Showing posts with label Mets at Yankees. Show all posts
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 38 - Mets (12) at Yankees (7) - Granderson, Murphy, Wright - Do Damage in the Bronx


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W: D. Matsuzaka (1-0) L: V. Nuno (1-1)
HR: NYM - C. Granderson (5),D. Murphy (3)   NYY - B. McCann (5),Y. Solarte (3)

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Recap:

Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy hit three- run homers and the Mets beat the Yankees for a sixth straight time, jumping on Vidal Nuno early and cruising to a 12-7 win on Tuesday night.

Murphy knocked in four runs and David Wright had three hits, two RBI and two runs scored for the Mets, who have won three in a row overall.

Zack Wheeler gave up five runs on seven hits and six walks in 4 1/3 innings for the Mets and Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0) earned the win with 3 2/3 innings of relief work.

The Mets won the opener of the four-game series 9-7 on Monday night at Yankee Stadium. The last two games of the home-and-home will be played at Citi Field.

Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and Yangervis Solarte added a solo shot for the Yankees, who have lost a season-high four in a row. McCann had three hits and three RBI.

Nuno (1-1) gave up seven runs -- five earned -- on four hits and four walks in just 3 1/3 innings. The lefty's ERA climbed nearly a full point to 6.43.

Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran missed the game after being diagnosed with a bone spur in his right elbow. Beltran left Monday's game for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. The team will wait to see if a cortisone shot works before deciding if surgery is necessary.

The Mets had two four-run rallies in the first five innings.

Granderson's three-run blast to right field punctuated a first-inning flurry and Murphy's three-run shot high off the netting on the right-field foul pole to make it 11-4 in the fifth.

Wright had an RBI single in the first and a leadoff double in the third, scoring a run. He hit an RBI single in a two-run fourth after Alfredo Aceves relieved Nuno.

Wheeler labored, too, putting the first two Yankees batters on base in the first, though the damage could have been worse. Jacoby Ellsbury hit into a double play before Mark Teixeira's RBI single and McCann's two-run homer to right got the Yankees within 4-3.

The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Brett Gardner in the fourth but escaped any more trouble when Derek Jeter grounded into an inning-ending double play. He came out after Alfonso Soriano's RBI single in the fifth, which pulled the Yankees within 11-5.

Solarte led off the eighth with a homer off Matsuzaka and Lucas Duda hit an RBI double in the ninth for the Mets.

The game was almost four-hours old when members of the grounds crew were called out in the ninth inning after Mets reliever Jeurys Familia was having trouble throwing off the mound. They put down dirt in front of the rubber and raked and watered it.

Familia walked two and gave up an RBI single to McCann for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Mets swept the Subway Series last year after winning just three of the previous 14 meetings ... The Yankees placed right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lumbar spine retroactive to May 7. He has been hampered by the back injury for over a week and underwent an MRI on Friday. The team recalled outfielder Zoilo Almonte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Mets at Yankees (Subway Series) - Game 38


Tonight's Starting Lineups - Mets at Yankees (Subway Series) - Game 38

Mets
  1. Eric Young Jr. - DH
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Chris Young - LF
  5. Curtis Granderson - RF
  6. Juan Lagares  - CF
  7. Lucas Duda - 1B
  8. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  9. Ruben Tejada - SS
Mets Starting Pitcher - Zack Wheeler RHP

Yankees
  1. Brett Gardner, lf
  2. Derek Jeter, ss
  3. Jacoby Ellsbury, cf
  4. Mark Teixeira, dh
  5. Brian McCann, c
  6. Alfonso Soriano, rf
  7. Yangervis Solarte, 3b
  8. Kelly Johnson, 1b
  9. Brian Roberts, 2b
Yankees Starting Pitcher - Vidal Nuno, LHP

Preview: Game 38 - Mets (18-19) at Yankees (19-18) - Wheeler (1-3) vs Nuno (1-0)


Preview: Game 38
New York Mets (18-19) at New York Yankees (19-18)

Pitching Probables - Zack Wheeler (1-3) 4.35 ERA vs Vidal Nuno (1-0) 5.47 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:05 PM

Preview:


The New York Mets broke out in a big way and surprisingly slugged their way to their longest winning streak over the New York Yankees.

