NL East Lineups for 4-8-2011

Filed Under (Daily Lineups) by mrose on 08-04-2011

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Citi Field, Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, MinuteMaid Park, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Turner Field, Washington Nationals

Today is the first home game for a couple NL East teams.  First, the New York Mets open the third season at Citi Field against the Nationals at 4:05PM.  The lineup is below.

Today's lineup: Desmond, ss; Werth, rf; Zimmerman, 3b; LaRoche, 1b; Morse, lf; Ankiel, cf; Espinosa, 2b; Rodriguez, c; Zimmermann, rhp
Nationals PR
Mets Home Opener Line-Up vs. Washington: Reyes-ss, Pagan-cf, Wright-3b, Beltran-rf, Davis-1b, Harris-lf, Emaus-2b, Thole-c, Dickey-p
New York Mets

Later, at 7:05pm, The Marlins will travel to Houston to face the Astros at MinuteMaid Park for the ‘Stros home opener

#Marlins 4/8 at Hou: Coghlan 8, Infante 4, Ramirez 6, Sanchez 3, Morrison 7, Murphy 5, Bonifacio 9, Hayes 2, Nolasco 1

No twitter with Astros lineup

Finally, the Braves open their season at Turner Field as the NL Favorite Philadelphia Phillies come to town in a 7:35 start

Phillies' Lineup @ Braves: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, Francisco RF, Ibanez LF, Ruiz C, Valdez 2B, Lee P
Phillies Network
Tonight's lineup (7:35 Peachtree TV/FS South): Prado LF McLouth CF Chipper 3B McCann C Uggla 2B Heyward RF Gonzalez SS Freeman 1B Hudson P
Atlanta Braves

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NL East Lineups for 4-7-2011

Filed Under (Daily Lineups) by mrose on 07-04-2011

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals

NL East action gets underway today with the Braves finishing a four game set against the Brewers in Milwaukee.  The Braves look to split the series before leaving town.

#Braves lineup: Prado 5 McLouth 8 McCann 2 Uggla 4 Heyward 9 Gonzalez 6 Freeman 3 Young 7 Hanson 1
Mark Bowman
Today's #Brewers lineup: 2B Weeks, CF Gomez, LF Braun, 1B Fielder, 3B McGehee, SS Betancourt, RF Morgan, C Kottaras, P Marcum
The Brewer Nation

Next, the Mets and Phillies play the finale and rubber match of their first series of the year today at 3:05 in Philadelphia

Mets Thursday lineup @ Philly: Reyes-SS, Harris-LF, Wright-3B, Davis-1B, Pagan-CF, Duda-RF, Emaus-2B, Thole-C, Niese-LHP
New York Mets
Thursday #Phillies lineup: Victorino 8, Polanco 5, Rollins 6, Howard 3, Francisco 9, Ibanez 7, Ruiz 2, Valdez 4, Halladay 1
Adam Rubin

Later tonight, the Nationals will finish up their series against the Marlins lineups are available now..

Lineup at Marlins - Desmond 6, Werth 9, Zim 5, LaRoche 3, Ramos 2, Ankiel 8, Espinosa 4, Nix 7, Lannan 1
Nationals PR
#Marlins 4/7 vs Was: coghlan 8, infante 4, ramirez 6, sanchez 3, morrison 7, buck 2, helms 5, bonifacio 9, johnson 1




NL East Lineups for 4-6-2011

Filed Under (Daily Lineups) by mrose on 06-04-2011

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, brewernation, Florida Marlins, lineups, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals

Tonight, the NL East teams are back in action.

The Phillies and Mets matchup for the second of a three game set.

