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.

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 8-30-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 30-08-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Braves, Dodgers, Hiroki Kuroda, Jair Jurrjens, Jason Marquis, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Pat Misch, Phillies, Roy Halladay

Monday’s games:

Braves vs. Mets

The Braves and Mets begin a four-game series tonight in Atlanta. Jiar Jurrjens (5-4, 4.36 ERA) starts for the Braves. Pat Misch (0-3, 3.50 ERA) starts for the Mets. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Marlins vs. Nationals

The Marlins and Nationals go head-to-head as they start a three-game set in Florida. Alex Sanabia (3-1, 3.62 ERA) gets the start for Florida. Jason Marquis (0-7, 8.79 ERA) takes the hill for Washington. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

Phillies vs. Dodgers

The Phillies continue their west coast trip with a three-game set with the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Roy Halladay (16-9, 2.22 ERA) gets the start for Philadelphia. Hiroki Kuroda (9-11, 3.56 ERA) starts for Los Angeles. Game time is 10:10 p.m.

NL East Recap 8-19

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 20-08-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Andrew McCutchen, Angel Pagan, Angel Sanchez, Argenis Diaz, Astros, Brandon Lyon, Braves, Bud Norris, Buster Posey, Carlos Lee, Chris Carter, chris snyder, Cody Ross, Cole Hamels, Derek Lowe, Gaby Sanchez, Giants, Hunter Pence, Ian Desmond, Jeff Francoeur, John Lannan, Jonathan Sanchez, Jose Guillen, Juan Uribe, Kyle Farnsworth, Leo Nunez, Marlins, matt diaz, Mets, Michael Morse, mike sweeney, Nationals, Nyjer Morgan, Pablo Sandoval, Pat Misch, Paul Maholm, Phillies, Pirates, Roger Bernadina, Ryan Zimmerman, Sergio Romo, Wes Helms, Willie Harris

Braves vs. Nationals

Nationals Braves BaseballThe Nationals took the final game of their series with the Braves by a score of 6-2. Michael Morse got things started for Washington in the 2nd inning, hitting his 9th home run of the season to left field. The next inning, Nyjer Morgan scored on an RBI single off the bat of Ian Desmond to make it 2-0 Nats. Washington tagged on two more runs in the 6th on a double by Roger Bernadina, followed by a single from Ryan Zimmerman. Willie Harris also contributed to the Nationals offense with a two-run home run in the 9th off Atlanta’s Kyle Farnsworth. The only two runs for Atlanta came in the bottom of the 6th thanks to a two-run RBI double off the bat of Matt Diaz.

Washington’s John Lannan got the win, going 5.1 innings and giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out five. Derek Lowe took the loss for Atlanta, going 7 innings and allowing four runs on six hits while striking out six.

Marlins vs. Pirates

Marlins Pirates BaseballThe Marlins won the series finale against the Pirates by a score of 4-2. The game was scoreless until the 6th inning when the Marlins put up four runs in the inning. Gaby Sanchez hit a three-run home run to center field. A few batters later, Wes Helms hit an RBI single to drive home Cody Ross. A ground-rule double in the bottom of the 8th by Argenis Diaz to score Chris Snyder put Pittsburgh on the board. The Pirates added another run in the bottom of the 9th with a solo shot off the bat of Andrew McCutchen.

Alex Sanabia got the win for Florida, going 7.2 innings and giving up one run on four hits while striking out five. Paul Maholm took the loss for Pittsburgh, going 5.2 innings and allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out two. Leo Nunez recorded his 28th save for Florida.

Phillies vs. Giants

Giants Phillies BaseballThe Phillies lost to the Giants 5-2, and are now only one game up on San Francisco in the wild card. An RBI double by Buster Posey followed by back-to-back RBI singles by Jose Guillen and Juan Uribe gave the Giants a three-run lead in the 1st inning. Another double by Posey in the 3rd and a home run by Pablo Sandoval in the 4th gave San Francisco a 5-0 lead. The Phillies were only able to get two hits off Giants’ starter Jonathan Sanchez. Philadelphia’s two runs came in the bottom of the 9th on a double by Mike Sweeney off reliever Sergio Romo.

