NL East Recap 10-3

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 03-10-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Kennedy, Alberto Gonzalez, Andrew McCutchen, Anibal Sanchez, Billy Wagner, Braves, Brian Burres, Brooks Conrad, Clay Hensley, Cole Hamels, Dan Uggla, Danys Baez, Derrek Lee, Ian Desmond, Jason Heyward, Jayson Werth, Joe Blanton, Joel Peralta, John Mayberry, Josh Thole, Justin Maxwell, Livan Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Miguel Batista, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Oliver Perez, Omar Infante, Phillies, Pirates, Roger Bernadina, Ronny Cedeno, Roy Oswalt, Tim Hudson, Wes Helms

Braves vs. Phillies

Despite a late rally, the Braves were able to hold on to win 8-7 against the Phillies, and with a San Diego loss, became the 2010 NL Wild Card winner. Philadelphia got things started in the 3rd with a two-run blast off the bat of John Mayberry. In the bottom of the 3rd, Jason Heyward tripled to drive home Rick Ankiel to cut the lead to 2-1. RBI singles by Brooks Conrad and Tim Hudson, followed by a two-run triple by Omar Infante equaled a four-run 4th inning for Atlanta. Derrek Lee homered in the 5th to make it 6-2 Atlanta. Conrad singled home the 7th run of the game for Altanta. The Braves would tag on one more run in the 6th. Jayson Werth hit a two-run shot for the Phillies in the 7th to cut the lead to 8-4, and added three more runs in the 8th.

Tim Hudson got the win for Atlanta, going 7 innings and allowing four runs on two hits while striking out three. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel allowed for three of his starters to get a few innings in today’s game. Cole Hamels began the game though, going 2 innings and giving up no hits while striking out two. Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton also pitched an inning, giving up one run and four runs respectively. Danys Baez took the loss for Philadelphia. Billy Wagner recorded his 37th save of the season for Atlanta.

Mets vs. Nationals

It took 14 innings, but Washington beat the Mets 2-1 in the final game of the season for both teams. The first runs of the game for either team came in the 5th inning. In the top of the 5th, Roger Bernadina scored on a single by Alberto Gonzalez. In the bottom of the inning, Josh Thole grounded into a double play allowing Angel Pagan to score. It remained tied until the top of the 14th when Oliver Perez entered the game for the Mets. After striking out Ian Desmond, Perez then hit Adam Kennedy and walked the next two batters to load the bases. Perez then walked Justin Maxwell forcing home the winning run for Washington.

Both starters got a no decision in game. Mike Pelfrey went 7 innings and allowed one run on four hits while striking out four. Livan Hernandez went 6.2 innings and gave up one run on six hits while striking out one. Joel Peralta got the win for Washington. Oliver Perez took the loss for New York. Miguel Batista recorded his 2nd save for Washington.

Marlins vs. Pirates

The Marlins beat Pittsburgh 5-2 Sunday and grabbed third place in the NL East. A two-run home run by Dan Uggla in the 1st inning gave Florida a quick 2-0 lead. Pittsburgh cut the lead to 2-1 in the 2nd inning on a solo shot off the bat of Ronny Cedeno. A single by Andrew McCutchen in the 5th tied up the game. In the bottom of the 6th, a potential home run off the bat of Wes Helms turned into a ground-rule double after the umpires reviewed the play. Uggla scored on the play. Florida went on to score two more runs in the 7th inning.

Anibal Sanchez got the win for Florida, going 6 innings and giving up two runs on four hits while striking out seven. Brian Burres took the loss, going 5.2 innings and allowing three runs on five hits while striking out four. Clay Hensley recorded his 7th save for Florida.

NL East Recap 9/15

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by samlevenstein on 16-09-2010

Tagged Under : Andrew McCutchen, Angel Pagan, Carlos Beltran, Chase Utley, chris snyder, Dan Uggla, David Wright, Drew Storen, Emilio Bonifacio, Gaby Sanchez, Garrett Jones, Hanley Ramirez, Hector Luna, Hisanori Takahashi, Ike davis, jason werth, Jennry Mejia, john bowker, John Lannan, Jorge Sosa, jose tabata, Justin Maxwell, Logan Morrison, martin prado, melkey cabrera, mike hesserman, Mike Minor, Nick Evans, Omar Infante, Paul Maholm, pedro alverez, Placido Polanco, Raul Ibanez, raul valdez, Ronny Cedeno, Ross Gload, Roy Halladay, Ruben Tejada, Ryan Howard, Troy Glaus, Wilson Valdez

Nationals vs. Braves

The Nationals beat the Braves in a score of 4-2.  In the top of the 2nd Justin Maxwell hit a grand slam for the Nationals to take a 4-0 lead. In the 4th Melkey Cabrera grounded out scoring Troy Glaus to put the Braves on the board.  In the 5th Martin Prado singled scoring Omar Infante.

John Lannan got the win pitching 6 innings giving up 8 hits, 2 runs, and 6 strikeouts.  The loss went to Mike Minor who pitched 5 innings giving up 4 hits, 4 runs, and 6 strikeouts.  Drew Storen got the save giving up no hits with 1 strikeout.

