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.

What’s on Tap 8-13-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 13-08-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Cole Hamels, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Edinson Volquez, Hiroki Kuroda, Joe Saunders, John Lannan, Josh Johnson, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Reds, Tim Hudson

Friday’s games:

Nationals vs. Diamondbacks

The Nationals begin their series with Arizona tonight in Washington. John Lannan (3-5, 5.44 ERA) gets the start for the Nationals. Joe Saunders (7-11, 4.42 ERA) starts for Arizona. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Reds

Josh Johnson (10-4, 1.97 ERA) and the Marlins take on Edinson Volquez (2-1, 4.94 ERA) and the Reds. First pitch is 7:10 p.m. in Cincinnati.

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets and Phillies begin a three-game series tonight in New York. R.A. Dickey (7-5, 2.65 ERA) takes the mound for the Mets. Cole Hamels (7-8, 3.45 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Braves vs. Dodgers

The Braves send Tim Hudson (13-5, 2.24 ERA) to the mound as they take on the Dodgers tonight in Atlanta. Hiroki Kuroda (8-10, 3.65 ERA) starts for Los Angeles. First pitch is 7:35 p.m.

What’s on Tap 8-1-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 01-08-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Cole Hamels, Diamondbacks, Edinson Volquez, John Lannan, Jon Garland, Jon Niese, Josh Johnson, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Rodrigo Lopez, Tommy Hanson

Braves vs. Reds

Tommy Hanson (8-7, 3.99 ERA) and the Braves look to take the rubber game of the three-game set with the Reds. Edinson Volquez (1-1, 8.25 ERA) gets the start for the Reds. Game time is 1:10 p.m. in Cincinnati.

Mets vs. Diamondbacks

The Mets send Jon Niese (7-4, 3.43 ERA) to the mound as they go for the series win against the Diamondbacks. Rodrigo Lopez (5-9, 4.68 ERA) starts for Arizona. First pitch is 1:10 p.m. in N.Y.

Nationals vs. Phillies

The Nationals go for the sweep Sunday against the  Phillies in Washington. John Lannan (2-5, 5.76 ERA) takes the mound for the Nationals. Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.48 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 1:35 p.m.

Marlins vs. Padres

Josh Johnson (10-3, 1.72 ERA) and the Marlins go for the sweep Sunday against the Padres. Jon Garland (9-7, 3.56 ERA) gets the start for the Padres. First pitch is 4:05 p.m. in San Diego.

What’s on Tap 7-31-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 31-07-2010

Tagged Under : Barry Enright, Braves, Bronson Arroyo, Diamondbacks, Hisanori Takahashi, Jair Jurrjens, Joe Blanton, Kevin Correia, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Ricky Nolasco, Ross Detwiler

Saturday’s games:

Braves vs. Reds

Jair Jurrjens (3-3, 4.37 ERA) and the Braves take on Bronson Arroyo (10-6, 4.21 ERA) and the Reds this afternoon in Cincinnati. First pitch is 4:10 p.m.

Phillies vs. Nationals

The Phillies look to even up the series with the Nationals today in Washington. Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.85 ERA) takes the mound for Philadelphia. Ross Detwiler (0-1, 0.00 ERA) starts for the Nationals. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Mets vs. Diamondbacks

The Mets send Hisanori Takahashi (7-5, 4.47 ERA) to the mound as they try and take game two against the Diamondbacks. Barry Enright (2-2, 2.73 ERA) starts for Arizona.  Game time is 7:10 p.m. in N.Y.

Marlins vs. Padres

Ricky Nolasco (11-7, 4.35 ERA) and the Marlins look to take game two in their series with the Padres. Kevin Correia (7-6, 5.09 ERA) gets the start for the Padres. First pitch is 8:35 p.m. in San Diego.

