NL East Recap 10-3

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 03-10-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Kennedy, Alberto Gonzalez, Andrew McCutchen, Anibal Sanchez, Billy Wagner, Braves, Brian Burres, Brooks Conrad, Clay Hensley, Cole Hamels, Dan Uggla, Danys Baez, Derrek Lee, Ian Desmond, Jason Heyward, Jayson Werth, Joe Blanton, Joel Peralta, John Mayberry, Josh Thole, Justin Maxwell, Livan Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Miguel Batista, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Oliver Perez, Omar Infante, Phillies, Pirates, Roger Bernadina, Ronny Cedeno, Roy Oswalt, Tim Hudson, Wes Helms

Braves vs. Phillies

Despite a late rally, the Braves were able to hold on to win 8-7 against the Phillies, and with a San Diego loss, became the 2010 NL Wild Card winner. Philadelphia got things started in the 3rd with a two-run blast off the bat of John Mayberry. In the bottom of the 3rd, Jason Heyward tripled to drive home Rick Ankiel to cut the lead to 2-1. RBI singles by Brooks Conrad and Tim Hudson, followed by a two-run triple by Omar Infante equaled a four-run 4th inning for Atlanta. Derrek Lee homered in the 5th to make it 6-2 Atlanta. Conrad singled home the 7th run of the game for Altanta. The Braves would tag on one more run in the 6th. Jayson Werth hit a two-run shot for the Phillies in the 7th to cut the lead to 8-4, and added three more runs in the 8th.

Tim Hudson got the win for Atlanta, going 7 innings and allowing four runs on two hits while striking out three. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel allowed for three of his starters to get a few innings in today’s game. Cole Hamels began the game though, going 2 innings and giving up no hits while striking out two. Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton also pitched an inning, giving up one run and four runs respectively. Danys Baez took the loss for Philadelphia. Billy Wagner recorded his 37th save of the season for Atlanta.

Mets vs. Nationals

It took 14 innings, but Washington beat the Mets 2-1 in the final game of the season for both teams. The first runs of the game for either team came in the 5th inning. In the top of the 5th, Roger Bernadina scored on a single by Alberto Gonzalez. In the bottom of the inning, Josh Thole grounded into a double play allowing Angel Pagan to score. It remained tied until the top of the 14th when Oliver Perez entered the game for the Mets. After striking out Ian Desmond, Perez then hit Adam Kennedy and walked the next two batters to load the bases. Perez then walked Justin Maxwell forcing home the winning run for Washington.

Both starters got a no decision in game. Mike Pelfrey went 7 innings and allowed one run on four hits while striking out four. Livan Hernandez went 6.2 innings and gave up one run on six hits while striking out one. Joel Peralta got the win for Washington. Oliver Perez took the loss for New York. Miguel Batista recorded his 2nd save for Washington.

Marlins vs. Pirates

The Marlins beat Pittsburgh 5-2 Sunday and grabbed third place in the NL East. A two-run home run by Dan Uggla in the 1st inning gave Florida a quick 2-0 lead. Pittsburgh cut the lead to 2-1 in the 2nd inning on a solo shot off the bat of Ronny Cedeno. A single by Andrew McCutchen in the 5th tied up the game. In the bottom of the 6th, a potential home run off the bat of Wes Helms turned into a ground-rule double after the umpires reviewed the play. Uggla scored on the play. Florida went on to score two more runs in the 7th inning.

Anibal Sanchez got the win for Florida, going 6 innings and giving up two runs on four hits while striking out seven. Brian Burres took the loss, going 5.2 innings and allowing three runs on five hits while striking out four. Clay Hensley recorded his 7th save for Florida.

What’s on Tap 10-3-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 03-10-2010

Tagged Under : Anibal Sanchez, Braves, Brian Burres, Cole Hamels, Livan Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates, Tim Hudson

Today marks the end of the regular season. The games include:

Marlins vs. Pirates

The Marlins send Anibal Sanchez (12-12, 3.62 ERA) to the mound against Brian Burres (4-4, 5.01 ERA) and the Pirates. First pitch is 1:10 p.m. in Florida.

Mets vs. Nationals

Mike Pelfrey (15-9, 3.75 ERA) starts for New York. Livan Hernandez (10-12, 3.73 ERA) starts for Washington. Game time is 1:10 p.m. in New York.

Braves vs. Phillies

Tim Hudson (16-9, 2.76 ERA) takes the hill for Atlanta. Cole Hamels (12-11, 3.09 ERA) gets the start for Philadelphia. First pitch is 1:35 p.m. in Atlanta.

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.

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.

