What’s on Tap 7-20-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 20-07-2010

Tagged Under : Barry Enright, Braves, Cardinals, Chris Carpenter, Diamondbacks, Jair Jurrjens, Jamie Moyer, Jeff Francis, Luis Atilano, Marlins, Mets, Mike Leake, Nate Robertson, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Reds, Rockies, Wade LeBlanc

Braves vs. Padres

Jair Jurrjens (2-3, 4.75 ERA) and the Braves take on Wade LeBlanc (4-7, 3.30 ERA) and the Padres in Atlanta. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Marlins vs. Rockies

The Marlins send Nate Robertson (6-7, 5.10 ERA) to the mound as they face the Rockies tonight. Jeff Francis (2-3, 5.14 ERA) takes the mound for Colorado.  First pitch is 7:10 p.m. in Florida.

Nationals vs. Reds

Luis Atilano (6-6, 4.85 ERA) and the Nationals take on Mike Leake (6-1, 3.53 ERA) and the Reds tonight in Cincinnati. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Phillies vs. Cardinals

Jamie Moyer (9-9, 4.88 ERA) goes for win number 10 against as he and the Phillies take on  Chris Carpenter (10-3, 3.16 ERA) and the Cardinals. First pitch is 8:15 p.m. in St. Louis.

Mets vs. Diamondbacks

R.A. Dickey (6-3, 2.63 ERA) and the Mets look to bounce back after yesterday’s loss against the Diamondbacks. Barry Enright (1-2, 3.45 ERA) gets the start for Arizona. Game time is 9:40 p.m. in Arizona.

NL East Recap 7-10

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 11-07-2010

Tagged Under : Angel Pagan, Bill Bray, Braves, Carlos Ruiz, chris snyder, chris young, Christian Guzman, Craig Stammen, Diamondbacks, Giants, Ian Kennedy, Ivan Rodriguez, Jimmy Rollins, Jonathan Sanchez, Jorge Cantu, Jose Contreras, Juan Gutierrez, Mark Reynolds, Marlins, Mets, Mike Morse, Mike Pelfrey, Mike Stanton, Nate Robertson, Nate Schierholtz, Nationals, Omar Infante, Phillies, Reds, Roy Halladay, Ryan Zimmerman, Tim Hudson, Travis Wood, Troy Glaus

Braves vs. Mets

mets-7-10The Braves beat the Mets Saturday 4-0, and have a five-game lead over New York in the NL East standings. The only runs of the game came in the 5th innings for Atlanta. Singles by Troy Glaus and Omar Infante gave the Braves a 2-0 lead. Tim  Hudson helped himself out at the plate, capping off the 5th with an RBI double. Atlanta had a total of 15 hits off Mets pitching. The Mets offense struggled, only getting four hits off Hudson. Three of those hits belonged to Angel Pagan.

Tim Hudson got the win, throwing 7 innings of shut out baseball. He only gave up four hits. Mike Pelfrey struggled and took the loss, only lasting 4 innings while giving up four runs on 12 hits.

Phillies vs. Reds

Reds Phillies BaseballThe game took 11 innings, but Philadelphia beat the Reds 1-0. This game was all about pitching as Roy Halladay and Travis Wood were locked in a pitchers dual through 9 innings. Wood had a perfect game going into the bottom of the 9th inning, but Carlos Ruiz began the inning for the Phillies by hitting a double to center field. Jimmy Rollins hit the game winning single for the Phillies, scoring Carlos Ruiz.

Roy Halladay threw 9 innings and gave up five hits. Phillies reliever Jose Contreras pitched a scoreless 11th and got the win. Wood got a no decision and allowed only one hit in 9 innings. Reds reliever Bill Bray took the loss.

Nationals vs. Giants

natsSan Francisco beat Washington by a score of 10-5. The Nationals scored two runs in the 1st on a double by Ryan Zimmerman and again on a wild pitch allowing Christian Guzman to score. San Francisco responded in the 2nd on a double by Nate Schierholtz and a two-RBI single by Jonathan Sanchez, giving the Giants a 3-2 lead. Mike Morse tied it up for Washington with a home run to right center field. The game was tied until the 4th when the Nationals scored on doubles by Ivan Rodriguez and Craig Stammen, making it 5-3 Washington. The Giants went on to have a four-run 7th and scored two more in the 9th, taking a 10-5 lead.

