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

Friday, March 21, 2014

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game - Mets (9) at Twins (1) - Mets blow open game in first with 7 runs


New York


W: D. Gee (1-0) L: R. Nolasco (0-2)
HR: NYM - T. Teagarden (1),L. Duda (2)   MIN - None


Taylor Teagarden capped a seven-run first inning with a two-run homer off Minnesota starter Ricky Nolasco and the New York Mets rode the early outburst to a 9-1 Grapefruit League win over the Twins.

Ike Davis (3 for 3) began the barrage with a two-run double and scored on Andrew Brown's double. Zach Lutz hit an RBI single and scored on Kirk Nieuwenhuis' triple before Teagarden homered to left field.

Nolasco did keep the Mets off the board in his two final innings of work.

New York starter Dillon Gee gave up a run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Lucas Duda belted a two-run shot in the fourth for the Mets.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - Spring Training Game - Mets at Twins

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - Spring Training Game - Mets at Twins


  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Ruben Tejada, ss
  3. Lucas Duda, 1b
  4. Ike Davis, dh
  5. Andrew Brown, lf
  6. Zach Lutz, 3b
  7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, rf
  8. Taylor Teagarden, c
  9. Omar Quintanilla, 2b
  10. Dillon Gee, rhp

Monday, August 19, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Twins - Game 123

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Twins - Game 123

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. Marlon Byrd, rf
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Andrew Brown, dh
  6. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  8. Juan Lagares, cf
  9. Omar Quintanilla, ss

On the Mound: Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 123 - Mets at Twins - Gee vs Gibson

New York Mets (56-66) at Minnesota Twins (54-68) 2:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 24 8-8 3.796.04-55.238/14@LADND6.0721-020.21.74
K. Gibson (R) 9 2-3 6.275.01-17.788/14CLEND5.1630-014.06.43


The New York Mets will close out their lengthy road trip Monday with a makeup game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

The finale of a three-game series between the Mets and Twins on April 14 was postponed due to inclement weather. The Mets outscored the Twins, 20-7, in the first two matchups and have won four of the last five in this series.

New York just split a four-game set with the San Diego Padres and lost the last two contests at Petco Park, including Sunday's 4-3 setback. Matt Harvey was sharp through six innings and gave up two runs before the bullpen imploded. Gonzalez Germen and Pedro Feliciano each allowed a run with the latter taking the loss for yielding Will Venable's game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth.

"I thought I had him 1-2 when I threw a slider," Feliciano said of Venable's homer. "But he's pretty hot right now, and he went down and got it out."

Marlon Byrd had two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Mets, who are 4-6 so far on the road trip.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 11 - Mets (4) at Twins (2) - Harvey Masterful Again, Byrd hits his first HR

N.Y. Mets (7-4)«0000400004100
Minnesota (4-7)000000101240

W: M. Harvey (3-0) L: S. Diamond (0-1) S: B. Parnell (1)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (1)   MIN - J. Morneau (1)

It must be the cold.......Nah,  it's just Matt Harvey who tossed eight strong innings of two-hit ball and Marlon Byrd hit a solo homer during a four-run fifth inning, as the New York Mets downed the slumping Minnesota Twins, 4-2, Saturday in the middle test of a three-game interleague set.

Harvey didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning en route to giving up one run, striking out six and walking two for the Mets, who have won two straight and five of their last seven.

  • Harvey (3-0, 0.82 ERA) became the third pitcher since the end of World War II to open a season with three straight starts of seven-plus innings and three or fewer hits allowed, joining Nolan Ryan and Jim Rooker, according to ESPN Stats & Information. 

The 24-year-old righty threw 107 pitches and had five 1-2-3 innings. He has allowed just two earned runs and six hits over 22 innings through his first three starts this season.

"After the sixth inning, I sat down in the dugout and I realized it was a possibility," Harvey said of the possibility for a no-hitter. "But I knew the seventh was going to be toughest inning for me."

Daniel Murphy had two hits and an RBI, David Wright supplied one hit and drove in a run and Justin Turner went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the victory.

Justin Morneau hit a solo home run in the seventh to give the Twins their first hit and run. Minnesota, which has dropped five straight, saw starter Scott Diamond (0-1) give up four runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings in his first start of the year after recovering from elbow surgery.

Harvey had failed to give up a hit through six-plus innings, until the seventh. After the righty retired the first two batters of the frame, Morneau launched his 2-2 offering down the right-field line and the ball plunked off the foul pole to give the Twins their first hit and make it 4-1.

