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.

NL East Recap 9-4

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 04-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alcides Escobar, Alex Gonzalez, Andrew McCutchen, Aramis Ramirez, Billy Wagner, Brad Lidge, Braves, Brewers, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Marmol, Carlos Ruiz, Carlos Zambrano, Chase Utley, Corey Hart, Cubs, Danny Espinosa, Dave Bush, Ike davis, Ivan Rodriguez, Jair Jurrjens, Jayson Werth, Jenrry Mejia, Jimmy Rollins, John Lannan, Josh Johnson, Justin Maxwell, Kameron Loe, Lucas Duda, Luis Castillo, Marlins, Marlon Byrd, Melky Cabrera, Mets, Michael Morse, Nationals, Nyjer Morgan, Paul Maholm, pedro alvarez, Phillies, Pirates, Placido Polanco, Prince Fielder, Roger Bernadina, Ronny Cedeno, Roy Halladay, Ryan Braun, Ryan Howard, Starlin Castro, Wilson Valdez

Mets vs. Cubs

New York dropped their second straight game to the Cubs, losing Saturday 5-3. Chicago scored a run in the 2nd and 3rd innings to take a 2-0 lead. Luis Castillo made things interesting for the Mets in the top of the 4th, when he stole home after Lucas Duda struck out swinging, to cut the lead to 2-1. The Cubs responded in the following inning with two runs. Marlon Byrd doubled to drive home Starlin Castro, and Mets starter Jenrry Mejia threw a wild pitch to allow Byrd to score. Trailing 4-1 in the top of the 7th, Ike Davis hit a solo shot to right field to make it 4-2. This was the first home run for Davis since July 29. Just as soon as the Mets gained a run, however, they gave it right back. In the bottom of the 7th, Aramis Ramirez hit a home run to center field. The Mets tagged on their final run in the bottom of the 8th when Carlos Beltran doubled to bring home Castillo.

Carlos Zambrano got the win, going 7 innings and giving up two runs on four hits while striking out eight. Mejia took the loss in his big league debut as a starter. He went 5 innings and gave up four runs on eight hits while striking out two. Carlos Marmol recorded his 27th save for the Cubs.

Phillies vs. Brewers

The Phillies beat the Brewers 5-4 in Philadelphia. Home runs by Prince Fielder and Alcides Escobar in the 2nd inning made it 2-0 Milwaukee. Philadelphia responded with two home runs of their own in the bottom of the inning off the bats of Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth. Corey Hart would put the Brewers back on top in the 3rd with a solo shot of his own to right field. The Phillies would tie it up in the bottom of the inning when Jimmy Rollins scored on a single by Chase Utley. The game would remain tied until the 7th when Hart hit his second home run of the game, another solo shot, this time to left field. Just as they had in the other two innings in which the Brewers scored, Philadelphia came back once again in the bottom of the inning two score two runs. With the bases loaded, Placido Polanco hit a sacrifice fly to left field, allowing Carlos Ruiz to tag up and score. Milwaukee’s left fielder Ryan Braun made a throwing error on the play, which allowed Wilson Valdez to score the go-ahead run.

Roy Halladay got the win, going 7 innings and giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out six. Milwaukee starter Dave Bush went 6 innings in his no decision. He allowed three runs on six hits while striking out five. Kameron Loe took the loss for Milwaukee. Brad Lidge got his 20th save for Philadelphia.

Nationals vs. Pirates

The Nationals beat up on the Pirates, winning 9-2. The game was scoreless until Washington put up a five-run 4th inning. Ivan Rodriguez drove in two runs with a single to center field. Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI single to drive home Roger Bernadina. Rodriguez would later score on a sacrifice fly by Justin Maxwell. Nyjer Morgan capped off the inning with a single to score Espinosa. Washington put up two more runs in the 5th inning thanks to a two-run shot by Rodriguez to make it 7-0. Pittsburgh finally got on the board in the bottom of the 5th with a home run off the bat of Andrew McCutchen. In the top of the 6th, Ian Desmond would double to drive in another run for Washington to make it 8-1. The final run of the night for Washington came in the top of the 8th on an RBI single by Michael Morse. Pittsburgh’s only other run of the game came in the bottom of the 8th on a double by Ronny Cedeno to score Pedro Alvarez.

John Lannan got the win for Washington, going 7 innings and giving up one run on five hits while striking out seven. Paul Maholm took the loss for Pittsburgh, going 4.1 innings and allowing seven runs on nine hits while striking out four.