Craig Stammen went 5.1 innings and allowed four runs on six hits. Jonathan Sanchez lasted only 3.2 innings, and gave up five runs on five hits. Both pitchers got a no decision. Giants reliever Santiago Casilla got the win, while Washington’s Tyler Clippard took the loss.

Marlins vs. Diamondbacks

97725758CP002_Florida_MarliThe Diamondbacks jumped out to an early lead scoring in the 1st on a sacrifice fly by Chris Young. Arizona scored again in the 3rd on a Justin Upton single and again in the 4th on a home run to center field off the bat of Mark Reynolds. The Marlins got on the board in the 5th when Mike Stanton sent the ball over the center field wall for his 5th home run of the season. An RBI single by Jorge Cantu in the 6th cut the Diamondbacks lead to 3-2. Arizona extended their lead in the bottom of the 6th on a two-run shot off the bat of Chris Snyder.   Trailing 5-2 going into the 9th, the Marlins tagged on two more runs, cutting Arizona’s lead to 5-4.

Nate Robertson took the loss, going 6 innings and giving up five runs on six hits. Ian Kennedy got the win, throwing 5.1 innings and allowing two runs on five hits. Juan Gutierrez got the save.

What’s on Tap 7-10-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 10-07-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Craig Stammen, Diamondbacks, Giants, Ian Kennedy, Jonathan Sanchez, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nate Robertson, Nationals, Phillies, Reds, Roy Halladay, Tim Hudson, Travis Wood

Saturday’s match ups:

Braves vs. Mets

The Braves look to take game two against the Mets and extend their lead in the NL East. Atlanta will send Tim Hudson (8-4, 2.44 ERA) to the mound. Mike Pelfrey (10-3, 3.39 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. Game time is 4:05 p.m. in N.Y.

Nationals vs. Giants

Craig Stammen (2-3, 5.73 ERA) and the Nationals continue their series with the Giants. Jonathan Sanchez (7-6, 3.15 ERA) starts for San Francisco. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. in D.C.

Phillies vs. Reds

Roy Halladay (10-7, 2.33 ERA) goes for win number 11, as he the Phillies take on Travis Wood (0-0, 3.86 ERA) and the Reds. Game time is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Marlins vs. Diamondbacks

The Marlins send Nate Robertson (6-6, 4.94 ERA) to the mound as they go for the win against Ian Kennedy (3-7, 4.16 ERA) and the Diamondbacks. First pitch is 8:10 p.m. in Arizona.

What’s on Tap 7-5-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 05-07-2010

Tagged Under : Aaron Harang, Braves, Clayton Richard, Derek Lowe, Dodgers, John Ely, Livan Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nate Robertson, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Roy Halladay, Travis Wood

Monday’s games:

Braves vs. Phillies

The Phillies look to gain some ground as they begin three-game set against the first place Braves. Roy Halladay (9-7, 2.42) takes the mound for Philadelphia. Derek Lowe (9-6, 4.53) starts for the Braves. Game time is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Mets vs. Reds

The Mets send Mike Pelfrey (10-2, 2.93) to the mound as they begin their series with the Reds. Aaron Harang (6-7, 5.02) was originally scheduled to get the start but was scratched from the line up and is replaced by Travis Wood (0-0, 2.35) for Cincinnati. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. in N.Y.

Nationals vs. Padres

Livan Hernandez (6-4, 2.98) and the Nationals take on Clayton Richard (6-4, 2.74) and the Padres. Game time is 7:05 p.m. in D.C.

Marlins vs. Dodgers

The Marlins begin a west coast road trip tonight. Nate Robertson (5-6, 4.97) takes the mound for Florida. John Ely (4-5, 3.62) gets the start for Los Angeles. Game time is 9:10 p.m. in L.A.

What’s on Tap 6-29-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 29-06-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Craig Stammen, Derek Lowe, Hisanori Takahashi, Joe Blanton, Marlins, Mets, Mike Leake, Nate Robertson, Nationals, Phillies, Reds

Tuesday’s games:

Braves vs. Nationals

Derek Lowe (9-5, 4.42) goes for win number 10 as he and the Braves face the Nationals. Craig Stammen (1-2, 5.43) makes his first start since returning to the rotation. Game time is 7:10 p.m. in Atlanta.