Sanchez got the win for San Francisco, going 8 innings and giving up one run on two hits while striking out seven. Cole Hamels, who once again got little run support, took the loss, going 5 innings and allowing five runs on seven hits while striking out five.

Mets vs. Astros

Mets Astros BaseballThe Mets fell to the Astros 3-2. New York scored two runs in the 4th inning. The first run coming on a ground out by Jeff Francoeur to score Angel Pagan. The second on an RBI single by Chris Carter. Houston was held to just one hit through 6 innings by Pat Misch, who retired 16 straight, but broke through in the 7th. After singles by Angel Sanchez and Hunter Pence, Carlos Lee hit a three-run home run to give the Astros a 3-2 lead.

Bud Norris got the win for Houston, going 7 innings and allowing two runs on two hits while striking out four. Pat Misch took the loss, going 6 innings and giving up three runs on four hits while striking out one. Brandon Lyon got the save for Houston.

What’s on Tap 8-19-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 19-08-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Astros, Braves, Bud Norris, Cole Hamels, Derek Lowe, Giants, John Lannan, Jonathan Sanchez, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Pat Misch, Paul Maholm, Phillies, Pirates

Thursday’s games:

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves and Nationals close out their series this afternoon as Atlanta goes for the sweep of Washington. Derek Lowe (11-10, 4.29 ERA) starts for Atlanta. John Lannan (4-5, 5.23 ERA) starts for Washington. Game time is 1:05 p.m. in Atlanta.

Marlins vs. Pirates

The Marlins send Alex Sanabia (1-1, 4.63 ERA) to the mound in the series finale against the Pirates tonight in Pittsburgh. Paul Maholm (7-11, 4.86 ERA) gets the start for the Pirates. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Phillies vs. Giants

The Phillies look to extend their lead in the NL wild card with a win tonight against the Giants. Cole Hamels (7-9, 3.33 ERA) gets the start for Philadelphia. Jonathan Sanchez (8-8, 3.60 ERA) starts for San Francisco. Game time is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Mets vs. Astros

The Mets take on the Astros in their series finale tonight in Houston. Pat Misch (0-1, 1.50 ERA) makes the start for New York. Bud Norris (5-7, 5.42 ERA) takes the mound for Houston. First pitch is 8:05 p.m.

What’s on Tap 8-14-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 14-08-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Derek Lowe, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Ian Kennedy, Jason Marquis, Marlins, Mets, Mike Leake, Nationals, Pat Misch, Phillies, Reds, Roy Halladay, Sean West, Ted Lilly

Saturday’s games:

Nationals vs. Diamondbacks

Jason Marquis (0-4, 15.32 ERA) takes the mound for the first time at Nationals Park since returning from the disabled list, as the Nationals take on Arizona. Ian Kennedy (6-9, 4.47 ERA) starts for Arizona. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Braves vs. Dodgers

The Braves send Derek Lowe (11-9, 4.40 ERA) to the mound as they try to take game two against the Dodgers tonight in Atlanta. Ted Lilly (2-0, 2.77 ERA) gets the start for Los Angeles. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

Marlins vs. Reds

Rookie Sean West (0-1, 7.20 ERA) will make his second start for the Marlins tonight as they try and bounce back from last night’s loss. Mike Leake (7-4, 3.75 ERA) takes the mound for the Reds. First pitch is 7:10 p.m. in Cincinnati.