The Mets have won five straight against the Yankees (19-18), scoring 21 runs during three consecutive wins in the Bronx.

The Yankees, meanwhile, have matched their longest skid of the season and continue to be hit hard by injuries to key contributors.

Zach Wheeler will try to pitch the visiting Mets to a sixth straight win over the Yankees, who may be without Carlos Beltran on Tuesday night.

The Mets (18-19) are among the worst offensive teams in baseball with a .233 average, 26 homers and 4.1 runs per game. However in the opener of this four-game crosstown series Monday, they collected 14 hits with a season-high four home runs to overcome a pair of three-run deficits to win 9-7.

That came a day after the Mets had 16 hits, including five doubles and a homer, to snap a five-game slide in a 5-4, 11-inning win over Philadelphia.

Eric Young and Chris Young have combined for 10 hits -- four doubles -- over the past two games, while joining fellow outfielder Curtis Granderson with a two-run homer each Monday.

Granderson finished with two hits in his first game in the Bronx since moving to Queens via free agency. Still, it was only his fourth homer with the Mets, and he's batting .194 with 16 RBIs.

Monday's defeat was the third in a row for the Yankees, who have allowed 21 runs and 36 hits in those games. Already missing starting pitchers CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova, their offense could take a hit with Beltran's injury.

The veteran outfielder is expected to undergo an MRI after a hyperextended right elbow forced him out in the seventh inning Monday. Beltran is mired in a 5-for-43 skid, but ranks fourth on the team with 15 RBIs.

First baseman Mark Teixeira didn't start because of a tight left groin and right fielder Ichiro Suzuki and reliever Shawn Kelley were also missing due to their aching backs.

Wheeler (1-3, 4.35 ERA) looks to earn his first win in nearly a month as he makes his Subway Series debut. The right-hander rebounded from a poor performance with a strong showing Wednesday at Miami, allowing two hits over six scoreless innings before leaving without a decision in a 1-0 loss.

He a 3.27 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 22 innings over his last four starts, but owns an 0-1 record thanks in part to being backed by six total runs.

Wheeler is 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA in three interleague starts.

The Yankees have dropped five of the past six at home behind a 6.40 ERA from the rotation, and giving the ball to Vidal Nuno (1-0, 5.47) may not help.

The left-hander has a 10.22 ERA in three home games -- two starts -- and has completed six innings only once in four starts overall this season.

Nuno was effective against the Mets last season, yielding two runs over six innings in a 3-1 loss May 30.

Derek Jeter had a season-high three hits Monday, raising his career average to .432 at home in the Subway Series.

Wheeler has to get some run support and he will take care of the rest... LGM!

Predicted Lineup vs Yankees:

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright -3B
  4. Chris Young - DH
  5. Curtis Granderson - RF
  6. Juan Lagares - CF
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Eric Campbell -1B
  9. Wilmer Flores - SS



Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Happy Recap: Game 37 - Mets (9) at Yankees (7) - Mets Four HR Night, Duda's defense wins it for Mets


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W: J. Mejia (4-0) L: M. Thornton (0-1) S: K. Farnsworth (3)
HR: NYM - T. d´Arnaud (3),C. Granderson (4),E. Young (1),C. Young (3)   NYY - B. Gardner (2)

Recap:

Chris Young capped a three-run eighth inning with a tiebreaking two-run homer to send the New York Mets past the New York Yankees, 9-7, on Monday in the opener of their annual Subway Series.

The Mets trailed 7-4 after six innings before Eric Young, Jr. stroked a two- run homer in the seventh off Alfredo Aceves to get the visitors within one.

Lucas Duda laced an RBI single off Matt Thornton (0-1) in the eighth to tie the game, and after Preston Claiborne replaced Thornton on the mound, Chris Young clubbed Claiborne's second pitch into the seats in left for a 9-7 lead.