Mets vs. Marlins

The Mets and Marlins face off in Puerto Rico again tonight. Hisanori Takahashi (6-3, 3.78) starts for the Mets. Nate Robertson (5-6, 4.89) takes the mound for the Marlins. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

Phillies vs. Reds

Joe Blanton (3-5, 6.53) and the Phillies look to bounce back after yesterday’s loss to the Reds. Mike Leake (5-1, 2.92) gets the start for the Reds. Game time is 7:10 p.m. in Cincinnati.

6/24 NL East Recap

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by samlevenstein on 25-06-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Jones, Armando Galarraga, austin jackson, Bobby Jenks, Braves, Chase Utley, Dan Uggla, dane sardinha, David Wright, Derek Lowe, Fausto Carmona, Gavin Floyd, hanley ramierez, Hisanori Takahashi, Indians, JJ Putz, Joe Blanton, Jose Valverde, Julio Lugo, kevin milwood, Luke Scott, magglio ordonez, Marlins, Mets, Miguel Cabrera, Miguel Tejada, Nate Robertson, Paul Konerko, Phillies, Placido Polanco, Shane Victorino, Tigers, ty wigginton, White Sox, Wilson Valdez

large_blantonPhillies vs. Indians

The Phillies scored 5 runs in the 2nd thanks to some hits by Shane Victorino, Placido Polanco, and Chase Utley.  The Indians scored 2 runs in the 5th thanks to a 2 run homer by Jason Donald.  The Phillies scored 2 more in the bottom now leading 7-2.   In the 6th the Phillies tacked on 5 more runds thanks to a Dane Sardinha homer,  Placido Polanco double, Jason Werth sac fly, and a Wilson Valdez single.  The Indians scored again in the 8th when Trevor Crown doubled home Jason Donald.  With 2 outs the game went into a rain delay with Carlos Santana at the plate.

Joe Blanton got the win after he  pitched 7.2 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, with 8 strikeouts.  Fausto Carmona got the lose and pitched just 4 innings give up 9 hits and 7 runs and no strikeouts.

060626_tejada_vmed_10pwidecMarlins vs. Orioles

The Orioles beat the Marlins in a score of 11-5. The Marlins struck fist scoring 2 runs in the 1st with singles from both Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla.  They added another run in the 2nd when Gaby Sanchez doubled home Ronnie Paulino.  The Orioles scored 5 runs in the 3rd thanks to to hits from Julio Lugo, Miguel Tejada, Ty Wigginton, Luke Scott, and Adam Jones.  The Marlins scored in the 5th when Dan Uggla singled home Gaby Sanchez.  Adam Jones added another run for the Orioles when he hit a solo shot in the bottom of the inning.  The Orioles added another run in the 6th when Luke Scott doubled home Miguel Tejada, the scored 3 more runs in the 7th when Miguel Tejada hit a 3 run bomb, and another in the 8th when Craig Tatum doubled home Adam Jones.  The Marlins added another run in the 9th when Dan Uggla singled home Gaby Sanchez.

Kevin Millwood got the win and pitched 5 innings giving up 8 hits, 4 runs, with 3 strikeouts.  Nate Robertson took the lose after only lasting 2.1 innings giving up 7 hits, 5 runs, with 2 strikeouts.


paulkonerko1Braves vs. White Sox

The Braves lost to the White Sox in a score of 2-0.  The only runs of the game came in the 8th when Paul Konerko homered scoring Juan Pierre.

Derek Lowe started for the Braves pitching 7 innings giving up 5 hits, no runs, with 4 strikeouts.  Takashi Saito got the lose pitching 1 inning giving up 2 hits and 2 runs.  Gavin Floyd started for the White sox pitching 7 innings  giving up 2 hits, no runs, with 9 strike outs.  JJ Putz got the win pitching just 1 inning.  Bobby Jenks got his 17th save of the season and 1 strike out.

070523_ordonez_vmed_8pwidecMets vs. Tigers

The Mets lose to the Tigers in a score of 5-6. The Tigers scored in the 1st when Miguel Cabrera hit a sac fly to score Austin Jackson.  The Tigers added 2 more runs in the 3rd when Magglio Ordonez hit a 2 run shot.  The Jesus Feliciano scored for the Mets in the 4th on an Ike Davis ground out.  In the 5th Ryan Raburn hit a solo shot, with the bases loaded Brandon Inge walked scoring Magglio Ordonez, and  Danny Worth grounded out to score Miguel Cabrera.  The Mets added 3 runs in the 6th from hits by David Wright, Ike Davis, and Jason Bay.  Chris Carter singled home Ruben Tejada to get the Mets another run in the 7th.