NL East Recap 9-3

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 03-09-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Alfonso Soriano, Andrew McCutchen, Andrew Miller, Blake Dewitt, Brad Davis, Braves, Brewers, Carlos Marmol, Carlos Ruiz, Casey McGehee, Chad Tracy, Chris Capuano, Cole Hamels, Cubs, Dan Uggla, Danny Espinosa, David Wright, Gaby Sanchez, Garrett Jones, Hanley Ramirez, Ivan Rodriguez, James Russell, Joaquin Arias, Justin Maxwell, Kenshin Kawakami, Livan Hernandez, Logan Morrison, Lucas Duda, Luis Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, pedro alvarez, Phillies, Pirates, R.A. Dickey, Randy Wells, Ryan Doumit, Ryan Madson, Ryan Zimmerman, Shane Victorino, Xavier Nady, Zach Duke

Mets vs. Cubs

The Mets dropped their opener with the Cubs by a score of 7-6. New York got on the board early when David Wright knocked in two runs in the 1st inning with a double to left field. Wright would later score in the inning on a ground-out by Joaquin Arias, giving the Mets a 3-0 lead. The Mets held that lead until the 4th inning when Chicago scored four runs in the inning on a single by Xavier Nady and a three-run shot off the bat of Alfonso Soriano to put the Cubs up 4-3. Rookie Lucas Duda tied up the game for the Mets in the 6th with his first major league hit, a double to right field, and his first RBI. The game did not remain tied long. In the bottom of the 6th, Mets starter R.A. Dickey gave up a three-run home run, the second of the day, to Blake Dewitt. Wright and Luis Hernandez each homered for the Mets in the 7th and 8th innings respectively.

Dickey took the loss for New York. He went 6 innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits while striking out three. Cubs starter Randy Wells went 5.2 innings to get a no decision. He gave up four runs on eight his while striking out four. James Russell got the win for Chicago. Carlos Marmol recorded his 26th save for the Cubs.

Phillies vs. Brewers

Philadelphia beat the Brewers 1-0, moving within one game of the NL East leading Braves. The lone run of the game came in the 2nd inning when Carlos Ruiz grounded out to the shortstop allowing Shane Victorino to score. Philadelphia’s bats were quiet for much of the night, only getting a total of four hits. Milwaukee bats were held to just three hits all night. Phillies starter Cole Hamels had a no-hitter going into the 5th inning until it was broken up by a single to center field by Casey McGehee.

Hamels got the win, going 7 innings and giving up only three hits and striking out seven. Milwaukee’s starter Chris Capuano took the loss, going 5 innings and allowing one run on four hits while striking out four. Ryan Madson closed it out for the Phillies to record his 5th save.

Nationals vs. Pirates

Washington fell to the Pirates 8-5. Danny Espinosa hit his first career home run in the 3rd inning to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead. Pittsburgh followed suit in the bottom of the inning, scoring three runs on RBI’s by Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones. Ryan Doumit hit a solo shot in the 4th inning to give the Pirates a 4-1 lead. The Pirates would then go on to have a four-run 5th inning. Back-to-back doubles by Jones and Pedro Alvarez made it 7-1. Doumit capped of the inning with an RBI single to score Alvarez. Washington fought back with their own four-run inning in the top of the 6th. Adam Dunn and Justin Maxwell each singled home a run and Ivan Rodriguez hit into a double play which allowed Ryan Zimmerman to score. A double by Espinosa drove in the final run of the inning.

Zach Duke got the win for Pittsburgh, going 5 innings and giving up four runs on five hits while striking out five. Livan Hernandez took the loss, going 4.1 innings and allowing eight runs on eight hits while striking out four.

Braves vs. Marlins

Good pitching and speed on the bases were just too much for the Braves as they dropped their opener with the Marlins 6-1. Florida got things started in the 1st inning with a run scoring on a triple by Logan Morrison. Morrison had two triples in the game. Hanley Ramirez followed with an RBI double to score Morrison. Ramirez stole two bases in the game. Atlanta starter Kenshin Kawakami helped himself out at the plate, hitting a single in the top of the 2nd to give the Braves their only run, and cut the lead to 2-1. Florida responded in the bottom of the 3rd with three runs thanks to a double by Chad Tracy to drive in two runs, and a sacrifice fly by Brad Davis to score Gaby Sanchez. Florida tagged on another run in the 4th inning on an RBI double by Dan Uggla.

Florida starter Andrew Miller got the win, his first since July of 2009. He went 5 innings and gave up one run on seven hits while striking out six. Kawakami took the loss, going only 3 innings and allowing five runs on five hits while striking out two.

What’s on Tap 9-3-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 03-09-2010

Tagged Under : Andrew Miller, Braves, Brewers, Chris Capuano, Cole Hamels, Cubs, Kenshin Kawakami, Livan Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates, R.A. Dickey, Randy Wells, Zach Duke

Friday’s games:

Mets vs. Cubs

The Mets send R.A. Dickey (9-5, 2.57 ERA) to the mound as they begin a weekend series with Chicago. Randy Wells (6-12, 4.50 ERA) starts for the Cubs. Game time is 2:20 p.m.

