NL East Recap 9-29

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 29-09-2010

Tagged Under : Andrew Miller, Ben Francisco, Braves, Brewers, Brooks Conrad, Carlos Villenueva, Chris Carter, Dave Bush, David Ross, David Wright, Derek Lowe, Eric Hinske, Freddie Freeman, Ian Desmond, Ike davis, Joe Blanton, John Mayberry, Jon Niese, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Manny Acosta, Marlins, Mets, Mike Stanton, mike sweeney, Nationals, Nyjer Morgan, Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Ross Detwiler, Ryan Braun, Will Ohman, Yovani Gallardo

Braves vs. Marlins

Atlanta beat the Marlins 5-1 Wednesday afternoon, completing the sweep of Florida. A four-run 3rd inning put the Braves in the lead and they never looked back. After David Ross doubled home the Braves’ first run, Brooks Conrad followed with a three-run home run to center field. The Braves fifth run of the game came in the 8th when Florida’s reliever Will Ohman walked Eric Hinske to force home Freddie Freeman. The only run for Florida came in the 6th on an RBI single by Mike Stanton.

Derek Lowe got the win for Atlanta, going 5.2 innings and allowing one run on seven hits while striking out nine. Andrew Miller took the loss, lasting only 3 innings and giving up four runs on four hits while striking out two.

Mets vs. Brewers

Game One

The Mets dropped the first game of a doubleheader this afternoon by a score of 8-7. Milwaukee had a big six-run 3rd inning, but the Mets forged an impressive comeback. Chris Carter drove in two runs in the bottom of the 3rd with a single to left field. The following inning, Jose Reyes tripled to drive in two more runs. Lucas Duda hit a solo shot to cut the lead to 6-5. David Wright capped off the inning with a two-run home run to give the Mets the lead. The Mets’ bullpen wasn’t able to hold the lead, however, giving up two runs in the 8th inning to Milwaukee.

Neither starting pitcher was able to make it to the 5th inning for a win. Jon Niese only lasted 2.2 innings and gave up six runs on ten hits while striking out three. Yovani Gallardo went 3.1 innings and allowed seven runs on ten hits while striking out four. Carlos Villenueva got the win for Milwaukee. Manny Acosta took the loss for New York.

Game Two

Milwaukee took game two by a score of 3-1 to sweep the doubleheader. Milwaukee starter Dave Bush singled home the Brewers’ first run in the 3rd inning. It would remain 1-0 until the top of the 8th when the Brewers added on two more runs thanks to a two-RBI double off the bat of Ryan Braun. The Mets lone run of the game came in the bottom of the 8th on a sacrifice fly by Ike Davis.

R.A. Dickey took the loss for the Mets, going 7 innings and giving up one run on six hits while striking out four. Dave Bush got the win for Milwaukee, going 6 innings and allowing no runs on three hits while striking out one.

Nationals vs. Phillies

The home run happy Phils beat Washington 7-1. All of the Phillies seven runs came on home runs. Mike Sweeney and Ben Francisco each hit solo shots in the 2nd inning to give Philadelphia a 2-0 lead. John Mayberry then hit a three-run shot to make it 5-0. Francisco would later hit his second home run of the game in the 5th, a two-run shot to left field. Washington’s only run of the game came in the 4th inning when Nyjer Morgan scored on a ground out by Ian Desmond.

Joe Blanton got the win for Philadelphia, going 7 innings and giving up one run on three hits while striking out six. Ross Detwiler took the loss, going 4.2 innings and allowing seven runs on seven hits while striking out two.

What’s on Tap 9-29-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 29-09-2010

Wednesday’s games:

Mets vs. Brewers

The Mets and Brewers will play two today in New York. Game 1 starts at 4:10 p.m. and features Jon Niese (9-10, 3.95 ERA) for the Mets and Yovani Gallardo (14-7, 3.57 ERA) for Milwaukee. Game two has R.A. Dickey (11-8, 2.92 ERA) starting for the Mets and Dave Bush (7-13, 4.70 ERA) starting for the Brewers.

