Way back machine: Wakefield defeats Mets 10/4/92

Shea Stadium, Attendance: 14,274 Sunday, October 4, 1992, (null)
Time of Game: 1:58
Pirates

2
96-66
Won 1
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    2  4  1
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  0
W: Tim Wakefield (8-1), L: Bret Saberhagen (3-5), S: Steve Cooke (1)
Mets

0
72-90
Lost 1
5th, 24 GB

Batting Stats

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit  Str   PO   A  Details
A Cole RF                     3   0   0   1    0   0  .255  .633   14    9    4   1   SF
J Bell SS                     4   0   0   0    0   0  .264  .709    9    7    3   3
  K Young 3B                  0   0   0   0    0   0  .571 1.238              0   0
A Van Slyke CF                4   0   1   0    0   1  .324  .886   13    9    2   0
  W Pennyfeather CF           0   0   0   0    0   0  .222  .444              0   0
B Bonds LF                    3   1   1   1    0   0  .311 1.080    9    6    1   0   HR
  A Martin LF                 0   0   0   0    0   0  .167  .487              0   0
J King 2B                     3   0   0   0    0   0  .231  .643   10    7    1   1
  C Garcia 2B-SS              0   0   0   0    0   0  .205  .426              3   1
O Merced 1B                   3   0   0   0    0   1  .247  .717   10    5   10   0
M LaValliere C                2   0   0   0    0   1  .256  .677    5    4    3   1
  T Prince C                  1   0   0   0    0   0  .091  .329    2    2    0   0
J Wehner 3B-2B                3   1   1   0    0   0  .179  .479   10    8    0   5
T Wakefield P                 1   0   0   0    0   0  .071  .175    1    1    0   1
  G Varsho PH                 1   0   1   0    0   0  .222  .636    1    1    0   0
  Z Smith P                   0   0   0   0    0   0  .122  .320              0   0
  C Espy PH                   1   0   0   0    0   1  .258  .650    3    3    0   0
  B Walk P                    0   0   0   0    0   0  .093  .209              0   0
  S Cooke P                   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .667              0   0
Totals                       29   2   4   0    0   4               87   62   27  13
Batting Events
HR: B Bonds (34, off B Saberhagen; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SF: A Cole (2, off B Saberhagen).
TB: B Bonds 4; A Van Slyke; G Varsho; J Wehner.
RBI: A Cole (15); B Bonds (103).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding Events
DP: 1. J Wehner-C Garcia-O Merced.
E: J Bell (22).
Baserunning Events
Pickoffs: A Van Slyke (1st base by B Saberhagen).
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit  Str   PO   A  Details
P Howell CF                   3   0   0   0    0   1  .187  .418   10    6    5   0
  D Dozier LF                 1   0   0   0    0   0  .191  .498    2    2    0   0
W Randolph 2B                 3   0   0   0    1   1  .252  .670   15    8    0   1
  D Schofield PR              0   0   0   0    0   0  .206  .597              0   0
D Gallagher LF-RF             3   0   1   0    1   0  .240  .638   12    4    2   0
J McKnight 1B                 4   0   0   0    0   0  .271  .687   12    9   10   0
R Thompson RF-CF              2   0   0   0    1   0  .222  .662    9    2    4   0   CS,GDP
J Kent SS                     3   0   1   0    0   0  .239  .741    9    7    1   3
C Donnels 3B                  3   0   0   0    0   1  .174  .482   13    8    0   2
T Hundley C                   3   0   1   0    0   0  .209  .572   12    8    5   0
B Saberhagen P                2   0   0   0    0   0  .107  .245   10    7    0   3
  D Boston PH                 0   0   0   0    0   0  .249  .764              0   0
  C Walker PH                 1   0   0   0    0   0  .289  .742    2    1    0   0
  P Gibson P                  0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .143              0   0
Totals                       28   0   3   0    3   3              106   62   27   9
Batting Events
TB: T Hundley; D Gallagher; J Kent.
GIDP: R Thompson (2).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Baserunning Events
CS: R Thompson (2, 2nd base by T Wakefield/M LaValliere).

Pitching Stats

Pittsburgh Pirates            IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
T Wakefield, W (8-1)           5     1   0   0    1   3   0   2.15   17   59-37   24· 5· 8    6· 7· 2· 0     67    -     0.88   0.26
Z Smith, H (1)                 2     0   0   0    1   0   0   3.06    6   19-10    7· 0· 3    3· 2· 1· 0          0-0    1.64   0.15
B Walk, H (1)                  0.2   2   0   0    0   0   0   3.07    3   10-6     4· 1· 1    3· 0· 0· 0          0-0    2.44   0.03
S Cooke, S (1)                 1.1   0   0   0    1   0   0   3.52    5   16-8     5· 0· 3    0· 4· 0· 0          1-0    1.97   0.12
Totals                         9     3   0   0    3   3   0          31  104-61   40· 6·15   12·13· 3· 0          1-0 
New York Mets                 IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
B Saberhagen, L (3-5)          8     4   2   2    0   4   1   3.50   27   77-55   36· 6·13    8·15· 5· 0     70    -     0.91   0.05
P Gibson                       1     0   0   0    0   0   0   5.23    3   10-7     4· 2· 1    2· 1· 0· 0          0-0    0.27   0.01
Totals                         9     4   2   2    0   4   1          30   87-62   40· 8·14   10·16· 5· 0           -  
Balks: B Saberhagen (2).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Saberhagen (3; A Van Slyke, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP – Phil Cuzzi, 1B – Terry Tata, 2B – Steve Rippley, 3B – Joe West.
Time of Game: 1:58.
Attendance: 14,274.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 65° F, Wind 9mph in from Leftfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Game Thread: Mets (23-19) vs Red Sox (25-18) And Were Back! Play Ball!

