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 9-27-2010

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 9-21-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 21-09-2010

Tagged Under : Adalberto Mendez, Astros, Braves, J.A. Happ, John Lannan, Marlins, Mets, Mike Minor, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Roy Halladay

Tuesday’s games:

Braves vs. Phillies

The Braves and Phillies continue to fight it out tonight to win the NL East. Mike Minor (3-1, 5.84 ERA) gets the start for Atlanta. Roy Halladay (19-10, 2.49 ERA) starts for the Phillies.  Game time is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Nationals vs. Astros

The Nationals look to take game two against Houston tonight in Washington. John Lannan (8-7, 4.61 ERA) takes the hill for Washington. J.A. Happ (5-2, 3.63 ERA) gets the start for Houston. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Mets

The Marlins and Mets begin a short two-games series tonight in Florida. Adalberto Mendez (1-1, 1.74 ERA) starts for Florida. Mike Pelfrey (15-9, 3.84 ERA) starts for New York. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

What’s on Tap 9-16-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 16-09-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Charlie Morton, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates

Thursday’s games:

Mets vs. Pirates

The Mets are the only NL East team in action today. They send Mike Pelfrey (14-9, 3.89 ERA) to the mound as they go for the sweep against the Pirates tonight in New York. Charlie Morton (1-11, 9.05 ERA) gets the start for Pittsburgh. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

The Braves, Marlins, Nationals, and Phillies all have the day off.

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.

What’s on Tap 9-6-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 06-09-2010

Tagged Under : Adalberto Mendez, Anibal Sanchez, Braves, Brian Burres, Jordan Zimmermann, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates, Roy Oswalt, Tommy Hanson, Vance Worley

Games on this Labor Day Monday:

Mets vs. Nationals

The Mets and Nationals begin their series in Washington this afternoon. Mike Pelfrey (13-8, 3.72 ERA) starts for New York. Jordan Zimmermann (0-0, 4.50 ERA) starts for Washington. Game time is 1:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Phillies

The Marlins and Phillies open up their series today with a day/night double header in Philadelphia. Game one features two rookies making their big league debut. Adalberto Mendez (-, -.–) starts for Florida. Vance Worley 0-0, o.oo) starts for Philadelphia. Game one starts at 1:05 p.m. Game two will have Anibal Sanchez (11-8, 3.14 ERA)starting for Florida, while Roy Oswalt (10-13, 3.01 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game two starts at 7:05 p.m.

Braves vs. Pirates

The Braves begin a three-game series with the Pirates this afternoon in Pittsburgh. Tommy Hanson (9-10, 3.60 ERA) gets the start for Atlanta. Brian Burres (2-3, 6.31 ERA) starts for Pittsburgh. First pitch is 1:35 p.m.

NL East Recap 9-1

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 01-09-2010

Tagged Under : Billy Wagner, Braves, Brett Hayes, Cameron Maybin, Chase Utley, Chris Volstad, Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers, Edwin Rodriguez, Ike davis, James Loney, Jamey Carroll, Jason Heyward, Jimmy Rollins, Jose Veras, Luis Hernandez, Marlins, martin prado, Mets, Michael Morse, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Nyjer Morgan, Omar Infante, Phillies, Rick Ankiel, Roy Oswalt, Scott Olsen, Shane Victorino, Tommy Hanson, Wil Nieves, Willie Harris

Phillies vs. Dodgers

The Phillies beat the Dodgers Wednesday afternoon 5-1, and won their series against Los Angeles. Home runs by Jimmy Rollins in the 1st inning and Shane Victorino in the 2nd gave Philadelphia an early 2-0 lead. The Phillies tagged on another run in the 7th on a double by Chase Utley. An RBI single by Rollins followed by a ground-rule double off the bat of Utley added two runs for Philadelphia in the 9th. Utley had a career-high three doubles in the game. The Dodgers did not get their first hit until the 6th inning off Roy Oswalt. Their only run of the game came in the bottom of the 8th when James Loney singled for L.A. to drive home Jamey Carroll.

Oswalt got the win for Philadelphia, going 6.1 innings and giving up no runs on one hit while striking out six. Clayton Kershaw took the loss for L.A., going 6 innings and allowing two runs on five hits while striking out eleven.

Braves vs. Mets

The Braves dealt the Mets their third straight loss, winning 4-1. Atlanta scored in the 1st inning on a two-run double by Martin Prado. Rick Ankiel scored in the 2nd inning on a single by Omar Infante. Infante would later score Atlanta’s 4th run when Jason Heyward doubled to left field. The Mets lone run of the game came in the 8th. Ike Davis scored on a single by Luis Hernandez.

Tommy Hanson got the win, his first since July 3. Hanson threw 7 innings of one-hit ball. He gave up no runs while striking out three. Mike Pelfrey took the loss, going 5 innings and giving up four runs on nine hits while striking out two. Billy Wagner recorded his 31st save of the season for Atlanta.

Marlins vs. Nationals

It was a wild one down in Florida as the Marlins beat the Nationals 16-10. The Nationals got on the board first with a 1st inning run on a single by Michael Morse. Florida responded with 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st, followed by 5 more in the 2nd and 4 in the 3rd. In the top of the 6th, Marlins starter Chris Volstad threw a pitch behind Morgan, who in response, charged the mound and began a bench-clearing brawl. The incident stems from a play Tuesday night in which Morgan barreled into Marlins catcher Brett Hayes at home plate. Hayes suffered a separated left shoulder. Morgan and Volstad, along with Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez and reliever Jose Veras were ejected. When all was said and done, Washington went on to score three runs in the inning. A solo shot by Wil Nieves in the 7th followed by an RBI single by Willie Harris made it 15-10. Suddenly Washington found themselves back in the ballgame, but Florida tagged on their final run in the bottom of the 7th on a home run off the bat of Cameron Maybin, and was able to hang on.

Before being tossed from the game, Volstad went 5 innings, giving up six runs on nine hits while striking out four to get the win. Scott Olsen took the loss, lasting only 1.2 innings and giving up nine runs on eight hits while striking out only one batter.


What’s on Tap 9-1-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 01-09-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Chris Volstad, Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Roy Oswalt, Scott Olsen, Tommy Hanson

Wednesday’s games:

Phillies vs. Dodgers

The Phillies send Roy Oswalt (3-1, 2.18 ERA) to the mound as they close out their series with the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Clayton Kershaw (11-8, 3.01 ERA) gets the start for the Dodgers. Game time is 3:10 p.m.

Braves vs. Mets

The Braves and Mets continue their series in Atlanta. Tommy Hanson (8-10, 3.76 ERA) takes the mound for the Braves. Mike Pelfrey (13-7, 3.61 ERA) starts for New York. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

Marlins vs. Nationals

The Marlins and Nationals go head-to-head in their series finale tonight in Florida. Chris Volstad (8-9, 4.61 ERA) starts for the Marlins. Scott Olsen (3-7, 4.91 ERA) starts for Washington. Game time is 7:10 p.m.