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 9-27-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 27-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Braves, Brewers, Dave Bush, John Lannan, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Roy Halladay, Tommy Hanson

Monday’s games:

Nationals vs. Phillies

Washington plays host to the Phillies tonight. John Lannan (8-7, 4.58 ERA) gets the start for the Nationals. Roy Halladay (20-10, 2.53 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Braves vs. Marlins

As Atlanta looks to take the NL Wild Card, Florida hope to be spoilers as these two teams open up a three-game set in Atlanta tonight. Tommy Hanson (10-11, 3.51 ERA) takes the hill for Atlanta. Alex Sanabia (5-3, 3.99 ERA) starts for Florida. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

Mets vs. Brewers

The Mets begin their final homestand of the season with a four-game series with Milwaukee. Mike Pelfrey (15-9, 3.75 ERA) starts for New York. Dave Bush (7-13, 4.70 ERA) starts for the Brewers. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

NL East Recap 9/22

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by samlevenstein on 23-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Anderson Hernandez, Brad Davis, Brad Lidge, Cameron Maybin, Carlos Beltran, Chris Carter, Chris Johnson, Clay Hensley, Dan Uggla, Danny Espinosa, David Wright, Gaby Sanchez, Ian Desmond, Ike davis, Jason Marquis, Jason Michaels, Jayson Werth, Jon Niese, Jose Reyes, Justin Maxwell, Logan Morrison, Lucas Duda, Michael Morse, Mike Stanton, osvaldo martinez, Raul Ibanez, Roy Oswalt, Ruben Tejada, Ryan Madson, Sean Burnett, Tommy Hanson, Tyler Clippard, Wandy Rodriguez, Wes Helms

Braves vs. Phillies

The Phillies won in a score of 1-0 in a pitchers duel.  The only score came in the 8th when Raul Ibanez doubled scoring Jayson Werth.

Tommy Hanson pitched 6 innings giving up 2 hits, no runs, and 4 strikeouts.  Roy Oswalt pitched 7 innings giving up 1 hit, no runs, and 8 strikeouts.  The win went to Ryan Madson who pitched a perfect 8th.  Brad Lidge also earned his 26th save of the season.

Nationals vs. Astros

The Nationals beat the Astros in a score of 3-4. The Nationals scored in the 3rd when Ian Desmond singled home Danny Espinosa.  In the 4th Jason Michaels singled scoring Chris Johnson.  In the bottom of the inning Michael Morse hit a solo shot for the Nats.  In the 7th Angel Sanchez singled scoring Jason Michaels and Anderson Hernandez.  In the bottom of the inning Danny Espinosa homered scoring Justin Maxwell.

Wandy Rodriguez pitched 6.1 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 6 strikeouts.  Jason Marquis pitched 6 innings giving up 7 hits, 2 runs, and 2 strikeouts.  The win went to Tyler Clippard who pitched 1 inning giving up 1 hit, no runs, and 2 strikeouts.  Sean Burnett got his 3rd  save after pitching to just 2 batters and giving up 1 hit.

Mets vs. Marlins

The Marlins beat the Mets in a score of 7-5. The Marlins scored 5 runs in the 1st when Dan Uggla singled scoring Cameron Maybin, Mike Stanton walked with the bases loaded scoring Logan Morrison, Wes Helms doubled scoring Dan Uggla and Gaby Sanchez, and Brad Davis grounded out scoring Mike Stanton.  The Mets scored in the 3rd when Jose Reyes singled home Ruben Tejada and in the 4th when Carlos Beltran hit a solo shot and Lucas Duda hit a sac fly to score David Wright.  In the 5th Wes Helms hit a sac fly to score Logan Morrison.  In the 8th Josh Thole walked with the bases loaded scoring Carlos Beltran and Chris Carter grounded out scoring Ike Davis.  In the 8th Dan Uggla singled scoring Osvaldo Martínez.

Alex Sanabia got the win and pitched 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 2 strikeouts.  Jon Niese got the loss and pitched 5.2 innings giving up 5 hits, 6 runs, and 7 strikeouts.  Clay Hensley earned his 5th save of the season pitching the 9th and giving up 1 hit.