After striking out Alfonso Soriano to end the seventh, Jenrry Mejia (4-0), who was sent from the starting rotation to the bullpen earlier Monday, worked around a pair of singles in the eighth to maintain the Mets' margin.

Kyle Farnsworth entered for the Mets in the ninth and issued a leadoff walk to Derek Jeter and a one-out single to pinch-hitter Mark Teixeira that left runners on the corners.

However, Farnsworth was able to secure his third save of the season by getting Brian McCann to ground into a game-ending 3-5-3 double play.

Curtis Granderson returned to Yankee Stadium for the first time since signing with the Mets in the offseason and slugged a two-run homer, while Eric Young, Jr. finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored in the Mets' fifth straight win over their cross-town rivals.

Brett Gardner hit his second career grand slam in the setback, while Yangervis Solarte collected three hits, an RBI and two runs scored for the Yankees, who have lost three straight overall.

Jeter registered his first three-hit game since Sept. 30, 2012 in the loss.

The Mets manufactured a run in the first on David Wright's RBI groundout that scored Eric Young, Jr. for a 1-0 lead, but Gardner's grand slam in the second gave the home team control.

The Yankees started the second with three consecutive singles, including Alfonso Soriano's 1,000th career American League hit, making him just the seventh player in MLB history to compile 1,000 hits in each league.

Mets starter Bartolo Colon briefly slowed the hit parade by retiring the next two batters, but Gardner jumped on a first-pitch fastball and scorched it into the seats in right for a 4-1 lead.

Travis d'Arnaud smacked a one-out solo shot in the fifth to trim the margin to two before Granderson followed Wright's leadoff single in the sixth with a drive over the wall in right-center field to tie the game.

The Yankees answered with three runs in the home half, as Soriano stroked a ground-rule double before scoring on Solarte's single to right.

Kelly Johnson then sliced a triple into the gap in left-center field to score Solarte, but the Yankees first baseman was caught in a rundown between third and home when Brian Roberts followed with a grounder to short.

After Gardner extended the inning with a single to right, Carlos Torres took over on the mound for the Mets. With Jeter at the dish, Gardner took off for second and d'Arnaud's throw sailed into center field, allowing Roberts to race home for a 7-4 lead.

Aceves replaced Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda to start the seventh and walked d'Arnaud before Eric Young, Jr. smacked his first homer of the season two batters later to bring the Mets within 7-6.

Game Notes

With his 1,000th AL hit, Soriano became the first player in MLB history to accrue 1,000 hits, 500 runs, 500 RBI, 100 homers and 100 stolen bases in each league. Frank Robinson, Dave Winfield, Vladimir Guerrero, Fred McGriff, Orlando Cabrera and Carlos Lee are the other players with 1,000 hits in each league ... Granderson spent four seasons with the Yankees before signing with the Mets in the offseason ... The Mets homered in four straight innings for the first time since May 19, 2005 at Philadelphia ... Kuroda allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings ... Colon yielded seven runs -- six earned -- on 11 hits over 5 2/3 frames ... The Yankees entered the game 16-0 this season when leading after seven innings.

Box Score:

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Subway Series - Game 37


Tonight's Starting Lineups - Subway Series - Game 37


Mets

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Bobby Abreu, dh
  6. Lucas Duda, 1b
  7. Chris Young, cf
  8. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  9. Ruben Tejada, ss


Mets Starter - Bartolo Colon, RHP

Yankees

  1. Brett Gardner, lf
  2. Derek Jeter, ss
  3. Jacoby Ellsbury, cf
  4. Carlos Beltran, dh
  5. Brian McCann, c
  6. Alfonso Soriano, rf
  7. Yangervis Solarte, 3b
  8. Kelly Johnson, 1b
  9. Brian Roberts, 2b


Yanks Starter - Hiroki Kuroda, RHP

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Preview: Game 37 - Subway Series - Mets (17-19) at Yankees (19-17) - Colon (2-5) vs Kuroda (2-3)


Preview: Game 37
New York Mets (17-19) at New York Yankees (19-17)

Probable Pitchers - Bartolo Colon (2-5) 5.36 ERA vs Hiroki Kuroda (2-3) 4.43 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:05 PM


Preview:

The Mets will try to extend their longest winning streak in series history Monday night when they face the Yankees in the 2014 Subway Series opener.