NL EAST Recap 7/22

Filed Under (NL East Chatter) by swithbeatz on 23-07-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Cardinals, Dodgers, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Rockies

Rockies at Marlins-

Rockies Marlins BaseballOn a day when they had their ace going, the Marlins still needed a Ronny Paulino ninth inning, bases loaded single to win the game, 3-2.  The Colorado Rockies known for their come back victories once again made it close in the 8th inning by tying it but in the ninth the Marlins were able to go out and win it on Paulino’s bases loaded single.  The Marlins got 6 1/3 innings of 1 run ball while striking out 11.  He left in the 7th but was saved when Jose Veras made a great play to snag a come back liner.  The Marlins have climbed back into the NL East race by winning five of their last six.

Nationals @ Reds-

Nationals Reds BaseballIn his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery, Edinson Volquez wasn’t able to have the control he showed while dominating the Rockies in his first start and only went 2 1/3 innings and Adam Dunn homered to lead the charge and help the Nationals scratch out a split of the series by winning 7-1. Livan Hernandez went the distance and got his first victory since June 21st.  The Nationals won their first set of back to back road games since mid May a stretch that has given them a bad 8-26 road record.  The Nationals were led by Nyjer Morgan who reached base 4 times and stole a career high 3 bases.

Padres@ Braves-

Padres Braves BaseballIn the battle of the two teams with the best records in the NL, the Braves won out yet again which made Chipper Jones get “that 1995 feeling.”  The year Chipper is referring to is the year they won the World Series and the Braves now sport the NL’s best record and could be headed in that direction especially if Tim Hudson continues to give them 7 innings of shutout ball.  The newest addition, Alex Gonzalez the player they traded Yunel Escobar for, had 4 hits in leading the charge against the  NL West leading Padres as the Braves won again 8-0 continuing to keep that 7.5 game lead in the division over the second place occupants.

Phillies @ Cardinals-

95720747DV003_PHILADELPHIACole Hamels didn’t care about the Phillies offensive woes, even in a heat wave.  In fact he didn’t care that he was going up against the Cardinals a team that was one game away from sweeping the series.  Hamels went 8 innings struck out 7, out dueling fellow ace Adam Wainwright, but the Phillies could only score a run in the 11th when Placido Polanco went deep to break the scoreless tie, and help the Phillies win 2-0.  The Phillies with the win and the Mets loss took over sole possession of second place, and they begin a series with the Rockies this weekend.

Mets @ Dodgers-

capress-bbn_mets_dodgers-4013687With the Dodgers coming off a complete game shutout the night before they had all the momentum heading into their series with the Mets and lucky for them the Mets had reverse momentum heading into Dodger stadium.  The bumbling Mets continued to sputter, losing 2-0 and now have lost 10 of their last 12 and are 1-7 since the All Star Break a stretch where they’ve been shut out three times and have not scored more than 4 runs in any game, even their lone win.  The Mets are hitting poorly with runners in scoring position but are getting good enough pitching most of the time.  Hisanori Takahashi, a candidate to get moved to the bullpen went 7 innings but couldn’t get Matt Kemp out.  Kemp hit a RBI double in the 1st and a solo shot in the 7th inning.

What’s on Tap 7-22-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 22-07-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Wainwright, Braves, Cardinals, Clayton Richard, Cole Hamels, Dodgers, Edinson Volquez, Hiroki Kuroda, Hisanori Takahashi, Jorge De La Rosa, Josh Johnson, Livan Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Rockies, Tim Hudson

Thursday’s games:

Marlins vs. Rockies

Josh Johnson (10-3, 1.62 ERA) and the Marlins finish their series with the Rockies this afternoon. Jorge De La Rosa (3-2, 6.16 ERA) gets the start for Colorado. Game time is 12:10 p.m. in Florida.

Nationals vs. Reds

Livan Hernandez (6-6, 3.27 ERA) takes the mound for the Nationals as they close out their series with the Reds. Edinson Volquez (1-0, 1.50 ERA) starts for the Reds. First pitch is 12:35 p.m. in Cincinnati.

Braves vs. Padres

Tim Hudson (9-5, 2.60 ERA) goes for win number 10 as he and the Braves take on Clayton Richard (7-4, 3.53 ERA) and the Padres. Game time is 1:05 p.m. in Atlanta.