Braves vs. Marlins

The Braves beat the Marlins 2-0 to hang on to their lead in the NL East. Atlanta’s Alex Gonzalez drove in the Braves’ two runs. The first run came in the 2nd inning on a double to center field to score Melky Cabrera. The second run came in the 6th on a single to center again allowing Brian McCann to score. Atlanta starter Jair Jurrjens held the Marlins to just four hits in the game.

Jurrjens and Florida starter Josh Johnson were in a pitchers duel for much of the night. Jurrjens got the win, however, going 7 innings and giving up just three hits while striking out seven. Johnson took the loss, going 6 innings and giving up two runs on eight hits while matching a career-high 12 strikeouts.  Billy Wagner recorded his 32nd save of the year for Atlanta.

NL East Recap 8-28

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 29-08-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Albert Pujols, Astros, Brad Davis, Brad Lidge, Brandon Lyon, Braves, Brett Myers, Brian McCann, Cardinals, Carlos Lee, David Wright, donnie murphy, Emilio Bonifacio, Eric Hinske, Felipe Lopez, Gaby Sanchez, Ivan Rodriguez, Jayson Werth, Joe Blanton, Johan Santana, Jon Garland, jon jay, Kyle Lohse, Livan Hernandez, Logan Morrison, Luis Castillo, Marlins, martin prado, matt diaz, Mets, mike sweeney, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Ricky Nolasco, Roger Bernadina, Shane Victorino, Tim Hudson, Tommy Manzella

Phillies vs. Padres

Phillies Padres BaseballThe Phillies took game two against the Padres Saturday afternoon, winning 3-1. Shane Victorino drove in Philadelphia’s first run in the 5th on a single to center field to score Jayson Werth. San Diego starter Jon Garland helped himself out at the plate in the bottom of the 5th with a single to left field to tie the game. The game remained tied until the top of the 7th when Victorino hit an RBI triple. He would later score on a ground out by Mike Sweeney, making it 3-1 Philadelphia.

Joe Blanton got the win, going 6 innings and giving up one run on six hits while striking out three. Jon Garland took the loss, going 6.1 innings and allowing three runs on three hits while striking out two. Brad Lidge recorded his 18th save for Philadelphia.

Nationals vs. Cardinals

Cardinals Nationals BaseballWashington beat up on the Cardinals 14-5. St. Louis got an early 3-0 lead in the 1st inning on a ground-rule double by Albert Pujols and a two-run shot off the bat of Jon Jay. Back-to-back doubles by Kyle Lohse and Felipe Lopez would drive in the Cardinals other two runs in the 5th inning. After scoring a run in the 2nd on an RBI single by Ivan Rodriguez, the Nationals followed with four runs in the 3rd. In the bottom of the 5th, Adam Dunn hit his 32nd home run of the season to make it 8-5 Washington. Roger Bernadina hit his 10th home run of the season to cap off the Nationals six run 8th inning.

Livan Hernandez got the win, going 6.1 innings and giving up five runs on eight hits while striking out two. Kyle Lohse took the loss, going 5 innings and allowing eight runs on 11 hits while striking out two.

Braves vs. Marlins

Braves Marlins BaseballAtlanta snapped a four-game losing streak as they beat the Marlins 12-3. The Braves scored six runs in the 2nd. Matt Diaz led off the inning with a solo shot to center. Later in the inning, with the bases loaded, Martin Prado walked to force home a run. Brian McCann followed with a three-run double to right field. An RBI single by Prado in the 2nd made it 8-0 Atlanta. Gaby Sanchez scored the Marlins first run in the 3rd on a sacrifice fly by Emilio Bonifacio. Atlanta responded in the bottom of the inning with two more runs thanks to a home run by Eric Hinske and a fielding error by Florida’s Logan Morrison allowing Diaz to score. In the 7th, Prado hit a two-run homer to make it 12-1 Braves. Prado had five RBIs for Atlanta. Florida tagged on a run in the 8th and 9th on a double by Donnie Murphy and single by Brad Davis.

Tim Hudson pitched 7 strong innings to get the win, giving up one run on six hits while striking out a career-high 13. Ricky Nolasco only lasted 2 innings, giving up six runs on seven hits.

Mets vs. Astros

Astros Mets BaseballThe Mets dropped the second game of their three-game series with Houston by a score of 4-1. Singles by Carlos Lee and Tommy Manzella gave the Astros a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. Lee hit a two-run home run in the 5th to make it 4-0. The Mets offensive woes continued as they went 1-10 with runners in scoring position. The only run for New York came in the bottom of the 8th on an RBI single by David Wright to drive in Luis Castillo.