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets and Phillies continue their series tonight in New York. Pat Misch (-,-.–) has been called up to make his first start of the year for the Mets. Roy Halladay (14-8, 2.34 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

NL East Daily Recap 9-27-09

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by mrose on 28-09-2009

Tagged Under : Alicides Escobar, Atlanta Braves, Brian McCann, Cameron Maybin, Centerfield Gate, Chipper Jones, Chris Coghlan, Chris Volstad, Corey Hart, Dave Bush, Fishguts, Florida Marlins, Jeff Francouer, Jimmy Rollins, Joe Blanton, Josh Willingham, Livan Hernandez, martin prado, Mat Gamel, Mike Cameron, Mike Gonzalez, Mike MacDougal, Milwaukee Brewers, Nate McLouth, New York Mets, Omar Infante, Pat Misch, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies Phandom, Rafael Soriano, Ryan Howard, Ryan Madson, Ryan Zimmerman, Shane Victorino, The Braves Baseball Blog, The Real Dirty Mets Blog, Washington Nationals

Entering our final week of the season and recaps..here we go

Raul Ibanez scores in the fifth

Raul Ibanez scores in the fifth

Joe Blanton helped the Phillies finally cut some games off their magic number yesterday as he helped them win in Milwaukee 6-5.  Blanton(12-7) did not have one of his best games of the year, but went 5.2 innings and allowed seven hits and five runs on 124 pitches for the win.  Jimmy Rollins led off with a solo home run and Ryan Howard and Shane Victorino had RBI doubles to put the Phils up 4-0 in the second inning.  Ryan Madson got his ninth save of the year but did give up a double to Prince Fielder to make it anothe r stressful game.  Check out Phillies Phandom for more on this game and the Phils march to the postseason.

For a while in this one, it looked like the Brewers might be blown out, but in the sixth, they got a bit closer.  Matt Gamel, the rookie had a three run home run scoring Cameron and Escobar and Ryan Braun later singled home Corey Hart to make it a one run game.  Dave Bush(5-9) was chased after only 4.1 innings of work and giving up nine hits and five runs for the Brewers and taking the loss in this one.

Prado and Chipper score go ahead runs in the tenth

Prado and Chipper score go ahead runs in the tenth

The Braves were looking for a sweep yesterday and some tenth inning heroics helped them get that win 6-3.  Brian McCann grounded out to score Nate McLouth to put them ahead 4-3 and then Omar Infante put the insurance runs on with a two run single scoring Martin Prado and Chipper Jones.  Mike Gonzalez(5-4) got credit for the win as he pitched the ninth giving up only one hit and Rafael Soriano got his 27th save of the season with a perfect bottom of the tenth inning, check out The Braves Baseball Blog for more on this incredible run by the Braves.

Well, one goo thing in this game was Zimmerman and Willingham hitting back to back home runs in the first inning to put the Nats up early, unfortunately the lead didn’t last.  Livan Hernandez pitched 6.1 innings allowing three runs on six hits for a solid Livan type start, but MacDougal couldn’t hold the tie for the Nats.  MacDougal(1-1) gave up two hits and three runs in his one inning of work, sending the Nats to the sweep, check out Centerfield Gate for more.

Misch with a CG shutout..wow

Misch with a CG shutout..wow

Pat Misch helped the Mets extract a bit of revenge on the pesky Marlins yesterday, winning 4-0.  Pat Misch(2-4) went a full nine innings allowing eight hits and three walks , but no runs as the Mets eliminated the Marlins from the Playoffs, as was done to them the past two seasons.  Jeff Francouer continued a solid half season as a Met going 2-5 with two runs scored and a two run home run as well.  Check out The Real Dirty Mets Blog for insight on the Mets offseason plans or what they should do at least.

Chris Volstad definitely lost his good stuff this year, and needs to find it in the offense.  Volstad(9-13) went only four innings and allowed five hits and three runs with the big blow being the home run to Francouer.  Even worse, the Marlins could not manage a run in the game, with Coghlan and Maybin leading the way with two hits, check out FishGuts for the latest on the Marlins.

NL East Daily Recap from 9-21-09

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by mrose on 22-09-2009

Tagged Under : Angel Pagan, Atlanta Braves, Chipper Jones, Daniel Murphy, Derek Lowe, Garrett Anderson, Josh Thole, Kenshin Kawakami, Lance Broadway, New York Mets, Pat Misch, The Braves Baseball Blog, The Real Dirty Mets Blog

Just one game on Monday night, and it was a laugher…

Jones hurts the Metsies again

Jones hurts the Metsies again

The Atlanta Braves had no problem in this one, as they had put up 11 runs in three innings on way to an 11-3 romping of the Mets last night.  Garrett Anderson hit a two run home run to cap a four run first and Chipper Jones added a big blow with a three run home run in the second inning as well early in this one.  Derek Lowe(15-9) was able to cost through five innings allowing just six hits and three runs and leaving with just 69 pitches on the day.  Kenshin Kawakami picked up the save pitching four innings of one hit ball.  The Braves Baseball Blog is the place to go for Brave info.

