Showing posts with label Yankees at Mets. Show all posts
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Friday, May 16, 2014

Recap: Game 40 - Yankees (1) at Mets (0) - Bats go silent at Citi, Despite good deGrom Debut


New York

New York

W: D. Betances (2-0) L: J. deGrom (0-1) S: D. Robertson (7)
HR: NYY - None   NYM - None


Despite impressive Major League debuts from starters Chase Whitley and Jacob deGrom, it was a veteran outfielder who played the biggest role in the finale of the annual Subway Series.

Alfonso Soriano doubled in the game's only run in the seventh, while Dellin Betances struck out six of the seven hitters he faced in relief of Whitley to help the New York Yankees secure a 1-0 win over the New York Mets on Thursday at Citi Field.

Whitley, who got the call in place of an injured CC Sabathia, held the Mets to two hits and two walks before being pulled in the fifth with two outs and runners on second and third.

Betances (2-0) entered and grounded out Eric Young, Jr. before striking out the side in the sixth, and then again in the seventh after Soriano had broken the scoreless deadlock in the top of the frame.

The 25-year-old deGrom, meanwhile, got the nod for the Mets after Dillon Gee was placed on the disabled list Wednesday due to a strained right lat muscle. The right-hander struck out six over six scoreless frames before yielding the game's only run in the seventh.

Mark Teixeira worked a one-out walk, but was quickly retired when Brian McCann followed with a grounder to second baseman Daniel Murphy. Murphy fired to second to start a potential inning-ending double play, but David Wright's relay through skipped past Lucas Duda at first, allowing McCann to reach safely to extend the inning.

Two pitches later, Soriano stroked a double into the gap in left-center field and McCann hustled around from first for a 1-0 lead.

Scott Rice replaced deGrom to start the eighth and issued back-to-back one-out walks to spell the end of his outing.

Jeurys Familia took over on the mound and uncorked a wild pitch to move both runners into scoring position, but the Mets right-hander got Derek Jeter to smack a chopper to shortstop Ruben Tejada, who fired home to nab Kelly Johnson at the plate. Josh Edgin then flied out Jacoby Ellsbury to end the inning.

The Mets put runners on the corners with two outs in the eighth against Adam Warren following Murphy's two-out single to left, but closer David Robertson got Wright to ground out weakly to short to maintain the Yankees' slim margin.

Robertson retired the Mets in order in the ninth to nail down his seventh save of the season and complete the three-hit shutout.

Game Notes

The Mets won the first two games of the series in the Bronx to extend their win streak to six games over the Yankees before dropping the last two games at home ... Whitley and deGrom both notched their first career hits. The hit for deGrom snapped an 0-for-64 slide for Mets pitchers this season ... The Yankees placed outfielder Carlos Beltran on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with right elbow inflammation ... Jeter, who played in his final regular-season game of the Subway Series, went 4-for-15 during the four-game set ... According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Yankees were involved in a game in which both starters were making their MLB debuts was Oct. 6, 1908 at Boston when the Highlanders' Andy O'Connor faced off against the Red Sox's Doc McMahon at the Huntingon Avenue Baseball Grounds.

Box Score:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Preview: Game 40 - Yankees (20-19) at Mets (19-20) - Whitley vs deGrom (MLB Debuts)

Preview: Game 40
New York Yankees (20-19) at New York Mets (19-20)

Probable Pitchers - Chase Whitley vs Jacob deGrom (MLB Debuts)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10PM


Chase Whitley will get to pitch in his first in the majors and try to lead the New York Yankees to a season split with their interleague rivals.

The Mets' Jacob deGrom will also make his major league debut Thursday night and try to spoil Jeter's Citi Field finale while helping his club bounce back from its first loss to the Yankees in nearly two years.

Jeter will have another ceremony on his farewell tour before his 93rd game against the Mets. They're probably glad to see him go -- he's batted .370 with 15 homers in those matchups, including an MVP performance in winning the 2000 World Series in five games.
That average is his best versus any opponent he's played at least 10 games against, and the 15 home runs are 10 more than against any NL team.

Whitley will try to help the future Hall of Famer exit the Subway Series a winner while filling in for CC Sabathia (right knee), one of three Yankees starters on the disabled list along with Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova.

