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 9-24

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 25-09-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Andrew Miller, Angel Pagan, Atlanta Braves, Brad Lidge, Carlos Ruiz, Florida Marlins, Jeremy Jeffress, Joe Blanton, Jordan Zimmermann, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Omar Infante, Philadelphia Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Ryan Braun, Shane Victorino, Tim Hudson, Washington Nationals, Willie Harris

Phillies vs. Mets

The first place Phillies stayed hot, defeating the Mets by a score of 3-2 in Philly for their 11th straight victory.

Shane Victorino led off the first with a home run and doubled home a run in the second off of Mets starter R.A. Dickey as the Phillies jumped out to an early 2-0 lead.  The Mets tied the game in the top of the fourth inning when Angel Pagan blasted a two run homer off of Joe Blanton, but the Phils regained the lead in the bottom of the frame thanks to a Carlos Ruiz RBI single.

Blanton (8-6) pitched seven solid innings for the victory, allowing just those two runs and striking out six.  Dickey (11-8) gave up three runs and eight hits over six innings and suffered the loss.  Brad Lidge pitched around a double and a walk to earn his 27th save and help the Phillies inch closer to the NL East crown.

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves visited the nation’s capital hoping to get back on the winning track.  Instead, they dropped their fourth straight as the Nationals defeated Atlanta 8-3.

Adam Dunn hit two homers and drove in five runs to lead the way for the Nationals.   Dunn hit both homers off of Braves starter Tim Hudson.  Hudson (16-9) had a rough night, allowing six runs, six walks, and seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.  Meanwhile, Jordan Zimmermann (1-2) earned his first victory since June 2009, holding Atlanta to one run and three hits over five innings.  Willie Harris hit an inside-the-park home run for the Nationals in the victory, while Omar Infante homered for the Braves in the loss.

Marlins vs. Brewers

The Marlins fell a game below .500 after falling to the Brewers by a score of 6-2 Friday night in Milwaukee.

Ryan Braun drove in three runs to help the Brewers jump out to a 4-0 lead against Andrew Miller (1-4) and the Marlins.  Braun singled home two runs in the third and doubled home another run in the fifth.  Mark Rogers made his first major league start for the Brewers.  Rogers allowed no hits and struck out four, but was pulled after three innings as the Brewers had Rogers on a 60-pitch limit.  Jeremy Jeffress (1-0) earned his first career victory with two scoreless innings in relief.

What’s on Tap 9-24-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 24-09-2010

Tagged Under : Andrew Miller, Braves, Brewers, Joe Blanton, Jordan Zimmermann, Mark Rogers, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Tim Hudson

Friday’s games:

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves and Nationals begin a three-game series tonight in Washington. Tim Hudson (16-8, 2.61 ERA) starts for Atlanta. Jordan Zimmermann (0-2, 6.75 ERA) starts for Washington. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets and Phillies play against each other for the  final time this season, tonight in Philadelphia. R.A. Dickey (11-7, 2.92 ERA) starts for New York. Joe Blanton (7-6, 5.04 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Brewers

The Marlins send Andrew Miller (1-3, 8.17 ERA) to the mound as they continue their series with Milwaukee. Mark Rogers (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his first big league start for the Brewers. First pitch is 8:10 p.m.

NL East Recap 9-18

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 19-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Gonzalez, Anibal Sanchez, Billy Wagner, Blake Dewitt, Brad Davis, Brad Lidge, Braves, Carlos Marmol, Casey Coleman, Cubs, Danny Espinosa, Derrek Lee, Dillon Gee, Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth, Jordan Zimmermann, Jose Reyes, Kyle Kendrick, Logan Morrison, Luis Hernandez, Marlins, Mets, Michael Morse, Mike Stanton, Nate McLouth, Nationals, Phillies, Raul Ibanez, Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman, Tim Hudson, Wilson Valdez

Braves vs. Mets

If the Mets are trying to be spoilers, they aren’t doing a very good job of it, as Atlanta beat New York for the second straight game 4-2. With the loss, the Mets have been eliminated from contention in the NL East. Nate McLouth got things started for Atlanta in the 2nd inning with a double to score Derrek Lee. The Mets tied it up in the bottom of the 3rd, however, on a solo shot off the bat of Jose Reyes. Atlanta struck again in the top of the 4th, scoring two more runs on an Alex Gonzalez double to center field. The second run for the Mets came in the 5th. After fouling a ball off his right foot, Luis Hernandez drove the next pitch into the right field seats, hitting his second home run as a Met, and cutting the Atlanta lead to 3-2. Hernandez would come out of the game with a broken bone in his foot.  It remained 3-2 until the top of the 9th when Atlanta tagged on an insurance run with a solo shot to right field by McLouth.