Brett Myers got the win and extended his streak of pitching 6 complete innings to 27 games. Myers went 7 innings and gave up no runs on six hits while striking out six. Meanwhile, Johan Santana’s streak of three straight complete games came to and end with  the loss. Santana went 7 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits while striking out four.   Brandon Lyon recorded his 9th save of the season for Houston.

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.

NL East Recap 8-5

Filed Under (NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 06-08-2010

Tagged Under : Aaron Rowand, Adam Dunn, Adam Kennedy, Adam LaRoche, Alex Gonzalez, Andres Torres, Aubrey Huff, Barry Enright, Billy Wagner, Bobby Crosby, Brad Lidge, Braves, Carlos Ruiz, Chris Volstad, Diamondbacks, Domonic Brown, donnie murphy, Eric Hinske, Gaby Sanchez, Giants, Hanley Ramirez, Jair Jurrjens, Justin Upton, Logan Morrison, Marlins, Nationals, Phillies, Raul Ibanez, Roger Bernadina, Ross Detwiler, Roy Oswalt, Rusty Ryal, Ryan Madson, Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Drew, Tim Lincecum, Will Ohman

Braves vs. Giants

Giants Braves BaseballThe Braves took the opening game of their four-game series with the Giants by a score of 3-2. San Francisco jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the 1st as Andres Torres scored on Aubrey Huff’s ground out. The Giants tagged on another run in the 2nd when Torres hit a double to center, driving home Aaron Rowand. Atlanta tied up the game in the bottom of the 2nd with a two-run shot to left field off the bat of Alex Gonzalez. Eric  Hinske would homer for the Braves in the bottom of the 6th to make it 3-2 Atlanta.

Jair Jurrjens got the win, going 6 innings and giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out three. Tim Lincecum took the loss, going 6.1 innings and allowing three runs on six hits while striking out seven. Billy Wagner recorded his 26th save of the season for Atlanta.

Marlins vs. Phillies

Phillies Marlins BaseballThe Phillies beat the Marlins 5-4 in 10 innings. The game was scoreless until the top of the 6th when Carlos Ruiz doubled, hitting  a line drive to center to drive in Raul Ibanez and Domonic Brown, giving Philadelphia a 2-0 lead. The Marlins came back in the bottom of the 7th to score four runs. Donnie Murphy hit a ground-rule double to drive in a run. Two batters later, Logan Morrison walked with the bases loaded tying the game at 2-2. Gaby Sanchez followed with a single to drive in two more runs for Florida. Going into the 9th with a 4-2 lead, a Hanley Ramirez error along with poor pitching from the Florida bullpen allowed for the Phillies to tie up the game. The game winning run for the Phillies came in the top of the 10th on a homer to left field off the bat of Ruiz.

Phillies starter Roy Oswalt went 6.1 innings, giving up two runs on three hits while striking out five. Ryan Madson got the win for Philadelphia. Chris Volstad went 5.2 innings for Florida, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out two batters. Will Ohman took the loss for Florida. Brad Lidge recorded his 12th save for the Phillies.

Nationals vs. Diamondbacks

Nationals Diamondbacks BaseballThe Nationals lost to the Diamondbacks by a score of 8-4. A fielding error by Adam Dunn in the 2nd allowed for Rusty Ryal to reach base and Adam LaRoche to score for Arizona. Ryal would score later in the inning on a double by Bobby Crosby. Adam Kennedy got Washington on the board in the 3rd with a solo shot to right field, cutting Arizona’s lead to 2-1. The next inning, Stephen Drew hit an RBI single for Arizona. Arizona starter Barry Enright helped himself out at the plate, driving in Drew with a single to center field. Ryan Zimmerman homered in the top of the 5th, cutting the lead to 4-2. Zimmerman had two home runs on the night. Arizona would respond, however, with three more runs in the bottom of the 5th. Roger Bernadina homered in the 7th for Washington. Arizona tagged on their 8th run in the 8th on a sacrifice fly by Justin Upton.

Ross Detwiler took the loss for Washington. He lasted only 4 innings, giving up seven runs on  nine hits while striking out five. Barry Enright got the win for Arizona. He went 6 innings allowing two runs on six hits while striking out three.

