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.

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 8-24

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 25-08-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Kennedy, Alex Gonzalez, Alfonso Soriano, Angel Pagan, Atlanta Braves, Bud Norris, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Lee, Carlos Marmol, Carlos Zambrano, Chicago Cubs, Clay Hensley, Cole Hamels, Colorado Rockies, david herndon, Derek Lowe, Dexter Fowler, Florida Marlins, Gaby Sanchez, Hisanori Takahashi, Houston Astros, Huston Street, Ike davis, Jeff Francoeur, Jeff Fulchino, Jimmy Rollins, John Lannan, Jorge De La Rosa, Josh Johnson, Luis Castillo, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Raul Ibanez, Roy Oswalt, Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman, Seth Smith, Tyler Colvin, Washington Nationals, Will Ohman, Wilton Lopez

Phillies vs. Astros

The Phillies and Astros played a wild game Tuesday night in Philadelphia.  The game featured a pitcher’s duel, ninth inning home run, and a key ejection that forced the Phillies to use a pitcher in the field.  In the end, the Astos defeated the Phillies by a score of 4-2 in a 16 inning marathon.

Astros Phillies BaseballThe Astros got on the board first in the fourth inning when Carlos Lee hit a two-run homer off of Phillies’ starter Cole Hamels.  The Phils got a run back off of Houston starter Bud Norris in the sixth on a Raul Ibanez RBI double, but the Astros held on to a 2-1 lead entering the ninth inning.    With two outs in the ninth, Jimmy Rollins blasted a solo home run off of Houston reliever Wilton Lopez to tie the game and send it to extra innings.  Then things got really interesting.

 Neither team could find a way to score in extra frames.  In the bottom of the 14th, Ryan Howard came up with two runners on and two outs.  Howard had two check swings ruled strikes by third base umpire Scott Barry, the last being strike three.  When Howard tossed his bat and helmet after the strike out, Barry ejected Howard, causing the Phillies first baseman to charge towards the umpire before being restrained.  The ejection left the Phillies short a position player, and forced manager Charlie Manuel to insert pitcher Roy Oswalt in left field. 

The Astros finally broke the tie in the top of the 16th off of reliever David Herndon (1-3), scratching out two runs on an infield single and fielder’s choice.  In the bottom of the inning, Howard’s ejection loomed large again.   Astros’ reliever Jeff Fulchino (1-0) retired the first two batters, but after walking Placido Polanco, Houston intentionally walked Chase Utley to bring up “clean up hitter” Roy Oswalt.   Fulchino got Oswalt to ground out to end the game and give Houston the victory.

 

Marlins vs. Mets

 The Mets’ slumbering offense knocked out Marlins’ ace Josh Johnson after five innings and used single runs in the final two innings to defeat Florida by a score of 6-5 at Citi Field.

APTOPIX Marlins Mets BaseballThe Mets broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the fifth off of Johnson, thanks to an RBI single by Carlos Beltran and Jeff Francoeur‘s second sacrifice fly of the game.  Mets’ starter R.A. Dickey kept the Mets in the lead until the seventh.  With two outs and two on in the seventh, Dickey allowed a three-run homer to Gaby Sanchez to give Florida a 5-4 lead.  However, the Mets came back against the Marlins’ bullpen.

With two outs in the eighth, Angel Pagan doubled and Beltran drove in his second run of the game with a run-scoring single off of Clay Hensley to tie the game at 5.   After Hisanori Takahashi (8-6) retired the Marlins in the top of the ninth, Luis Castillo hit a two-out single off of Will Ohman (0-2) to score Ike Davis and give the Mets the walk-off victory.

 

Nationals vs. Cubs

The Cubs’ Carlos Zambrano pitched effectively into the eighth inning, and closer Carlos Marmol survived a shaky ninth as Chicago held on to defeat the Nationals 5-4 in Washington.

Cubs Nationals BaseballNationals’ starter John Lannan (5-6) allowed a three-run homer to Alfonso Soriano and a two-run shot to Tyler Colvin as the Cubs built a 5-1 lead.  Meanwhile, Zambrano (5-6) allowed just one run and five hits over 7 1/3 innings, striking out eight.   Marmol entered the game in the bottom of the eighth with the bases loaded, but struck out Ian Desmond to keep the score at 5-1.

