Browsing Posts tagged D.J. Carrasco

The Phils wrapped this game up early — after 4 innings, it was 9-0.  Hunter Pence drove in 3 of those runs, including a 2-run homer in the first that got the ball rolling.  For the 13th time this season, Mike Pelfrey took the loss.  He was only able to stick around for the first 3 innings, allowing 5 runs.  Fittingly (assuming this is his last appearance of the season, and let’s hope it is), D.J. Carrasco got shelled as well — the final 4 Philly runs came in his 1 inning of work.  He likely won’t be around next year; Pelfrey probably will.  Roy Halladay himself had a typical game, tossing 6 shutout innings for the win.  

Denied. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs in a 10-6 loss in eleven innings. The Mets were down early but rallied in the later inning, eventually tying it up 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth. They had a chance to walk-off in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and one out, but failed to do so. David Wright came to the plate with the bases full and two outs in the tenth inning only to fly out. Then it all crumbled as the Mets pitching surrendered six runs in the top of the eleventh. They fall to 71-75 on the season with 16 games left to play.

Picture perfect moment between John Franco and Mike Piazza during the 9/11 anniversary ceremony.

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The New York Mets defeated the Florida Marlins in a 7-5 victory Thursday night. Miguel Batista made an efficient spot start, pitching six innings yielding only two runs. He definitely earned another start. The Mets offense scored four runs in the third inning and three insurance runs in the eighth inning to lead them to victory. They end their homestand with a 66-69 record.

Duda comes up with the big hit again!

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D.J Carrasco served up a go-ahead 3-run homer to Ryan Roberts to propel the Arizona Diamondbacks to a comeback win.  The loss now drops the Mets to 3 games below .500, at 58-61.  They have now dropped 4 in a row and have a 3-10 record over their past 13 games.

This game was a snapshot of two teams going in opposite directions.  The upstart D-Backs, first place in their division, won their 33rd game this season in which they’ve come from behind.  The Mets, however, continue their summer slide out of contention.  Mike Pelfrey had his good stuff working today — after spotting the D-Backs 2 runs in the first, he allowed 2 hits and no earned runs the rest of the way.  Unfortunately, he had to leave in the 5th inning after being struck in the arm by a line drive.  In came Carrasco, and there went the game.  After hitting Willie Bloomquist with a pitch, he gave the 3-run blast to Roberts that turned a 4-2 Mets lead into a 5-4 deficit.  The dog days of summer are definitely here.


Old friend J.J. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


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The Angels’ bats battered Mets starter Jon Niese early to cruise to the win in Sunday’s rubber game.  The loss drops the Mets to 35-37, and it their first series loss since May 27-29 (Phillies).

The difference in the game was the starting pitchers.  Angels starter Tyler Chatwood pitched 7 shutout innings for the win, while Niese gave up 5 runs (4 earned) in only 4 innings of work.  The heavy damage in the game came in the 2nd inning.  With the bases loaded and 2 outs in the inning, Erick Aybar tripled to clear the bases and give the Halos a 4-0 lead.  The Angels plated individual runs in innings 5-7 to push the lead to 7-0.  The Mets then scored 3 runs off the bats of Jose Reyes, Justin Turner, and Carlos Beltran in the 9th to save some face.

The look says it all (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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Dillon Gee, D.J. Carrasco, Bobby Parnell, and Francisco Rodriguez combined for a 2-hit shutout to blank the Braves on a stormy night.  Bobby Parnell got the win, and the Mets brought their record to the .500 level — 34-34.

Gee entered the game looking to extend his record to 8-0.  Had the weather permitted, he probably would’ve done so — he was dominant the first 4 innings, only allowing 1 hit and striking out 5.  But the rain clouds had other plans — by the time the game resumed over an hour later he was long gone, one inning short of qualifying for the victory.

On the hitting side, once again, Jose Reyes provided the initial spark.  He doubled to lead off the game and then advanced to 3rd on a throwing error by Jason Heyward.  Rubin Tejada drove him in via groundout, and that was really all the Mets would need.  Angel Pagan hit a 2-run homer in the 4th to push the lead to 3-0, and (who else?) Reyes drove in the final run of the game in the 7th on a groundout.

(Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Game 1:

The Braves hit 4 solo home runs, 3 of them off fill-in starter D.J. Carrasco, to beat the Mets 4-2 in the first game of today’s twin bill.

Chipper Jones got the Braves on the board immediately, hitting an opposite field bomb in the first inning.  Alex Gonzalez later hit 2 of his own, and that would be all Derek Lowe needed, as he looked sharp early.  The Mets were held scoreless until the 5th inning, when Reyes produced an RBI on a groundout.  That cut the deficit to 3-1, and while Willie Harris doubled home a run an inning later to bring it to 3-2, that was all they would get.  As has been the case recently, the Mets’ bats were silenced in the late innings, and Freddie Freeman’s solo shot in the 6th would provide the final score of 4-2.


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The New York Mets dropped both games of a doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies this afternoon. They have now lost five straight and eight of their last nine. The Mets are currently 4-9 on the season and officially dead last in the National League East standings.

Troy Tulowitzki is officially a “Mets killer”…

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The Washington Nationals rallied back from a 3-1 deficit in the 8th inning, and then took the lead for good in the 11th, to beat the Mets 7-3 at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Mets wasted a dominant performance by Chris Young, who allowed the Nats only 1 run on 1 hit in his 7 innings of work.  The Mets took a 3-1 lead into the 8th inning thanks to RBI singles by David Wright and Angel Pagan in the 1st, and Ike Davis in the 5th.  However, D.J. Carrasco gave it back, allowing 2 runs while only recording 2 outs.  

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies 11-0 on Thursday afternoon. Jonathon Niese was taken advantage of throughout his start. The Mets lose their first series against the Phils, and finally head home with a 3-3 record.

Niese looks frustrated, to say the least!


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