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.

What’s on Tap 10-1-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 01-10-2010

Tagged Under : Adalberto Mendez, Brandon Beachy, Braves, Daniel McCutchen, Jordan Zimmermann, Kyle Kendrick, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Pat Misch, Phillies, Pirates

Friday’s games:

Marlins vs. Pirates

The Marlins continue their series with the Pirates tonight in Florida. Adalberto Mendez (1-2, 4.19 ERA) takes the hill for Florida. Daniel McCutchen (2-5, 6.36 ERA) gets the start for Pittsburgh. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

Mets vs. Nationals

The Mets and Nationals begin their final series of the season tonight in New York. Pat Misch (0-4, 4.66 ERA) gets the start for New York. Jordan Zimmermann (1-2, 5.76 ERA) starts for Washington. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Braves vs. Phillies

The Braves send rookie Brandon Beachy (0-1, 2.89 ERA) to the mound against the Phillies tonight in Atlanta. Kyle Kendrick (10-10-, 4.76 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. First pitch is 7:35 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.

NL East Recap 9-18

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 19-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Gonzalez, Anibal Sanchez, Billy Wagner, Blake Dewitt, Brad Davis, Brad Lidge, Braves, Carlos Marmol, Casey Coleman, Cubs, Danny Espinosa, Derrek Lee, Dillon Gee, Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth, Jordan Zimmermann, Jose Reyes, Kyle Kendrick, Logan Morrison, Luis Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Michael Morse, Mike Stanton, Nate McLouth, Nationals, Phillies, Raul Ibanez, Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman, Tim Hudson, Wilson Valdez

Braves vs. Mets

If the Mets are trying to be spoilers, they aren’t doing a very good job of it, as Atlanta beat New York for the second straight game 4-2. With the loss, the Mets have been eliminated from contention in the NL East. Nate McLouth got things started for Atlanta in the 2nd inning with a double to score Derrek Lee. The Mets tied it up in the bottom of the 3rd, however, on a solo shot off the bat of Jose Reyes. Atlanta struck again in the top of the 4th, scoring two more runs on an Alex Gonzalez double to center field. The second run for the Mets came in the 5th. After fouling a ball off his right foot, Luis Hernandez drove the next pitch into the right field seats, hitting his second home run as a Met, and cutting the Atlanta lead to 3-2. Hernandez would come out of the game with a broken bone in his foot.  It remained 3-2 until the top of the 9th when Atlanta tagged on an insurance run with a solo shot to right field by McLouth.

Tim Hudson got the win, going 7 innings and giving up two runs on six hits while striking out seven. Dillon Gee took the loss, going 7 innings and allowing three runs on six hits while striking out three. Billy Wagner recorded his 35th save for Atlanta.

Nationals vs. Phillies

The Phillies beat the Nationals 5-2, keeping their three-game lead in the NL East. Washington got on the board with a run in 1st inning when Ian Desmond tripled to score Danny Espinosa. Philadelphia put up two runs in the 2nd on a homer run by Jayson Werth and an RBI double by Wilson Valdez. The Phillies followed with three more runs in the 3rd on a two-run homer by Ryan Howard and a solo shot off the bat of Raul Ibanez. The only other run for Washington came in the 6th when Michael Morse singled to score Ryan Zimmerman.

Kyle Kendrick got the win for the Phillies, going 6 innings and giving up two runs on six hits while striking out three. Jordan Zimmermann took the loss for Washington, going only 3 innings and allowing five runs on nine hits while striking out three. Brad Lidge recorded his 23rd save for Philadelphia.

Marlins vs. Cubs

The Marlins lost to the Cubs 5-3 and are now only one game from being mathematically eliminated from contention in the NL East, and four games away from being eliminated from postseason play altogether. Florida took an early 1-0 lead in the 1st inning with an RBI single by Mike Stanton.  It remained 1-0 until the 5th when Chicago put up four runs in the inning. Three of those runs scored as a result of walks. An RBI double by Brad Davis and an RBI single by Logan Morrison helped Florida cut the lead to 4-3. Chicago added on another run though in the 8th on a double by Blake DeWitt, making it 5-3.

Anibal Sanchez took the loss for Florida, going 5 innings and giving up four runs on five hits while striking out six. Casey Coleman got the win for Chicago, going 6 innings and allowing three runs on five hits while striking out five. Carlos Marmol recorded his 33rd save for Chicago.

What’s on Tap 9-18-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 18-09-2010

Tagged Under : Anibal Sanchez, Braves, Casey Coleman, Cubs, Dillon Gee, Jordan Zimmermann, Kyle Kendrick, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Tim Hudson

Saturday’s games:

Braves vs. Mets

The Braves and Mets continue their series this afternoon in New York. Tim Hudson (15-8, 2.62 ERA) takes the hills for Atlanta. Dillon Gee (1-0, 0.69 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. Game time is 4:10 p.m.