In the ninth, Marmol created his own bases loaded mess, and with two outs, Adam Kennedy cleared the bases with a three-run double to cut Chicago’s lead to 5-4.  Luckily for the Cubbies, Marmol rebounded to retire Ryan Zimmerman on a fly ball to preserve the victory.  Despite allowing three runs, Marmol was credited with his 23rd save of the season since he entered the game with the tying run at the plate.

 

Braves vs. Rockies

The first place Atlanta Braves received a solid starting pitching performance from Derek Lowe, but the Rockies’ Jorge De La Rosa was better on Tuesday night, and the Braves fell by a score of 5-2 in Colorado.

Braves Rockies BaseballThe Rockies opened the scoring when Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run homer off of Lowe (11-12) in the bottom of the first.  The Braves got a run back in the second off of De La Rosa (5-4) on an Alex Gonzalez solo shot, but Rockies got that run back with a Seth Smith home run in the sixth.  Alex Gonzalez cut the Rockies lead to 3-2 with a seventh inning RBI single, but that was as close as the Braves would get.

The Rockies added some insurance in the eighth inning courtesy of a Dexter Fowler two-run single.  Huston Street pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch his 12th save of the season.

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.

NL East Recap 8-13

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 14-08-2010

Tagged Under : Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Billy Wagner, Brooks Conrad, Carlos Beltran, Chipper Jones, Cincinnati Reds, Cole Hamels, David Wright, Edinson Volquez, Florida Marlins, Hiroki Kuroda, Jay Bruce, Joe Saunders, Joey Votto, John Lannan, Josh Johnson, Los Angeles Dodgers, mike hessman, Mike Stanton, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Ryan Zimmerman, scott rolen, Sean Burnett, Tim Hudson, Washington Nationals, Wil Nieves

Phillies vs. Mets

R.A. Dickey and Cole Hamels locked up in a pitchers’ duel Friday night at Citi Field.  Both pitchers went the distance, but the night belonged to Dickey as the Mets defeated the Phillies 1-0.

mets-813Dickey’s knuckleball baffled the Phillies hitters all night long, and as he cruised through five hitless innings, Mets fans wondered if this might be the first no-hitter in franchise history.   But it was the opposing pitcher that spoiled that bid as Hamels hit a clean single to right field with one out in the sixth inning.   Meanwhile, Hamels kept the Mets off balance and off of the scoreboard.  It looked like the Mets had taken a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning when Mike Hessman hit a drive to left field that the umpires called a home run.  However, after a lengthy replay review, the umps ruled fan interference on the play and placed Hessman on third base.   Despite being on third with no outs, the Mets stranded Hessman and let a golden opportunity slip by.

In the sixth, the Mets finally broke through.  With two outs and no one on base, David Wright and Carlos Beltran hit back-to-back doubles to plate the game’s first – and only – run.  Dickey (8-5) didn’t allow a base runner after Hamels’ single, finishing with seven strikeouts in his nine innings.  Hamels (7-9) took the hard-luck loss for the Phils.

 

 

Braves vs. Dodgers

Pitching also stole the spotlight in Atlanta on Friday night as the first place Braves defeated the Dodgers by a score of 1-o.

braves-813The Braves’ Tim Hudson and the Dodgers’  Hiroki Kuroda matched zeroes for six innings.  The game’s lone run came in the seventh, when Brooks Conrad, playing third base in place of the injured Chipper Jones, homered to center field off of Kuroda.  

Hudson (14-5) allowed just 3 hits over eight innings of work, striking out six.  Kuroda (8-11) took the loss despite allowing just three hits in his seven innings.  Braves’ closer Billy Wagner came on in the ninth and locked down his 29th save of the season.

 

 

Nationals vs. Diamondbacks

The Nationals scored early and let their pitching do the rest, as the Nats defeated the Diamondbacks 4-2 in Washington.

Diamondbacks Nationals BaseballThe Nationals scored three runs in the first off of Arizona starter Joe Saunders (1-2), highlighted by a Ryan Zimmerman two-run single.   Wil Nieves extended Washington’s lead to 4-0 with a solo home run in the second.  The D-Backs cut the Nats lead in half with two fifth inning runs off of starter John Lannan, but managed just one hit after that.  Lannan (4-5) allowed just four hits over seven innings, striking out five.  Sean Burnett pitched two perfect innings, striking out four, to pick up his second save on the season.

 

 

Marlins vs. Reds

The Reds roughed up Marlins’ ace Josh Johnson Friday night as they cruised to a 7-2 victory in Cincinnati.

