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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 157 - Phillies at Mets - David Wright drives in winning run

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: B. Parnell (4-6) L: B. Lidge (0-2)
S: M. Acosta (3)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - V. Pascucci (1)

R.A. Dickey pitched seven strong innings to give the New York Mets a 2-1 win over the struggling Philadelphia Phillies in the opener of a doubleheader.

Since winning the National League East, the Phillies have been slumping as the team has dropped seven straight games while scoring just 13 runs during that time. It is their first seven-game losing streak since dropping seven straight from June 20-28, 2006.

Dickey was able to continue the Phillies' frustration as he held the team to three hits and a run with one walk and four strikeouts. He didn't get the win, though, as it was grabbed by Bobby Parnell (4-6) for getting the final out of the eighth inning.

David Wright drove in the winning run while Valentino Pascucci hit a solo home run for the Mets, who have won their past two games.

Ryan Howard, playing for the first time since last Saturday, drove in the lone run for the Phillies, who got a four-hit, one-run performance over seven innings from starter Cole Hamels.

The doubleheader was made necessary due to last night's rainout in the opener.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 156 - Mets at Cardinals - Mets Rally for 6 Runs in the 9th

Busch Stadium (St. Louis, Mo.)

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W: M. Acosta (4-1) L: M. Rzepczynski (2-6)
S: B. Parnell (6)
HR: NYM - None   STL - A. Craig (9),A. Pujols (37)

Willie Harris capped a big ninth-inning rally with a two-run single, as the New York Mets beat the Cardinals, 8-6, hampering St. Louis' chances of reaching the postseason.

The Cardinals, who allowed six runs in the ninth inning, fell two games back of the wild card-leading Braves and five behind NL Central-leading Milwaukee with six games to go. Atlanta and Milwaukee were idle Thursday.

St. Louis has three games at home this weekend against the Cubs before finishing the season with three in Houston.

In a contest that was delayed 2-hours, 19-minutes at the start by rain and holding a 6-2 lead in the ninth, the Cardinals sent Jason Motte to the mound to close out the game. Harris walked, Nick Evans reached first on Rafael Furcal's fielding error and pinch-hitter Jason Pridie walked to load the bases with one out. Pinch-hitter Justin Turner also walked to force in a run.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 144 - Cubs at Mets - Turner drives in walk-off hit

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: M. Acosta (3-1) L: S. Marshall (6-6)
HR: CHC - C. Pena (27)   NYM - None

Justin Turner knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mets a 5-4 victory over the Cubs in the opener of a three-game series.

Manny Acosta (3-1) blew the save in the top of the ninth but was given the win.

Justin Turner had three hits and two RBI, and Jason Bay doubled twice and knocked in a run for New York, which was coming off a double-header sweep at the hands of the Braves on Thursday.

Sean Marshall (6-6) allowed the game-deciding run to take the loss.

Carlos Pena smacked a two-run homer as Chicago dropped its fifth game in eight tries.

Mike Pelfrey went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks in the start for the Mets, and Casey Coleman allowed four runs on eight hits through five innings for the Cubs. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

Box Score: Click here

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 138 - Mets at Nationals - Willie Harris helps defeat Nats

Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)

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W: R. Igarashi (3-1) L: L. Hernandez (8-13)
S: B. Parnell (5)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (9)   WAS - None

Willie Harris' two-run single in the sixth led the New York Mets to a 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals in the finale of a three-game set.

Lucas Duda hit a solo home run while Ruben Tejada added a two-run single for the Mets, who have won four of their last five.

Mike Pelfrey started the game for New York but was pulled after 4 2/3 innings. He gave up three runs on five hits with five walks while Ryota Igarashi (3-1) got the win for getting the final out of the fifth.

Danny Espinosa went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored while Wilson Ramos added two hits and an RBI for the Nationals, who have dropped four of their last five.

Livan Hernandez (8-13) was tagged with the loss in his final start of the season and possibly his career. He gave up six runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings and failed in a chance to move to .500 in his career as he fell to 174-176 over his 15 full seasons in the majors.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 135 - Marlins at Mets - Batista wins his 100th

Final Score: New York 7, Florida 5

David Wright and Lucas Duda both drove in a pair of runs as the New York Mets beat the Florida Marlins, 7-5, in the finale of five-game series at Citi Field.