Whitley is being called up by the Yankees (20-19) after going 3-2 with a 2.39 ERA in six starts and one relief appearance at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out 32 in 26 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander is 22-16 with a 2.65 ERA in 151 career minor league games.

Whitley will have a tough act to follow after fellow rookie Masahiro Tanaka improved to 6-0 with his first shutout Wednesday, a 4-0 victory.

Recap: Game 39 - Yankees (4) at Mets (0) - Tanaka's Revenge


New York

New York

W: M. Tanaka (6-0) L: R. Montero (0-1)
HR: NYY - Y. Solarte (4),M. Teixeira (8)   NYM - None


It was a night of firsts for Masahiro Tanaka.

Tanaka got his first career hit in the top of the ninth, then completed his first shutout in the majors as the New York Yankees beat the New York Mets, 4-0, on Wednesday at Citi Field.

The Mets, who pounded out 21 runs over two games earlier this week at Yankee Stadium, were dominated by Tanaka (6-0). The right-hander allowed just four hits while striking out eight.

Dating back to his time in Nippon Professional Baseball, the Japanese hurler is unbeaten in his past 42 regular-season starts, going 34-0 since Aug. 19, 2012.

Tanaka is only the second Yankee to throw a shutout against the Mets, joining Andy Pettitte who threw one at home back in 2002. He also became the first Yankees rookie to throw a shutout since Orlando Hernandez on Sept. 14, 1998, against Boston.

Yangervis Solarte and Mark Teixeira hit solo homers for the Yankees, who had lost six straight against the Mets. Brian Roberts and Derek Jeter each had an RBI.

Rafael Montero (0-1) gave up three runs on five hits over six innings in his MLB debut. The right-hander went 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA in eight starts with Triple-A Las Vegas this year.

The Yankees gave Tanaka all the support he would need in the second. Solarte worked a two-out walk and raced home on Roberts' triple to left.

Solarte and Teixeira homered in the fourth and sixth, respectively, to make it a 3-0 contest.

The Yankees tacked on another run in the seventh. With Carlos Torres on the mound, Brett Gardner legged out an infield single, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Jeter's infield single.

Game Notes

Tanaka is the first Yankees rookie to begin his career 6-0 as a starter since Whitey Ford went 9-0 over 12 starts in 1950 ... The Mets placed starting pitcher Dillon Gee on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 39 (Subway Series)

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 39 (Subway Series)

  1. Eric Young Jr. – LF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson – RF
  5. Chris Young – CF
  6. Lucas Duda – 1B
  7. Anthony Recker – C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Rafael Montero - RHP

Preview: Game 39 - Yankees (19-19) at Mets (19-19) - Tanaka (5-0) 2.57 ERA vs Montero (Debut)

Preview: Game 39
New York Yankees (19-19) at New York Mets (19-19)

Pitching Probables - Masahiro Tanaka (5-0) 2.57 ERA vs Rafael Montero (MLB Debut)
TV - SNY/ESPN - Radio -  WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


The Undefeated Masahiro Tanaka (5-0) has been one of the bright spots in a depleted Yankee Rotation. He has been exactly as advertised and maybe more to the Yanks.

While Mets top prospect Rafael Montero doesn't have nearly the same pedigree Tanaka has, but the club is hoping he can provide a similar impact.

Tanaka will oppose Montero, who is set to make his big league debut as the Subway Series shifts to Citi Field on Wednesday night.

After going 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2013, Tanaka (5-0, 2.57 ERA) has baffled big league hitters with his nasty arsenal of pitches. The right-hander has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his first seven starts, and his 8.29 strikeout-to-walk ratio is the third-best mark in baseball.

Tanaka was at it again Friday, yielding two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 5-3 victory at Milwaukee.

Tanaka struck out seven and walked one, throwing 71 of his 108 pitches for strikes.

Tanaka will get his first look at the crosstown Mets (19-19), who are eager to see what they have in Montero. The 23-year-old right-hander went 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA while striking out 41 over eight starts spanning 41 2/3 innings at Triple-A Las Vegas.

The future appears to be now for the Mets, who also recalled highly-touted Jacob deGrom on Tuesday.