Marlins Reds baseballThe Reds jumped on Johnson in the first inning, scoring three runs courtesy of RBI singles by Joey Votto, Scott Rolen, and Jay Bruce.  Bruce later homered as the Reds built a 7-0 lead.   The Marlins’ only offense came off of the bat of rookie Mike Stanton, who hit solo home runs in both the sixth and eighth innings. 

Edinson Volquez (3-1) scattered eight hits over six innings of work, allowing just one run and striking out six.  Johnson (10-5) lasted just 3.2 innings in the loss, allowing six runs and ten hits.

What’s on Tap 8-13-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 13-08-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Cole Hamels, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Edinson Volquez, Hiroki Kuroda, Joe Saunders, John Lannan, Josh Johnson, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Reds, Tim Hudson

Friday’s games:

Nationals vs. Diamondbacks

The Nationals begin their series with Arizona tonight in Washington. John Lannan (3-5, 5.44 ERA) gets the start for the Nationals. Joe Saunders (7-11, 4.42 ERA) starts for Arizona. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Reds

Josh Johnson (10-4, 1.97 ERA) and the Marlins take on Edinson Volquez (2-1, 4.94 ERA) and the Reds. First pitch is 7:10 p.m. in Cincinnati.

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets and Phillies begin a three-game series tonight in New York. R.A. Dickey (7-5, 2.65 ERA) takes the mound for the Mets. Cole Hamels (7-8, 3.45 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Braves vs. Dodgers

The Braves send Tim Hudson (13-5, 2.24 ERA) to the mound as they take on the Dodgers tonight in Atlanta. Hiroki Kuroda (8-10, 3.65 ERA) starts for Los Angeles. First pitch is 7:35 p.m.

What’s on Tap 8-1-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 01-08-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Cole Hamels, Diamondbacks, Edinson Volquez, John Lannan, Jon Garland, Jon Niese, Josh Johnson, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Rodrigo Lopez, Tommy Hanson

Braves vs. Reds

Tommy Hanson (8-7, 3.99 ERA) and the Braves look to take the rubber game of the three-game set with the Reds. Edinson Volquez (1-1, 8.25 ERA) gets the start for the Reds. Game time is 1:10 p.m. in Cincinnati.

Mets vs. Diamondbacks

The Mets send Jon Niese (7-4, 3.43 ERA) to the mound as they go for the series win against the Diamondbacks. Rodrigo Lopez (5-9, 4.68 ERA) starts for Arizona. First pitch is 1:10 p.m. in N.Y.

Nationals vs. Phillies

The Nationals go for the sweep Sunday against the  Phillies in Washington. John Lannan (2-5, 5.76 ERA) takes the mound for the Nationals. Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.48 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 1:35 p.m.

Marlins vs. Padres

Josh Johnson (10-3, 1.72 ERA) and the Marlins go for the sweep Sunday against the Padres. Jon Garland (9-7, 3.56 ERA) gets the start for the Padres. First pitch is 4:05 p.m. in San Diego.

NL East Recap 7/27

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by samlevenstein on 28-07-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Wainwright, Andres Torres, Angel Pagan, Aubrey Huff, Brian McCann, Brian Wilson, Buster Posey, carlos beltan, Carlos Ruiz, chris young, Cody Ross, Cole Hamels, Dan Uggla, david herndon, davis wright, edgar renteria, Freddy Sanchez, hyjer morgan, Ian Desmond, Ike davis, Ivan Rodriguez, jason werth, Jeff Francoeur, Jon Niese, jordan norberto, Josh Johnson, Juan Uribe, Justin Upton, Kelly Johnson, Luis Castillo, Mark Reynolds, Matt Cain, Matt Capps, matt holliday, Miguel Batista, miguel monetero, Placido Polanco, Randy Winn, Raul Ibanez, Rodrigo Lopez, Roger Bernadina, Ryan Howard, ryan ludwick, Shane Victorino, Tommy Hanson, Wes Helms

Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

Justin Upton scored in a bases loaded walk in the first inning for the Diamondbacks.  The Phillies scored 2 runs in the third when Ryan Howard singled home Placido Polanco and Carlos Ruiz walked with the bases loaded scoring Raul Ibanez.  Mark Reynolds hit a solo shot in the fourth to time the game and added another in the fifth when Stephen Drew singled home Adam LaRoche.  In the bottom of the inning Jason Werth homered scoring Ryan Howard to take the lead.  The diamondbacks took the lead in the 6th when they scored 2 runs Adam LaRoche hit a sac fly to score Chris Young and a Miguel Montero ground out scored Kelly Johnson.  The Phillies then took the lead in the bottom of the inning when they scored 3 runs when Raul Ibanez singled home Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard homered scoring Raul Ibanez.  In the seventh Cody Ransom homered scoring Carlos Ruiz adding 2 more runs for the Phils.