Armando Galarraga got the win pitching 6 innings giving up 5 hits, 4 runs, with 1 strikeout.  Hisanori Takahashi took the lose after he pitched 4 innings giving up 8 hits, 6 runs, with 4 strikeouts.  Jose Valverde got his 17th save of the season including 1 strikeout.

The Nationals were off today

What’s on Tap 6-24-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 24-06-2010

Tagged Under : Armando Galarraga, Braves, Derek Lowe, Fausto Carmona, Gavin Floyd, Hisanori Takahashi, Indians, Joe Blanton, Kevin Millwood, Marlins, Mets, Nate Robertson, Nationals, Orioles, Phillies, Tigers, White Sox

Thursday’s games:

Phillies vs. Indians

Joe Blanton (2-5) and the Phillies finish up their series with the Indians this afternoon. Fausto Carmona (6-5) gets the start for Cleveland. Game time is 1:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Braves vs. White Sox

Derek Lowe (9-5) goes for win number 10 as he and the Braves take on Gavin Floyd (2-7) and the White Sox. First pitch is 2:05 p.m. in Chicago.

Marlins vs. Orioles

The Marlins send Nate Robertson (5-5) to the mound as they go for the sweep of the Orioles. Kevin Millwood (1-8) starts for Baltimore. Game time is 7:05 p.m. in Baltimore.

Mets vs. Tigers

The Mets look to continue their winning ways at home as they go for the sweep of the Tigers. Hisanori Takahashi (6-2) starts for the Mets, while Armando Galarraga (2-1) gets the start for Detroit. First pitch is 7:10 p.m. in N.Y.

The Nationals have the night off.

NL East Recap 6/18

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 19-06-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Alex Rios, Angel Pagan, B.J. Upton, Ben Zobrist, Billy Wagner, Bobby Jenks, Braves, Brian Bannister, Chase Utley, Chipper Jones, Chris Coghlan, Dan Uggla, Derek Lowe, Drew Storen, Francisco Cervelli, Gavin Floyd, Hanley Ramirez, Hisanori Takahashi, Ike davis, Jason Kendall, Javier Vazquez, JJ Putz, Joe Blanton, Jose Guillen, Jose Reyes, Leo Nunez, Mark Kotsay, Marlins, Matt Garza, Melky Cabrera, Mets, Michael Cuddyer, Mike Stanton, Nate Robertson, Nationals, Nick Blackburn, Nick Pinto, Nick Swisher, Orlando Hudson, Phillies, Rays, Royals, Ruben Tejada, Ryan Howard, Stephen Strasburg, Twins, White Sox, Wilson Betemit, Yankees

Phillies vs. Twins

Twins Phillies BaseballThe Phillies beat the Twins by a score of 9-5. The Phillies scored early and often, getting three runs in the 1st and five runs in the 2nd. Philadelphia had back-to-back home runs by Chase Utley and Ryan Howard in the 2nd to make it 8-0. Howard had two home runs on the night along with a triple. The Twins got on the board in the 6th with an RBI single by Michael Cuddyer, and again in the 7th on a Nick Pinto home run. The Twins fought back to score two more in the 9th on a wild pitch and an RBI ground out by Orlando Hudson.

Joe Blanton got the win for the Phillies, going 6 innings and giving up three runs on seven hits. Nick Blackburn took the loss, lasting only 1.2 innings, allowing eight runs on six hits.

For more go to Phillies Phandom.

Nationals vs. White Sox

97587398GF006_CHICAGO_WHITEThe Nationals lost to the White Sox in extra innings 2-1. The White Sox jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the 1st inning, but then the game was all pitching. Washington tied it up in the 7th with an RBI double by Adam Dunn. The game remained tied until the 11th when a single by Alex Rios scored Mark  Kotsay for the go ahead run.

Stephen Strasburg, who had a no decision, pitched 7 innings allowing one run on four hits and struck out ten. Drew Storen took the loss for the Nationals. Gavin Floyd also had a no decision, going 8 innings and giving up one run on four hits. J.J. Putz got the win. Bobby Jenks recorded his 14th save for Chicago.

Check out Centerfield Gate for more info.