Wednesday's Mets lineup @ Philly: Reyes-SS, Harris-LF, Wright-3B, Beltran-RF, Pagan-CF, Davis-1B, Emaus-2B, Thole-C, Pelfrey-RHP
New York Mets
2nite's lineup (Mets)-Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, J Roll SS, Howard 1B, Ibanez LF, Francisco RF, Orr 2B, Schneider C, Blanton P. Pelfrey P NYM

Next, The Braves play the third of a four game set in Milwaukee

Tonight's lineup (8:10ET SportSouth):Prado - 7Freeman - 3Chipper - 5McCann - 2Uggla - 4Heyward - 9Gonzalez - 6Young - 8Minor - 1
Atlanta Braves
Tonight's #Brewers lineup: 2B Weeks, CF Gomez, LF Braun, 1B Fielder, 3B McGehee, RF Almonte, SS Betancourt, C Nieves, P Estrada
The Brewer Nation

And finally, the Nats try to rebound from an extra inning loss to the Marlins in Miami last night.

Lineup at #Marlins: Desmond 6, Werth 9, Zim 5, LaRoche 3, Morse 7, Ankiel 8, Espinosa 4, Pudge 2, Hernandez 1.
Nationals PR
#Marlins 4/6 vs Was: coghlan 8, infante 4, ramirez 6, sanchez 3, morrison 7, buck 2, murphy 5, bonifacio 9, volstad 1


NL East Lineups for 4-5-2011

Filed Under (Daily Lineups, Twitter) by mrose on 05-04-2011

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Twitter, Washington Nationals

The New York Mets (2-1) head into Philadelphia Phillies (3-0)

Mets Tuesday lineup @ Philly: Reyes-SS, Pagan-CF, Wright-3B, Beltran-RF, Hairston-LF, Davis-1B, Emaus-2B, Nickeas-C, Young-RHP
New York Mets
Tonight's lineup (Mets)-Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, J Roll SS, Howard 1B, Ibanez LF, Francisco RF, Ruiz C, Valdez 2B, Hamels P. Young P Mets.

The Braves (3-1) continue a set at the Milwaukee Brewers (0-4)

Tonight's lineup (8:10ET FS South):Prado - 7McLouth - 8Jones - 5McCann - 2Uggla - 4Heyward - 9Gonzalez - 6Hinske - 3Lowe - 1
Atlanta Braves
#Brewers vs. Braves - Weeks 4 Morgan 8 Braun 7 Fielder 3 McGehee 5 Kotsay 9 Counsell 6 Kottaras 2 Gallardo 1
Tyler Barnes

And finally, the Washington Nationals (1-2) start a three game set against the Florida Marlins (1-2) in Miami

#Nats lineup vs. #Marlins: Hairston-2B, Werth-RF, Zim-3B, LaRoche-1B, Morse-LF, Ankiel-CF, Ramos-C, Cora-SS, Marquis-P
William Ladson
#Marlins 4/5 vs Was: coghlan 8, infante 4, ramirez 6, gsanchez 3, morrison 7, buck 2, murphy 5, bonifacio 9, asanchez 1

ESPN Picks are in

Filed Under (Braves Baseball Blog, Fish Guts blog, Nats News, Phillies, Phillies Phandom, Real Dirty Mets) by mrose on 30-03-2011

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicaco White Sox, ESPN, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals

ESPN has posted all of their predictions for NL/AL playoff teams and wild card winners.  Not surprisingly, there is a huge amount of people picking the Red Sox to come out of the American League, with some sprinkled in Yankees a few random picks like the White Sox or the Rays.
In the National League, there are more people than I expected thinking the Braves would make it to the Fall Classic, but the Phillies are still everyone’s favorite.  I am surprised that with the love affair that is the Phillies and their potentially potent rotation, the number of people who pick them not to make it to the World Series and in some cases, not even make the playoffs.

Click here to check the picks out yourself and discuss.  One other note, in case you were delirious and were hoping, not one person picked the Mets, Nationals or Marlins to even make the playoffs.