The Mets won all four meetings with the Yankees (19-17) last year, marking the first time they had ever won four straight in the series. The Yankees, who were held to one run in three of those losses, had previously won 11 of 14 meetings.

Granderson hit 115 home runs for the Yankees from 2010-13, the 13th-most in baseball during that span. He was a two-time All-Star with the Yankees, but alienated the fanbase by saying, "A lot of the people I've met in New York have always said that true New Yorkers are Mets fans," at his introductory press conference with the Mets after agreeing to a four-year deal worth $60 million.

Given Curtis Granderson's comments in the offseason, he's unlikely to receive a friendly welcome in his return to the Bronx.

Granderson has struggled with his new club, hitting .185 with three homers and 38 strikeouts in 35 games.

The Mets (17-19) had tallied nine runs during a five-game losing streak prior to Sunday's 5-4 win over Philadelphia in 11 innings.

Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer in a three-run ninth inning to force extras, and Ruben Tejada drove in the winning run in the 11th with a bases-loaded single. Murphy has collected at least one hit in seven of eight while slugging .853 with 10 runs scored.

The Yankees have dropped two in a row and seven out of 11 following Sunday's 6-5 loss in Milwaukee. Mark Teixeira hit a tying homer with two outs in the ninth -- his sixth in 12 games -- but Mark Reynolds responded with an RBI single for the Brewers in the bottom half.

Girardi could especially use a good outing from Hiroki Kuroda (2-3, 4.43 ERA) considering the state of the rotation. CC Sabathia was placed on the disabled list Sunday, joining the already sidelined Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda.

Kuroda's winless streak reached four starts despite a strong performance Tuesday, when he struck out a season-high eight while limiting the Angels to three runs -- one earned -- and five hits over 7 2/3 innings in a 4-3 victory. Kuroda is 2/3 with a 2.50 ERA in six starts against the Mets since 2010.

Another former Yankee in Bartolo Colon (2-5, 5.36) will take the mound for the Mets. He gave up three runs in seven innings in Tuesday's 3-0 loss at Miami after yielding seven runs and 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss at Colorado on May 1.

The veteran right-hander went 1-1 with a 2.38 ERA in two starts versus the Yankees last season with Oakland.

Derek Jeter is hitting .368 in 84 career games against the Mets -- his highest against a team he's faced at least 10 times. He's also 15 for 39 off Colon, though he's only had three at-bats against him since 2008.

David Wright, 16 for 41 during a nine-game hitting streak with six doubles, is 7 for 20 off Kuroda.


Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, May 31, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 51 - Mets (3) at Yankees (1) - Mets SWEEP Yanks - Win 5th in a row


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W: D. Gee (3-6) L: V. Nuno (1-2) S: B. Parnell (9)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (6)   NYY - R. Cano (14)

Recap:

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Dillon Gee extended the New York Mets' longest winning streak of the season with easily his best start of the year, with the effort leading the way in a 3-1 victory over the New York Yankees that completed a four-game sweep of the home-and-home Subway Series between the city rivals.

Entering the contest with a 6.34 earned run average and a brutal 9.97 ERA on the road, Gee (3-6) dominated a struggling Yankees lineup over 7 1/3 brilliant innings in which he permitted just one run on four hits and struck out a career-best 12 without a walk.

"He was doing a great job on both sides of the plate. He was working it up and down. It was about as complete as Dillon has pitched all year," said Mets manager Terry Collins.

The right-hander concluded his outing by retiring 15 consecutive batters -- the last five via strikeout -- after surrendering Robinson Cano's solo homer in the bottom of the third inning.

Marlon Byrd supplied the offense in the Mets' fifth straight triumph with a two-run homer off Vidal Nuno (1-2) in the top of the second, the only blemish of the young lefty's night.

The win also gave the Mets their first-ever season sweep of the Yankees since interleague play was instituted in 1997.