Phillies vs. Cardinals

The Phillies send Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.63 ERA) to the mound against Adam Wainwright (14-5, 2.02 ERA) and the Cardinals. First pitch is 2:15 p.m. in St. Louis.

Mets vs. Dodgers

The Mets begin their series with the Dodgers tonight in Los Angeles. Hisanori Takahashi (7-4, 4.69 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. Hiroki Kuroda (7-8, 3.74 ERA) starts for the Dodgers. Game time is 10:10 p.m.

NL East Recap 7-21

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 22-07-2010

Tagged Under : Albert Pujols, Angel Pagan, Blaine Boyer, Braves, Brian McCann, Bronson Arroyo, Cardinals, Chipper Jones, Chris Heisey, chris snyder, chris young, Dan Haren, Dann Uggla, Diamondbacks, Everth Cabrera, Fernando Nieve, Gaby Sanchez, Heath Bell, Jaime Garcia, Jason Hammel, Jason Heyward, jerry hairston jr, Joe Blanton, Jon Garland, Jon Niese, Jorge Cantu, Leo Nunez, Mark Reynolds, Marlins, martin prado, Matt Capps, matt holliday, Mets, Miguel Cairo, Nationals, Nick Hundley, Oliver Perez, Orlando Cabrera, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Ricky Nolasco, Rockies, rod barajas, Rusty Ryal, Ryan Franklin, Ryan Hanigan, Ryan Howard, Scott Hairston, Seth Smith, Stephen Strasburg, Tim Stauffer, Tommy Hanson, Willie Harris, Yorvit Torrealba

Marlins vs. Rockies

Rockies Marlins BaseballThe Marlins beat the Rockies 5-2 Wednesday. Florida jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the 1st on back-to-back doubles by Dan Uggla and Jorge Cantu. The Marlins added three more runs in the 2nd on a home run to center field off the bat of Gaby Sanchez. The Rockies did not get on the board until the 8th, when Seth Smith homered, cutting the Marlins lead to 5-2.

Ricky Nolasco got the win, going 8 innings and giving up two runs on four hits. Jason Hammel took the loss, lasting 7 innings and allowing five runs on six hits. Leo Nunez recorded his 23rd save of the season for Florida.

Nationals vs. Reds

Nationals Reds BaseballThe Nationals beat the Reds 8-5. Cincinnati struck first, scoring in the 3rd inning on a single by Orlando Cabrera. Washington tied it up in the top of the 4th, and scored two more in the 5th and added 4 runs in the 6th.  The Reds tacked on two runs in the bottom of the 6th on a Miguel Cairo single. Ryan Hanigan scored in the 7th for Cincinnati, cutting the Nationals lead to 7-4. Chris Heisey singled in the Reds 5th run of the game in the 8th. Willie Harris homered in the 9th to make it 8-5 Washington.

Stephen Strasburg got the win, going 5.2 innings and giving up three runs on seven hits. Bronson Arroyo took the loss, throwing 5.2 innings and allowing seven runs on six hits. Matt Capps recorded his 24th save for Washington.

Phillies vs. Cardinals

Phillies Cardinals BaseballThe Phillies fell to the Cardinals 5-1. The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the 4th inning on a single by Albert Pujols. The Phillies tied it up in the 5th on a home run off the bat of Ryan Howard. Matt Holliday gave St. Louis the lead in the 7th with a homer to left field. The Cardinals would go on to score three more runs in the 8th.

Jaime Garcia got the win, going 7 innings and giving up one run on four hits. Joe Blanton took the loss, throwing 7 innings and giving up five runs on seven hits. Ryan Franklin got his 18th save for  St. Louis.

Braves vs. Padres

Padres Braves BaseballThe Braves lost to the Padres in  12 innings 6-4. Singles by Everth Cabrera and Jerry Hairston Jr. gave San Diego a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Atlanta tied it up in the 3rd when Chipper Jones singled, scoring Martin Prado and Jason Heyward. Brian McCann homered in the inning, giving Atlanta a 4-2 lead. It remained 4-2 until the 9th, when the Padres tied up the game on a Scott Hairston home run and Yorvit Torrealba double. The game was tied until the 12th when Nick Hundley hit a two-run double giving San Diego a 6-4 lead.