What’s on Tap 9-22-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 22-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Astros, Braves, Jason Marquis, Jon Niese, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Roy Oswalt, Tommy Hanson, Wandy Rodriguez

Wednesday’s games:

Braves vs. Phillies

The Braves and Phillies play the final game of their series tonight in Philadelphia. Tommy Hanson (10-11, 3.62 ERA) gets the start for Atlanta. Roy Oswalt (7-1, 1.94 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Nationals vs. Astros

The Nationals and Astros continue their series tonight in Washington. Jason Marquis (2-9, 7.71 ERA) takes the mound for Washington. Wandy Rodriguez (11-12, 3.65 ERA) starts for Houston. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Marlins vs. Mets

These two teams face-off for the final time tonight in Florida. Alex Sanabia (4-3, 3.88 ERA) starts for Florida. Jon Niese (9-9, 3.76 ERA) starts for New York. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

NL East Recap 9-17

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 18-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Alfonso Soriano, Atlanta Braves, Billy Wagner, Bobby Cox, Carlos Marmol, Carlos Ruiz, Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, Geovany Soto, Jason Heyward, Jason Marquis, Jayson Werth, Jonathon Niese, Melky Cabrera, New York Mets, Omar Infante, Philadelphia Phillies, Raul Ibanez, Roy Oswalt, Ryan Dempster, Ryan Zimmerman, Tommy Hanson, Washington Nationals

Phillies vs. Nationals

The first place Phillies exploded for six first inning runs, and Roy Oswalt tossed six solid innings as the Phils defeated the Nationals 9-1 in Philly.

After a Ryan Zimmerman RBI single put Washington ahead in the top of the first, the Phillies went to work against Nationals starter Jason Marquis.  Marquis (2-9) retired the first batter of the inning, but then allowed the next eight batters to reach base before being knocked out of the game.  Jayson Werth tied the game with an RBI infield single, and Raul Ibanez followed with a two run single.  Oswalt contributed to the offensive outburst with an RBI single of his own as the Phils jumped out to a 6-1 lead. 

Oswalt (13-13) allowed just one run and six hits over his six innings, striking out seven along the way.   Werth and Carlos Ruiz homered off of the Nationals bullpen to cap the scoring for the Phils.  Zimmerman finished with a 4 for 4 night at the plate in a losing cause for the Nats.

Braves vs. Mets

The Braves overcame an early three run deficit and the ejection of their manager, defeating the Mets by a score of 6-4 at Citi Field to keep pace with the Phillies in the NL East.

In the bottom of the second inning, Bobby Cox was ejected for the 158th time (a major league record) for arguing balls and strikes.  The Mets went on to score three runs in the inning against Atlanta starter Tommy Hanson, thanks to RBI singles from Lucas Duda, pitcher Jonathon Niese, and Jose Reyes.  The Braves bounced back in the fourth inning, captilizing on a David Wright throwing error to score six unearned runs off of Niese (9-9).   Melky Cabrera hit an RBI single to start the scoring, and Omar Infante delivered a two run double to tie the game.  Jason Heyward then delivered the big blow, launching a three run homer to right field to give the Braves a 6-3 lead.

Duda hit his first major league home run off of Hanson in the bottom of the fourth inning, but that would be the last run of the night for either team.  Hanson (10-11) went six innings to earn the victory, and Billy Wagner pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 34th save.

Marlins vs. Cubs

The Marlins and Cubs each received solid pitching on Friday night in Florida.  Chicago was the only team to score in the pitchers’ duel, defeating the Marlins by a score of 2-0.

Ryan Dempster (14-10) pitched seven shutout innings against his former team, allowing just four hits while striking out five.  Florida starter Alex Sanabia (4-3) pitched well, but couldn’t keep the Cubs off of the scoreboard.  Alfonso Soriano hit an RBI double in the second inning, and Geovany Soto doubled home a run in the sixth inning to deliver the only two runs of the evening.  

The Marlins had a chance in the ninth as Cubs closer Carlos Marmol walked the first two batters of the inning.  However, Marmol rebounded to retire the next three batters and earn save number 32.

What’s on Tap 9-17-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 17-09-2010

Tagged Under : Alex Sanabia, Braves, Cubs, Jason Marquis, Jon Niese, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Roy Oswalt, Ryan Dempster, Tommy Hanson

Friday’s games:

Nationals vs. Phillies

The Nationals and Phillies begin their series tonight in Philadelphia. Jason Marquis (2-8, 6.60 ERA) takes the hill for Washington. Roy Oswalt (6-1, 1.98 ERA) starts for the Phillies. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Braves vs. Mets

The Braves and Mets begin a three-game series tonight in New York. Tommy Hanson (9-11, 3.54 ERA) gets the start for Atlanta. Jon Niese (9-8, 3.85 ERA) starts for New York. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Marlins vs. Cubs

The Marlins send Alex Sanabia (4-2, 3.95 ERA) to the mound as they begin their esries with the Cubs tonight in Florida. Ryan Dempster (13-10, 3.62 ERA) starts for Chicago. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