Marlins vs. Phillies

The Phillies beat the Marlins in a score of 10-5. The Phillies scored 3 runs in the 1st when Jason Werth singled home Chase Utley and Raul Ibanez doubled home Ryan Howard and Jason Werth.  In the bottom of the 1st The Marlins got on the board when Dan Uggla singled home Emilio Bonifacio.  The Phillies scored 3 more runs in the 3rd when Chase Utley hit a solo home run, Wilson Valdez singled home Ryan Howard, and Shane Victorino singled home Raul Ibanez.  In the 4th Wilson Valdez singled home Jason Werth and Raul Ibanez scored on a wild pitch.  In the bottom of the 4th the Marlins scored when Hector Luna hit a sac fly to score Gaby Sanchez.  In the 5th Placido Polanco singled home Shane Victorino.  The Marlins added a run in the 6th when Gaby Sanchez hit a solo homerun and in the 7th Hanley Ramirez grounded out scoring Logan Morrison.  In the 9th Ross Gload doubled home Carlos Ruiz.  In the bottom of the inning with the bases loaded Gaby Sanchez walked bringing home Emilio Bonifacio.

Roy Halladay got the win after pitching 6 innings giving up 10 hits, 3 runs, and 9 strikeouts.  Jorge Sosa got the loss pitching just 2.1 innings giving up 6 hits, 6 runs, with 1 strikeout.

Mets vs. Pirates

The Mets beat the Pirates in a score of 8-7. The Pirates scored a run in the 3rd when Jose Tabata hit a sac fly to score Ronny Cedeno.  In the 4th then Pirates scored when Pedro Alvarez tripled scoring Garrett Jones,  John Bowker doubled home Pedro Alvarez, and Andrew McCutchen singled home John Bowker and Chris Snyder.  The Mets took the lead in the 4th when Ike Davis doubled home Carlos Beltran, Mike Hesserman singled home David Wright, Ike Davis and Nick Evans, and Mike Hesserman scored  due to 2  fielding errors, and Angel Pagan singled home Ruben Tejada and Joaquín Árias.  In the 6th Jose Reyes hit a solo homerun.  The Pirates fought back scoring in the 8th when Ryan Doumit doubled home Ronny Cedeno and in the 9th Andrew McCutchen hit a solo homerun.

Jenrry Mejía left early due to injury after pitching just 2.1 innings giving up no hits, 1 unearned run, and 1 strikeout.  Raul Valdez got the win pitching only 1.2 innings giving up 4 hits, 4 runs, and no strikeouts.  The loss went to  Paul Maholm who pitched 3.2 innings giving up 7 hits, 7 runs, and 1 strikeout.  Hisanori Takahashi got the save after giving up 1 hit, 1 run, and 2 strikeouts.

NL East Recap 9-4

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 04-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alcides Escobar, Alex Gonzalez, Andrew McCutchen, Aramis Ramirez, Billy Wagner, Brad Lidge, Braves, Brewers, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Marmol, Carlos Ruiz, Carlos Zambrano, Chase Utley, Corey Hart, Cubs, Danny Espinosa, Dave Bush, Ike davis, Ivan Rodriguez, Jair Jurrjens, Jayson Werth, Jenrry Mejia, Jimmy Rollins, John Lannan, Josh Johnson, Justin Maxwell, Kameron Loe, Lucas Duda, Luis Castillo, Marlins, Marlon Byrd, Melky Cabrera, Mets, Michael Morse, Nationals, Nyjer Morgan, Paul Maholm, pedro alvarez, Phillies, Pirates, Placido Polanco, Prince Fielder, Roger Bernadina, Ronny Cedeno, Roy Halladay, Ryan Braun, Ryan Howard, Starlin Castro, Wilson Valdez

Mets vs. Cubs

New York dropped their second straight game to the Cubs, losing Saturday 5-3. Chicago scored a run in the 2nd and 3rd innings to take a 2-0 lead. Luis Castillo made things interesting for the Mets in the top of the 4th, when he stole home after Lucas Duda struck out swinging, to cut the lead to 2-1. The Cubs responded in the following inning with two runs. Marlon Byrd doubled to drive home Starlin Castro, and Mets starter Jenrry Mejia threw a wild pitch to allow Byrd to score. Trailing 4-1 in the top of the 7th, Ike Davis hit a solo shot to right field to make it 4-2. This was the first home run for Davis since July 29. Just as soon as the Mets gained a run, however, they gave it right back. In the bottom of the 7th, Aramis Ramirez hit a home run to center field. The Mets tagged on their final run in the bottom of the 8th when Carlos Beltran doubled to bring home Castillo.

Carlos Zambrano got the win, going 7 innings and giving up two runs on four hits while striking out eight. Mejia took the loss in his big league debut as a starter. He went 5 innings and gave up four runs on eight hits while striking out two. Carlos Marmol recorded his 27th save for the Cubs.