Miguel Batista (4-2) tossed six solid innings in his Mets debut, limiting Florida to two runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts to record his 100th career win. New York signed the 40-year-old right-hander to a minor league deal in July after he was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Emilio Bonifacio had three RBI for the Marlins, who dropped four of five in the series.

Clay Hensley (2-6) allowed four runs -- two earned - on two hits and two walks in two-plus innings to absorb the loss.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 131 - Marlins at Mets - Dickey Knuckles Marlins

Final Score: New York 2, Florida 1

R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings while Lucas Duda went 3-for-4 and scored the decisive run, guiding the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Marlins in the opener of a Monday doubleheader.

Dickey (6-11) allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out six to pick up his first win since July 25. He hadn't allowed any more than three earned runs in five outings since then, but didn't pick up a victory.

Justin Turner singled in a run for the Mets, who have won three in a row.

Anibal Sanchez (7-7) gave up two runs in six innings to take the loss for Florida, which has dropped eight of 10.

Box Score: Click Here

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 130 - Braves at Mets - Capuano shuts down Braves

Final Score: New York 6, Atlanta 0

Chris Capuano blew through the Braves lineup, striking out a career-high 13 batters in a two-hit shutout Friday to lead the Mets to a 6-0 win.

Capuano (10-11) was perfect through four innings and didn't allow a walk, throwing 79 of his 122 pitches for strikes on the way to his third career shutout and fourth complete game.

The left-hander has probably never been better, but he wasn't the only thing keeping the Braves from scoring runs this weekend.

Friday's game was supposed to be the opener of a three-game series between the teams, but Saturday and Sunday's games were postponed because of the threat posed by Hurricane Irene.

Backing their pitcher with a consistent offensive push that took a while to pay off, the Mets had at least one baserunner in all eight innings while improving to 4-11 in their last 15 games.

Angel Pagan, Ruben Tejada and Lucas Duda each had three hits, while Duda and Justin Turner both smacked two-run doubles in the win.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 129 - Mets at Phillies - Mets come through for the win

Final Score: New York 7, Philadelphia 4

Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Nick Evans hit a three-run homer and drove in four, as the New York Mets avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 7-4 win.

David Wright went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI while Lucas Duda drove in a run and scored once for the Mets, who snapped a five-game losing streak.

Mike Pelfrey (7-10) got the win after giving up just three runs on nine hits, with two walks and two strikeouts, over six innings.

Shane Victorino drove in two while Chase Utley went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Phillies, who had won five of seven. Kyle Kendrick (7-6) gave up six runs -- two earned -- on seven hits in just four innings.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy Late Recap: Game 115 - Padres at Mets - Mets grind out a win

Final Score: New York 5, San Diego 4

Nick Evans' pinch-hit, sacrifice fly tied the game before Ruben Tejada worked a bases loaded walk to cap a three-run eighth inning, and the Mets came from behind for the second straight game to edge the Padres, 5-4, at Citi Field.

D.J. Carrasco (1-2) tossed a scoreless eighth inning before New York's rally in the bottom half of the frame for the win. Chris Capuano started the contest and went six-plus innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk in the Mets' third win in four games.

"We all know what we can do. We know the kind of team we are," Mets center fielder Angel Pagan said about his team. "We like to fight until the end, and the last couple of nights we showed that."

Jason Isringhausen pitched a perfect ninth inning for his sixth save of the year and the 299th of his career.

Chad Qualls (5-6) took the loss by allowing the go-ahead runs to reach base in the eighth, spoiling Wade LeBlanc's quality start. LeBlanc allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five through six innings.

Jesus Guzman doubled twice, scored a run and knocked in one in the Padres' second straight loss after a four-game win streak.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 112 - Braves at Mets - Justin Turner hits 2 HR's in victory

Final Score: New York 11, Atlanta 7

Justin Turner belted a pair of homers, and the Mets topped the Braves, 11-7, on a rainy night in which Atlanta's Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman extended their hitting streaks.

Jason Bay homered and knocked in three runs, as the Mets snapped a five-game skid. Josh Thole also went deep, as he and Angel Pagan each finished with three hits, part of a 16-hit attack. The Mets had scored a total of nine runs during their slide.