Game Time: 1:35pm
Game Time: 1:35pm
Record: 0-0 Era:3.00 K:4 BB:4 WHIP: 1.00
Record: 0-0 Era:3.00 K:4 BB:4 WHIP: 1.00


Mets Notes:

  • The Mets (23-19) overcame a one-run, ninth-inning deficit for a 3-2 win on Saturday. The victory, though, appeared to be in doubt as Omir Santos’ drive off closer Jonathan Papelbon hit the top of the Green Monster and was ruled a double, preventing Gary Sheffield from scoring the tying run.
  • The Mets, who are 5-4 during their trip, also took the series opener 5-3 to end a four-game slide. They’re now one-half game behind NL East-leading Philadelphia
  • Francisco Rodriguez labeled himself “a lot better” and planned to test his back by tossing a baseball before Sunday’s series finale against the Red Sox, a day after spasms sent him to the hospital in an ambulance. K-Rod said he dramatically improved after receiving medication at the hospital. “As soon as the medicine started kicking in, I started feeling a lot better. And by this morning I was doing a lot of things that I wasn’t capable of last night,,” Rodriguez said. “… The pain went away and I’m feeling pretty good. Man, that was really painful. I’ve never experienced anything like this before. I was a little struggling to walk yesterday, but I got some medicine in me and I feel pretty good now.” Manuel labeled it lower back spasms and suggested it was possible he could be available as soon as today, though he wasn’t yet sure.(per adam)
  • Carlos Beltran is DHing again, but Manuel said he would return to center field on Monday when the Mets resume NL play against the Nationals. Ryan Church’s hamstring/hip isn’t doing as well, according to the manager.
  • New York, though, could be without closer Francisco Rodriguez(this is soooo 2008) who was unavailable Saturday after being taken to the hospital for back spasms. The closer, who pitched a perfect ninth Friday, is 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA in 20 games, and has converted all 12 of his save chances.
  • The right-hander allowed two runs and two hits with four strikeouts and four walks in six innings of a 3-2, 11-inning loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers after being activated from the disabled list on Monday.
  • He’s lost both of his career starts against the Red Sox on the road, surrendering 12 runs – eight earned – and 12 hits with seven walks over 5 2-3 innings(so buckle you seat belts kids). However, he hasn’t faced them since being chased after an inning of a loss with the New York Yankees on July 15, 2005.

LINEUP

Dan “The Man” Murphy, 1b
Angel “Flap Your Arms” Pagan, rf
Carlos “Da Tron” Beltran, dh
Gary “The Chef” Sheffield, lf
David “Never Wrong” Wright, 3b
Jeremy “P.F. Flyer” Reed, cf
Ramon “Shrek” Castro, c
Ramon “AAAA” Martinez, ss
Luis “Slappy” Castillo, 2b

Record: 5-2 Era: 3.59 K:30 BB:23 WHIP: 1.25
Record: 5-2 Era: 3.59 K:30 BB:23 WHIP: 1.25

Red Sox Notes:

  • New York will have to contend with 42-year-old knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, as he looks to continue his home success. The right-hander is 5-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his last six starts at Fenway.
  • He kept that streak intact Tuesday, yielding only a solo home run and four singles in eight innings of a 2-1 win over AL East-leading Toronto.
  • Wakefield hasn’t faced the Mets since a loss at Shea Stadium on July 12, 2001, and his last victory against them came with Pittsburgh on Oct. 4, 1992. Since then, he’s 0-3 with a 3.66 ERA in four games with three starts.

LINEUP:

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Jason Bay, LF
J.D. Drew, RF
Mike Lowell, 3B
George Kottaras, C
Nick Green, SS

Let the battle of the two 2nd place teams in the AL/NL east commence. Both of these clubs are only .5 games away from first in their division. The Mets are looking for a sweep that will take their club to 1st place in spite of the many injuries to their club while the Red Sox are looking to avoid a sweep and catch up to the red hot Blue Jays and reclaim their rightful place as the class of that division. Well, as one would say….

At the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall!
At the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall!
PLAY BALL!!
PLAY BALL!!

Good News

Per Fox Sports,

BOSTON (AP) – New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez is back with the club and feeling better after being hospitalized for back spasms.