Phillies vs. Brewers

The Phillies beat the Brewers 5-4 in Philadelphia. Home runs by Prince Fielder and Alcides Escobar in the 2nd inning made it 2-0 Milwaukee. Philadelphia responded with two home runs of their own in the bottom of the inning off the bats of Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth. Corey Hart would put the Brewers back on top in the 3rd with a solo shot of his own to right field. The Phillies would tie it up in the bottom of the inning when Jimmy Rollins scored on a single by Chase Utley. The game would remain tied until the 7th when Hart hit his second home run of the game, another solo shot, this time to left field. Just as they had in the other two innings in which the Brewers scored, Philadelphia came back once again in the bottom of the inning two score two runs. With the bases loaded, Placido Polanco hit a sacrifice fly to left field, allowing Carlos Ruiz to tag up and score. Milwaukee’s left fielder Ryan Braun made a throwing error on the play, which allowed Wilson Valdez to score the go-ahead run.

Roy Halladay got the win, going 7 innings and giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out six. Milwaukee starter Dave Bush went 6 innings in his no decision. He allowed three runs on six hits while striking out five. Kameron Loe took the loss for Milwaukee. Brad Lidge got his 20th save for Philadelphia.

Nationals vs. Pirates

The Nationals beat up on the Pirates, winning 9-2. The game was scoreless until Washington put up a five-run 4th inning. Ivan Rodriguez drove in two runs with a single to center field. Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI single to drive home Roger Bernadina. Rodriguez would later score on a sacrifice fly by Justin Maxwell. Nyjer Morgan capped off the inning with a single to score Espinosa. Washington put up two more runs in the 5th inning thanks to a two-run shot by Rodriguez to make it 7-0. Pittsburgh finally got on the board in the bottom of the 5th with a home run off the bat of Andrew McCutchen. In the top of the 6th, Ian Desmond would double to drive in another run for Washington to make it 8-1. The final run of the night for Washington came in the top of the 8th on an RBI single by Michael Morse. Pittsburgh’s only other run of the game came in the bottom of the 8th on a double by Ronny Cedeno to score Pedro Alvarez.

John Lannan got the win for Washington, going 7 innings and giving up one run on five hits while striking out seven. Paul Maholm took the loss for Pittsburgh, going 4.1 innings and allowing seven runs on nine hits while striking out four.

Braves vs. Marlins

The Braves beat the Marlins 2-0 to hang on to their lead in the NL East. Atlanta’s Alex Gonzalez drove in the Braves’ two runs. The first run came in the 2nd inning on a double to center field to score Melky Cabrera. The second run came in the 6th on a single to center again allowing Brian McCann to score. Atlanta starter Jair Jurrjens held the Marlins to just four hits in the game.

Jurrjens and Florida starter Josh Johnson were in a pitchers duel for much of the night. Jurrjens got the win, however, going 7 innings and giving up just three hits while striking out seven. Johnson took the loss, going 6 innings and giving up two runs on eight hits while matching a career-high 12 strikeouts.  Billy Wagner recorded his 32nd save of the year for Atlanta.

NL East Recap 9-3

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 03-09-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Alfonso Soriano, Andrew McCutchen, Andrew Miller, Blake Dewitt, Brad Davis, Braves, Brewers, Carlos Marmol, Carlos Ruiz, Casey McGehee, Chad Tracy, Chris Capuano, Cole Hamels, Cubs, Dan Uggla, Danny Espinosa, David Wright, Gaby Sanchez, Garrett Jones, Hanley Ramirez, Ivan Rodriguez, James Russell, Joaquin Arias, Justin Maxwell, Kenshin Kawakami, Livan Hernandez, Logan Morrison, Lucas Duda, Luis Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, pedro alvarez, Phillies, Pirates, R.A. Dickey, Randy Wells, Ryan Doumit, Ryan Madson, Ryan Zimmerman, Shane Victorino, Xavier Nady, Zach Duke

Mets vs. Cubs

The Mets dropped their opener with the Cubs by a score of 7-6. New York got on the board early when David Wright knocked in two runs in the 1st inning with a double to left field. Wright would later score in the inning on a ground-out by Joaquin Arias, giving the Mets a 3-0 lead. The Mets held that lead until the 4th inning when Chicago scored four runs in the inning on a single by Xavier Nady and a three-run shot off the bat of Alfonso Soriano to put the Cubs up 4-3. Rookie Lucas Duda tied up the game for the Mets in the 6th with his first major league hit, a double to right field, and his first RBI. The game did not remain tied long. In the bottom of the 6th, Mets starter R.A. Dickey gave up a three-run home run, the second of the day, to Blake Dewitt. Wright and Luis Hernandez each homered for the Mets in the 7th and 8th innings respectively.

Dickey took the loss for New York. He went 6 innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits while striking out three. Cubs starter Randy Wells went 5.2 innings to get a no decision. He gave up four runs on eight his while striking out four. James Russell got the win for Chicago. Carlos Marmol recorded his 26th save for the Cubs.