Cano had two of the Yankees' four hits in the team's latest setback, the Bronx Bombers' fifth in a row. The Yankees have mustered only 10 runs during the skid.

"His change up was really good tonight. He was ahead of our hitters all night and mixed in a few curveballs to get some backdoor strikeouts on our lefties," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

Gee yielded just two more hits after giving up consecutive singles to Brett Gardner and Cano to begin the Yankees' half of the first inning, then received some support from the Mets' offense in the second.

Lucas Duda drew a leadoff walk before Byrd crushed Nuno's 1-2 pitch well into the second deck in left field for his second homer in as many days, with the blast staking the Mets to a 2-0 lead.

Cano cut the deficit in half with a line-drive shot into the right-field seats in the bottom of the third in what turned out to be the Yankees' last baserunner of the evening, as Gee combined with relievers Scott Rice and Bobby Parnell to record 20 consecutive outs to close things out.

Nuno was sharp as well during the middle innings, with the rookie finishing his six-inning stint by setting down nine straight batters and not giving up a hit after the second. He permitted only three hits with a pair of walks overall, while throwing 62 of his 97 pitches for strikes.

The Mets closed out the scoring by tacking on a run in the eighth. Omar Quintanilla worked a walk against Shawn Kelley and advanced to third on a groundout and a wild pitch in front of John Buck's slow roller that stayed fair before striking the third-base bag.

Game Notes

Gee had struck out nine in a game twice previously, most recently against Baltimore on June 20 of last season ... The Mets last won five in a row from May 5-9, 2012 ... The Yankees have put up only three runs total in Nuno's three starts this season ... Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada was placed on the 15- day disabled list prior to the game after straining his right quadriceps in Wednesday's matchup, with Quintanilla called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill in ... The Mets also announced pitcher Jon Niese will not make his scheduled start Saturday in Miami due to left shoulder tendinitis, with Collin McHugh set to take his place.

Box Score:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 51


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 51

  1. Justin Turner-1B
  2. Daniel Murphy-2B
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. John Buck-DH
  5. Lucas Duda-LF
  6. Marlon Byrd-RF
  7. Anthony Recker-C
  8. Juan Lagares-CF
  9. Omar Quintanilla-SS

Pitching: Dillon Gee-RHP

Preview: Game 51 - Mets at Yankees - Gee vs Nuno - Mets Go For the Sweep!


New York Mets (21-29) at New York Yankees (30-22) 7:05 PM ET
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V. Nuno (L) 2 1-1 1.935.10-00.005/25@TBND6.0521-111.02.45

Preview:

Dillon Gee tries to pitch the New York Mets to a sweep in the Subway Series on Thursday when they close out the four-game home-and-home set at Yankee Stadium.

The Mets had lost five in a row and 20 of 27 overall entering this series, but are now on the precipice of posting a perfect season record against their crosstown rivals.

On Wednesday, Ike Davis showed signs of breaking out of his slump, as he went 2-for-5 and delivered a two-RBI single during a five-run first inning that propelled the surging Mets to a 9-4 shellacking of the Yankees.

Lucas Duda also knocked in a pair of runs with a double later on, while Marlon Byrd homered and recorded two RBI as well in the Mets' season-best fourth consecutive victory and third over the rival Yanks in as many days. The Mets posted back-to-back 2-1 decisions over the Bombers at Citi Field the previous two nights.

"Those guys are a good team over there," said Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay. "They just haven't hit their stride. It seems like they've done that right now."

The Mets, who are 6-1 in interleague play this season, battered David Phelps (3-3) for five runs -- four earned -- on four hits and two walks before the Yankees starter was removed after only registering one out.

Happy Recap: Game 50 - Mets (9) at Yankees (4) - Mets take series win, fourth win in a row


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W: J. Hefner (1-5) L: D. Phelps (3-3)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (5)   NYY - B. Boesch (3)

Recap:

Ike Davis showed signs of breaking out of his slump while helping the New York Mets extend the recent struggles of their city rivals.

The embattled first baseman went 2-for-5 and delivered a two-RBI single during a five-run first inning that propelled the surging Mets to a 9-4 drubbing of the New York Yankees as the Subway Series shifted venues to the Bronx on Wednesday.