 The team’s prize offseason acquisition was in New York’s clubhouse on Sunday in Boston before the Mets‘ game against the Red Sox. He said “his legs locked up” after Saturday night’s game, giving him a scare and prompting medical personnel to take him to an ambulance on a stretcher.

His back was wrapped as he spoke and he said he was given medicine at the hospital.

He is 12 for 12 in save opportunities, including a perfect ninth on Friday night against Boston, and is 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA in 20 games.

Rodriguez came to the Mets for a three-year, $37 million free-agent contract over the offseason as the centerpiece of a bullpen overhaul.

 

ClosersThis is obviously very good news but I think this is proof that as much of a gamer K-Rod is, he’s not Superman.  I didn’t think this was going to be serious but because of this scare, I think its obvious the Mets Closer role should be a tag team like the ’86 team.  Putz would be happy and Rodriguez would be healthy.

In 1986, the Mets used Roger McDowell and Jesse Orosco in the Closer role, saving 22 and 21 games respectively.  That bullpen was elite and we all know how that season finished.  I think this bullpen has what it takes to be better.

Lost in the shuffle

Ramon Martinez actually fielding a batted ball
Ramon Martinez actually fielding a batted ball

Obviously and deservedly Omir Santos‘ 9th inning 2-run homer garnered most of the attention following last night’s dramatic come-from-behind Met win, but here’s a tiny salute to the defense.

The Mets played errorless ball and Ramon Martinez, David Wright and Luis Castillo made numerous excellent fielding plays and proper mental decisions to keep their team in the game.

Gentlemen, this is for you.

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Another Potential Honorary Member of The Injury Corps.

Per our boy adam rubin:

church

Church to see team doctors tomorrow

May 24, 2009

Ryan Church will be examined by team doctors in New York on Monday, and hopes to get a definitive idea of what’s ailing him and whether he will need to go to the disabled list.

Church has yet to receive an MRI of his troublesome right hamstring, and wants to get the image taken so he can learn if he has a tear. Church’s hamstring problems had caused his hip and back to get out of whack, but that’s been corrected with chiropractic work, so the focus is back on the hamstring muscle. Church doesn’t know if realigning his body has just put stress on the hamstring or there’s something more wrong.

“After last year, let’s just find out what it is and deal with it,” said Church, who did not participate in batting practice with teammates.

A DL stint, if it occurs, is the type of scenario that could result in top prospect Fernando Martinez being promoted from Triple-A Buffalo.

FMartAP2

And let appropriatly the s&&& hit the fan. The Majority of the people on the DL are met starters, two of which are very big contributors to the met offense. With this news of churchy possibly joining that list, would that give the opening Fmart needs to join the show? Some would argue though that with pagan/reed/beltran/tatis/sheffield able to play the outfield, another one would be unneccesary and there is some merrit in that arguement. Especially from what we saw out of ramon two nights ago(he did better yesterday by all accounts). The mets may be better served by an IF as this rey rey saga continues. The question becomes however, will this kid(Fmart) give you the offense that he has been totally hyped to be able to produce? If thats the case would promoting him up now be moving him too quickly, especially if he does not succeed right away? Will failue hurt his ego and trade value? Alot more questions than answers as Omar Minaya has definatly had to earn his paycheck so far and is being put to his hardest test in his tenure here. What do you do omar…what do you do.

On a lighter note on rey rey gate(per adam rubin)

Manuel: Reyes could be back Monday

May 24, 2009

Jerry Manuel predicted Jose Reyes “possibly” could return Monday, when the Mets open a home stand. Reyes plans to test his calf running Sunday for the first time.

Got Some Cleaning To Do

Mets at Red Sox: Game 3 Preview

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New York Mets
Name Injury Status
Ryan
Church
, RF
Sore left hamstring day-to-day
(5/22)
Alex
Cora
, 2B
Torn right thumb ligament on 15-day DL
(5/18)
Carlos
Delgado
, 1B
Right hip impingement on 15-day DL
(5/11)
Oliver
Perez
, P
Right patellar tendinitis on 15-day DL
(5/3)
Jose
Reyes
, SS
Right calf tendinitis day-to-day
(5/20)
Jose
Reyes
, SS
Right calf stiffness day-to-day
(5/17)
Francisco
Rodriguez
, P
Back spasms day-to-day
(5/23)
Brian
Schneider
, C
Strained back muscle on 15-day DL
(4/16)
Billy
Wagner
, P
Left elbow surgery – out for season on 15-day DL
(3/27)

Add Carlos Beltran to that list as well.  I would assume he would be playing in CF if the DH were not available.  That’s some list.

Coming soon…the Sequel

One of these gentlemen is trying to get his old job back
One of these gentlemen is trying to get his old job back

bald-eagle-headMet play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen said last night during the 2nd inning, seven innings prior to Omir Santos‘ dramatic game-winning home run, that Brian Schneider’s return is imminent.  Cohen stated that it was likely the recovering catcher would be activated “during the Mets’ next homestand.”

How should the Mets handle his return to the roster?  Baseball insider Ken Davidoff shares his opinion in his ‘Sunday Reading’ today.  What’s yours?

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