Nationals vs. Philllies

The Nationals send Jordan Zimmermann (0-1, 5.29 ERA) to the mound as they look to bounce back from yesterday’s loss. Kyle Kendrick  (9-9, 4.85 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Marlins vs. Cubs

The Marlins look to take game two from the Cubs tonight in Florida. Anibal Sanchez (12-9, 3.35 ERA) starts for Florida. Casey Coleman (1-2, 5.11 ERA) starts for Chicago. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

NL East Recap 9-11

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 11-09-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Albert Pujols, Alex Gonzalez, Anibal Sanchez, Braves, brendan ryan, Cardinals, Chad Tracy, Clay Hensley, Craig Kimbrel, Emilio Bonifacio, Hisanori Takahashi, Ike davis, Jake Westbrook, Jason Heyward, Jason Marquis, Jose Reyes, Kyle Kendrick, Logan Morrison, Marlins, martin prado, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Mike Stanton, Mitchell Boggs, Nate McLouth, Nationals, Nyjer Morgan, Phillies, Ross Gload, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Tommy Hanson, Wilson Ramos

Marlins vs. Nationals

Jason Marquis was good, but Anibal Sanchez was better, as the Marlins beat the Nationals 4-1. Marquis had himself a no-hitter through the first four innings before Florida got to him in the 5th. With two outs in the top of the 5th, Emilio Bonifacio singled to drive in Chad Tracy and Mike Stanton, giving the Marlins a 2-0 lead. Florida would score another run in the 8th on an RBI single by Logan Morrison, and again in the 9th on a fielding error by Washington’s Adam Dunn. Sanchez had his own no-hitter going until the 5th inning. Washington was held to just five hits in the game. Their only run came in the bottom of the 8th on a double by Wilson Ramos to score Nyjer Morgan.

Sanchez got the win, going 7.2 innings and giving up one run on four hits while striking out four. Marquis took the loss, going 6 innings and allowing two runs on five hits while striking out eight. Clay Hensley recorded his 2nd save for the Marlins.

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets held on to play spoilers today, beating Philadelphia 4-3. New York got it going early against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick. Ike Davis drove in the Mets first run in the 1st on a ground-rule double. New York would later add a run in the 3rd on a solo shot off the bat of Jose Reyes. Davis drove in two more runs in the 7th to make it 4-0 Mets. Philadelphia, however, made things interesting in the top of the 8th. Ross Gload scored the first run for Philadelphia on a single by Shane Victorino. A few batters later, Ryan Howard knocked in two runs on a single to center field. The Mets bullpen was able to hold on though and finish the game to get the win.

Mike Pelfrey got the win, going 7.1 strong innings and giving up two runs on six hits while striking out five. Kyle Kendrick took the loss, going 5 innings and allowing two runs on five hits while striking out only one. Hisanori Takahashi recorded his 6th save for the Mets.

Braves vs. Cardinals

It took 12 innings, but the Braves were able to hang on and beat the Cardinals 6-3 in yet another walk-off win, putting them back in a tie for first place in the NL East. With two outs in the 1st inning, Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook walked Nate McLouth to force home the first run for Atlanta. It remained 1-0 until the 5th when McLouth tripled to drive in Martin Prado. St. Louis tied it up in the top of the 6th on a two-run double by Albert Pujols. Jason Heyward put the Braves ahead in the 7th with a solo shot to right field. In the top of the 8th, however, it was Pujols once again who tied up the game. Pujols grounded into a force out allowing Brendan Ryan to score. The game was tied until the bottom of the 12 when, with two men on, Alex Gonzalez hit his second career walk-off home run.

Atlanta’s starter Tommy Hanson went 7 innings to get the no decision. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out five. Reliever Craig Kimbrel got the win for Atlanta. Westbrook went 6 innings in his start for St. Louis to also get a no decision. He gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out three. Mitchell Boggs took the loss for St. Louis.

What’s on Tap 9-11-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 11-09-2010

Tagged Under : Anibal Sanchez, Braves, Cardinals, Jake Westbrook, Jason Marquis, Kyle Kendrick, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Tommy Hanson

Saturday’s games:

Marlins vs. Nationals

With Florida taking game one in the series, Washington looks to bounce back in game two this afternoon. Anibal Sanchez (11-9, 3.45 ERA) takes the hill for Florida. Jason Marquis (2-7, 7.14 ERA) gets the start for the Nationals. First pitch is 1:05 p.m. in Washington.

