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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 22 - Cardinals (1) at Mets (4) - Colon Outlasts Lynn, C.Young Hits First Met HR


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W: B. Colon (2-3) L: L. Lynn (4-1) S: D. Matsuzaka (1)
HR: STL - None   NYM - C. Young (1)

Recap:

Bartolo Colon tossed seven strong innings and Daniel Murphy drove in a pair of runs to lead the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, in the finale of a four-game set at Citi Field.

Colon (2-3) allowed just one run on four hits and struck out eight, as the Mets took three of four from the defending National League champions.

Murphy ended 2-for-4 and Chris Young hit his first homer of the season for New York, which has won seven of 10 to move two games above .500 for the season (12-10). Eric Young Jr. scored two runs and Curtis Granderson showed signs of breaking out of a season-long slump with a key RBI for his new club.

St. Louis starter Lance Lynn (4-1) was hit with the setback, marking his first career loss in March or April. The right-hander was charged with three runs -- two earned -- on four hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out nine and walked two, falling to 12-1 in the first two months of the season for his career.

Box Score:

Happy Recap: Game 21 - Cardinals (2) at Mets (3) - Mets Survive Threat, Niese gets first Win


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W: J. Niese (1-2) L: M. Wacha (2-2) S: K. Farnsworth (2)
HR: STL - None   NYM - L. Duda (4)

Recap:

St. Louis pitcher Michael Wacha recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts over four innings, but he also issued five walks -- two of them with the bases loaded -- in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the New York Mets.

It was a wacky Wednesday night for Wacha (2-2), whose first nine outs of the game came via strikeout. The right-hander walked home two runs in the fourth, however, to put the Cardinals behind. Wacha exited after 93 pitches and set a career low for innings pitched in a start.

Lucas Duda hit a solo homer for the Mets, who saw starter Jon Niese (1-2) give up one run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Trailing 3-1, the Cardinals almost made a comeback in the ninth. Jon Jay and Matt Carpenter hit consecutive one-out singles off Kyle Farnsworth before pinch- hitter Daniel Descalso followed with a double to left-center field which easily scored Jay. Carpenter also tried to score but was tagged out at the plate. The call was confirmed via video replay.

Matt Holliday then flied out to end the game, giving Farnsworth his second save of the season.

Earlier, Yadier Molina's RBI double in the first inning gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead.

The Mets figured out Wacha in the fourth. Chris Young reached on a fielder's choice, Duda walked and Travis d'Arnaud singled to load the bases with one out. Ruben Tejada then drew a walk to force in a run and after Niese struck out looking, Wacha walked Kirk Nieuwenhuis to plate another run.

Duda led off the sixth with a homer off Seth Maness, making it 3-1 New York.

St. Louis put men on second and third with one out in the eighth, but Jhonny Peralta popped out and pinch-hitter Matt Adams flied out to end the threat.

Game Notes

Niese improved to 4-1 lifetime against the Cardinals ... St. Louis fell to 5-5 on an 11-game road trip ... New York improved to 3-3 on a 10-game homestand ... Molina, who went 3-for-3, extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

Box Score:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Recap: Game 20 - Cardinals (3) at Mets (0) - Wainwright + Co. blanks Mets


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W: A. Wainwright (4-1) L: D. Gee (1-1) S: T. Rosenthal (6)
HR: STL - None   NYM - None

Recap:

St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright tossed seven scoreless innings before leaving Tuesday's 3-0 win over the New York Mets with a hyperextended right knee.

Wainwright (4-1) was at 79 pitches when he stumbled awkwardly while trying to field a chopper on a play that ended the seventh inning. He gave up just four hits and struck out three.

The right-hander was coming off a two-hit shutout last Thursday in an 8-0 win at Washington.

Jon Jay went 2-for-4 with two RBI for the Cardinals, who improved to 5-4 on an 11-game road trip. Matt Holliday went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.

Dillon Gee (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits over six innings for the Mets, who fell to 2-3 on a 10-game homestand. He had four strikeouts and two walks.

The Cardinals got on the board in the fourth. Holliday walked, Matt Adams singled and Yadier Molina singled to load the bases with no outs. Jay followed with a two-run single to center. St. Louis couldn't get anything else in the inning.

Holliday robbed Chris Young of a tying homer in the fifth. After Daniel Murphy reached base on a bunt single, Holliday reached over the left-field fence to take a homer away from Young.

Holliday added an RBI single in the ninth to make it 3-0.

After Wainwright exited, Kevin Siegrist pitched a perfect eighth and Trevor Rosenthal tossed a scoreless ninth to record his sixth save of the season.

Game Notes

Wainwright improved to 3-4 lifetime against the Mets ... Molina extended his hitting streak to 13 games ... New York third baseman David Wright had a 12- game hitting streak snapped after going 0-for-4.

Box Score:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 19 - Cardinals (0) at Mets (2) - Good Defense, Good Pitching, Good Win


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W: J. Mejia (3-0) L: T. Lyons (0-1) S: K. Farnsworth (1)
HR: STL - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Jenrry Mejia fired 6 2/3 scoreless innings and the New York Mets blanked the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-0, in the opener of a four-game set.

Mejia (3-0) struck out seven and surrendered four hits and three walks for the Mets, who have won five of their last seven games.

Travis d'Arnaud tallied an RBI and two of New York's seven hits in the triumph. Newly-named closer Kyle Farnsworth, who replaced Jose Valverde, fired a scoreless ninth for his first save of the year.

Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig and Yadier Molina each had two hits to account for St. Louis' total. Tyler Lyons (0-1) fanned seven, but allowed two runs on six hits and four walks over six frames to notch the loss.

The Cardinals have dropped four of their last six games.

The Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead after plating a run in the third and sixth innings.