Uggla moved his career-best streak to 27 games with an infield single as part of a five-run third inning. The wild card-leading Braves also own the second- longest hitting streak in the majors in Freeman. The rookie first baseman moved his to 20 games with a broken-bat RBI line single to center field in the third frame.

"We're pulling for each other," Uggla said. "I love watching him [Freeman] hit. He's a special kid. I'm sure he's just as excited to see what I'm doing."

Uggla has the longest active hit streak in the majors and the fourth-longest in Braves history. He is four games behind Rico Carty's team-record of 31 set during the 1970 season. Ahead of Uggla are Marquis Grissom (28, 1996) and Rowland Office (29, 1976).

The hit streaks led to a 5-2 lead, but Tommy Hanson (11-7) couldn't hold the edge as he was drilled for eight hits and seven runs over 3 1/3 innings.

The offensive explosion got Jon Niese (11-8) off the hook after he allowed 10 hits and five runs over five frames.

A groundout by Alex Gonzalez plated Uggla in the seventh, but the Mets scored three times in the bottom half. Pagan doubled to lead off, and with one out pinch-hitter Scott Hairston singled to right off George Sherrill for an 8-6 advantage. Thole singled and pinch-hitter Nick Evans walked, leading to Jose Reyes' line base hit to center field. Turner's groundout made it 10-6.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 102 - Mets at Reds - Murphy saves the day...

Final Score: New York 4, Cincinnati 2

Daniel Murphy's tie-breaking, two-run double highlighted a four-run seventh inning, as the New York Mets escaped with 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a four-game series.

Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay both knocked in a run in the decisive frame as the Mets halted a two-game skid.

R.A. Dickey (5-8) turned in a strong outing, allowing just two runs on eight hits while fanning seven over 6 2/3 innings.

Cincinnati loaded the bases with two down in the bottom of the ninth, but Jason Isringhausen struck out Brandon Phillips to earn his third save of the season.

Mike Leake (8-6) surrendered two runs over 6 1/3 innings to suffer the loss.

"That's what I'm supposed to do. I'm supposed to go out there and not give up runs," said Leake. "Our offense will come around. We've been slumping, but we'll be fine."

Phillips and Drew Stubbs, who delivered a walkoff home run in Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Braves, each had an RBI for the Reds.

Stubbs went down looking with men on second and third to end the fifth, but the Reds broke through an inning later, as Phillips ripped a double to right to score Miguel Cairo, who led off with a single.

Similarly, the Mets stranded two in the sixth before getting on the board in the seventh. They placed runners on the corners following back-to-back, one- out singles from Jose Reyes and Justin Turner, effectively chasing Leake.

Bill Bray entered and allowed an equalizing sac fly to Beltran before handing the ball to Logan Ondrusek. David Wright greeted Ondrusek with a single before Murphy and Bay hit consecutive doubles to make it a 4-1 game.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 93 - Phillies at Mets - Scott Hairston Powers Mets to Victory!

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Final Score: New York 11, Philadelphia 2

Jonathon Niese pitched seven solid innings and the Mets knocked Cole Hamels out in the fifth, as New York crushed the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-2, in the second meeting of a three-game series.

Niese (9-7) gave up two runs -- one earned -- on six hits and was backed by an offense that thrived facing its fifth All-Star in six games.

Scott Hairston doubled twice, homered and drove in a career-high five runs, while Daniel Murphy also went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to lead the surge and snap the Mets' three-game slide.

Hamels (11-5) lasted just 4 1/3 innings and gave up a career-high tying seven runs. The left-hander walked four and allowed eight hits in the setback.

Philadelphia, which had won three of four coming in, scored 14 runs in each of Hamels' previous two outings, but it was the Mets who broke out their big bats on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 86 - Mets at Dodgers - Bay hit 2 HR's in win

Final Score: New York 6, Los Angeles 0

Jason Bay hit six home runs last season. He's already reached that total in 2011.

Bay hit a pair of homers, including an opposite-field three-run blast in the eighth inning, helping the New York Mets to a 6-0 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"I'm not really the only guy out there, but sometimes you feel that way," Bay said. "The biggest thing was putting my head down and keep going. You struggle, and struggle, but when you have a night like this, you realize you're the same guy you've always been."