The Mets (19-19) return home seeking a season-best fourth straight win after sweeping a two-game set at Yankee Stadium. Curtis Granderson went a combined 4 for 8 against his former team, belting a two-run homer in Monday's 9-7 victory and a three-run shot in Tuesday's 12-7 win.

The Mets are 6-0 against the Yankees since the start of last season, outscoring them 37-21 during the second-longest winning streak between these teams. The Yankees put together seven straight victories in the series spanning the 2002 and '03 seasons.

The Yankees (19-19) have surrendered 32 runs during a season-worst four-game skid.

Yankees third baseman Yangervis Solarte is 14 for 28 with two homers and nine RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak.

David Wright has hit safely in 11 straight, going 20 for 51 (.392) with eight extra-base hits and 10 RBIs. He's batting .364 with two homers and eight RBIs in his last 11 against the Yankees.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 49 - Yankees (1) at Mets (2) - Mets handle Rivera in the ninth for Victory

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W: S. Rice (3-3) L: M. Rivera (0-1)
HR: NYY - None   NYM - None


Mariano Rivera was given the honor of throwing out the first pitch in his final scheduled appearance at Citi Field. His final one wasn't as joyous an occasion for the legendary closer, however.

The New York Mets came through with three consecutive hits against Rivera during a two-run ninth-inning rally that gave the club a dramatic 2-1 victory over the crosstown-rival New York Yankees and a sweep of the two-game interleague set.

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 and gave the Mets their first three-game win streak since April 6-8.

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.

The comeback also resulted in the Bronx Bombers' first three-game slide of the year heading into Wednesday's matchup between the teams at Yankee Stadium.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 49

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 49:

  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, lf
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Rick Ankiel, cf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Ike Davis, 1b
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 49 - Yankees at Mets - Kuroda vs Harvey

New York Yankees (30-20) at New York Mets (19-29) 7:00 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
H. Kuroda (R) 10 6-3 2.676.02-23.995/22@BALL2.0852-117.23.57
M. Harvey (R) 10 5-0 1.936.12-02.135/22CINND6.1941-020.23.48


The magic carpet ride Matt Harvey took the New York Mets on earlier this season is beginning to fray and the right-hander hopes to regain his dominant form Tuesday versus the New York Yankees at Citi Field.

Harvey was 4-0 with a 0.93 earned run average in his first four outings, but has since gone 1-0 with a 2.63 ERA over his last six appearances. The Mets have alternated wins and losses in that time and Harvey posted a no-decision in last Wednesday's 7-4 loss to Cincinnati. He was tagged for a season-high four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings and is 5-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 10 starts.

The hard-throwing Harvey, a Yankees fan growing up, has never faced the Bronx Bombers and is 2-0 with a 2.13 ERA in six home starts.

Hiroki Kuroda will counter Harvey for the Yankees and the leads the ballclub in wins (6) and earned run average (2.67).

Kuroda lasted only two innings of his previous outing as he took a line drive off of his right calf in a 6-3 loss at Baltimore. Kuroda wasn't sharp in his brief stint on the hill and was torched for five runs and eight hits, falling to 6-3 in 10 starts. He had won two straight and six of his previous seven decisions.

The Japanese right-hander hasn't had much success in eight career starts against the Mets and is only 2-5 with a 4.81 ERA.

The Mets squeezed out a 2-1 win on Monday in the opener of the Subway Series thanks to Daniel Murphy's RBI single that plated Jordany Valdespin with two out in the eighth inning. Murphy was robbed of a two-run homer by Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner in the sixth inning and was glad to get another chance to step up.

"I was thinking I would get another chance," Murphy said. "I was hoping I would get another chance."

David Wright tied the game at 1-1 with a leadoff home run in the seventh inning for the Mets, who have prevailed in consecutive games since a five-game slide. Brandon Lyon picked up the win in relief of starter Jon Niese, who tossed seven innings of one-run ball.

Bobby Parnell struck out two and worked around a walk in the ninth for his eighth save of the season.