NL East Recap 7/27

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by samlevenstein on 28-07-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Wainwright, Andres Torres, Angel Pagan, Aubrey Huff, Brian McCann, Brian Wilson, Buster Posey, carlos beltan, Carlos Ruiz, chris young, Cody Ross, Cole Hamels, Dan Uggla, david herndon, davis wright, edgar renteria, Freddy Sanchez, hyjer morgan, Ian Desmond, Ike davis, Ivan Rodriguez, jason werth, Jeff Francoeur, Jon Niese, jordan norberto, Josh Johnson, Juan Uribe, Justin Upton, Kelly Johnson, Luis Castillo, Mark Reynolds, Matt Cain, Matt Capps, matt holliday, Miguel Batista, miguel monetero, Placido Polanco, Randy Winn, Raul Ibanez, Rodrigo Lopez, Roger Bernadina, Ryan Howard, ryan ludwick, Shane Victorino, Tommy Hanson, Wes Helms

Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

Justin Upton scored in a bases loaded walk in the first inning for the Diamondbacks.  The Phillies scored 2 runs in the third when Ryan Howard singled home Placido Polanco and Carlos Ruiz walked with the bases loaded scoring Raul Ibanez.  Mark Reynolds hit a solo shot in the fourth to time the game and added another in the fifth when Stephen Drew singled home Adam LaRoche.  In the bottom of the inning Jason Werth homered scoring Ryan Howard to take the lead.  The diamondbacks took the lead in the 6th when they scored 2 runs Adam LaRoche hit a sac fly to score Chris Young and a Miguel Montero ground out scored Kelly Johnson.  The Phillies then took the lead in the bottom of the inning when they scored 3 runs when Raul Ibanez singled home Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard homered scoring Raul Ibanez.  In the seventh Cody Ransom homered scoring Carlos Ruiz adding 2 more runs for the Phils.

Cole Hamels pitched 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 8 strikeouts.  Rodrigo Lopez pitched 5 innings giving up 7 hits, 4 runs, and 4 strikeouts.  David Herndon got the win pitching 1 inning giving up  1 hit, 2 runs and no strikeouts.  The loss went to Jordan Norberto who did not record an out and pitched 2 hits and 2 runs.

ian-desmondBraves vs. Nationals

The Nationals beat the Braves in a score of 3-0. Nyjer Morgan scored in the first for the Nationals on a throwing error by Brian McCann.  In the third the Nationals added 2 more runs when Ian Desmond singled home Ivan Rodriguez and Roger Bernadina.

Miguel Batista won and pitched 5 innings giving up 3 hits, no runs with 6 strikeouts.  Tommy Hanson got the lose and pitched 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 8 strikeouts.  Matt Capps got his 25th save of the season giving up no hits with 1 strikeout.

*Jul 11 - 00:05*Mets vs. Cardinals

The Mets beat the Cardinals in a score of 8-2. Ryan Ludwick singled home Matt Holliday in the first.  The Mets struck back in the second when Ike Davis grounded out scoring David Wright.  In the third Jeff Francoeur homered scoring Carlos Beltran and Ike Davis.  In the fifth they added on 2 more runs when David Wright hit a sac fly to score Luis Castillo and Carlos Beltran singled home Angel Pagan.  In the sixth Jose Reyes homered scoring Jon Niese for 2 more runs in the inning.  In the eight the Cardinals added a run when Randy Winn grounded into a double play scoring Ryan Ludwick.

Jon Niese got the win and pitched 6 innings giving up 7 hits, 1 run, and 1 strikeout.  The loss went to Adam Wainwright who pitched 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 6 runs, and 6 strikeouts.

Marlins vs. Giants

The Giants beat the Marlins in a score of 6-4. The Giants scored 2 runs in the third when Aubrey Huff doubled home Andrés Torres and Buster Posey singled home Aubrey Huff.  In the fifth the Marlins tied it up when Cody Ross homered scoring Wes Helms.  In the bottom of the inning the Giants reclaimed the lead when Freddy Sanchez singled home Andres Torres.  The Marlins again tied it up when Dan Uggla hit a solo shot in the seventh inning.  In the eighth Juan Uribe and Édgar Rentería both went deep adding 3 more runs for the Giants.  The Marlins added 1 more run in the ninth when Dan Uggla hit another solo shot.

Matt Cain pitched 7 innings giving up 4 hits, 3 runs, and 6 strikeouts.  Josh Johnson pitched 7 innings giving up 8 hits, 3 runs, and 5 strikeouts.  The win went to Sergio Romo who pitched 1 inning giving up no hits and the loss went to Brian Sanches who pitched 0.1 of an inning giving up 3 hits and 3 runs. Brian Wilson got the save but gave up a run and a hit with 2 strikeouts.