Braves vs. Marlins

The Braves go for the sweep over Florida tonight in Atlanta. Derek Lowe (15-12, 4.07 ERA) gets the start for the Braves. Andrew Miller (1-4, 8.19 ERA) starts for Florida. First pitch is 4:35 p.m.

Nationals vs. Phillies

The Nationals and Phillies bring their series to a close tonight in Washington. Ross Detwiler (1-2, 2.52 ERA) takes the hill for Washington. Joe Blanton (8-6, 4.94 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

NL East Recap 9/28

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by swithbeatz on 29-09-2010

Phillies @ Nationals

A day after clinching the NL East for the fourth consecutive year, the Phillies sent out their other Roy with different results.  Adam Dunn, the soon to be free agent for the Nationals who’s expressed his desire to remain a Nat, left an impression by hitting a walk off to defeat the NL East champs 2-1.  Roy Oswalt went 5 innings giving up 1 unearned run, and Jason Marquis went 7 innings for the Nats striking out 7.  Neither figured in the decision.  Jose Contreras took the loss after giving up the home run.  The Phillies did have some interest in this game as Jimmy Rollins returned to the line up and batted in his usual lead off spot going 1 for 3 in his first bit of action in weeks.

Marlins at Braves

With the division no longer in the discussion, their slim wild card hopes forced the Braves to send Tim Hudson out on limited rest and he did what they asked.  On 3 days rest Hudson went 6 innings struck out four, walked four and gave up 7 hits and limited the Marlins to 1 run as the Braves won 3-2.  But it was Eric Hinske who hit a 2 run home run against Anibal Sanchez, a pitcher he was previously 0 for 10 against, that was the difference in the game.  Six previous times starting on 3 days rest, he’s gone 3 times in the regular season and 3 in the postseason, he’s been stellar as well.  The Braves maintain a half game lead over the Giants.

Brewers @ Mets-

With the season all but over for the Metropolitans and major shake up of the team coming, the Mets rallied to win it in the bottom of the ninth inning as players are hoping to secure jobs with the Mets.  Carlos Beltran left with knee problems, but light hitting 2b, Ruben Tejada hit a two run double in the bottom of the ninth to win the game for the Mets 4-3.  David Wright also hit a 2 run home run for the Mets who won their 3rd consecutive game.  The Mets were previously 0-67 when trailing after 8 innings.  Mike Pelfrey went 7.1 innings giving up 3 earned and striking out 3.  Elmer Dessens pitched a perfect ninth for New York.

What’s on Tap 9-28-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 28-09-2010

Tuesday’s games:

Nationals vs. Phillies

The Nationals and Phillies continue their series tonight in Washington. Jason Marquis (2-9, 7.18 ERA) gets the start for Washington. Roy Oswalt (7-1, 1.76 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Braves vs. Marlins

The Braves and Marlins play game two tonight in Atlanta. Tim Hudson (16-9, 2.80 ERA) starts for the Braves. Anibal Sanchez (12-11, 3.60 ERA) starts for Florida. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

Mets vs. Brewers

The Mets and Brewers play the first game of a four-game set following yesterday’s rainout. Mike Pelfrey (15-9, 3.75 ERA) starts for New York. Randy Wolf (13-11, 4.24 ERA) starts for the Brewers. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

What’s on Tap 9-27-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 27-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Braves, Brewers, Dave Bush, John Lannan, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Roy Halladay, Tommy Hanson

Monday’s games:

Nationals vs. Phillies

Washington plays host to the Phillies tonight. John Lannan (8-7, 4.58 ERA) gets the start for the Nationals. Roy Halladay (20-10, 2.53 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Braves vs. Marlins

As Atlanta looks to take the NL Wild Card, Florida hope to be spoilers as these two teams open up a three-game set in Atlanta tonight. Tommy Hanson (10-11, 3.51 ERA) takes the hill for Atlanta. Alex Sanabia (5-3, 3.99 ERA) starts for Florida. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

Mets vs. Brewers

The Mets begin their final homestand of the season with a four-game series with Milwaukee. Mike Pelfrey (15-9, 3.75 ERA) starts for New York. Dave Bush (7-13, 4.70 ERA) starts for the Brewers. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

What’s on Tap 9-26-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 26-09-2010

Tagged Under : Adalberto Mendez, Brandon Beachy, Braves, Brewers, Chris Capuano, Cole Hamels, Livan Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Pat Misch, Phillies

Sunday’s games:

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves and Nationals go head-to-head for the finale time in the series finale this afternoon in Washington. Brandon Beachy (0-1, 2.08 ERA) starts for Atlanta. Livan Hernandez (10-12, 3.75 ERA) starts for Washington. First pitch is 1:35 p.m.