Mike Pelfrey threw six shutout innings and Carlos Beltran also went deep for the Mets, who won their third straight game. Pelfrey (5-7) scattered five hits and left after throwing 102 pitches, 60 for strikes to post just his second road win in nine such decisions this season.

"I didn't think I had the greatest stuff, but it was better than it had been, so it's a step in the right direction," Pelfrey said.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 84 - Yankees at Mets - Mets Comeback against Riveria and win in extra innings

Final Score: NY Mets 3, NY Yankees 2 (10 innings)

Pinch-hitter Ronny Paulino came through with a tying single off Mariano Rivera, Jason Bay drove home the winning run in the 10th inning and the feisty New York Mets ended the Yankees’ seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Sunday.

The hit made a winner of Francisco Rodriguez (2-2), who allowed three hits over two scoreless relief innings.

Playing without an ailing Jose Reyes, the Mets were shut down by Freddy Garcia for seven innings before rallying against Rivera in the ninth to avoid a Subway Series sweep at Citi Field.

With two outs and nobody on in the ninth, Bay walked on a full-count pitch. He went to third on Lucas Duda’s single and scored the tying run when Paulino punched a 1-2 delivery through the right side.

Rivera, selected for his 12th All-Star team earlier in the day, dropped his head on the mound after his fourth blown save in 25 chances this season.

Ruben Tejada then hit a sharp grounder that scooted under the glove of fill-in shortstop Ramiro Pena for an error, and Duda tried to score from second. With fans of both teams in a frenzy, left fielder Brett Gardner came up throwing and cut down Duda at the plate to send the game to extra innings.

Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston drew a leadoff walk from Luis Ayala (1-2) in the 10th and the Mets loaded the bases when Pena booted Daniel Murphy’s slow grounder with two outs.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 79 - Mets at Tigers - Mets Blast 18 Hits, 14 Runs

Final Score: NY Mets 14, Detroit 3

For a team that hadn't hit a grand slam since 2009, the New York Mets sure made it look simple with two in as many innings.

Jason Bay and Carlos Beltran each cleared the bases in the fourth and fifth inning, respectively, to break a 299-game drought without a grand slam, as the Mets took commanding 14-3 win over the Detroit Tigers to open a three-game interleague set.

The large offensive output saw a season-high in hits (18) that included Jose Reyes' 4-for-4 showing at the plate. The victory also put the Mets over the .500 mark (40-39) for the first time since the opening week of the season.

The offense overshadowed a solid start by R.A. Dickey (4-7), who allowed three runs on 10 hits and struck out six over seven innings.

Austin Jackson had a two-run homer and Andy Dirks added a solo shot for Detroit, which had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Tigers starter Rick Porcello (6-6) continued his recent struggles, yielding seven runs on 11 hits in just 3 2/3 innings. Over his last three starts, he has given up 21 runs in 11 1/3 frames.

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W: R. Dickey (4-7) L: R. Porcello (6-6)

HR: NYM - J. Thole (1),J. Bay (4),C. Beltran (11)   DET - A. Jackson (4),A. Dirks (4)

Box Score : Click Here

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 77 - Mets at Rangers - Mets Score 14 Runs in Win

Final Score: NY Mets 14, Texas 5

This time, the Mets had everything going for them.

And then some.

Coming off an 8-1 loss to the Rangers the night before -- a game right fielder Carlos Beltran summed up thusly: "They swung the bat well and their pitcher was throwing good" -- the Mets turned the tables with a 14-5 rout of Texas on Saturday afternoon.

Beltran hit a two-run triple and scored during a three-run first inning, Jonathon Niese (7-6) threw 5 2/3 innings and New York evened the three-game series with their third win in four games.

The Mets scored six runs in three innings against sputtering Texas starter Alexi Ogando (7-3). Later, their first eight batters reached base during an eight-run sixth.

The Rangers showed life with back-to-back solo homers from Adrian Beltre and Michael Young in the fourth inning, but didn't have enough offense to avoid their third loss in eight games.

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W: J. Niese (7-6)
L: A. Ogando (7-3)

Box Score: Click here

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 75 - A's at Mets - Reyes/Capuano beat A's

Final Score: NY Mets 4, Oakland 1

Jose Reyes had two hits, two RBI and a run scored to back six scoreless innings by Chris Capuano to give New York a 4-1 victory over Oakland in the rubber match of a three-game interleague set from Citi Field.