NL East Recap 7/8

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by samlevenstein on 09-07-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Adam LaRoche, Anibal Sanchez, Brian Schneider, Chase Headley, Chris Coghlan, chris deorfina, chris snyder, Cody Ross, Diamondbacks, donnie murphy, drew stubbs, jerry hairston jr, Jimmy Rollins, Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, jordan smith, Justin Upton, Kelly Johnson, Kyle Kendrick, Luis Atilano, Marlins, Mat Latos, michael stanton, Miguel Cairo, Nationals, Nelson Figueroa, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Rodrigo Lopez, Roger Bernadina, Shane Victorino, Stephen Drew, Wilson Valdez, Yorvit Torrealba

6a00e5513d181b8834011571df5e3f970bPhillies vs. Reds

The Phillies beat the Reds in a score of 4-3 in extra innings. The Reds scored first when Joey Votto hit a solo shot in the 1st.  In the bottom of the inning Shane Victorino tied it up when he also went deep. The Phillies took the lead when Jimmy Rollins scored off a fielding error when Shane Victorino singled.  In the top of the 8th Drew Stubbs scored on a wild pitch to tie up the game.  In the bottom of the inning the Phillies reclaimed the lead when Jimmy Rollins hit a sac fly to score Wilson Valedz.  In the 9th the Reds tied it up again when Miguel Cairo doubled home Joey Votto.  Brian Schneider hit a walk off homer in the 12th for the Phillies.

Kyle Kendrick pitched 6.2 innings giving up 3 hits, 1 run, with 4 strikeouts.  Johnny Cueto pitched 7 innings giving up 4 hits, 2 runs with 3 strikeouts.  Nelson Figueroa got the win pitching 2 innings giving up no hits with 2 strikeouts.  The loss went to Jordan Smith who pitched 1.1 innings giving up 2 hits, 1 run, and no strikeouts.

Nationals vs. Padres

The Padres beat the Nationals in a score of 7-1. Yorvit Torrealba singled home Chase Headley in the first to score the first run of the game.  They added 2 more runs when Chris Denorfia and pitcher Mat Latos both went deep in the 3rd.  In the 6th Chris Denorfia singled home Yorvit Torrealba.  They again added 2 runs in the 7th when Chase Headley homered scoring Mat Latos.  The Nationals finally put a run on the board in the 8th when Adam Dunn singled home Roger Bernadina. In the 9th Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a solo shot to add another run for the Padres.

Mat Latos got the win after pitching 7 innings giving up 5 hits, no runs with 8 strikeouts.  The loss went to  Luis Atilano who pitched 5.1 innings giving up 8 hits, 4 runs with 2 strikeouts.

arizona_diamondbacks_vs_8212jpgMarlins vs. Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks beat the Marlins in a score of 10-4. Arizona scored in the 1st when Kelly Johnson grounded out scoring Stephen Drew.  In the 3rd the Marlins tied it up when Chris Coghlan hit a sac fly to score Michael Stanton. Cole Gillespie doubled home Chris Snyder and Gerardo Parra then Kelly Johnson tripled home both Cole Gillespie and Stephen Drew, and Justin Upton singled home Kelly Johnson in the 4th inning to score 5 runs in the inning.  In the 6th Donnie Murphy scored for the Marlins on a throwing error.  In the bottom of the inning Arizona scored 4 more runs thanks to a long single from Adam LaRoche, a sac fly from Chris Snyder and an error.  In the 7th the Marlins added 2 runs when Brett Hayes homered scoring Cody Ross.

Anibal Sánchez lost after he pitched just 4 innings giving up 9 hits, 6 runs, and 2 strikeouts.  Rodrigo López got the win after he tossed 7 innings giving up 5 hits, 4 runs and 3 strikeouts.

The Mets and The Braves are both off

NL East Recap 7-2

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 03-07-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Cora, Altanta Braves, andy laroche, Billy Wagner, Florida Marlins, Gaby Sanchez, Hanley Ramirez, Ian Desmond, Jamie Moyer, Jonathon Niese, Josh Johnson, Josh Willingham, Kris Medlen, Leo Nunez, Luis Atilano, martin prado, New York Mets, Octavio Dotel, Omar Infante, Philadelphia Phillies, Roger Bernadina, Ross Ohlendorf, Washington Nationals

Marlins vs. Braves

The Marlins and Braves went extra innings on Friday night in Atlanta.   The Braves blew a ninth inning lead and fell behind in the top of the 11th, but Atlanta bounced back in the bottom of the 11th and defeated the Marlins 4-3.