Pat Misch was awful for the Mets, just absolutely awful.  Misch(1-4) got through 1.1 innings and allowed seven hits and eight runs and THREE home runs, Lance Broadway wasn’t much better giving up three more runs in 1.2 innings  following.  Young catcher Josh Thole had an RBI groundout in the second as well as an Angel Pagan RBI groundout in the fifth sandwiched around a Daniel Murphy solo homer in the fourth for all the scoring.  The Real Dirty Mets Blog has more on the Mets season winding down.

NL East Daily Recap from 9-15-09

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by mrose on 16-09-2009

Tagged Under : Adam LaRoche, Adam Wainwright, Albert Pujols, Atlanta Braves, Carlos Ruiz, Centerfield Gate, Chase Utley, Cliff Lee, Dan Uggla, Daniel Murphy, Fishguts, Florida Marlins, Garrett Mock, Jason Maxwell, Jimmy Rollins, Leo Nunez, New York Mets, Pat Misch, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies Phandom, Sean West, St. Louis Cardinals, The Braves Baseball Blog, The Real Dirty Mets Blog, Tommy Hanson, Washington Nationals

Lee with a CG

Lee with a CG

Cliff Lee rebounded from a few bad outtings with a stellar game on Tuesday night.  Cliff Lee(7-2) pitched a complete game shutout giving up only six hits and walking three while striking out nine batters on 124 pitches.  He was given all five runs of offense in the first and second on a Chase Utley RBI single, a Carlos Ruiz two RBI double and a Jimmy Rollins RBI single during the 5-0 win.  Check out Phillies Phandom for more info on this game and the Phillies continued march to the playoffs.

Garrett Mock managed to get through six innings to save the bullpen a bit, but pitched poorly, especially early.  Mock(3-8) went six innings allowing seven hits and five runs and his season ERA is now 5.89.  The Nats offense was sleeping and only Jason Maxwell had more than one hit in this game, Centerfield Gate has more.

Uggla with the big blow

Uggla with the big blow

Neither team ran away with this one in St. Louis, but courtesy of Dan Uggla, the Marlins came away with a 2-1 win over the Cardinals.  In the sixth inning, while down 1-0, Dan Uggla hit a two run shot off starter Adam Wainwright and the Marlins bullpen closed the door to win this game 2-1.  Sean West(7-5) went six strong innings allowing six hits and just one run and nine k’s in this one and Leo Nunez got his 21st save on a perfect ninth with two strikeouts.  Check out FishGuts for more on the Marlins.

Albert Pujols hit a sacrifice fly in teh fifth scoring Rick Ankiel and that would be all the scoring the Cardinals got in this one, giving no run support to Wainwright.  Wainwright(18-8) went seven innings allowing seven hits and two runs and eight strike outs with his main blemish being a home run.

LaRoche with two long balls

LaRoche with two long balls

Adam LaRoche had a huge day against the Mets last night during the Braves run away 6-0 victory.  LaRoche went 4-4 with four runs scored and three RBI, two of those RBI on home runs in leading the way.  Rookie Tommy Hanson(10-3) got his tenth victory of the year in a stellar seven inning three hit and eight strikeout performance for the win.  The Braves have now won five in a row to keep their small playoff hopes alive, check out The Braves Baseball Blog for more.

What can you say about the Mets?  No much!  Pat Misch(1-3) went five tough innings allowing eight hits and four runs in taking the loss and the bullpen wasn’t much better behind him.  The Mets recorded only four total hits on the night, with two coming from Daniel Murphy but obviously no runs scored, The Real Dirty Mets Blog covers them.