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.

NL East Recap 10-2

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 02-10-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Antonio Bastardo, Braves, Brian Sanches, Chad Tracy, Charlie Morton, Chris Carter, Clay Hensley, David Wright, Jonny Venters, Jorge Sosa, Lucas Duda, Marlins, Mets, Michael Morse, Mike Stanton, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates, Raul Valdes, Ruben Tejada, Ryota Igarashi, Tommy Hanson, Tyler Clippard, Vance Worley, Wilson Ramos, Yunesky Maya

Mets vs. Nationals

The Mets beat the Nationals Saturday afternoon 7-2. Ruben Tejada scored on a sacrifice fly in the 3rd inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. The next inning, Lucas Duda homered to make it 2-0. In the 6th, Michael Morse hit a solo shot for Washington, cutting the lead to 2-1. In the 7th, the Nationals tied it up on an infield single by Wilson Ramos. In the bottom of the 7th, David Wright hit a big three-run blast to center field to give the Mets a 5-2 lead. The following inning, Chris Carter hit a two-run shot.

Both starters got a no decision after today’s outting. Raul Valdes went 5.1 innings and gave up one run on three hits while striking out five. Yunesky Maya went 5 innings and allowed two runs on six hits while striking out four. Ryota Igarashi got the win for the Mets. Tyler Clippard took the loss.

Braves vs. Phillies

It was a tight game through 7 innings, but Philadelphia went on to beat the Braves 7-0. The Phillies scored four runs in the 7th. Three of those runs were on singles and one came on a wild pitch. Philadelphia went on to score one run in the 8th, and two more runs in the 9th. Atlanta hitters were held to just three hits all night. With the loss, Atlanta is not tied for the Wild Card.

Both starters got a no decision. Vance Worley went 5 innings for Philadelphia, and gave up just one hit while striking out three. Tommy Hanson went 5 innings for Atlanta and allowed six hits while striking out six. Antonio Bastardo got the win for the Phillies. Jonny Venters took the loss for Atlanta.

Marlins vs. Pirates

Florida took game two against the Pirates by a score of 2-0. Florida’s runs came in the bottom of the 4th inning when Mike Stanton started things with an RBI single. Chad Tracy would later hit a sacrifice fly in the inning to make it 2-0.

Jorge Sosa got the start for Florida in place of Alexa Sanabia who sat out with a stiff elbow. Sosa got a no decision after going 4 innings and giving up five hits while striking out one. Reliever Brian Sanches got the win for Florida. Charlie Morton took the loss for Pittsburgh. Morton went 6 innings and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out nine. Clay Hensley recorded his 6th save for the Marlins.

What’s on Tap 10-2-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 02-10-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Braves, Charlie Morton, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates, Raul Valdes, Tommy Hanson, Vance Worley, Yunesky Maya

Saturday’s games:

Mets vs. Nationals

The Mets and Nationals continue their series this afternoon. Raul Valdes (3-3, 5.23 ERA) gets the start for New York. Yunesky Maya (0-3, 6.43 ERA)starts for Washington. Game time is 1:10 p.m. in New York.

Braves vs. Phillies

The Braves and Phillies go head-to-head in game two of their series this afternoon. Tommy Hanson (10-11, 3.41 ERA) gets the start for Atlanta. Vance Worley (1-1, 2.25 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. First pitch is 4:10 p.m. in Atlanta.

Marlins vs. Pirates

The Marlins send Alex Sanabia (5-3, 3.73 ERA) to the mound for game three against the Pirates. Charlie Morton (2-11, 7.94 ERA) starts for Pittsburgh. Game time is 7:10 p.m. in Florida.

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 9-16-2010

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.

What’s on Tap 9-13-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 13-09-2010

Tagged Under : Andrew Miller, Braves, Derek Lowe, Dillon Gee, James McDonald, Joe Blanton, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates, Yunesky Maya

Monday’s games:

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves and Nationals begin a three-game series tonight in Atlanta. Derek Lowe (12-12, 4.42 ERA) starts for the Braves. Yunesky Maya (0-1, 7.20 ERA) gets the start for Washington. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Marlins vs. Phillies

The Marlins and Phillies go head-to-head tonight in their series opener in Florida. Andrew Miller (1-1, 6.16 ERA) gets the start for Florida. Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.15 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

Mets vs. Pirates

The Mets send Dillon Gee (1-0, 1.29 ERA) out for a second start as they begin their series with Pittsburgh. James McDonald (3-4, 4.17 ERA) starts for the Pirates. Game time is 7:10 p.m. in New York.

What’s on Tap 9-7-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 07-09-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Chris Volstad, Dillon Gee, James McDonald, Joe Blanton, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates, Tim Hudson, Yunesky Maya

Tuesday’s games:

Braves vs. Pirates

The Braves look to take game two from the Pirates tonight in Pittsburgh. Tim Hudson (15-6, 2.30 ERA) gets the start for Atlanta. James McDonald (2-4, 5.03 ERA) starts for Pittsburgh. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Phillies

These two teams continue their series tonight in Florida. Chris Volstad (9-9, 4.82 ERA) starts for Florida. Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.25 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Mets vs. Nationals

The starting pitchers for tonight’s game between the Mets and Nationals will both be making their major league debuts. Dillon Gee starts for the Mets. Yunesky Maya starts for Washington. Game time is 7:05 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.

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.