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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 74 - Mets (3) at White Sox (0) - Marcum throws eight scoreless in his first win

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Chi. White Sox (32-43)000000000041

W: S. Marcum (1-9) L: J. Danks (1-5) S: B. Parnell (13)
HR: NYM - None   CHW - None


Shaun Marcum threw eight shutout innings and earned his first win of the 2013 season, as the New York Mets blanked the Chicago White Sox, 3-0, in the second and final contest of a two-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.

The 31-year-old Marcum (1-9), who signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Mets this offseason, allowed just four hits and two walks in his outing, and avoided being the first Mets pitcher to start a season 0-10 since Anthony Young in 1993.

"It's huge," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "Everybody's got pride in the big leagues. Nobody likes to look at a zero in the win column. He knows and we know that doesn't belong there. I think this is a big kickstart for Shaun."

Eric Young went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Juan Lagares also drove in one run in the victory.

Chicago starter John Danks (1-5) gave up all three runs -- one earned -- on seven hits while striking out seven over 7 1/3 innings.

"I wish we knew what we could do differently," said Danks. "Each night, it's something different. We're good enought to compete ... but we just haven't done enough to compete as a group. We're way too talented to be where we are right now."

Neither team mustered much offense through the first four innings, combining for three hits.

The Mets opened up the scoring in the fifth. Josh Satin hit a leadoff single and Andrew Brown singled to left-center field two batters later. Both runners scored after Lagares hit a line drive towards Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who was unable to make a grab.

Lagares advanced to third after a ground out by Omar Quintanilla and scored on Young's infield single.

Marcum gave up a single in the fifth and sixth innings, but that would be it for Chicago's offense, as he retired the final seven batters.

Bobby Parnell pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the Mets to notch his 13th save.

Game Notes

Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base ... Chicago reliever Nate Jones threw 1 2/3 innings of relief. He has allowed one earned run in 13 innings over his last 10 appearances ... The White Sox have scored one run or fewer in five of Danks' seven starts ... David Wright went 0-for-4, ending a seven-game hitting streak ... Parnell has given up just one hit in his last six outings.

Box Score:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs White Sox - Game 74

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs White Sox - Game 74:

  1. Eric Young LF
  2. Daniel Murphy 2B
  3. David Wright 3B
  4. Marlon Byrd RF
  5. Josh Satin 1B
  6. John Buck C
  7. Andrew Brown DH
  8. Juan Lagares CF
  9. Omar Quintanilla SS

(Shaun Marcum RHP)

Preview: Game 74 - Mets at White Sox - Marcum vs Danks

New York Mets (30-43) at Chicago White Sox (32-42) 8:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
S. Marcum (R) 9 0-9 5.765.20-46.006/19@ATLL4.2650-318.15.89
J. Danks (L) 6 1-4 5.406.01-02.576/20@MINL5.01261-219.05.21


New York right-hander Shaun Marcum will try to avoid the ignominy of an 0-10 start on Wednesday night when the Mets visit the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field for the finale of a two-game series.

A seven-game winner with the Milwaukee Brewers last season and a 13-game winner in 2011, Marcum is winless in his initial 11 outings since coming to the Mets as a free agent in the offseason.

He's allowed a .281 opposition batting average and posted a bloated 5.76 earned run average across 59 1/3 innings, though the latter number has dropped nearly a run since a May loss in St. Louis.

The 31-year-old was a 5-3 loser at Atlanta in his most recent outing on June 19 after allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings with six strikeouts.

The Mets have won just twice in the 11 games he's pitched, though Marcum is 3-0 in five career meetings with the White Sox.

For the White Sox, veteran lefty John Danks makes his initial career start against the Mets in his 166th big-league outing.

Recap: Game 73 - Mets (4) at White Sox (5) - White Sox win it in 9th

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Chi. White Sox (32-42)«101020001571

W: A. Reed (3-0) L: L. Hawkins (2-1)
HR: NYM - A. Brown (3)   CHW - T. Flowers (7)


Alexei Ramirez delivered the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Chicago White Sox made up for an embarrassing late-inning error to defeat the New York Mets, 5-4, in the opener of a brief, two-game interleague series.

LaTroy Hawkins (2-1) took the loss for the Mets. Jeff Keppinger opened the final frame with a single, then advance to second on the reliever's fielding error on Gordon Beckham's sacrifice bunt. Tyler Flowers' fielder's choice ground out moved Keppinger to third and after the next batter fouled out, Ramirez ripped a liner off the chalk down the left-field line for the difference-maker.