Phillies vs. Brewers

Philadelphia beat the Brewers 1-0, moving within one game of the NL East leading Braves. The lone run of the game came in the 2nd inning when Carlos Ruiz grounded out to the shortstop allowing Shane Victorino to score. Philadelphia’s bats were quiet for much of the night, only getting a total of four hits. Milwaukee bats were held to just three hits all night. Phillies starter Cole Hamels had a no-hitter going into the 5th inning until it was broken up by a single to center field by Casey McGehee.

Hamels got the win, going 7 innings and giving up only three hits and striking out seven. Milwaukee’s starter Chris Capuano took the loss, going 5 innings and allowing one run on four hits while striking out four. Ryan Madson closed it out for the Phillies to record his 5th save.

Nationals vs. Pirates

Washington fell to the Pirates 8-5. Danny Espinosa hit his first career home run in the 3rd inning to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead. Pittsburgh followed suit in the bottom of the inning, scoring three runs on RBI’s by Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones. Ryan Doumit hit a solo shot in the 4th inning to give the Pirates a 4-1 lead. The Pirates would then go on to have a four-run 5th inning. Back-to-back doubles by Jones and Pedro Alvarez made it 7-1. Doumit capped of the inning with an RBI single to score Alvarez. Washington fought back with their own four-run inning in the top of the 6th. Adam Dunn and Justin Maxwell each singled home a run and Ivan Rodriguez hit into a double play which allowed Ryan Zimmerman to score. A double by Espinosa drove in the final run of the inning.

Zach Duke got the win for Pittsburgh, going 5 innings and giving up four runs on five hits while striking out five. Livan Hernandez took the loss, going 4.1 innings and allowing eight runs on eight hits while striking out four.

Braves vs. Marlins

Good pitching and speed on the bases were just too much for the Braves as they dropped their opener with the Marlins 6-1. Florida got things started in the 1st inning with a run scoring on a triple by Logan Morrison. Morrison had two triples in the game. Hanley Ramirez followed with an RBI double to score Morrison. Ramirez stole two bases in the game. Atlanta starter Kenshin Kawakami helped himself out at the plate, hitting a single in the top of the 2nd to give the Braves their only run, and cut the lead to 2-1. Florida responded in the bottom of the 3rd with three runs thanks to a double by Chad Tracy to drive in two runs, and a sacrifice fly by Brad Davis to score Gaby Sanchez. Florida tagged on another run in the 4th inning on an RBI double by Dan Uggla.

Florida starter Andrew Miller got the win, his first since July of 2009. He went 5 innings and gave up one run on seven hits while striking out six. Kawakami took the loss, going only 3 innings and allowing five runs on five hits while striking out two.

NL East Recap 8-19

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 20-08-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Andrew McCutchen, Angel Pagan, Angel Sanchez, Argenis Diaz, Astros, Brandon Lyon, Braves, Bud Norris, Buster Posey, Carlos Lee, Chris Carter, chris snyder, Cody Ross, Cole Hamels, Derek Lowe, Gaby Sanchez, Giants, Hunter Pence, Ian Desmond, Jeff Francoeur, John Lannan, Jonathan Sanchez, Jose Guillen, Juan Uribe, Kyle Farnsworth, Leo Nunez, Marlins, matt diaz, Mets, Michael Morse, mike sweeney, Nationals, Nyjer Morgan, Pablo Sandoval, Pat Misch, Paul Maholm, Phillies, Pirates, Roger Bernadina, Ryan Zimmerman, Sergio Romo, Wes Helms, Willie Harris

Braves vs. Nationals

Nationals Braves BaseballThe Nationals took the final game of their series with the Braves by a score of 6-2. Michael Morse got things started for Washington in the 2nd inning, hitting his 9th home run of the season to left field. The next inning, Nyjer Morgan scored on an RBI single off the bat of Ian Desmond to make it 2-0 Nats. Washington tagged on two more runs in the 6th on a double by Roger Bernadina, followed by a single from Ryan Zimmerman. Willie Harris also contributed to the Nationals offense with a two-run home run in the 9th off Atlanta’s Kyle Farnsworth. The only two runs for Atlanta came in the bottom of the 6th thanks to a two-run RBI double off the bat of Matt Diaz.

Washington’s John Lannan got the win, going 5.1 innings and giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out five. Derek Lowe took the loss for Atlanta, going 7 innings and allowing four runs on six hits while striking out six.

Marlins vs. Pirates

Marlins Pirates BaseballThe Marlins won the series finale against the Pirates by a score of 4-2. The game was scoreless until the 6th inning when the Marlins put up four runs in the inning. Gaby Sanchez hit a three-run home run to center field. A few batters later, Wes Helms hit an RBI single to drive home Cody Ross. A ground-rule double in the bottom of the 8th by Argenis Diaz to score Chris Snyder put Pittsburgh on the board. The Pirates added another run in the bottom of the 9th with a solo shot off the bat of Andrew McCutchen.

Alex Sanabia got the win for Florida, going 7.2 innings and giving up one run on four hits while striking out five. Paul Maholm took the loss for Pittsburgh, going 5.2 innings and allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out two. Leo Nunez recorded his 28th save for Florida.

