but sunk the Mets' hope of a comeback with a two-out, two-run shot to left to give St. Louis a 6-3 lead.

Both pitchers struggled with control through the first two frames, while each team's offenses made the most of the opportunities.

In the home half of the first, Craig smacked a ground-rule double to give St. Louis a 1-0 edge. After Yadier Molina drew a walk, Jay followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.

In the top of the second, Lynn walked Mike Baxter to load the bases with two outs before Murphy hit a double to right tie the game at 2-2. Wright followed with a infield single over the pitchers mound to put the Mets ahead 3-2.

In the bottom half of the second, Hefner gave up consecutive singles and Lynn helped his own cause with a sac bunt to put runners in scoring position. Carpenter answered, though, with a single in the hole to knot the game at 3-3.

Hefner looked to get in more trouble as he walked Beltran, but the righty ended the inning by forcing Holliday to ground into a double play.

Interestingly, however, both hurlers settled down and had mirrored 1-2-3 efforts in every frame from the fourth through the sixth. The contest quickly changed, though, with the starters off the mound.

Game Notes

New York optioned outfielder Andrew Brown to Triple-A Las Vegas and transferred pitcher Jenrry Mejia to the 60-day disabled list following the addition of the 33-year-old Ankiel to the roster ... Lynn, who picked up his first loss of the season in his last outing on May 7, has never dropped back- to-back starts in his career ... The Mets have scored three or fewer runs in seven straight games and in 12 of their last 16 games ... New York has lost all eight games - including seven starts - when Hefner has pitched this season.

Box Score:
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