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 9-27-2010

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.

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.

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 9-5-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 05-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Braves, Brewers, Charlie Morton, Cubs, Jason Marquis, Jon Niese, Kyle Kendrick, Marlins, Mets, Mike Minor, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates, Randy Wolf, Ryan Dempster

Sunday’s games:

Braves vs. Marlins

The Braves and Marlins each try to take the rubber game in the series finale in Florida. Mike Minor (3-0, 3.91 ERA) starts for Atlanta. Alex Sanabia (3-2, 3.98 ERA) starts for Florida. First pitch is 12:10 p.m.

Nationals vs. Pirates

Jason Marquis (1-7, 8.13 ERA) takes the mound for Washington as they look to win the rubber game against the Pirates. Charlie Morton (1-10, 10.03 ERA) gets the start for Pittsburgh. Game time is 1:35 p.m. in Pittsburgh.

Phillies vs. Brewers

The Phillies go for the sweep of the Brewers today in Philadelphia. Kyle Kendrick (9-7, 4.72 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Randy Wolf (10-10, 4.76 ERA) starts for Milwaukee. First pitch is 1:35 p.m.

Mets vs. Cubs

The Mets send Jon Niese (8-7, 3.70 ERA) to the mound as they look to salvage the final game of their three-game series with the Cubs. Ryan Dempster (12-9, 3.71 ERA) starts for Chicago. Game time is 2:20 p.m. in Chicago.

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.

What’s on Tap 9-4-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 04-09-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Brewers, Carlos Zambrano, Cubs, Dave Bush, Jair Jurrjens, Jenrry Mejia, John Lannan, Josh Johnson, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Paul Maholm, Phillies, Pirates, Roy Halladay

Saturday’s games:

Mets vs. Cubs

Jenrry Mejia (0-2, 3.25 ERA) makes his first big league start for the Mets as they take on Carlos Zambrano (6-6, 4.36 ERA) and the Cubs in Chicago. Game time is 1:05 p.m.

Braves vs. Marlins

The Braves and Marlins go head-to-head in game two of their series in Florida. Jair Jurrjens (6-4, 4.38 ERA) starts for Atlanta. Josh Johnson (11-5, 2.28 ERA) starts for Florida. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Phillies vs. Brewers

The Phillies send Roy Halladay (16-10, 2.27 ERA) to the mound as they look to take game two against the Brewers. Dave Bush (7-11, 4.71 ERA) starts for Milwaukee. Game time is 7:05 in Philadelphia.

Nationals vs. Pirates

The Nationals look to bounce back after yesterday’s loss, sending John Lannan (6-6, 4.95 ERA) to the hill. Paul Maholm (7-13, 5.18 ERA) starts for the Pirates. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. in Pittsburgh.