Phillies vs. Giants

Giants Phillies BaseballThe Phillies lost to the Giants 5-2, and are now only one game up on San Francisco in the wild card. An RBI double by Buster Posey followed by back-to-back RBI singles by Jose Guillen and Juan Uribe gave the Giants a three-run lead in the 1st inning. Another double by Posey in the 3rd and a home run by Pablo Sandoval in the 4th gave San Francisco a 5-0 lead. The Phillies were only able to get two hits off Giants’ starter Jonathan Sanchez. Philadelphia’s two runs came in the bottom of the 9th on a double by Mike Sweeney off reliever Sergio Romo.

Sanchez got the win for San Francisco, going 8 innings and giving up one run on two hits while striking out seven. Cole Hamels, who once again got little run support, took the loss, going 5 innings and allowing five runs on seven hits while striking out five.

Mets vs. Astros

Mets Astros BaseballThe Mets fell to the Astros 3-2. New York scored two runs in the 4th inning. The first run coming on a ground out by Jeff Francoeur to score Angel Pagan. The second on an RBI single by Chris Carter. Houston was held to just one hit through 6 innings by Pat Misch, who retired 16 straight, but broke through in the 7th. After singles by Angel Sanchez and Hunter Pence, Carlos Lee hit a three-run home run to give the Astros a 3-2 lead.

Bud Norris got the win for Houston, going 7 innings and allowing two runs on two hits while striking out four. Pat Misch took the loss, going 6 innings and giving up three runs on four hits while striking out one. Brandon Lyon got the save for Houston.

NL East Recap 8-16

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 17-08-2010

Tagged Under : Andre Ethier, Andrew McCutchen, Astros, Braves, Brooks Conrad, Carlos Beltran, Chad Billingsley, Chris Johnson, Chris Volstad, Dan Uggla, David Wright, Dodgers, Francisco Rodriguez, Garrett Jones, Hisanori Takahashi, Hong-Chih Kuo, James McDonald, Jason Heyward, Jeff Francoeur, Jon Niese, Logan Morrison, Marlins, Matt Lindstrom, Melky Cabrera, Mets, Omar Infante, pedro alvarez, Pedro Feliciano, peter moylan, Pirates, Ryan Theriot, Tommy Hanson, Wandy Rodriguez

Braves vs. Dodgers

Dodgers Braves BaseballTrailing by two runs in the bottom of the 9th, the Braves came back to beat the Dodgers 4-2. Andre Ethier got things started in the 1st with a double, driving in Ryan Theriot to give Los Angeles a 1-0 lead. After allowing the 1st inning run, Tommy Hanson found himself in a pitchers duel with Chad Billingsley. The score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the 6th when Atlanta tied it up on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jason Heyward to score Omar Infante. The Dodgers would take the lead once again as a throwing error by Brooks Conrad in the 8th allowed two runs to score. Down 3-1 in the 9th, L.A. pitching walked in a run cutting their lead to 3-2. With the bases loaded, Melky Cabrera then hit a single to drive home the winning runs.

Tommy Hanson went 7 innings, giving up one run on five hits while striking out three. Peter Moylan, who pitched the 9th, got the win for Atlanta. Chad Billingsley went 7 innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out eight for Los Angeles. Hong-Chih Kuo gave up three runs in his 1.1 innings of relief for the Dodgers to take the loss.

Marlins vs. Pirates

CORRECTION Marlins Pirates BaseballThe Marlins fell to the Pirates in their series opener 7-1. A sacrifice fly by Garrett Jones and a single by Pedro Alvarez gave Pittsburgh an early 2-0 lead in the 1st. Florida got their only run of the game in the 4th on a ground out by Dan Uggla to score Logan Morrison.  The Pirates would go on to score four runs in the 6th on a double by Jones, followed by an Alvarez single. Andrew McCutchen homered in the 7th for Pittsburgh to make it 7-1.

Chris Volstad took the loss, going 5 innings and allowing five runs on five hits while only striking out two.  James McDonald got the win, going 7 innings and giving up one run on three hits while striking out six.

Mets vs. Astros

Mets Astros BaseballThe Mets started their road trip off with a win as they beat the Astros 3-1. Carlos Beltran homered for the Mets in the 4th to give them a 1-0 lead. Houston tied it up in the 6th on a double by Chris Johnson. The game remained tied until the 9th, when David Wright scored on a wild pitch and then Jeff Francoeur tripled to score Beltran.

Jon Niese got a no decision after pitching 7 innings. He gave up one run on seven hits while striking out five. Pedro Feliciano got the win after pitching a third of an inning in relief. Wandy Rodriguez took a no decision as well after pitching 7 innings and allowing one run on four hits while striking out six. Matt Lindstrom took the loss for Houston after giving up the two runs in the 9th. Hisanori Takahashi closed out the game in place of Francisco Rodriguez to record his first save.