Lucas Duda also knocked in a pair of runs with a double later on, while Marlon Byrd homered and recorded two RBI as well in the Mets' season-best fourth consecutive victory and third over the rival Yanks in as many days. The Mets posted back-to-back 2-1 decisions over the Bombers at Citi Field the previous two nights.

"Those guys are a good team over there," said Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay. "They just haven't hit their stride. It seems like they've done that right now."

The Mets battered David Phelps (3-3) for five runs -- four earned -- on four hits and two walks before the Yankees starter was removed after only registering one out.

Counterpart Jeremy Hefner (1-5) fared considerably better, permitting three runs on nine hits and striking out five over six innings to notch his first win in 10 starts in 2013.

The Yankees have now dropped four in a row, their longest skid of the year.

Brennan Boesch finished 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the loss, with Robinson Cano and Jayson Nix each collecting two hits and driving in a run for the Yankees.

Each of the Mets' last six wins had come in their final at-bat heading into the contest, but there was no such drama after they sent 10 men to the plate while shellacking Phelps in the opening inning.

Phelps was behind after throwing just three pitches, as Ruben Tejada led off with a single and Daniel Murphy belted a double off the wall in right center to knock in the first run. Murphy later crossed the plate on a John Buck single, and Nix's error on Byrd's bases-loaded grounder to third made the score 3-0 before Davis -- mired in a 3-for-27 rut and a .152 season average -- laced a single to left to cap the five-run frame.

"I don't like playing bad, so the fire's been lit for a while," said Davis afterward. "I know I'm a better player. I get really frustrated when I don't play good."

Byrd furthered the margin with a homer off Adam Warren that bounced off the top of the right-field wall and over in the third, and Duda lengthened the lead to 8-0 with a two-run double in the fourth that brought home Mike Baxter and David Wright.

Hefner, meanwhile, held the Yankees to only one run -- Boesch's blast into the seats in right in the bottom of the fourth -- until encountering some difficulty in his final inning of work.

A single by Travis Hafner and Overbay's ground-rule double put two on with no out for Boesch, who legged out an infield hit to cut the deficit to 8-2. Nix later drove in Overbay with a single to complete the Yankees' two-run sixth.

Murphy singled to open the ninth and came around on Rick Ankiel's two-out hit to put the Mets up 9-3, with Cano singling in Brett Gardner in the Yankees' last turn to account for the final score.

Game Notes

The Mets improved to 6-1 in interleague play this season and ended a string of five straight losses at Yankee Stadium, during which they were outscored by a 34-13 margin ... Phelps had the shortest non-injury related outing by a Yankees starter since Alex Graman recorded just one out at Tampa Bay on July 19, 2004 ... The last time the Mets took three straight from the Yankees occurred during the 2010 season ... Yankees' hurler Ivan Nova yielded just one run while fanning six over five innings of relief in his second appearance since missing a month due to triceps inflammation.

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 50


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 50:


  1. Ruben Tejada-SS
  2. Daniel Murphy-2B
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. Lucas Duda-DH
  5. John Buck-C
  6. Rick Ankiel-CF
  7. Marlon Byrd-RF
  8. Ike Davis-1B
  9. Mike Baxter-LF

On the Mound,  Jeremy Hefner- RHP

Preview: Game 50 - Mets at Yankees - Hefner vs Phelps


New York Mets (20-29) at New York Yankees (30-21) 7:05 PM ET
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Preview:

The New York Mets eye their first four-game winning streak of the season on Wednesday, as their Subway Series against the Yankees shifts to the Bronx for the next two games.

That may be easier said than done for the Mets, who lost all three games at Yankee Stadium a year ago. In fact, since recording a sweep in the Bronx in 2008, the Mets have since dropped nine of 12 there.

The Mets, though, won the first two legs of this odd four-game set in thrilling fashion and on Tuesday they came through with three consecutive hits against Mariano Rivera during a two-run ninth-inning rally that gave the club a dramatic 2-1 victory.