New York used a two-out rally to get on the board in the third. Eric Young Jr. singled and Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch before Young scored on David Wright's broken-bat single through the hole on the left side of the infield.

Daniel Murphy and Josh Satin worked walks against Lyons in the sixth while Chris Young, who reached on a throwing error to begin the frame, was thrown out trying to steal third. Murphy, though, was able to swipe third and later crossed the plate on d'Arnaud's base hit to center.

The Cardinals had runners on the corners with one away in the top of the sixth, but Matt Holliday popped out and Matt Adams grounded out to second to end the threat.

St. Louis' Shane Robinson rolled out to third with runners on first and second with two outs in the seventh, and Alex Torres struck out Holliday and Adams with a man in scoring position in the eighth.

Game Notes

Murphy has three steals this season ... The Mets were 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position, while St. Louis finished 0-for-5 with RISP and left seven men on base.

Box Score:

Happy Easter Recap: Game 18 - Braves (3) at Mets (4) (14 innings) - Granderson's Sac Fly the difference


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HR: ATL - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Curtis Granderson's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th inning was the difference, as the New York Mets avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk against Gus Schlosser (0-1) to start the decisive frame and Ruben Tejada moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Eric Young Jr. was then intentionally walked, and both runners advanced on a wild pitch.

Granderson lofted the second pitch he saw to left field, and Justin Upton's throw came in just behind Nieuwenhuis.

Schlosser took the loss despite holding New York hitless over 3 2/3 innings, while Jose Valverde (1-0) pitched a scoreless top of the 14th to earn his first win of the year. Prior to the game, Mets manager Terry Collins replaced Valverde at closer with Kyle Farnsworth.

David Wright had four hits for the Mets while extending his hitting streak to 11 games. Granderson went 0-for-6, and is now hitless in his last 16 at-bats.

New York manufactured a run in both the first and second inning thanks to a pair of errors by Atlanta.

Young led off the bottom of the first and reached second when Upton dropped his fly ball in left field. Young moved to third on Granderson's line out to right and scored on Wright's grounder to second.

The Mets loaded the bases with one out in the second after Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker singled and Omar Quintanilla worked a walk. Mets starter Zack Wheeler grounded to second, but Dan Uggla fumbled the ball on the exchange and all runners were safe. Braves starter David Hale avoided further damage by getting Young to pop to shortstop and Granderson to ground weakly to first.

Atlanta finally got to Wheeler in the fifth inning with three consecutive doubles with a man on first and one out. Gerald Laird walked to start the inning but was thrown out on Hale's bunt attempt. Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Freddie Freeman followed with doubles to put the Braves in front 3-2.

Hale yielded back-to-back singles to Wright and Daniel Murphy to start the home half of the sixth. He struck out Chris Young for the first out but another Uggla error -- this time on a Duda ground ball -- allowed Wright to trot home and tie the game.

Hale and Wheeler both allowed three runs on six hits over six innings. One of Hale's runs was unearned.

Six Mets relievers combined to keep Atlanta off the scoreboard over the final eight innings. Carlos Torres pitched two perfect frames and Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out five in three hitless innings before giving way to Valverde.

Game Notes

Atlanta had won seven of eight entering Sunday ... The Braves finished their six-game road trip with a 4-2 mark. They return home to host Miami on Monday ... Heyward had three hits ... Young went 0-for-6 with a strikeout. The Mets' leadoff hitter has struck out at least once in every game this season ... New York went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 on base.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Recap: Game 17 - Braves (7) at Mets (5) - Mets Late Comeback, Not enough


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W: E. Santana (2-0) L: B. Colon (1-3) S: J. Walden (1)
HR: ATL - J. Upton (5)   NYM - None

Recap:

Justin Upton went 3-for-5 with a three run homer and two runs scored to help the Atlanta Braves to a 7-5 win over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game set.

Freddie Freeman finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Braves, winners in seven of their last eight games.

Ervin Santana (2-0) allowed one run on six hits while fanning seven over seven innings. Over three starts this season (21 innings), the nine-year veteran has allowed just one run and struck out 24 batters.

Jordan Walden left the bases loaded in the ninth to record his first save.

David Wright and Chris Young each went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Travis d'Arnaud had two hits and an RBI for the Mets, who have dropped two straight after sweeping Arizona earlier this week.

Bartolo Colon (1-3) allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out six to saddle the loss.

The Mets struck first when Wright singled to center to bring in Eric Young Jr.

Atlanta took the lead with a pair of runs in the third. With two on and two out, Freeman tapped a soft grounder down the third base line. Colon fielded the ball and threw it past Lucas Duda at first. The ball skipped off the wall in shallow right and rolled past Curtis Granderson and into right field allowing both runners to come all the way around.

In the fifth, Freeman laced a double to right to bring Jason Heyward around for a 3-1 lead and Upton scored on Daisuke Matsuzaka's wild pitch in the eighth for a four-run edge.

Daniel Murphy and Wright opened the bottom of the eighth with back-to-back singles. After Granderson popped out, Young ripped a single to left to bring Murphy home. d'Arnaud added an RBI single two batters later to pull New York within 4-3.

Upton added a three-run shot in the ninth to center for insurance that the Braves would need.

Craig Kimbrel hit Young Jr. with a pitch before giving up a single to Murphy. Wright then doubled to center to push Young Jr. across. After Granderson struck out, Young singled to bring Murphy around to pull the Mets within 7-5.

After a mound visit, Kimbrel walked Duda to load the bases, spelling the end of his night.

Walden was brought in and got d'Arnaud to ground out to end the game.

Game Notes

Upton has five homers this season ... Atlanta was 3-for-9 with RISP ... Young Jr., who scored a pair of runs, walked twice and was hit by a pitch ... New York finished 5-for-19 with RISP ... Murphy was 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

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