NL East Daily Recap from 8-27-09

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by mrose on 28-08-2009

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Adam LaRoche, Anderson Hernandez, Andrew McCutchen, Anibal Sanchez, Aramis Ramirez, Atlanta Braves, Centerfieldgatae, Charlie Morton, Chicago Cubs, Chris Coghlan, Clayton Richard, Dan Uggla, Daniel Murphy, Danny Bautista, Derek Lee, Everth Cabrera, Fishguts, Florida Marlins, Garrett Jones, J.A. Happ, Javier Vazquez, JD Martin, Matt Capps, matt diaz, Mike MacDougal, New York Mets, Paul Bako, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies Phandom, Pittsburgh Pirates, Randy Wells, Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman, San Diego Padres, The Braves Baseball Blog, The Real Dirty Mets Blog, Tim Redding, Washington Nationals

close....but...no

close....but...no

The Pirates were looking to do something that probably not many picked earlier this week, and that was to win a series versus the Phillies.  After Garrett Jones came through with another late inning home run for this Pirates team, they were on their way to a game win of 3-2 and a series victory.  Garrett Jones hit a two run home run in the eighth inning with two out and one on, that put the Pirates in the lead for good, as Matt Capps held the Phils in the ninth for his 24th save.  Danny Bautista(1-0) got the relief victory for the Pirates as he worked two perfect innings with two strikeouts behind a well pitched game by Charlie Morton who went five innings and allowed only two runs.  The Pirates only other run was on a home run by Andrew McCutchen in the first.

J.A. Happ pitched very well in this game and really only made two mistakes.  Unfortunately both of those mistakes were home runs and led to the loss for Happ(10-3) as he went eight innings and allowed seven total hits, but two home runs.  His only run support was a Ryan Howard RBI groundout in the first and a Paul Bako solo shot in teh second before the Phils bats went silent.  Phillies Phandom has more on this game and all Phillies games.

Redding...wins?

Redding...wins?

In a rare event for the New York Mets yesterday in South Florida, they won by a score of 10-3.  Even more odd is that every position player had at least two hits including Daniel Murphy with two hits and three RBI and Anderson Hernandez with three hits and two runs scored and the Mets knocked seventeen in total.  Tim Redding, newly into the rotation pitched his second straight good start going 6.2 innings and only allowing five hits and three runs, but all three on homers to get the victory.  The Real Dirty Mets Blog covers all things Mets for you.

Anibal Sanchez had a pretty bad start for the Marlins, but some of that contributed by errors.  Sanchez(2-5) in 3.2 innings allowed eight hits, three walks and four runs, although only two earned and used 82 pitches.  His followers didn’t do much better, allowing six more runs on nine more hits in the game.  Chris Coghlan his two home runs off tim Redding and Dan Uggla added a solo shot of his own, but the Marlins could not gain more ground in the NL East, check FishGuts for more.
With the arm and bat!

With the arm and bat!

Javier Vazquez helped the Braves get out of a small funk against the San Diego Padres last night, with the bat and his arm.  Vazquez(11-9) worked seven innings of no run ball and only allowed five hits while walking none and striking out six, and he even added an RBI single to begin the scoring in the second inning.  The Braves ended the game winning 9-1 and were helped by another Adam LaRoche homer, along with two RBI from Matt Diaz on three hits.  The Braves Baseball Blog has more on this latest win.
The Padres didn’t have much on either side of the ball though.  Clayton Richard(3-1) took his first loss as he only lasted 2.1 innings allowing nine hits and six runs while walking two and only striking out two.   Unfortunately only Cabrera had more than a single hit for the Padres who just couldn’t do anything against Vazquez on this night.
Another shot, what else is new?

Another shot, what else is new?

The Washington Nationals really hurt the Cubs this week, by now taking the series from them in Chicago by winning yesterday 5-4.  Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn added solo shots for the Nats, who barely held on to the lead for starter J.D. Martin.  Martin(3-3) went five innings allowing four hits and three runs, but two home runs in earning the victory.  After relief pitching allowed the Cubs to get within one, Mike MacDougal recorded his 14th save of the year with 1.2 innings of work only allowing a walk.    CenterfieldGate has more on this.
The Cubs had sent Randy Wells to the mound for this one, but he could not give them a series win.  Wells(9-7) lasted 6.1 innings allowing all five runs while walking four batters in taking the loss.  They almost got even for him as Aramis Ramirez hit a two run shot and Derek Lee added a solo homer, but that was all.

NL East Daily Recap from 8-25-09

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by mrose on 26-08-2009

Tagged Under : Aaron Heilman, Adam LaRoche, Adrian Gonzalez, Andrew McCutchen, Atlanta Braves, Ben Francisco, Brad Lidge, Brandon Moss, Carlos Zambrano, Centerfieldgate, Chicago Cubs, Dan Uggla, David Eckstein, Edward Mujica, Elijah Dukes, Fernando Tatis, Fishguts, Florida Marlins, Garrett Mock, Heath Bell, Jair Jurrjens, Jake Bradley, Jeff Francouer, Jimmy Rollins, Joe Thatcher, Johan Santana, Josh Willingham, Kris Medlan, Leo Nunez, Matt Capps, Milton Bradley, Nelson Figueroa, New York Mets, Nick Hundley, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies Phandom, Pittsburgh Pirates, Reid Gorecki, Ross Gload, Ross Ohlendorf, Ryan Doumit, San Diego Padres, Sean West, Shane Victorino, Stephen Pearce, The Braves Baseball Blog, The Real Dirty Mets Blog, Washington Nationals

the walk off for the rook!

the walk off for the rook!

