What’s on Tap 9-23-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 23-09-2010

Tagged Under : Anibal Sanchez, Astros, Braves, Brewers, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Nelson Figueroa, Phillies, Ross Detwiler, Yovani Gallardo

Thursday’s games:

Nationals vs. Astros

The Nationals send Ross Detwiler (0-2, 2.37 ERA) to the mound in their series finale with Houston. Nelson Figueroa (3-2, 3.54 ERA) starts for the Astros. First pitch is 4:35 p.m. in Washington.

Marlins vs. Brewers

The Marlins and Brewers open up a four-game series tonight in Milwaukee. Anibal Sanchez (12-10, 3.46 ERA) gets the start for Florida. Yovani Gallardo (13-7, 3.55 ERA) starts for Milwaukee. First pitch is 8:10 p.m.

The Braves have the day off. They begin a weekend series against Washington Friday night.

The Mets and Phillies are both off today as well, but will meet up for the final time this season, as they begin a three-game series in Philadelphia on Friday.

What’s on Tap 9-22-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 22-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Astros, Braves, Jason Marquis, Jon Niese, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Roy Oswalt, Tommy Hanson, Wandy Rodriguez

Wednesday’s games:

Braves vs. Phillies

The Braves and Phillies play the final game of their series tonight in Philadelphia. Tommy Hanson (10-11, 3.62 ERA) gets the start for Atlanta. Roy Oswalt (7-1, 1.94 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Nationals vs. Astros

The Nationals and Astros continue their series tonight in Washington. Jason Marquis (2-9, 7.71 ERA) takes the mound for Washington. Wandy Rodriguez (11-12, 3.65 ERA) starts for Houston. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Mets

These two teams face-off for the final time tonight in Florida. Alex Sanabia (4-3, 3.88 ERA) starts for Florida. Jon Niese (9-9, 3.76 ERA) starts for New York. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

What’s on Tap 9-21-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 21-09-2010

Tagged Under : Adalberto Mendez, Astros, Braves, J.A. Happ, John Lannan, Marlins, Mets, Mike Minor, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Roy Halladay

Tuesday’s games:

Braves vs. Phillies

The Braves and Phillies continue to fight it out tonight to win the NL East. Mike Minor (3-1, 5.84 ERA) gets the start for Atlanta. Roy Halladay (19-10, 2.49 ERA) starts for the Phillies.  Game time is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Nationals vs. Astros

The Nationals look to take game two against Houston tonight in Washington. John Lannan (8-7, 4.61 ERA) takes the hill for Washington. J.A. Happ (5-2, 3.63 ERA) gets the start for Houston. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Mets

The Marlins and Mets begin a short two-games series tonight in Florida. Adalberto Mendez (1-1, 1.74 ERA) starts for Florida. Mike Pelfrey (15-9, 3.84 ERA) starts for New York. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

What’s on Tap 9-20-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 20-09-2010

Tagged Under : Astros, Braves, Bud Norris, Cardinals, Chris Carpenter, Chris Volstad, Cole Hamels, Jair Jurrjens, Livan Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies

Monday’s games:

Marlins vs. Cardinals

The Marlins and Cardinals get together for an afternoon game. It is a make-up game from one postponed on August 8. Chris Volstad (9-9, 5.11 ERA) starts for Florida. Chris Carpenter (15-, 3.21 ERA) starts for St. Louis. Game time is 3:10 p.m.

Braves vs. Phillies

The Braves and Phillies face-off tonight in Philadelphia. Jair Jurrjens (7-6, 4.64 ERA) gets the start for Atlanta. Cole Hamels (11-10, 3.01 ERA) takes the hill for the the Phillies. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Nationals vs. Astros

Washington and Houston begin a three-game series tonight in Washington. Livan Hernandez (10-11, 3.66 ERA) gets the start for the Nationals. Bud Norris (8-8, 4.95 ERA) starts for Houston. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

The Mets have the day off. They begin s two-game series in Florida Tuesday night.

What’s on Tap 8-29-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 29-08-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Wainwright, Astros, Braves, Bud Norris, Cardinals, Clayton Kershaw, Cole Hamels, Derek Lowe, John Lannan, Josh Johnson, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, R.A. Dickey

Sunday’s games:

Mets vs. Astros

The Mets look to take the rubber game of their three-game set with Houston. R.A. Dickey (8-5, 2.64 ERA) starts for New York. Bud Norris (6-7, 5.03 ERA) starts for Houston. Game time is 1:10 p.m. in N.Y.