Phillies vs. Brewers

The Phillies begin a three-game series against the Brewers tonight in Philadelphia. Cole Hamels (8-10, 3.31 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Chris Capuano (2-2, 5.06 ERA) starts for Milwaukee. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Nationals vs. Pirates

The Nationals are in Pittsburgh for a three-game series against the Pirates. Livan Hernandez (9-9, 3.49 ERA) starts for Washington. Zach Duke (6-12, 5.17 ERA) starts for the Pirates. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Braves vs. Marlins

The Braves and Marlins go head-to-head in a weekend series beginning tonight in Florida. Kenshin Kawakami (1-9, 4.75 ERA) makes his first start since being recalled to the Majors, taking Derek Lowe’s spot in the rotation. Andrew Miller (0-0, 4.50 ERA) starts for the Marlins, filling in for the injured Ricky Nolasco. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

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 8-18-2010

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.

What’s on Tap 8-12-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 12-08-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers, Jason Hammel, Joe Blanton, Johan Santana, Livan Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Ricky Nolasco, Rockies

Thursday’s games:

Mets vs. Rockies

Johan Santana (9-6, 3.06 ERA) and the Mets finish their series with the Rockies this afternoon in N.Y. Jason Hammel (8-6, 4.38 ERA) gets the start for Colorado. Game time is 12:10 p.m.

Marlins vs. Nationals

The Marlins and Nationals finish up their series in D.C. tonight. Ricky Nolasco (12-8, 4.57 ERA) starts for the Marlins. Livan Hernandez (8-7, 3.03 ERA) takes the mound for Washington. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Phillies vs. Dodgers

Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.65 ERA) and the Phillies take on Clayton Kershaw (10-7, 3.19 ERA) and the Dodgers in Philadelphia. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

The Braves have the night off.

NL East Recap 8/12

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by samlevenstein on 12-08-2010

Tagged Under : Andre Either, Angel Pagan, Ben Francisco, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Ruiz, Clayton Kershaw, Cody Ross, Dan Uggla, danny baez, Fernando Martinez, Hanley Ramirez, James Loney, Jamey Carroll, Jason Hammel, jason werth, Joe Blanton, Johan Santana, Jonathan Broxton, Jose Reyes, Livan Hernandez, Logan Morrison, Matt Kemp, mike sweeney, Placido Polanco, Ricky Nolasco, Ronnie Belliard, Ruben Tejada, scott podednik, Wilson Valdez

johan-santanaMets vs. Rockies

The Mets beat the Rockies in a score of 4-0.  In the 1st Angel Pagan singled home Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran hit a sac fly to score Angel Pagan.  In the 7th the Mets added 2 more runs when Jose Reyes singled home Ruben Tejada and Fernando Martinez hit a sac fly to score Johan Santana.

Johan Santana got the win after pitching a complete game shut out giving up just 4 hits with 10 strikeouts.  Jason Hammel got the loss after pitching 7 innings giving up 8 hits, 4 runs, and 4 strikeouts.

Phillies Yankees BaseballPhillies vs. Dodgers

The Phillies beat the Dodgers in a score of 10-9. The Dodgers scored 3 runs in the 1st when Ronnie Belliard singled home Scott Podsednik, Matt Kemp singled home James Loney, and Jamey Carroll singled home Ronnie Belliard.  In the 2nd The Phillies scored a run when Joe Blanton grounded out scoring Carlos Ruiz.  The Phillies added another run in the 4th when Carlos Ruiz singled home Jason Werth.  The Dodgers added a run in the 5th when Ronnie Belliard hit a sac fly to score Ryan Theriot.  They added 2 more in the 7th when Matt Kemp homered scoring James Loney.  In the 8th the Dodgers added 3 runs when Casey Blake singled home Scott Podsednik, Matt Kemp singled home Andre Either, and Jamey Carroll singled home Casey Blake.  The Phillies added 4 runs in the 8th when Jason Werth singled home Placido Polanco,  Ben Francisco doubled scoring Jason Werth, and Wilson Valdez singled home Ben Francisco.  In the 9th Placido Polanco and Mike Sweeney scored due to a fielding error and Carlos Ruiz doubled home Jason Werth and Ben Francisco to score the winning runs.

Clayton Kershaw pitched 6.2 innings giving up 6 hits, 2 runs, and 4 strikeouts.  Joe Blanton pitched 5.2 innings giving up 8 hits, 4 runs, and 3 strikeouts.  Danny Baez got the win after pitching 1 inning giving up just 1 hit.  The loss went to Jonathan Broxton who didn’t record an out giving up 1 hit and 4 runs.

ugglaMarlins vs. Nationals

The Marlins beat the Nationals in a score of 5-0. The Marlins scored 2 runs in the 2nd when Mike Stanton homered scoring Dan Uggla.  In the the 3rd they added another run when Cody Ross singled home Logan Morrison.   In the 8th the Marlins scored a run when Dan Uggla scored due to a wild pitch.  In the 9th Dan Uggla singled home Hanley Ramirez.

Ricky Nolasco got the win and pitched 6 innings giving up 6 hits, no runs, and 8 strikeouts.  The loss went to Livan Hernandez who pitched 6.1 innings giving up 7 hits, 3 runs, and 3 strikeouts.

The Braves had an off day.