Andrew McCutchen had said he wanted to make amends for a play in the top of the ninth inning that allowed the Phillies to take the lead in the game.  He was able to do that, as he hit a two run home run off Phillies closer Brad Lidge to win the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates and redeemed himself by a score of 6-4.  The Pirates also added home runs from Ryan Doumit and a two run shot by Stephen Pearce in the game, and Brandon Moss had an RBI single in the ninth before McCutchen to tie the game.  Ross Ohlendorf went 6.1 innings allowing only two runs for to the NL leading Phillies but ended up with a no decision.  Matt Capps(3-7) recorded both his fourth blown save of the year and then got the win as he went one inning and was charged with two runs and three hits.

Even Jimmy Rollins hot streak couldn’t help the Phillies in this one.  Rollins hit home runs in the first inning and another solo shot in the third inning and until the ninth, that was all the Phillies could do.  In the ninth, Ben Francisco doubled home the tying run and Shane Victorino was credited with a triple on the misplay by McCutchen scoring the go ahead run.  Brad Lidge(0-6) though could not even record an out in the ninth as he gave up three hits and three runs, including the home run to McCutchen and it only took five pitches to do that.  Phillies Phandom will have more on this game and Lidge’s struggles.

Eckstein with the winner

Eckstein with the winner

On a rare night when Heath Bell blew a save, the Padres were able to pick him up later in the game.  Heath Bell in the ninth gave up a run to tie the game at 1, as he allowed two hits and a walk as well in the inning.  Later in the game though, David Eckstein doubled home Nick Hundley to score the game winning run, making it 2-1 in the twelth inning.  Joe Thatcher(1-0) got the victory as he worked 1.1 innings of hitless relief and Edward Mujica got his second save of the year.  Adrian Gonzalez drove in the only other Padres run in the third inning with a solo home run.

The Atlanta Braves got great pitching throughout this game, but ran into similar tough pitching on the other side of the game.  Jair Jurrjens went 7.2 inning and allowed only five hits, four walks and only allowed a solo home run, but ended with a no decision.  Adam LaRoche came through big time again for the Braves as he singled home Reid Gorecki in the bottom of the ninth and sent the game to extras.  Unfortunately Kris Medlan(3-4) gave up the eventual winning run in the twelth and took the loss for the Braves, dropping them another game back in the wildcard lead and putting them back in a tie with the Marlins, check out The Braves Baseball Blog for more.

Sean West shuts down the AAA Mets

Sean West shuts down the AAA Mets

Marlins pitcher Sean West was probably happy to be able to pitch to a minor league team again. Last night, West(5-5) went six innings allowing only six hits and one run and only needed 82 pitches to do that as he faced a depleted Mets squad.  He was supported by an RBI ground out by Uggla in the fourth and a Ross Gload single in the fifth to win the game 2-1.  Leo Nunez recorded his 15th save of the season and the Marlins gained a game on the Phillies in the East and kept up with the Rockies in the wildcard race as well.  FishGuts will have more on the Marlins.

Nelson Figueroa had a spot start for the Mets, who learned of Johan Santana needing surgery earlier in the day.  Figueroa(1-3) pitched well through five innings allowing only four hits and two runs, but one earned but taking a tough loss.  Fernando Tatis got the Mets on the board with an RBI single in the fourth, scoring Jeff Francouer, but the Mets could not do anything else in the loss, check out The Real Dirty Mets Blog for more.

Mets fans, remember this face?

Mets fans, remember this face?

The Washington Nationals either shocked the Cubs fans last night, or just made them angrier, not sure which one.  The Nationals won the game by a score of 15-6 last night and the offense exploded.  Josh Willingham hit two home runs, a solo shot and a three run shot as well and a grand slam from Elijah Dukes as well.  Garrett Mock(3-5) went seven innings and allowed only four runs while striking out six to get an easy victory.  CenterfieldGate has more information on this game and what to expect going forward.

The Chicago Cubs are just playing horribly, with no real excuse for what is going on.  Carlos Zambrano(7-5) could only get through 4.1 innings and was charged with huge numbers, eight runs, seven hits and only four strike outs.  The rest of the relief wasn’t much better as out of five relievers, three gave up runs in making this even more lopsided.  Zambrano tried to help himself as he hit one of a trio of Cubs homeruns, others were by Milton Bradley and Jake Baker in the game.