NL East Recap 9-11

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 11-09-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Albert Pujols, Alex Gonzalez, Anibal Sanchez, Braves, brendan ryan, Cardinals, Chad Tracy, Clay Hensley, Craig Kimbrel, Emilio Bonifacio, Hisanori Takahashi, Ike davis, Jake Westbrook, Jason Heyward, Jason Marquis, Jose Reyes, Kyle Kendrick, Logan Morrison, Marlins, martin prado, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Mike Stanton, Mitchell Boggs, Nate McLouth, Nationals, Nyjer Morgan, Phillies, Ross Gload, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Tommy Hanson, Wilson Ramos

Marlins vs. Nationals

Jason Marquis was good, but Anibal Sanchez was better, as the Marlins beat the Nationals 4-1. Marquis had himself a no-hitter through the first four innings before Florida got to him in the 5th. With two outs in the top of the 5th, Emilio Bonifacio singled to drive in Chad Tracy and Mike Stanton, giving the Marlins a 2-0 lead. Florida would score another run in the 8th on an RBI single by Logan Morrison, and again in the 9th on a fielding error by Washington’s Adam Dunn. Sanchez had his own no-hitter going until the 5th inning. Washington was held to just five hits in the game. Their only run came in the bottom of the 8th on a double by Wilson Ramos to score Nyjer Morgan.

Sanchez got the win, going 7.2 innings and giving up one run on four hits while striking out four. Marquis took the loss, going 6 innings and allowing two runs on five hits while striking out eight. Clay Hensley recorded his 2nd save for the Marlins.

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets held on to play spoilers today, beating Philadelphia 4-3. New York got it going early against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick. Ike Davis drove in the Mets first run in the 1st on a ground-rule double. New York would later add a run in the 3rd on a solo shot off the bat of Jose Reyes. Davis drove in two more runs in the 7th to make it 4-0 Mets. Philadelphia, however, made things interesting in the top of the 8th. Ross Gload scored the first run for Philadelphia on a single by Shane Victorino. A few batters later, Ryan Howard knocked in two runs on a single to center field. The Mets bullpen was able to hold on though and finish the game to get the win.

Mike Pelfrey got the win, going 7.1 strong innings and giving up two runs on six hits while striking out five. Kyle Kendrick took the loss, going 5 innings and allowing two runs on five hits while striking out only one. Hisanori Takahashi recorded his 6th save for the Mets.

Braves vs. Cardinals

It took 12 innings, but the Braves were able to hang on and beat the Cardinals 6-3 in yet another walk-off win, putting them back in a tie for first place in the NL East. With two outs in the 1st inning, Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook walked Nate McLouth to force home the first run for Atlanta. It remained 1-0 until the 5th when McLouth tripled to drive in Martin Prado. St. Louis tied it up in the top of the 6th on a two-run double by Albert Pujols. Jason Heyward put the Braves ahead in the 7th with a solo shot to right field. In the top of the 8th, however, it was Pujols once again who tied up the game. Pujols grounded into a force out allowing Brendan Ryan to score. The game was tied until the bottom of the 12 when, with two men on, Alex Gonzalez hit his second career walk-off home run.

Atlanta’s starter Tommy Hanson went 7 innings to get the no decision. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out five. Reliever Craig Kimbrel got the win for Atlanta. Westbrook went 6 innings in his start for St. Louis to also get a no decision. He gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out three. Mitchell Boggs took the loss for St. Louis.

What’s on Tap 9-11-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 11-09-2010

Tagged Under : Anibal Sanchez, Braves, Cardinals, Jake Westbrook, Jason Marquis, Kyle Kendrick, Marlins, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Tommy Hanson

Saturday’s games:

Marlins vs. Nationals

With Florida taking game one in the series, Washington looks to bounce back in game two this afternoon. Anibal Sanchez (11-9, 3.45 ERA) takes the hill for Florida. Jason Marquis (2-7, 7.14 ERA) gets the start for the Nationals. First pitch is 1:05 p.m. in Washington.

Braves  vs. Cardinals

The Braves send Tommy Hanson (9-11, 3.58 ERA) to the mound for game three against the Cardinals in Atlanta. Jake Westbrook (1-3 ,3.89 ERA) starts for St. Louis. Game time is 4:10 p.m.

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets and Phillies continue their series this afternoon in New York. Mike Pelfrey (13-9, 3.96 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. Kyle Kendrick (9-8, 4.89 ERA) starts for Philadelphia. First pitch is 4:10 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.