Cole Hamels pitched 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 8 strikeouts.  Rodrigo Lopez pitched 5 innings giving up 7 hits, 4 runs, and 4 strikeouts.  David Herndon got the win pitching 1 inning giving up  1 hit, 2 runs and no strikeouts.  The loss went to Jordan Norberto who did not record an out and pitched 2 hits and 2 runs.

ian-desmondBraves vs. Nationals

The Nationals beat the Braves in a score of 3-0. Nyjer Morgan scored in the first for the Nationals on a throwing error by Brian McCann.  In the third the Nationals added 2 more runs when Ian Desmond singled home Ivan Rodriguez and Roger Bernadina.

Miguel Batista won and pitched 5 innings giving up 3 hits, no runs with 6 strikeouts.  Tommy Hanson got the lose and pitched 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 8 strikeouts.  Matt Capps got his 25th save of the season giving up no hits with 1 strikeout.

*Jul 11 - 00:05*Mets vs. Cardinals

The Mets beat the Cardinals in a score of 8-2. Ryan Ludwick singled home Matt Holliday in the first.  The Mets struck back in the second when Ike Davis grounded out scoring David Wright.  In the third Jeff Francoeur homered scoring Carlos Beltran and Ike Davis.  In the fifth they added on 2 more runs when David Wright hit a sac fly to score Luis Castillo and Carlos Beltran singled home Angel Pagan.  In the sixth Jose Reyes homered scoring Jon Niese for 2 more runs in the inning.  In the eight the Cardinals added a run when Randy Winn grounded into a double play scoring Ryan Ludwick.

Jon Niese got the win and pitched 6 innings giving up 7 hits, 1 run, and 1 strikeout.  The loss went to Adam Wainwright who pitched 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 6 runs, and 6 strikeouts.

Marlins vs. Giants

The Giants beat the Marlins in a score of 6-4. The Giants scored 2 runs in the third when Aubrey Huff doubled home Andrés Torres and Buster Posey singled home Aubrey Huff.  In the fifth the Marlins tied it up when Cody Ross homered scoring Wes Helms.  In the bottom of the inning the Giants reclaimed the lead when Freddy Sanchez singled home Andres Torres.  The Marlins again tied it up when Dan Uggla hit a solo shot in the seventh inning.  In the eighth Juan Uribe and Édgar Rentería both went deep adding 3 more runs for the Giants.  The Marlins added 1 more run in the ninth when Dan Uggla hit another solo shot.

Matt Cain pitched 7 innings giving up 4 hits, 3 runs, and 6 strikeouts.  Josh Johnson pitched 7 innings giving up 8 hits, 3 runs, and 5 strikeouts.  The win went to Sergio Romo who pitched 1 inning giving up no hits and the loss went to Brian Sanches who pitched 0.1 of an inning giving up 3 hits and 3 runs. Brian Wilson got the save but gave up a run and a hit with 2 strikeouts.

What’s on Tap 7-27-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 27-07-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Wainwright, Braves, Cardinals, Cole Hamels, Diamondbacks, Giants, Jon Niese, Josh Johnson, Marlins, Matt Cain, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Rodrigo Lopez, Stephen Strasburg, Tommy Hanson

Tuesday’s games:

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves and Nationals face off tonight in D.C. Tommy Hanson (8-6, 4.12 ERA) starts for Atlanta. Stephen Strasburg (5-2, 2.32 ERA) gets the start for the Nationals. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.40 ERA) and the Phillies begin their series with the Diamondbacks tonight in Philadelphia. Rodrigo Lopez (5-9, 4.58 ERA) starts for Arizona. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Mets vs. Cardinals

The Mets send Jon Niese (6-4, 3.54 ERA) to the mound against the Cardinals as they begin a six-game home-stand. Adam Wainwright (14-5, 1.94 ERA) gets the start for St. Louis. Game time is 7:10 p.m. in N.Y.

Marlins vs. Giants

Josh Johnson (10-3, 1.61 ERA) takes the mound for the Marlins as they take on the Giants in San Francisco. Matt Cain (8-8, 3.10 ERA) starts for the Giants. First pitch is 10:15 p.m.