Tim Hudson got the win, going 7 innings and giving up two runs on six hits while striking out seven. Dillon Gee took the loss, going 7 innings and allowing three runs on six hits while striking out three. Billy Wagner recorded his 35th save for Atlanta.

Nationals vs. Phillies

The Phillies beat the Nationals 5-2, keeping their three-game lead in the NL East. Washington got on the board with a run in 1st inning when Ian Desmond tripled to score Danny Espinosa. Philadelphia put up two runs in the 2nd on a homer run by Jayson Werth and an RBI double by Wilson Valdez. The Phillies followed with three more runs in the 3rd on a two-run homer by Ryan Howard and a solo shot off the bat of Raul Ibanez. The only other run for Washington came in the 6th when Michael Morse singled to score Ryan Zimmerman.

Kyle Kendrick got the win for the Phillies, going 6 innings and giving up two runs on six hits while striking out three. Jordan Zimmermann took the loss for Washington, going only 3 innings and allowing five runs on nine hits while striking out three. Brad Lidge recorded his 23rd save for Philadelphia.

Marlins vs. Cubs

The Marlins lost to the Cubs 5-3 and are now only one game from being mathematically eliminated from contention in the NL East, and four games away from being eliminated from postseason play altogether. Florida took an early 1-0 lead in the 1st inning with an RBI single by Mike Stanton.  It remained 1-0 until the 5th when Chicago put up four runs in the inning. Three of those runs scored as a result of walks. An RBI double by Brad Davis and an RBI single by Logan Morrison helped Florida cut the lead to 4-3. Chicago added on another run though in the 8th on a double by Blake DeWitt, making it 5-3.

Anibal Sanchez took the loss for Florida, going 5 innings and giving up four runs on five hits while striking out six. Casey Coleman got the win for Chicago, going 6 innings and allowing three runs on five hits while striking out five. Carlos Marmol recorded his 33rd save for Chicago.

What’s on Tap 9-18-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 18-09-2010

Tagged Under : Anibal Sanchez, Braves, Casey Coleman, Cubs, Dillon Gee, Jordan Zimmermann, Kyle Kendrick, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Tim Hudson

Saturday’s games:

Braves vs. Mets

The Braves and Mets continue their series this afternoon in New York. Tim Hudson (15-8, 2.62 ERA) takes the hills for Atlanta. Dillon Gee (1-0, 0.69 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. Game time is 4:10 p.m.

Nationals vs. Philllies

The Nationals send Jordan Zimmermann (0-1, 5.29 ERA) to the mound as they look to bounce back from yesterday’s loss. Kyle Kendrick  (9-9, 4.85 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Marlins vs. Cubs

The Marlins look to take game two from the Cubs tonight in Florida. Anibal Sanchez (12-9, 3.35 ERA) starts for Florida. Casey Coleman (1-2, 5.11 ERA) starts for Chicago. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

What’s on Tap 9-12-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 12-09-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Cardinals, Chris Volstad, Jon Niese, Jordan Zimmermann, Kyle Lohse, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Roy Oswalt, Tim Hudson

Sunday’s games:

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets look to play spoilers once again in the series finale this afternoon in New York. Jon Niese (9-7, 3.85 ERA) starts for the Mets. Roy Oswalt (5-1, 2.30 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 1:10 p.m.

Marlins vs. Nationals

The Nationals look to avoid the sweep as these two teams bring their series to a close. Chris Volstad (9-9, 4.96 ERA) starts for Florida. Jordan Zimmermann (0-0, 3.86 ERA) starts for Washington. First pitch is 1:35 p.m. in Washington.

Braves vs. Cardinals

The Braves send Tim Hudson (15-7, 2.41 ERA) to the mound as they close out their series with the Cardinals tonight in Atlanta. Kyle Lohse (2-7, 7.13 ERA) starts for St. Louis. Game time is 8:05 p.m.

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 9-2-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 02-09-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Jhoulys Chacin, Joe Blanton, Johan Santana, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Pirates, Rockies, Tim Hudson

Thursday’s games:

Braves vs. Mets

The Braves go for the sweep of their four-game series with the Mets. Tim Hudson (15-5, 2.24 ERA) gets the start for Atlanta. Johan Santana (10-9, 3.02 ERA) starts for New York. Game time is 7:10 p.m. in Atlanta.

Phillies vs. Rockies

The Phillies make a quick stop in Colorado for one game before heading home. The game is a makeup from the one postponed on May 11. Joe Blanton (6-6,5.15 ERA) takes the hill for Philadelphia. Jhoulys Chacin (7-9, 3.79 ERA) starts for the Rockies. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

The Marlins have the day off. They begin a three-game series with Atlanta starting tomorrow.

The Nationals have the day off as well. They head to Pittsburgh for a three-game set with the Pirates beginning tomorrow.

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.