Marlins Braves BaseballBraves starter Kris Medlen and Marlins ace Josh Johnson each allowed only one run.  Medlen allowed a solo homer to Hanley Ramirez in the top of the first, but kept the Marlins off of the scoreboard after that.   A pair of RBI singles by Martin Prado in the 5th and 7th innings gave the Braves a 2-1 lead.  The score stayed that way until the top of the ninth.  Billy Wagner came on for the save, but Gaby Sanchez led off the frame with a solo shot to center to tie the game at 2.

The score remained tied at 2 until the top of the 11th, when the Marlins took the lead on a bizarre play.  With the bases loaded and one out, the Marlins attempted a squeeze with pinch hitter Brian Barden at the plate.  Barden missed the bunt attempt and Wes Helms was caught in a rundown breaking from third.   However, the Marlins caught a break when Braves reliever Jonny Venters dropped the ball as he went to tag out Helms, who scored the go-ahead run.   The Marlins brought in closer Leo Nunez in the bottom of the 11th, but he failed to retire a batter.  After allowing a leadoff walk and a double, Omar Infante singled to left to bring home two runs and give the Braves a walk-off victory.  Venters (3-0) earned the victory for Atlanta, while Nunez (3-2) suffered the loss for Florida.

 

Mets vs. Nationals

The Mets received a solid starting pitching performance for the second straight day in Washington.  This time, they provided their starter with some offense, jumping out to an early lead and hanging on to defeat the Nationals by a score of 5-3.

Mets Nationals BaseballThe Mets jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning against Nats starter Luis Atilano on an RBI groundout from Ike Davis, and then knocked Atilano (6-5) out of the game in the fourth.  After loading the bases with no outs, Atilano retired the next two Mets and looked like he might escape the jam.  However, Alex Cora followed with a triple off of the right field wall to clear the bases.  Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese followed with an RBI double to bring home Cora and give the Mets a 5-0 lead.

Niese held the Nationals scoreless until the seventh inning, when Josh Willingham led off the inning with a solo homer to put the Nats on the board.  However, Niese (6-2) retired the next three batters and finished up seven innings, allowing just that one run.  The score remained 5-1 until the bottom of the ninth, when things got interesting.  Mets manager Jerry Manuel elected not to bring in his closer to start the inning with a four run lead, but summoned Francisco Rodriguez once the game became a save situation with two outs and runners on second and third.  Roger Bernadina and Ian Desmond hit back-to-back RBI singles to cut the lead to 5-3 and put the tying runs on base.   Met killer Willie Harris then came up and worked a full count, but instead of coming home, Rodriguez wheeled around and threw to second, picking off Bernadina to end the game.  That pickoff was the only out K-Rod recorded, but it was enough to earn him his 19th save on the season.

 

Phillies vs. Pirates

The Phillies and Pirates couldn’t muster much offense Friday night in Pittsburgh.  The Pirates scratched out two runs in the fourth, and those runs held up as the Pirates defeated the Phillies by a score of 2-0.

Phillies Pirates BaseballPhillies starter Jamie Moyer pitched six strong innings, allowing just five hits and striking out eight.  Unfortunately for Moyer (9-7) and the Phillies, it wasn’t enough.  In the fourth inning, with the bases loaded and two outs, Moyer got Andy LaRoche to hit a slow roller towards third base.  Moyer raced to pick up the ball and fired to first, but he threw wildly over the head of Ryan Howard, allowing two runs to score.  LaRoche was credited with an infield hit and an RBI on the play.

Meanwhile, Pirates starter Ross Ohlendorf pitched seven shutout innings for Pittsburgh, allowing five hits and just one walk while striking out eight.  Octavio Dotel came on in the ninth inning and retired the Phillies in order to earn his 18th save and give Ohlendorf (1-6) his first win on the season.

NL East Recap 6-26

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 27-06-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Adam Jones, Adrian Gonzalez, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Billy Wagner, Bobby Cox, Carl Pavano, Chipper Jones, Cole Hamels, Delmon Young, Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, Heath Bell, Ivan Rodriguez, Jason Kubel, Jerry Hairston, Joe Mauer, Joel Zumaya, Johan Santana, Johnny Damon, Jon Garland, Josh Johnson, Kenshin Kawakami, Livan Hernandez, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Stanton, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, peter moylan, Philadelphia Phillies, Roger Bernadina, Ryan Howard, San Diego Padres, Shaun Marcum, Takashi Saito, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals

Mets vs. Twins

Johan Santana faced his former team for the first time as the Mets hosted the Twins at Citi Field on Saturday afternoon.   Minnesota jumped on Santana early and the Mets couldn’t solve Carl Pavano as the Twins went on to win 6-0.