An NL East Chatter update

Filed Under (Centerfield Gate blog,, NLEC News, Phillies Phandom, Real Dirty Mets) by mrose on 09-03-2011

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Centerfield Gate, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies Phandom, spring training, The Real Dirty Mets Blog, Washington Nationals

I hope everyone is enjoying Spring Training for their teams.  I just want to send a reminder that although we are still in need of Braves and Marlins blogs, our others are going strong.

Please visit Real Dirty Mets for all your Mets News, CenterfieldGate for all Nats, and finally, Phillies Phandom to find out how the NL Favorites are fairing.

NL East Chatter will be getting ramped up again soon with editorials, NL East News and daily recaps when the season starts again.  Until then, watch our reports and pictures from Spring training and please email if you are interested in writing for any of the NL East Chatter blogs!

Another call for writers/blog owners

Filed Under (NL East Chatter) by mrose on 06-12-2010

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, NL East Cahtter Braves Baseball Blog Real Dirty Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals

Hey everyone,

Reposting this from a few weeks back:

thanks for helping us complete our first FULL season of NL East Chatter.  Our Mets (Real Dirty Mets) and Nationals (Centerfieldgate) blogs are doing great.  Our other blogs need some help.  We are looking to come back strong in 2011, like all the NL East Teams but we are looking for a few things.  Please email if you can help with any of the following.

Again , please contact us if you can help with the following, and enjoy the offseason, we will get started again here soon.

I did receive one inquiry about the Braves, but was unable to return email, please send me another email and I will surely get back to you.


NL East Recap 10-1

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 02-10-2010

Tagged Under : Adalberto Mendez, Atlanta Braves, Brandon Beachy, Chan Ho Park, chris snyder, Dan Uggla, Daniel McCutchen, Derrek Lee, Florida Marlins, Hisanori Takahashi, Ike davis, Jimmy Rollins, Jordan Zimmermann, Josh Thole, Kyle Kendrick, Michael Morse, New York Mets, Pat Misch, pedro alvarez, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tyler Clippard, Washington Nationals

Phillies vs. Braves

The Braves had a chance to clinch at least a tie for the NL Wild Card with a victory on Friday night.  However, the first place Phillies broke open the game with a five run sixth inning on their way to a 11-5 victory over the Braves in Atlanta.

With the game tied at 2 entering the sixth, the Phillies put two runners on base versus Atlanta starter Brandon Beachy (0-2).  Peter Moylan relieved Beachy with two outs, and after a throwing error by Brooks Conrad prolonged the inning, Moylan walked pinch hitter Domonic Brown with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run.  Mike Dunn relieved Moylan and promptly allowed a grand slam to Jimmy Rollins to give Philly a 7-2 lead. 

The Phillies added four more runs in the eighth to take a commanding 11-2 lead.  Atlanta scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but that was as close as they would get.  Kyle Kendrick (11-10) earned the victory for the Phillies, limiting the Braves to two runs and five hits over five innings.  Derrek Lee was the lone bright spot for the Braves, going 3 for 5 and driving in all five Atlanta runs.


Mets vs. Nationals

With reports swirling that both their GM and Manager were on their way out, the Mets received solid pitching and used a pair of long balls to defeat the Nationals by a score of 2-1 in 10 innings at Citi Field.

Mets rookie Ike Davis homered off of Nats starter Jordan Zimmermann in the fourth inning to put the Mets on the scoreboard.  New York starter Pat Misch kept Washington off of the scoreboard until the seventh inning, when Michael Morse connected for a solo home run of his own to tie the game at 1.  Misch allowed just two other hits over eight innings of work, striking out 10 batters.

The game remained 1-1 until the bottom of the 10th, when another Mets rookie went deep.  With one out, Josh Thole blasted a home run off of reliever Tyler Clippard (11-7) to give the Mets a walk off victory.  Mets reliever Hisanori Takahashi (10-6) pitched two scoreless innings in relief to earn the win.


Marlins vs. Pirates

Facing off in the second game of a four game series, the Pirates defeated the Marlins 5-1 on Friday evening in Miami.