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell gave up one run in the ninth, a double from Josh Wilingham that scored Joe Mauer, but picked up the team's first save of the year by retiring the next two batters.

"Our mentality was to attack early," Twins second baseman Brian Dozier said. "I knew from facing him in the Minor Leagues he comes at you with his fastball, but he had all three pitches working today."

Diamond pitched well through the first four innings, though he ran into some trouble in the fifth. Byrd smacked a solo shot to left to make it 1-0. Turner hit a single up the middle and Ruben Tejada moved him to third with a double to left. Collin Cowgill hit a swinging bunt to third and Minnesota's Trevor Plouffe bobbled the exchange allowing Turner to score and make it 2-0.

Murphy lined a single to center for the fifth straight hit of the inning which plated Tejeda and made it 3-0. It was the last batter Diamond faced.

Josh Roenicke relieved Diamond and Wright took advantage. Wright hit a line drive off of Roenicke's foot and the ball corralled to third base, but Wright reached easily and Cowgill scored to make it 4-0.

"You saw in the first couple innings he had no-hit stuff," Byrd said. "In the outfield you're just hoping anything that comes out there, you're going to go get."

Game Notes

Harvey is 5-3 in eight career road starts ... Minnesota activated Diamond off the disabled list on Saturday and made room on the roster by optioning pitcher Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Rochester ... The Mets have homered in each of their 11 games this season ... Harvey became the first Mets pitcher since Mike Pelfrey (2010) to win his first three starts of the season ... New York catcher John Buck had homered in four straight games, but finished 0-for-4 ... Buck had also totaled 19 RBI through the first 11 games of the season becoming only the fourth player in 92 years with such a total. Chris Davis (2012), Lou Gehrig (1927) and Manny Ramirez (1999) also drove in 19 runs through the first 10 games of the season.

Box Score:

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 11 - Mets at Twins

Cowgill at the top
Here are the Starting Lineups - Game 11 - Mets at Twins - Start 4:10PM

  1. Collin Cowgill, CF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. John Buck, C
  5. Lucas Duda, LF
  6. Marlon Byrd, RF
  7. Ike Davis, 1B
  8. Justin Turner, DH
  9. Ruben Tejada, SS
SP - Matt Harvey, rhp

  1. Aaron Hicks, CF
  2. Joe Mauer, DH
  3. Josh Willingham, LF
  4. Justin Morneau, 1B
  5. Ryan Doumit, C
  6. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
  7. Chris Parmelee, RF
  8. Brian Dozier, 2B
  9. Eduardo Escobar, SS
SP - Scott Diamond, SP

Preview: Game 11 - Mets at Twins - Harvey vs Diamond

New York Mets (6-4) at Minnesota Twins (4-6) 4:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 2 2-0 0.646.01-01.294/8@PHIW7.0312-014.00.64
S. Diamond (L) 0 0-0 0.006.00-00.00---ND0.0000-00.00.00

Right-hander Matt Harvey makes the third start of his first full season in the major leagues on Saturday when the New York Mets visit the Minnesota Twins in the middle test of a three-game interleague series at Target Field.

Harvey, who turned 24 at the end of March, was drafted in the seventh round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2007 but did not sign. He was re-selected as the No. 7 overall pick of the 2010 draft by the Mets.

He reached the majors two years later and was 3-5 in 10 starts while posting a stingy 2.73 earned run average in 59 1/3 innings.

His initial two starts of 2013 have been successful, yielding an 8-4 defeat of the San Diego Padres on April 3 and a 7-2 win obver the Philadelphia Phillies five days later.

Opponents have managed just one run - and a .093 batting average - in 14 combined innings, in which Harvey has struck out 19 batters and walked only four.

Harvey, who has never faced the Twins, is 4-3 in seven career road starts.

Minnesota counters with Canadian-born lefty Scott Diamond, who makes his first start of the year after recovering from surgery on his elbow.

Diamond won a career-best 12 games in 27 starts for the Twins in 2012 in his first prolonged experience in the majors. He was 1-5 in seven starts a year earlier while pitching 39 innings.

The Twins placed him on the 15-day disabled list as of March 22 and he allowed four runs on six hits in five innings of a rehabilitation start at Single-A Fort Myers on April 7.