*Jun 26 - 00:05*The Twins scored four runs in the first inning off of Santana (5-5), and never looked back.  Joe Mauer started the scoring with a run-scoring single, and then with 2 outs, Jason Kubel hit an RBI double and Delmon Young doubled home two more runs to give the Twins an early 4-0 lead.  Meanwhile, Pavano (9-6) was dominant from the start.  Pavano went all nine innings, allowing just three singles and a walk to the Mets.  Kubel added a solo home run in the ninth inning to cap the scoring.

 

 

Braves vs. Tigers

The Braves got a timely home run from their longtime third baseman, and the team survived some shaky relief pitching to hold off the Tigers for a 4-3 victory in Atlanta.

braves-626Kenshin Kawakami came into the game winless, and though he pitched well over seven innings, left trailing 1-0.  However, the Braves finally gave Kawakami (1-9) some support in the bottom of the seventh when Chipper Jones belted a three-run home run off of Detroit reliever Joel Zumaya (2-1).  The Braves added another run in the eighth on an Eric Hinske RBI double and entered the ninth inning with a 4-1 lead. 

A day after earning his 400th career save, Billy Wagner was unavailable due to a sore left ankle, so Takashi Saito came in to try to seal the victory.   However, Saito allowed a solo homer to Miguel Cabrera and walked two more before being pulled.  Manager Bobby Cox then called on Eric O’Flaherty, but O’Flaherty proceeded to walk the next two batters, the last one forcing in a run and cutting the lead to 4-3.  Peter Moylan then came in to face Johnny Damon with the bases loaded.  With the count 3 and 2, Moylan’s offering to Damon appeared to be outside, but the Braves got the strike three call and the victory.  Moylan earned his first save on the season.

With the victory and the Mets’ loss, the Braves extended their lead in the NL East to 1.5 games.

 

Phillies vs. Blue Jays

Playing the second game of their “road” series in Philadelphia against the Blue Jays, the Phillies couldn’t take advantage of their home ballpark and fell to Toronto 5-1.

phils-626The Blue Jays touched up Phillies starter Cole Hamels (5-5) for five runs in four innings.  John Buck, Aaron Hill and Alex Gonzalez each homered off of Hamels to spark the Toronto offense.  Shaun Marcum (7-3) didn’t allow the Phillies to get back into the game, allowing just one run over six innings.  The Phillies only run came courtesy of a Ryan Howard solo home run.  In an unusual site, Howard acted as the Phillies’ DH as the game was played under American League rules in the NL ballpark.  Toronto relievers combined for three scoreless innings to close out their Philly home victory.

The teams will face off on Sunday in the rubber match of their three game set. 

 

Nationals vs. Orioles

A day after blowing a 6-0 lead to the Orioles, the Nationals jumped out to a 5-0 lead in Baltimore.   For the second straight day, however, the Nats blew a large lead and fell in the Battle of the Beltway by a score of 6-5.

nats-626Washington scored four runs in the 3rd inning, thanks to a two-run double by Adam Dunn and RBIs from Ivan Rodriguez and Roger Bernadina.  After adding another run in the fourth, the Orioles came back against Nats’ starter Livan Hernandez.  Adam Jones homered in the fourth to get the O’s on the board, and then the Orioles scored four in the fifth.  Matt Wieters  delivered the big hit, as his two-run single tied the game at 5.

The Orioles took a 6-5 lead in the seventh.  With Ty Wigginton batting, Nationals reliver Drew Storen threw a wild pitch that allowed Luke Scott to score the go-ahead run.  Jason Berken (1-1) earned the victory for the Orioles in relief, while Sean Burnett (0-4) took the loss for the Nats.  Alfredo Simon pitched a perfect ninth to earn his eighth save.

 

Marlins vs. Padres

Jon Garland and Josh Johnson faced off in a pitcher’s duel Saturday night in Miami.   Johnson pitched eight solid innings, but the Marlins couldn’t solve Garland or the Padres’ pen, and the Padres defeated the Marlins by a score of 2-1.

marlins-626The Marlins scored first in the second inning thanks to a Mike Stanton sacrifice fly.  The Padres answered back in the fourth when Adrian Gonzalez doubled home David Eckstein with the tying run.   In the fifth, Jerry Hairston Jr. tripled off of Stanton’s glove, and then scored on Garland’s fly ball to right field.   Garland’s ball took Stanton into foul ground, and Marlins players tried to yell at Stanton to let the ball land foul, but his catch turned into a sacrifice fly and scored the deciding run.