NL East Daily Recap from 8-3-09

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by mrose on 04-08-2009

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Adam LaRoche, Adrian Gonzalez, Andrew McCutchen, Angel Pagan, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Brian McCann, Centerfieldgate, Chad Qualls, Charlie Morton, Christian Guzman, Daniel Murphy, Danny Haren, David Wright, Delwyn Young, Heath Bell, Jeff Karstens, Kenshin Kawakami, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Luis Castillo, Mark Reynolds, Mat Latos, Miguel Montero, Nelson Figueroa, New York Mets, Petco Park, Pittsburgh Pirates, Ryan Zimmerman, San Diego Padres, Stephen Pearce, The Braves Baseball Blog, The Real Dirty Mets Blog, Tyler Clippard, Washington Nationals

Latos is impressive

Latos is impressive

Rookie Mat Latos was impressive on Monday night against the Braves at his home park in San Diego.  Latos(3-1) went seven innings only allowing six hits and two runs, but nothing after the second inning.  Lucky for him, the Padres offense got single runs in hte 1st , 2nd, 3rd and 7th innings on route to a 4-2 victory while playing the entire game without Adrian Gonzalez’ bat.  Kevin Kouzmanoff added a double and Kyle Banks hit his sixth home run of the season in the game for the Pads.  Heath Bell also got his 27th save of the season while working a perfect ninth inning and striking out two.

Kenshin Kawakami pitched well in this game, but unfortunately for him, the vast outfield at Petco Park effected the Braves offense.  Kawakami(5-9) went six innings allowing three runs on eight hits, including the home run.  His only run support was a sacrifice fly from McCann in the first inning and a solo home run by reunited Brave Adam LaRoche.  Check out The Braves Baseball Blog for more Braves information.

Figgy disappoints

Figgy disappoints

The Arizona Diamondbacks had scored six runs in the first two innings last night in New York and with their ace, seemed to think they would cruise to victory.  They did win the game by a final of 6-5, but obviously this game was not as cut and dry as everyone thought.  Danny Haren(11-6) got through seven innings but allowed eight hits and five runs including a solo home run to get a victory.  Mark Reynolds hit home runs in each of the first two innings, his 31st and 32nd of the season and had driven in three of the six total runs the D’Backs had.  Miguel Montero also added a solo home run in the first inning immediately after Mark Reynolds’ first of the game.  Chad Qualls picked up his 20th save of the season with a perfect ninth.

The New York Mets went into this series on a pretty good role as they had won five of their past six games.   They end it losing three of four to the D’Backs and now have lost four of their past five to put them right back  in the hole.  Spot starter Nelson Figueroa(0-2) only went 1.2 innings and gave up ten hits and six runs, including three home runs before being pulled for relief.  Four Mets relievers went 7.1 innings giving up only three hits, two walks and allowing no extra runs.  The Mets tried to come back from their deficit with RBI’s from Angel Pagan, Luis Castillo(2 RBI) and David Wright.  Daniel Murphy even added a solo shot in the sixth to pull them within one, but thats the closest they got.  Check out The Real Dirty Mets Blog for more Mets information.

Zimm hits another one

Zimm hits another one

The Washington Nationals were looking for their second straight victory at Pittsburgh and also a series split on Monday night.  The normal heavy hitters from the Nats lineup came through for them again.  Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman each hit two run home runs and Christian Guzman added two hits, giving two more RBI to the Nationals as they won 8-4.  Tyler Clippard(2-1) worked three innings of scoreless and hitless relief to get the victory for the Nationals.  CenterfieldGate will have all the Nats info you need.

The Pittsburgh Pirates took an early 3-0 lead in the game, but their pitching just could not hold it.  Andrew McCutchen hit another home run, and the Pirates added an RBI single by Pearce and a grounders choice by Delwyn Young.   Charlie Morton(2-4) gave up four runs over six innings with six hits and two walks in taking the loss.  Jeff Karstens came in after Morton though and put the game out of reach allowing five hits and four runs while only recording two outs.

NL East Daily Recap from 8-1-09

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by mrnorthjersey on 02-08-2009

Tagged Under : Adam LaRoche, Andrew McCutchen, Angel Pagan, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Derrek Lee, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Tim Lincecum, Washington Nationals

The New York Mets (50-53) beat the Arizona DiamondBacks (45-59) 9-6 last night on the strength of Angel Pagan’s 8th inning Grand Slam to read more check out Anthony DiComo’s article.

The San Francisco Giants (57-47) beat the Philadelphia Phillies (59-43) 2-0 as Tim Lincecum hurled a shutout through eight innings. To read more check out Chris Haft’s article.

The Chicago Cubs (55-47) beat the Florida Marlins (54-50) 9-8 on Derrek Lee’s HR to lead off the 10th inning. To read more check out Carrie Muskat’s article.

The Atlanta Braves (53-51) beat the Los Angeles Dodgers (64-40) 4-3 as Adam LaRoche collected two hits in his first game back. To read more check out Mark Bowman’s article.

The Pittsburgh Pirates (45-58) beat the Washington Nationals (32-72) 11-6 as Andrew McCutchen hit three home runs. To read more check out Wayne Staats article.