Braves vs. Marlins

The Braves and Marlins close out their series this afternoon in Atlanta. Derek Lowe (11-12, 4.33 ERA) gets the start for the Braves. Josh Johnson (11-5, 2.36 ERA) starts for Florida. First pitch is 1:35 p.m.

Nationals vs. Cardinals

The Nationals send John Lannan (5-6, 5.23 ERA) to the mound in their series finale with the Cardinals this afternoon in D.C. Adam Wainwright (17-8, 2.18 ERA) takes the hill for St. Louis. Game time is 1:35 p.m.

Phillies vs. Padres

Cole Hamels (7-10, 3.47 ERA) and the Phillies take on Clayton Kershaw (12-5, 3.55 ERA) and the Padres in the final game of the series. First pitch is 4:05 p.m. in San Diego.

NL East Recap 8-28

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 29-08-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Albert Pujols, Astros, Brad Davis, Brad Lidge, Brandon Lyon, Braves, Brett Myers, Brian McCann, Cardinals, Carlos Lee, David Wright, donnie murphy, Emilio Bonifacio, Eric Hinske, Felipe Lopez, Gaby Sanchez, Ivan Rodriguez, Jayson Werth, Joe Blanton, Johan Santana, Jon Garland, jon jay, Kyle Lohse, Livan Hernandez, Logan Morrison, Luis Castillo, Marlins, martin prado, matt diaz, Mets, mike sweeney, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Ricky Nolasco, Roger Bernadina, Shane Victorino, Tim Hudson, Tommy Manzella

Phillies vs. Padres

Phillies Padres BaseballThe Phillies took game two against the Padres Saturday afternoon, winning 3-1. Shane Victorino drove in Philadelphia’s first run in the 5th on a single to center field to score Jayson Werth. San Diego starter Jon Garland helped himself out at the plate in the bottom of the 5th with a single to left field to tie the game. The game remained tied until the top of the 7th when Victorino hit an RBI triple. He would later score on a ground out by Mike Sweeney, making it 3-1 Philadelphia.

Joe Blanton got the win, going 6 innings and giving up one run on six hits while striking out three. Jon Garland took the loss, going 6.1 innings and allowing three runs on three hits while striking out two. Brad Lidge recorded his 18th save for Philadelphia.

Nationals vs. Cardinals

Cardinals Nationals BaseballWashington beat up on the Cardinals 14-5. St. Louis got an early 3-0 lead in the 1st inning on a ground-rule double by Albert Pujols and a two-run shot off the bat of Jon Jay. Back-to-back doubles by Kyle Lohse and Felipe Lopez would drive in the Cardinals other two runs in the 5th inning. After scoring a run in the 2nd on an RBI single by Ivan Rodriguez, the Nationals followed with four runs in the 3rd. In the bottom of the 5th, Adam Dunn hit his 32nd home run of the season to make it 8-5 Washington. Roger Bernadina hit his 10th home run of the season to cap off the Nationals six run 8th inning.

Livan Hernandez got the win, going 6.1 innings and giving up five runs on eight hits while striking out two. Kyle Lohse took the loss, going 5 innings and allowing eight runs on 11 hits while striking out two.

Braves vs. Marlins

Braves Marlins BaseballAtlanta snapped a four-game losing streak as they beat the Marlins 12-3. The Braves scored six runs in the 2nd. Matt Diaz led off the inning with a solo shot to center. Later in the inning, with the bases loaded, Martin Prado walked to force home a run. Brian McCann followed with a three-run double to right field. An RBI single by Prado in the 2nd made it 8-0 Atlanta. Gaby Sanchez scored the Marlins first run in the 3rd on a sacrifice fly by Emilio Bonifacio. Atlanta responded in the bottom of the inning with two more runs thanks to a home run by Eric Hinske and a fielding error by Florida’s Logan Morrison allowing Diaz to score. In the 7th, Prado hit a two-run homer to make it 12-1 Braves. Prado had five RBIs for Atlanta. Florida tagged on a run in the 8th and 9th on a double by Donnie Murphy and single by Brad Davis.

Tim Hudson pitched 7 strong innings to get the win, giving up one run on six hits while striking out a career-high 13. Ricky Nolasco only lasted 2 innings, giving up six runs on seven hits.