The Mets trailed 4-3 in the top of the ninth after Chicago utilized a two-run fifth to take the lead off New York starter Zach Wheeler.

Facing Addison Reed (3-0), David Wright opened up the frame with a single and then stole second. Reed settled down and retired the next two batters via a strikeout and fly out, but things got interesting with Daniel Murphy at the plate.

Murphy appeared to end the Mets' hopes with an easy infield pop out in front of the mound, but Beckham and third baseman Conor Gillaspie botched the can of corn catch and tripped over each other, allowing the ball to fall and Wright to score to tie the game at 4-4.

Chicago starter Chris Sale, seeking to snap a career-worst four-start losing streak, quietly struck out 13 batters and allowed three runs on four hits over eight strong frames.

Wright finished with two stolen bases and two runs scored, while Andrew Brown hit a solo homer in the setback, New York's second in three outings.

Wheeler, making his second career start, lasted 5 1/3 frames, yielding four runs on four hits and three walks, but the costly fifth came back to bit the Mets as the White Sox took advantage of the young hurler's inconsistency.

With the game tied at 2-2 through four innings, Brown opened up the fifth with a blast to right, just his third homer of the season, to give New York a one- run advantage.

In the home half, Beckham singled and stole second, then Wheeler plunked Flowers and allowed both him and Beckham to advance one base on an errant wild pitch. Alejandro De Aza provided an RBI ground out to knot the game and Ramirez came through with a sacrifice fly to right, putting the hosts ahead 4-3.

Eric Young doubled to leadoff the contest and eventually stole third following Wright's walk with one down. Marlon Byrd's sacrifice fly made it 1-0 and, after Wright swiped second, Josh Satin's single scored the Mets' captain to make it 2-0 New York.

The White Sox chipped away in the second and fourth and tied the game.

In the second, De Aza singled, stole second and advanced to third on Ramirez's groundout. Alex Rios' groundout to third was deep enough to score De Aza to cut the deficit to 2-1. Flowers tied the game at the start of the third with a shot to center.

Game Notes

New York fell to 7-2 this year in interleague play ... Ramirez finished with two RBI ... It was Flowers' seventh homer of the season ... Sale finished with 110 pitches compared to Wheeler's 109.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs White Sox - Game 73

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs White Sox - Game 73:

  1. Eric Young LF
  2. Jordany Valdespin 2B
  3. David Wright 3B
  4. Marlon Byrd RF
  5. Josh Satin 1B
  6. John Buck C
  7. Andrew Brown DH
  8. Juan Lagares CF
  9. Omar Quintanilla SS
 Pitching - Zack Wheeler RHP

Preview: Game 73 - Mets at White Sox - Wheeler vs Sale

New York Mets (30-42) at Chicago White Sox (31-42) 8:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
Z. Wheeler (R) 1 1-0 0.006.01-00.006/18@ATLW6.0401-06.00.00
C. Sale (L) 13 5-6 2.696.23-12.136/19@MINL5.0840-320.13.54


The second of the New York Mets' most prized pitching prospects - 23-year-old righty Zack Wheeler - takes the mound for the second time in his career on Tuesday when the Mets visit U.S. Cellular Field for the opening half of a two-game interleague series with the Chicago White Sox.

A native of Smyrna, Ga., Wheeler was drafted sixth overall by the San Francisco Giants in 2009 and spent parts of three seasons in the organization before he headed to New York as part of the deal that sent Carlos Beltran to the Giants.

Wheeler was 12-10 in his initial two seasons in the minors, then went 12-8 in 2012 while splitting time between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Buffalo.

He was 4-2 in 13 starts with Triple-A Las Vegas to open the 2013 season, then defeated the Atlanta Braves, 6-1, in his big-league debut with the Mets on June 18 in Atlanta.

Wheeler tossed six scoreless innings in that outing, walking five batters, allowing four hits and striking out seven.

He's opposed by 24-year-old lefty Chris Sale, who was the 13th overall pick of the 2010 draft and reached the majors with the White Sox later that season.

Sale spent 2011 in the bullpen and made 58 appearances with a 2.79 earned run average, then transitioned to starting in 2012 and won 17 games in 25 decisions while recording a 3.05 ERA in 192 innings.

Sale was 5-2 through his initial nine starts this season, but has since dropped four consecutive outings while the White Sox have managed just eight runs in support.

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