Dan Uggla got the Marlins on the scoreboard in the first inning with an RBI single off of Pirates starter Daniel McCutchen.  Pittsburgh answered back in the second when Pedro Alvarez homered off of Adalberto Mendez to tie the game at 1.   The game remained tied at 1 until the fifth, when Chris Snyder hit a two-run home run off of Mendez (1-3) to give the Pirates a lead they would not relinquish. 

Chan Ho Park (4-3) earned the victory in relief, pitching three hitless innings and striking out six batters.  The win was the 124th of Park’s career and gave him the record for the most wins by an Asian-born pitcher in the major leagues.

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.

NL East Recap 9-17

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 18-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Alfonso Soriano, Atlanta Braves, Billy Wagner, Bobby Cox, Carlos Marmol, Carlos Ruiz, Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, Geovany Soto, Jason Heyward, Jason Marquis, Jayson Werth, Jonathon Niese, Melky Cabrera, New York Mets, Omar Infante, Philadelphia Phillies, Raul Ibanez, Roy Oswalt, Ryan Dempster, Ryan Zimmerman, Tommy Hanson, Washington Nationals

Phillies vs. Nationals

The first place Phillies exploded for six first inning runs, and Roy Oswalt tossed six solid innings as the Phils defeated the Nationals 9-1 in Philly.

After a Ryan Zimmerman RBI single put Washington ahead in the top of the first, the Phillies went to work against Nationals starter Jason Marquis.  Marquis (2-9) retired the first batter of the inning, but then allowed the next eight batters to reach base before being knocked out of the game.  Jayson Werth tied the game with an RBI infield single, and Raul Ibanez followed with a two run single.  Oswalt contributed to the offensive outburst with an RBI single of his own as the Phils jumped out to a 6-1 lead. 

Oswalt (13-13) allowed just one run and six hits over his six innings, striking out seven along the way.   Werth and Carlos Ruiz homered off of the Nationals bullpen to cap the scoring for the Phils.  Zimmerman finished with a 4 for 4 night at the plate in a losing cause for the Nats.

Braves vs. Mets

The Braves overcame an early three run deficit and the ejection of their manager, defeating the Mets by a score of 6-4 at Citi Field to keep pace with the Phillies in the NL East.

In the bottom of the second inning, Bobby Cox was ejected for the 158th time (a major league record) for arguing balls and strikes.  The Mets went on to score three runs in the inning against Atlanta starter Tommy Hanson, thanks to RBI singles from Lucas Duda, pitcher Jonathon Niese, and Jose Reyes.  The Braves bounced back in the fourth inning, captilizing on a David Wright throwing error to score six unearned runs off of Niese (9-9).   Melky Cabrera hit an RBI single to start the scoring, and Omar Infante delivered a two run double to tie the game.  Jason Heyward then delivered the big blow, launching a three run homer to right field to give the Braves a 6-3 lead.

Duda hit his first major league home run off of Hanson in the bottom of the fourth inning, but that would be the last run of the night for either team.  Hanson (10-11) went six innings to earn the victory, and Billy Wagner pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 34th save.

Marlins vs. Cubs

The Marlins and Cubs each received solid pitching on Friday night in Florida.  Chicago was the only team to score in the pitchers’ duel, defeating the Marlins by a score of 2-0.

Ryan Dempster (14-10) pitched seven shutout innings against his former team, allowing just four hits while striking out five.  Florida starter Alex Sanabia (4-3) pitched well, but couldn’t keep the Cubs off of the scoreboard.  Alfonso Soriano hit an RBI double in the second inning, and Geovany Soto doubled home a run in the sixth inning to deliver the only two runs of the evening.  

The Marlins had a chance in the ninth as Cubs closer Carlos Marmol walked the first two batters of the inning.  However, Marmol rebounded to retire the next three batters and earn save number 32.