Capuano (6-7) allowed five hits and did not issue a walk while striking out seven, but left the game due to a right oblique injury after the sixth inning.

Francisco Rodriguez tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his 20th save of the year to give New York its third win in the last five games.

Graham Godfrey (1-1) allowed four runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks in Oakland's second straight loss after a six-game win streak.

The Mets got all the runs they would need after loading the bases with no outs in the second on consecutive singles by Jason Bay, Lucas Duda and Josh Thole. Capuano came up next and grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to score Bay and Reyes followed with a bouncer up the middle to bring home Duda to give New York a 2-0 lead.

Happy Recap: Game 74 - Turner Takes One for the Team in Win

Final Score: NY Mets 3, Oakland 2 (13 innings)

A game delayed by rain that never really came ended with a breaking ball that grazed Justin Turner's shirt.

After walking Jose Reyes intentionally to load the bases in the 13th inning, Brad Ziegler clipped Turner with a slider, forcing in the winning run, as the New York Mets slipped past Oakland, 3-2, at Citi Field.

"I don't mind taking one, not in that situation. I'll stay in there and stand my ground," Turner said. "Unless it's at my face or around my ankle, I'll stay in there and take a bruise."

The game was delayed one hour, three minutes as the tarp was on the field with expected heavy storms that never really materialized.

Then a pitchers' duel broke out between R.A. Dickey and Gio Gonzalez. Each pitched well enough to win, and Dickey would have if not for Conor Jackson, who singled home the tying run in the top of the ninth. Oakland saw its six- game winning streak come to an end.

Ziegler (2-1) was saddled with the loss, while Bobby Parnell (2-1) picked up the victory with a scoreless frame. The Mets have split their last four games.

"I know the pitch was inside, it got away from me," Ziegler said. "It's just not how you want to end the game. If I'm going to lose I'd rather be beaten with a base hit."

The Mets used three consecutive hits to take the lead in the second. Scott Hairston doubled in front of Ronny Paulino's single. Lucas Duda then drilled one of Gonzalez's few mistakes, driving a fastball that ran back over the plate into right for a run-scoring single.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 67 - Mets at Braves (Reyes/Niese lead Mets to Victory)

Final Score: New York 4, Atlanta 3

Jose Reyes scored a pair of runs and Jon Niese worked 6 1/3 strong innings to lead the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game set from Turner Field.

Reyes went 3-for-5 to record his major league-leading 34th multi-hit game of the season. Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Mets, who have won two of three and eight of their last 12.

Niese (6-5) allowed two runs on five hits while striking out four and issuing zero walks.

Tim Byrdak recorded a pair of crucial strikeouts in relief and Francisco Rodriguez worked a perfect ninth to earn his 19th save of the season.

Jair Jurrjens (8-3) allowed four runs on eight hits and a season-high five walks while striking out three over 5 1/3 innings to drop his first game at home this season.

"I made a lot of mistakes up in the zone and falling behind," said Jurrjens. "It's a really tough lineup if you fall behind. The main thing is I didn't keep Reyes off the bases. It makes it a little bit difficult when you have the fastest guy in the league on the basepath, taking your concentration away"

Dan Uggla slugged a home run for the Braves, who have dropped two straight, while David Ross went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 65 - Mets at Pirates (Mets Rake, Cappy pitches gem)

Final Score: New York 7, Pittsburgh 0

Chris Capuano tossed seven shutout innings to lead New York past Pittsburgh, 7-0, in the third test of a four-game set.

Capuano (5-6) scattered three hits and two walks while fanning five as the Mets were victorious for the seventh time in 10 games.

Kevin Correia (8-5) allowed four runs on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings for the loss, the third in four games for the Pirates.

Correia was perfect through four innings before allowing a two-out single to Jason Bay in the fifth.

New York broke through in the seventh inning after Daniel Murphy singled, advanced to third on a single by Angel Pagan and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jason Bay to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.

That run would be all the Mets would need behind Capuano, but they added some insurance in the eighth on an RBI double by Justin Turner that ended Correia's day. Pinch-hitter Willie Harris singled with two outs and was followed by a Jose Reyes base-hit before Turner smacked a ball off the right-field wall to bring in Harris.

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