Mets vs. Astros

Astros Mets BaseballThe Mets dropped the second game of their three-game series with Houston by a score of 4-1. Singles by Carlos Lee and Tommy Manzella gave the Astros a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. Lee hit a two-run home run in the 5th to make it 4-0. The Mets offensive woes continued as they went 1-10 with runners in scoring position. The only run for New York came in the bottom of the 8th on an RBI single by David Wright to drive in Luis Castillo.

Brett Myers got the win and extended his streak of pitching 6 complete innings to 27 games. Myers went 7 innings and gave up no runs on six hits while striking out six. Meanwhile, Johan Santana’s streak of three straight complete games came to and end with  the loss. Santana went 7 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits while striking out four.   Brandon Lyon recorded his 9th save of the season for Houston.

What’s on Tap 8-20-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 20-08-2010

Tagged Under : Anibal Sanchez, Astros, Braves, Cubs, J.A. Happ, Jair Jurrjens, Jason Marquis, Jeff Karstens, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates, Roy Halladay, Ryan Dempster

Friday’s games:

Braves vs. Cubs

The Braves begin their series with the Cubs tonight in Chicago. Jair Jurrjens (5-4, 3.92 ERA) starts for Atlanta. Ryan Dempster (11-8, 3.62 ERA) starts for Chicago. Game time is 2:20 p.m.

Mets vs. Pirates

The Mets send Mike Pelfrey (11-7, 3.95 ERA) to the mound as they begin their series with the Pirates. Jeff Karstens (2-9, 4.57 ERA) starts for the Pirates. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. in Pittsburgh.

Nationals vs. Phillies

The Nationals and Phillies face off in Philadelphia. Jason Marquis (0-5, 14.33 ERA) starts for Washington. Roy Halladay (15-8, 2.24 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Astros

The Marlins begin a weekend series against the Astros in Florida. Anibal Sanchez (9-8, 3.31 ERA) takes the mound for Florida. J.A. Happ (2-1, 4.66 ERA) gets the start for Houston. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

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.

What’s on Tap 8-19-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 19-08-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Astros, Braves, Bud Norris, Cole Hamels, Derek Lowe, Giants, John Lannan, Jonathan Sanchez, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Pat Misch, Paul Maholm, Phillies, Pirates

Thursday’s games:

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves and Nationals close out their series this afternoon as Atlanta goes for the sweep of Washington. Derek Lowe (11-10, 4.29 ERA) starts for Atlanta. John Lannan (4-5, 5.23 ERA) starts for Washington. Game time is 1:05 p.m. in Atlanta.

Marlins vs. Pirates

The Marlins send Alex Sanabia (1-1, 4.63 ERA) to the mound in the series finale against the Pirates tonight in Pittsburgh. Paul Maholm (7-11, 4.86 ERA) gets the start for the Pirates. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Phillies vs. Giants

The Phillies look to extend their lead in the NL wild card with a win tonight against the Giants. Cole Hamels (7-9, 3.33 ERA) gets the start for Philadelphia. Jonathan Sanchez (8-8, 3.60 ERA) starts for San Francisco. Game time is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Mets vs. Astros

The Mets take on the Astros in their series finale tonight in Houston. Pat Misch (0-1, 1.50 ERA) makes the start for New York. Bud Norris (5-7, 5.42 ERA) takes the mound for Houston. First pitch is 8:05 p.m.

What’s on Tap 8-18-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 18-08-2010

Tagged Under : Astros, Braves, Brett Myers, Giants, Joe Blanton, Josh Johnson, Livan Hernandez, Marlins, Matt Cain, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates, R.A. Dickey, Ross Ohlendorf, Tim Hudson

Wednesday’s games:

Marlins vs. Pirates

Josh Johnson (10-5, 2.27 ERA) and the Marlins take on Ross Ohlendorf (1-9, 3.95 ERA) and the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Phillies vs. Giants

The Phillies look to extend their lead over the Giants in the NL wild card. Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.69 ERA) takes the mound for Philadelphia. Matt Cain (9-9, 3.11 ERA) gets the start for San Francisco. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves and Nationals face off in game two of their series tonight in Atlanta. Tim Hudson (14-5, 2.13 ERA) starts for the Braves. Livan Hernandez (8-8, 3.08 ERA) gets the start for Washington. Game time is 7:10 pm..

Mets vs. Astros

R.A. Dickey (8-5, 2.43 ERA) takes the mound for the Mets as they take on the Astros in Houston. Brett Myers (8-7, 3.13. ERA) starts for Houston. First pitch is 8:05 p.m.