Happy Recap: Game 10 - Mets (16) at Twins (5) - Buck + Company Slam Twins

N.Y. Mets (6-4)«55000040216151
Minnesota (4-6)200030000562

W: J. Niese (2-0) L: V. Worley (0-2)
HR: NYM - J. Buck (6)   MIN - None

John Buck hit a grand slam en route to homering in his fourth straight game, while David Wright had three hits with four RBI and two runs scored as the New York Mets thumped the Minnesota Twins, 16-5, in the opener of a three-game interleague series at a snowy Target Field.

Buck, who also scored twice, now shares the major league lead with six home runs and 19 RBI. He also became the first catcher in MLB history with six home runs through 10 games.

Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with two doubles to go along with four RBI for the Mets, who saw starter Jon Niese (2-0) toss five innings and allow five runs -- four earned -- on five hits.

Marlon Byrd had two hits and two RBI in the win.

Ryan Doumit plated two runs and Justin Morneau had two hits with one RBI and a run scored for the Twins, who have lost four straight. Vance Worley (0-2) lasted just one-plus inning and gave up nine runs -- seven earned -- on seven hits and walked two in defeat.

After the Mets plated five runs in the first, Worley's struggles continued in the second. Jordany Valdespin and Murphy both hit singles to lead off the inning and Wright picked up his third RBI of the game with his own single scoring Valdespin to make it 6-2.

Worley then walked Ike Davis to load the bases and was replaced by lefty Pedro Hernandez. Buck made the Twins pay with a grand slam to deep left field on a full count offering to make it 10-2.

Morneau doubled in the gap to right field in the fifth scoring Aaron Hicks and moving Joe Mauer to third. Hicks reached safely after an infield error to start the inning and Mauer followed with a walk. Doumit made it 10-5 with a single up the middle scoring both Morneau and Mauer.

Murphy added to the visitors' cause in the seventh with a three-run double and Wright tripled to right field bringing home Murphy to make it 14-5. Valdespin and Murphy each knocked in a run in the ninth to cap the scoring.

New York's first four batters reached base safely in a five-run first inning. Wright drove in two runs with a double to deep left and in doing so he became the team's all-time leader in interleague RBI, passing Mike Piazza (89) with his 91st to make it 2-0.

After Davis walked, Buck hit into a fielder's choice and Wright scored on an error from Trevor Plouffe, with Davis ending up at third. Following a strikeout, Byrd singled through the right side scoring Davis and Buck to make it 5-0.

In the bottom of the first, Minnesota made it a 5-2 contest. Josh Willingham's fielders choice to short scored Hicks, who walked to lead off the frame. Two batters later, Plouffe singled to center to score Mauer.

Game Notes

New York had managed just one run in the first inning through its first nine games ... It was Buck's fifth career grand slam ... Mets catchers had just five total home runs last season ... Gabby Harnett (1925) and Sandy Alomar (1997) are the only other catchers to have hit five home runs through 10 games ... New York was 8-7 in interleague play last year ... Minnesota is now 7-6 all-time against the Mets ... Niese had gone 22 straight starts lasting at least six innings or more. That was the longest such streak in the majors.

Box Score:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Preview: Game 10 - Mets at Twins - Niese vs Worley

New York Mets (5-4) at Minnesota Twins (4-5) 8:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 2 1-0 2.135.20-00.004/6MIAND6.0811-012.22.13
V. Worley (R) 2 0-1 5.735.20-14.504/6@BALND5.01040-111.05.73

Jonathon Niese had a career year in 2012, a nice season in which he established himself as a potential No. 1 starter down the road.

With Johan Santana getting injured again and the New York Mets trading away Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, Niese had to take on that role a little sooner than originally thought.

The left-hander hasn't disappointed, and he'll look to continue his strong start when the Mets visit the offensively challenged Minnesota Twins to open a three-game interleague series Friday night.

Niese went 13-9 with a 3.40 ERA in 30 starts last year, and the Mets gave him a five-year extension worth $25.5 million guaranteed April 4. That came three days after he started the opener and beat San Diego 11-2 by allowing two runs and four hits over 6 2-3 innings.

He was just as good in his second outing but didn't receive a decision after giving up two runs in six innings of a 7-3 victory over Miami on Saturday. Niese (1-0, 2.13 ERA) is also 2 for 4 with an RBI this season.

Catcher John Buck, one of the players acquired from Toronto in the Dickey deal, helped give the Mets the win in Niese's last start by driving in four runs. He homered for the third straight game Wednesday but the Mets (5-4) lost their second in a row, 7-3 at Philadelphia.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...