Marlins vs. Rays

Rays Marlins BaseballThe Marlins snapped a three-game losing streak, beating the Rays 7-4. The Rays jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the 1st on an RBI double by Ben Zobrist. The Marlins responded in the bottom of the inning. After Chris Coghlan scored to make it 2-1, rookie Mike Stanton hit his first Major League home run — a grand slam — to give the Marlins a 5-2 lead. Florida would go on to score two more in the 2nd on singles by Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla. Tampa Bay scored one run in the 4th on an error by Ramirez, and again in the 7th on a single by B.J. Upton.

Nate Robertson got the win, going 6 innings and allowing three runs on five hits. Matt Garza got the loss, throwing only 1.1 innings and giving up seven runs on seven hits. Leo Nunez got his 14th save for the Marlins.

Check out Fish Guts for more.

Braves vs. Royals

Royals Braves BaseballThe Braves held onto first place in the NL East with their 6-4 win over the Royals. Atlanta struck first, scoring two runs in the 2nd on a sacrifice bunt by Derek Lowe and later in the inning on a wild pitch. Kansas City would tie it up with an RBI single by Jason Kendall in the 3rd and a home run by Billy Butler in the 4th. The Braves scored three more in the 4th with a double by Melky Cabrera and singles by Lowe and Chipper Jones. The Royals scored again in the 7th and 8th on singles by Wilson Betemit and Jose Guillen.

Derek Lowe got the win going 6.1 innings and allowing three runs on six hits. Brian Bannister took the loss, lasting only 4 innings and giving up five runs on seven hits. Billy Wagner got his 13th save for Atlanta.

Check out Braves Baseball for more.

Mets vs. Yankees

95701065AB025_NEW_YORK_METSThe Mets won their eighth straight, beating the Yankees 4-0. The Mets scored in the 1st on an RBI single by Ike Davis. They got two more runs in the eighth when a double by Angel Pagan scored Ruben Tejada and Jose Reyes. Reyes drove in a run in the 9th to make it 4-0. Nick Swisher went 2-5 and Francisco Cervelli went 2-4 for the Yankees.

Hisanori Takahashi pitched 6 strong innings to get the win, giving up no runs on four hits. Javier Vazquez took the loss, throwing 7 innings and allowing one run on three hits. Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 16th save.

Check out Real Dirty Mets Blog for more.

What’s on Tap 6-18-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 18-06-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Brian Bannister, Derek Lowe, Gavin Floyd, Hisanori Takahashi, Javier Vazquez, Joe Blanton, Marlins, Matt Garza, Mets, Nate Robertson, Nationals, Nick Blackburn, Phillies, Rays, Royals, Stephen Strasburg, Twins, White Sox, Yankees

Friday’s match ups:

Mets vs. Yankees

Hisanori Takahashi (5-2) and the Mets head across town to the Bronx to take on Javier Vazquez (6-5) and the Yankees. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Nationals vs. White Sox

Stephen Strasburg (2-0) goes for win number three as he and the Nationals face Gavin Floyd (2-7) and the White Sox. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. in D.C.

Phillies vs. Twins

Joe Blanton (1-5) and the Phillies begin their weekend series with the Twins. Nick Blackburn will take the mound for Minnesota. Game time is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Marlins vs. Rays

Nate Robertson (4-5) will start for the Marlins as they take on Matt Garza (7-4) and the Rays. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. in Miami.

Braves vs. Royals

Derek Lowe (8-5) starts for the Braves as they begin a series with the Royals. Brian Bannister (6-4) takes the mound for the Royals. Game time is 7:35 p.m. in Atlanta.

What’s on Tap 6-5-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 05-06-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Chad Billingsley, Dodgers, Jamie Moyer, Jon Garland, Jon Niese, Luis Atilano, Marlins, Mets, Mike Leake, Nate Robertson, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Tommy Hanson

Saturday’s games:

Mets vs. Marlins

Jon Niese (1-2) makes his first start for the Mets since being activated from the disabled list.  Nate Robertson (4-4) will take the mound for the Marlins. Game time is 4:10 p.m. in New York.

Nationals vs. Reds

Luis Atilano (5-1) and the Nationals go for win number two against right-hander Mike Leake (4-0) and the Reds. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. in D.C.

Phillies vs. Padres

Jamie Moyer (5-5) gets the start for the Phillies as they take on the Padres. Jon Garland (6-2) will start for the Padres. Game time is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Braves vs. Dodgers

Tommy Hanson (5-3) goes for win number six, as he and the Braves continue their series against the Dodgers. Chad Billingsley (6-2) will take the mound for the Dodgers. Game time is set for 10:10 p.m. in Los Angeles.