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets and Phillies bring their series to a close this afternoon in Philadelphia. Pat Misch (0-4, 4.44 ERA) will get the start for New York. Cole Hamels 12-10, 2.93 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Game time is 1:35 p.m.

Marlins vs. Brewers

Adalberto Mendez (1-1, 1.56 ERA) takes the mound for Florida as they close out their series with Milwaukee. Chris Capuano (3-4, 3.99 ERA) gets the start for the Brewers. First pitch is 2:10 p.m.

NL East Recap 9-25

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 25-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alberto Gonzalez, Alex Gonzalez, Bobby Cox, Braves, Brewers, Brian McCann, Chris Narveson, Chris Volstad, Derek Lowe, Derrek Lee, Dillon Gee, Gaby Sanchez, Hisanori Takahashi, Jose Reyes, Josh Thole, Kyle Kendrick, Logan Morrison, Lucas Duda, Marlins, martin prado, Mets, Mike Stanton, Nationals, osvaldo martinez, Phillies, Ryan Howard, Yunesky Maya

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves beat Washington 5-0 Saturday, giving Bobby Cox his 2,500th win and putting Atlanta in a tie for the Wild Card. A throwing error by Washington’s third baseman Alberto Gonzalez in the 3rd inning allowed Brian McCann to reach base and Derrek Lee to score, giving Atlanta a 1-0 lead. It remained 1-0 until the 6th inning when the Braves tagged on four more runs. Derrek Lee got things started with a double to score Martin Prado. Alex Gonzalez capped off the inning with three-run home run to make it 5-0. Nationals hitters couldn’t do much against Atlanta starter Derek Lowe.  Washington left 12 men on base and were 0-10 with runners in scoring position.

Lowe got the win for Atlanta, going 5 innings and allowing just five hits while striking out four. Yunesky Maya took the loss for Washington, going 5.1 innings and giving up five runs on eight hits while striking out one.

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets snapped the Phillies 11-game win streak, beating Philadelphia 5-2. Philadelphia struck first with two runs in the 1st inning thanks to a two-run shot off the bat of Ryan Howard. The score stayed 2-0 until the 7th when the Mets broke through to score five runs in the inning. Josh Thole drove in the first run for the Mets with a single, but the inning’s biggest hit belonged to Lucas Duda. Pinch hitting with the bases loaded, Duda hit a bases clearing double to make it 4-2 Mets. A few batters later, Jose Reyes hit an RBI double to center.

Dillon Gee got the win, going 7 innings and giving up two runs on five hits while striking out five. Kyle Kendrick took the loss, going 6.1 innings and allowing four runs on six hits while striking out four. Hisanori Takahashi recorded his 8th save for the Mets.

Marlins vs. Brewers

The Marlins shut out the Brewers 4-0 to win the third game of the four game set in Milwaukee. Logan Morrison singled home the first run of the game for Florida to make it 1-0 Marlins. It stayed that way until the 7th when Mike Stanton hit a solo shot to left field. In the 8th, Gaby Sanchez hit an RBI single to score Osvaldo Martinez. The Marlins tagged on their final run in the 9th with an RBI double by Martinez.

Chris Volstad went 6.2 innings to get the win. He gave up six hits while striking out two. Chris Narveson took the loss for Milwaukee, going 6.2 innings and allowing two runs on six hits while striking out five.