Happy Recap: Game 48 - Yankees (1) at Mets (2) - Murphy's RBI single difference maker

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W: B. Lyon (2-2) L: D. Robertson (3-1) S: B. Parnell (8)
HR: NYY - None   NYM - D. Wright (7)


Daniel Murphy's eighth-inning base hit gave the New York Mets their first lead and Bobby Parnell made it stand up in the ninth to secure a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees in the opener of their Subway Series at Citi Field.

Murphy, robbed of a two-run homer earlier in the contest, plated the go-ahead run with a two-out single to center.

"I was thinking I would get another chance," Murphy said. "I was hoping I would get another chance."

David Wright tied the contest an inning earlier with a solo homer and also tripled in the Mets' second straight win.

A pitching duel between Mets starter Jonathon Niese and the Yankees' Phil Hughes was ultimately decided by the bullpen.

David Robertson (3-1) nearly escaped the jam in the eighth inning when Robinson Cano threw out Mike Baxter at the plate for the second out, but then served up Murphy's single in the following at-bat.

Brandon Lyon (2-2) relieved Niese after a seven-inning performance to toss a scoreless eighth. Parnell worked around a one-out walk to notch his eighth save.

Brett Gardner tripled, scored the Yankees only run -- despite the team recording nine hits -- and brought back Murphy's shot over the wall in the sixth.

Hughes was dealing through his first six innings and had retired 10 of his last 11, but Wright threw a wrench into his excellent start with a leadoff homer in the seventh.

"It's tough, he's not a guy who's easy to strikeout," said Hughes of Wright. "You have to make a quality pitch."

Hughes allowed just four hits and struck out six, but with his pitch count at 101, the Yankees went to Robertson to start the eighth.

Baxter lined a one-out ground-rule double to put the go-ahead run on, and after pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin walked, both runners moved up on a passed ball.

Ruben Tejada grounded one toward Cano and the second baseman fired home to catcher Chris Stewart, who tagged a streaking Baxter just before he could touch the plate. Murphy, though, came through to put the Mets in front.

Both pitchers were cruising along, with neither team posting a run through the first five innings. However, the Yankees made the first dent in the sixth by taking advantage of some shaky Mets defense.

Lucas Duda made the mistake of diving for a ball clearly out of his reach on the speedy Gardner's shallow pop into left. The ball snuck past the left fielder and Gardner raced into third with a triple. Jayson Nix then lofted a base hit into right for a 1-0 Yankees lead.

Niese had two of the first three Mets' hits, reaching with a single in sixth. Murphy looked to put them in front when he sent a blast into left, but Gardner backed up on the track, reached up and snagged the ball from going over the wall.

Game Notes

The team's will play the last of two games at Citi Field on Tuesday before moving to Yankee Stadium for another two-game set ... The Yankees hit into three double plays ... Nix had two hits ... Niese struck out four and allowed eight hits ... Duda went 0-for-4 to end a 10-game hitting streak ... Yankees third baseman David Adams went 1-for-4. He has a hit in 10 of 11 games since being recalled from the minors.

Box Score:

Monday, May 27, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 48

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 48

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

Preview: Game 48 - Yankees at Mets - Hughes vs Niese

New York Yankees (30-19) at New York Mets (18-29) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
P. Hughes (R) 9 2-3 5.515.11-15.165/21@BALND6.0521-112.110.95
J. Niese (L) 10 3-5 4.805.21-33.665/21CINL6.0501-217.25.09


The 2013 edition of the Subway Series gets underway on Monday when the New York Yankees head to Citi Field for the first two games of a home-and-home series against the Mets.

The final two games will be contested at Yankee Stadium.

"I think it's exciting for the fans. I think it's exciting for the players. I think it's a great atmosphere," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "So, yeah, I'm excited for it."

Girardi's club has dominated this series of late, winning 11 of the previous 14 matchups.

The Yankees, who hold a percentage points lead at the top of the American League East, head into this matchup stumbling a bit with losses in three of the last five games, following an 8-3 setback to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

CC Sabathia (4-4), winless in his last five starts, was tagged for a season- high seven runs on seven hits over seven frames.

"I'm hurting the team," Sabathia said. "I'm not helping the team out. I just need to get better."

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)
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

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Hiroki Kuroda (2-5 - 4.81 ERA - 22K's)
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

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

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