Braves  vs. Cardinals

The Braves send Tommy Hanson (9-11, 3.58 ERA) to the mound for game three against the Cardinals in Atlanta. Jake Westbrook (1-3 ,3.89 ERA) starts for St. Louis. Game time is 4:10 p.m.

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets and Phillies continue their series this afternoon in New York. Mike Pelfrey (13-9, 3.96 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. Kyle Kendrick (9-8, 4.89 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. First pitch is 4:10 p.m.

NL East Recap 9-5

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 06-09-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Alex Sanabia, Aramis Ramirez, Atlanta Braves, Burke Badenhop, Cameron Maybin, Carlos Ruiz, Charlie Morton, Chicago Cubs, Emilio Bonifacio, Eric O'Flaherty, Florida Marlins, Hanley Ramirez, Ike davis, Jason Marquis, John Axford, Jonathon Niese, Kyle Kendrick, Logan Morrison, Mike Minor, Milwaukee Brewers, Nate McLouth, New York Mets, pedro alvarez, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Prince Fielder, Randy Wolf, Rickie Weeks, Ruben Tejada, Ryan Braun, Ryan Dempster, Ryan Zimmerman, Scott Cousins, Washington Nationals

Marlins vs. Braves

The Marlins blew a 6-0 lead to the first place Braves, but scored a run in the bottom of the 10th to earn a 7-6 victory Sunday afternoon in Florida. 

The Marlins jumped on Atlanta starter Mike Minor for six runs in the first three innings.  Hanley Ramirez ignited Florida’s offense with a run-scoring single in the first inning, and then hit a two-run homer in the third to put the Marlins up 6-0.  Marlins starter Alex Sanabia held the Braves scoreless until Nate McLouth singled home a run in the fifth, and Atlanta rallied for five more runs in the sixth to even the score.  Florida outfielder Cameron Maybin kept the Braves from taking the lead when he robbed McLouth of what would have been a go-ahead grand slam.  Instead, McLouth’s long drive turned into an unusual two-run sacrifice fly which tied the game at 6.

The score remained tied at 6 until the bottom of the 10th.   After lining a foul ball off of on-deck batter Logan Morrison, Florida’s Emilio Bonifacio tripled off of Atlanta reliever Eric O’Flaherty (3-2) to open the inning.  With Morrison unable to take his turn at bat, pinch hitter Scott Cousins delivered his first major league hit to score Bonifacio with the winning run.  Burke Badenhop (2-5) earned the victory in relief for the Marlins.

 

Phillies vs. Brewers

The Phillies remained a game back of the Braves as they fell by a score of 6-2 to former Phillie Randy Wolf and the Brewers in Philadelphia.

Prince Fielder blasted a three-run homer off of Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (9-8) in the first inning to give Milwaukee an early lead.  The Phillies pulled to within a run in the second inning when Carlos Ruiz doubled home two runs off of Wolf, but the Brewers answered back with single runs in the third and fourth innings.   The Brew Crew pounded out 13 hits, including three each by Rickie Weeks and Ryan Braun.

Wolf (11-10) allowed just two runs and seven hits over 6 2/3 innings, and John Axford pitched two scoreless innings to earn save number 20.

 

Mets vs. Cubs

The sliding Mets avoided a sweep as their offense exploded for 18 runs and 21 hits in an 18-5 victory over the Cubs in Chicago.

The Cubs built a 4-2 lead off of New York starter Jonathon Niese, helped by a two run homer from Aramis Ramirez.  However, the Mets knocked out Chicago starter Ryan Dempster (12-10) in the fifth with a five run inning.  Ruben Tejada singled home two runs to break a 4-4 tie, and added his first major league home run in the seventh as the Mets took the lead for good.   The Mets broke open the game by scoring five runs in both the eighth and ninth innings.  Tejada drove in five runs on the afternoon, and Ike Davis added four hits, including a home run.  Niese (9-7) wasn’t on top of his game, allowing five runs over six plus innings, but earned the victory thanks to New York’s offensive outburst.

 

Nationals vs. Pirates

The Nationals used a five run inning and solid starting pitching on their way to a 8-1 victory against the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

After scoring a run in the first on an RBI ground out from Ryan Zimmerman, the Nationals took control of the game in the fourth inning off of Charlie Morton (1-11) and the Pirates.  Adam Dunn homered, and Zimmerman singled home two more in the five run frame.  Meanwhile, Washington starter Jason Marquis (2-7) allowed just one run over six innings, courtesy of a Pedro Alvarez solo homer.  Zimmerman added another run scoring single in the sixth, finishing the game with four RBI to lead the Nationals to the victory.

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.