Daniel Murphy greeted Rivera (0-1) with a bloop double down the left-field line in the bottom of the ninth and David Wright followed with a single up the middle to bring home the tying run. Lucas Duda then dropped in a base hit to right that plated Wright.

"I've struggled lately, there's no going around it," Duda admitted. "I got jammed and it went over (Robinson) Cano's head and we scored."

Remarkably, each of the Mets' last six triumphs have come in their last at- bat. They downed the Yankees by a 2-1 count in Monday's opener on Murphy's tie-breaking RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Mets honored the retiring Rivera by having him toss the ceremonial pregame offering to his former counterpart on the other side of town, John Franco, but weren't as gracious in handing the 43-year-old his first blown save in 19 chances this season.

"That's the game of baseball, anything can happen," Rivera said of his blown save. "It happened quick."

Both teams received outstanding starting pitching, as Hiroki Kuroda tossed seven scoreless innings for the Yankees, while Mets phenom Matt Harvey allowed just a run and struck out 10 batters in his eight innings.

Hoping for that same type of effort on Wednesday, the Mets will pin their hopes on righty Jeremy Hefner, who is 0-5 with a 4.76 ERA. Hefner did not get a decision on Friday against Atlanta, but he pitched well, surrendering two runs and three hits in six innings of a 7-5 loss.

"I was so excited that he pitched so well after he's been so down about not winning a game," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

This will be Hefner's first-ever start against the Yankees, who will turn to righty David Phelps.

"It's going to be fun. It's something you watch on TV," said Hefner, who pitched a perfect relief inning against the Yankees at Citi Field in 2012. "Obviously, I grew up watching the old Yankee Stadium, but it's pretty much the same -- it's the same locations, same dimensions and everything."

Phelps won his second straight start on Friday against Tampa Bay, as he allowed four runs and six hits in a career-high 7 2/3 innings to run his record to 3-2 to go along with a 3.96 ERA.

Since joining the rotation on May 1, Phelps has gone 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA.

The Yankees took five of six from the Mets last season.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Mets Series Matchup Report: Mets Hitters vs Yankees Starters (Games 48-51)


Mets Series Matchup Report: Mets Hitters vs Yankees Starters


NEW YORK METS (18-29, fourth place/NL East) vs. NEW YORK YANKEES (30-19, first place/AL East)

Monday 5/27: LHP Jonathon Niese (3-5, 4.80) vs. RHP Phil Hughes (2-3, 5.51), 7:10 p.m. ET

Tuesday 5/28: RHP Matt Harvey (5-0, 1.93) vs. RHP Hiroki Kuroda (6-3, 2.67), 7:10 p.m. ET

Wednesday 5/29: RHP Jeremy Hefner (0-5, 4.76) vs. RHP David Phelps (3-2, 3.96), 7:05 p.m. ET

Thursday 5/30: RHP Dillon Gee (2-6, 6.34) vs. LHP Vidal Nuno (1-1, 1.93), 7:05 p.m. ET

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Phil Hughes (2-1 - 3.80 ERA - 20K's)
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Rick Ankiel2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
John Buck7 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 .286 .333 .714 1.048
Marlon Byrd3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ike Davis5 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 .200 .556 .200 .756
Lucas Duda3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Daniel Murphy5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Kirk Nieuwenhuis2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Anthony Recker1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
David Wright9 3 0 0 1 3 0 4 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Totals37101036610.270.364.541.904

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Hiroki Kuroda (2-5 - 4.81 ERA - 22K's)
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Rick Ankiel11 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 .182 .182 .182 .364
Marlon Byrd6 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .833 1.333
Ike Davis9 2 1 0 1 1 2 4 .222 .364 .667 1.030
Lucas Duda5 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 .400 .500 .600 1.100
Daniel Murphy11 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 .182 .250 .364 .614
Kirk Nieuwenhuis3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ruben Tejada3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Justin Turner3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
David Wright17 6 0 0 0 3 3 4 .353 .450 .353 .803
Totals68195117717.279.347.426.773

New York Mets Career statistics vs. David Phelps - N/A

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Vidal Nuno - N/A
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