What’s on Tap 9-25-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 25-09-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Brewers, Chris Narveson, Chris Volstad, Derek Lowe, Dillon Gee, Kyle Kendrick, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Yunesky Maya

Saturday’s games:

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves and Nationals continue their series his afternoon  in Washington. Derek Lowe (14-12, 4.18 ERA) takes the hill for Atlanta. Yunesky Maya (0-2, 6.32 ERA) starts for Washington. First pitch is 1:05 p.m.

Mets vs. Phillies

The mets and Phillies play game two tonight in Philadelphia. Dillon Gee (1-1, 1.80 ERA) gets the start for New York. Kyle Kendrick (10-9, 4.78 ERA) starts for the Phillies. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Brewers

The Marlins send Chris Volstad (10-9, 4.82 ERA) to the mound as they play game two against the Brewers. Chris Narveson (11-8, 5.25 ERA) starts for the Brewers. First pitch is 7:10 p.m. in Milwaukee.

NL East Recap 9-24

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 25-09-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Andrew Miller, Angel Pagan, Atlanta Braves, Brad Lidge, Carlos Ruiz, Florida Marlins, Jeremy Jeffress, Joe Blanton, Jordan Zimmermann, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Omar Infante, Philadelphia Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Ryan Braun, Shane Victorino, Tim Hudson, Washington Nationals, Willie Harris

Phillies vs. Mets

The first place Phillies stayed hot, defeating the Mets by a score of 3-2 in Philly for their 11th straight victory.

Shane Victorino led off the first with a home run and doubled home a run in the second off of Mets starter R.A. Dickey as the Phillies jumped out to an early 2-0 lead.  The Mets tied the game in the top of the fourth inning when Angel Pagan blasted a two run homer off of Joe Blanton, but the Phils regained the lead in the bottom of the frame thanks to a Carlos Ruiz RBI single.

Blanton (8-6) pitched seven solid innings for the victory, allowing just those two runs and striking out six.  Dickey (11-8) gave up three runs and eight hits over six innings and suffered the loss.  Brad Lidge pitched around a double and a walk to earn his 27th save and help the Phillies inch closer to the NL East crown.

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves visited the nation’s capital hoping to get back on the winning track.  Instead, they dropped their fourth straight as the Nationals defeated Atlanta 8-3.

Adam Dunn hit two homers and drove in five runs to lead the way for the Nationals.   Dunn hit both homers off of Braves starter Tim Hudson.  Hudson (16-9) had a rough night, allowing six runs, six walks, and seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.  Meanwhile, Jordan Zimmermann (1-2) earned his first victory since June 2009, holding Atlanta to one run and three hits over five innings.  Willie Harris hit an inside-the-park home run for the Nationals in the victory, while Omar Infante homered for the Braves in the loss.

Marlins vs. Brewers

The Marlins fell a game below .500 after falling to the Brewers by a score of 6-2 Friday night in Milwaukee.

Ryan Braun drove in three runs to help the Brewers jump out to a 4-0 lead against Andrew Miller (1-4) and the Marlins.  Braun singled home two runs in the third and doubled home another run in the fifth.  Mark Rogers made his first major league start for the Brewers.  Rogers allowed no hits and struck out four, but was pulled after three innings as the Brewers had Rogers on a 60-pitch limit.  Jeremy Jeffress (1-0) earned his first career victory with two scoreless innings in relief.

What’s on Tap 9-24-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 24-09-2010

Tagged Under : Andrew Miller, Braves, Brewers, Joe Blanton, Jordan Zimmermann, Mark Rogers, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Tim Hudson

Friday’s games:

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves and Nationals begin a three-game series tonight in Washington. Tim Hudson (16-8, 2.61 ERA) starts for Atlanta. Jordan Zimmermann (0-2, 6.75 ERA) starts for Washington. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets and Phillies play against each other for the  final time this season, tonight in Philadelphia. R.A. Dickey (11-7, 2.92 ERA) starts for New York. Joe Blanton (7-6, 5.04 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Brewers

The Marlins send Andrew Miller (1-3, 8.17 ERA) to the mound as they continue their series with Milwaukee. Mark Rogers (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his first big league start for the Brewers. First pitch is 8:10 p.m.