Starting pitchers Tommy Hanson and Jon Garland both had a no decision. Hanson went 6.1 innings and gave up two runs on six hits. Garland lasted 5 innings and allowed four runs on six hits. Tim Stauffer got the win for San Diego. Heath Bell recorded his 27th save.

Mets vs. Diamondbacks

mets1The Mets lost to the Diamondbacks 4-3 in extra innings. The Mets took an early 1-0 lead in the first thanks to a home run off the bat of Angel Pagan. Chris Young led off the bottom of the inning with a home run for Arizona. Rusty Ryal and Mark Reynolds both homered for the Diamondbacks as well, giving Arizona a 3-2 lead in the 4th. Rod Barajas homered for the Mets in the 6th to tie the game. The game was tied until the 14th inning when Arizona’s Chris Snyder hit walkoff single.

Jon Niese went 5 innings and allowed three runs on six hits to get a no decision. Dan Haren got a no decision as well as he went 6 innings and gave up three runs on six hits. Oliver Perez returned for the Mets, and threw 1.1 innings, giving up one hit and walking two. Fernando Nieve took the loss for New York. Blaine Boyer got the win for Arizona.

What’s on Tap 7-21-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 21-07-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Bronson Arroyo, Cardinals, Dan Haren, Diamondbacks, Jaime Garcia, Jason Hammel, Joe Blanton, Jon Garland, Jon Niese, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Ricky Nolasco, Rockies, Stephen Strasburg, Tommy Hanson

Wednesday’s games:

Braves vs. Padres

Tommy Hanson (8-6, 4.19 ERA) and the Braves go for the win as they take on Jon Garland (9-6, 3.45 ERA) and the Padres. Game time is 7:10 p.m. in Atlanta.

Marlins vs. Rockies

The Marlins send Ricky Nolasco (9-7, 4.66 ERA) to the mound as they continue their series with the Rockies. Jason Hammel (7-4, 4.07 ERA) gets the start for Colorado. First pitch is 7:10 p.m. in Florida.

Nationals vs. Reds

Stephen Strasburg (4-2, 2.03 ERA) and the Nationals face Bronson Arroyo (10-4, 3.96 ERA) and the Reds in Cincinnati. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Phillies vs. Cardinals

The Phillies go for the win against the Cardinals tonight in St. Louis. Joe Blanton (3-5, 6.21 ERA) takes the mound for Philadelphia. Jaime Garcia (8-4, 2.27 ERA) gets the start for St. Louis. First pitch is 8:15 p.m.

Mets vs. Diamondbacks

The Mets look to take the final game of their series with the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Jon Niese (6-4, 3.44 ERA) gets the start for New York. Dan Haren (7-8, 4.60 ERA) takes the mound for Arizona. Game time is 9:40 p.m.

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.

What’s on Tap 7-19-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 19-07-2010

Tagged Under : Anibal Sanchez, Blake Hawksworth, Braves, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Ian Kennedy, Jair Jurrjens, JD Martin, Johnny Cueto, Kyle Kendrick, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Rockies, Ubaldo Jimenez, Wade LeBlanc

Monday’s games:

Phillies vs. Cardinals

Kyle Kendrick (5-3, 4.44 ERA) and the Phillies begin their series with the Cardinals in St. Louis. Blake Hawksworth (3-5, 4.73 ERA) gets the start for the Cardinals. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

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 Anibal Sanchez (7-6, 3.66 ERA) to the mound as they face Ubaldo Jimenez (15-1, 2.20 ERA) and the Rockies. First pitch is 7:10 p.m. in Colorado.

Nationals vs. Reds

J.D. Martin (1-4, 3.35 ERA) and the Nationals take on Johnny Cueto (8-2, 3.42 ERA) and the Reds in Cincinnati. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

Mets vs. Diamondbacks

Mike Pelfrey (10-4, 3.58 ERA) and the Mets begin their series with the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Ian Kennedy (4-7, 4.12 ERA) gets the start for Arizona. Game time is 9:40 p.m.