Johnson (8-3) took the loss despite striking out nine and allowing just five hits.  Garland (8-5) allowed just four hits over 6.2 innings and earned the victory.  Heath Bell pitched the ninth inning and struck out two in earning his 21st save.

6-16 NL East Recap

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 17-06-2010

Tagged Under : A.J. Burnett, Adam Dunn, Angel Pagan, Anibal Sanchez, Ben Zobrist, Braves, Brennan Boesch, Chris Coghlan, Christian Guzman, Darren O'Day, Dioner Navarro, Don Kelly, Gerald Laird, Hanley Ramirez, Indians, Ivan Rodriguez, Jamie Moyer, Jayson Werth, Jeff Francoeur, Jhonny Peralta, Jon Niese, Jorge Posada, Josh Hamilton, Justin Verlander, Livan Hernandez, Marlins, martin prado, Melky Cabrera, Mets, Mitch Talbot, Nationals, Neftali Feliz, Phillies, Rangers, Rays, Robinson Cano, Roger Bernadina, Ruben Tejada, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Shelley Duncan, Tigers, Tommy Hanson, Tommy Hunter, Troy Glaus, Wade Davis, Yankees

Nationals vs. Tigers

nats-6-161The Nationals fell to the Tigers 8-3 Wednesday night. Washington jumped out to an early lead with home runs by Adam Dunn in the 1st inning and Roger Bernadina in the 2nd.  Detroit responded in the bottom of the 2nd, scoring four runs on a single by Gerald Laird and a sacrifice fly by Don Kelly.  Down 5-2 in the 6th, Ivan Rodriguez drove in Christian Guzman with a single.  It wasn’t enough though as Detroit scored three more runs in the 7th on a Brennan Boesch home run.

Livan Hernandez took the loss, tossing 6.2 innings and giving up eight runs on seven hits. Justin Verlander got the win for the Tigers going 8 innings and allowing three runs on seven hits.

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Mets vs. Indians

Mets Indians BaseballThe Mets beat the Indians 8-4, winning their sixth game in a row. The game was scoreless until the 3rd inning when Angel Pagan drove in Ruben Tejada on an RBI double starting off a five-run inning. Pagan went 3-5 with three RBIs on the night. In the bottom of the 4th, Shelley Duncan put the Indians on the board with a two-run homer. Top of the 6th, the Mets scored three more on RBI singles by Jeff Francoeur and Pagan. The Indians would go on to score another run in the eighth on a sac fly by Jhonny Peralta.

Jon Niese got the win for the Mets, going 7 innings and giving up three runs on eight hits. Mitch Talbot took the loss, lasting only 5.2 innings and allowing eight runs on 13 hits.

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Phillies vs. Yankees

Phillies Yankees BaseballThe Phillies took game two against the Yankees, winning by a score of 6-3. Philadelphia got on the board first in the 2nd inning. Shane Victorino drove in three runs with a triple. The Phillies got two more in the 4th with back-to-back home runs by Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth. The Yankees scored in the 2nd and 5th innings on home runs by Robinson Cano and Jorge Posada respectively.

Jamie Moyer got the win for the Phillies, throwing 8 innings and giving up two runs on three hits. A.J. Burnett took the loss, going only 3.1 innings and allowing six runs on six hits.

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Marlins vs. Rangers

fl-6-16The Marlins lost their second in a row to the Rangers by a score of 6-3. The Rangers scored early and often with a run in each of the first three innings. Hanley Ramirez drove in a run in the 3rd cutting the Rangers lead to 3-1. Chris Coghlan doubled in the 5th inning to make it 3-2 Rangers. The Marlins bullpen was shaky giving up two runs in the 8th and a home run to Josh Hamilton in the top of the 9th.

Anibal Sanchez kept the Marlins in the game, but got the loss, going 6 innings and allowing three runs on eight hits.  Rangers starter Tommy Hunter lasted only 2.1 innings. He wound up with a no decision. Darren O’Day got the win for the Rangers, while Neftali Feliz got the save.

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Braves vs. Rays

Rays Braves BaseballThe Braves beat the Rays 6-2, keeping themselves atop of the NL East. Troy Glaus drove in two runs in the 3rd to make it 3-0 Braves. In the bottom of the 8th the Braves scored two more runs on RBI singles by Melky Cabrera and Martin Prado. The Rays bats were quiet most of the night until the top of the ninth when they scored two runs on a single by Ben Zobrist and a double by Dioner Navarro.

Tommy Hanson threw 7 innings of shut out baseball to get the win for the Braves. He allowed no runs on three hits. Wade Davis got the loss, going 5 innings and giving up three runs on seven hits.

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