Results tagged ‘ Jon Niese ’

Three Up, Three Down: Extra innings edition

So many innings. So many ups. So many downs.

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Friday: Phillies 6, Mets 5 (14 innings)
Three Up:
Bobby Abreu, Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia
Three Down: Chris Young, Rafael Montero, David Wright

Saturday: Mets 5, Phillies 4 (14 innings)
Three Up:
Jacob deGrom, Buddy Carlyle, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Chris Young, Daniel Murphy

Sunday: Mets 5, Phillies 4 (11 innings)
Three Up:
Jon Niese, Lucas Duda, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares, Ruben Tejada

Season Standings
Jon Niese +7
Juan Lagares +6
Jacob deGrom +4
Eric Campbell +3
Bartolo Colon +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Jeurys Familia +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Vic Black +1
Andrew Brown +1

Buddy Carlyle +1
Josh Edgin +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Daniel Murphy +1
David Wright +1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Curtis Granderson -3
Scott Rice -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Wins Above Replacement Leaders through Week 8

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 8, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Daniel Murphy, 1.5
2. David Wright, 1.1
3. Juan Lagares, 0.9
4-(t). Curtis Granderson, 0.8
4-(t). Jon Niese, 0.8


32-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.3
32-(t). Josh Satin, -0.3

32-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.3
35. John Lannan, -0.4
36. Ruben Tejada, -0.5

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Mets 5, Dodgers 3: Three Up, Three Down

Every once in a while, the Mets win.

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Three Up
Jon Niese:
Outside of a blip in his previous outing, Niese has done nothing but give the Mets quality innings. The left-handed delivered seven more of them in Thursday’s win, even adding an RBI double off Zack Greinke.

Eric Campbell: So apparently Soup can play outfield, too. His catch to rob Hanley Ramirez in the eighth inning very well might have saved the Mets the game.

Curtis Granderson: Maybe he’s heating up, maybe he’s not. We’ve seen false starts before from Granderson, but it’s hard to argue with a double, a triple, an RBI and a run scored in four plate appearances.

Three Down
Daniel Murphy:
An 0-for-4 at the plate and a fielding error on defense was what Murphy contributed to this one. Not his best night.

Wilmer Flores: Robbed in the second inning, Flores did go on to single and score. But he also struck out twice on a night when the rest of his teammates avoided bad outcomes at the plate.

Lucas Duda: Hitless! So you get a down. But props on the stolen base from the big fella.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +8
Jon Niese +6
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Jacob deGrom +2
Daniel Murphy +2
David Wright +2
Andrew Brown +1
Juan Centeno +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
Wilmer Flores -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
David Wright -1
Scott Rice -2
Chris Young -2
Zack Wheeler -2

Jose Valverde -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Three Up, Three Down: Our nation’s capital

Two of three in DC, and back to New York the Mets go.

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Friday: Nationals 5, Mets 2
Three Up: Carlos Torres, Bobby Abreu, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Jon Niese, Curtis Granderson, Ruben Tejada

Saturday: Mets 5, Nati0nals 2
Three Up: Juan Lagares, Bartolo Colon, Eric Campbell
Three Down: Eric Young, Anthony Recker, Chris Young

Saturday: Nationals 6, Mets 3
Three Up: David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares
Three Down: Eric Young, Ruben Tejada, Zack Wheeler

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +8
Daniel  Murphy +5
Jon Niese +5
Dillon Gee +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Andrew Brown +1
Eric Campbell +1
Juan Centeno +1
Jacob deGrom +1
Josh Edgin +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Rafael Montero +1
Anthony Recker +1
David Wright +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
David Wright -1
Scott Rice -2
Chris Young -2
Zack Wheeler -2

Curtis Granderson -3
Jose Valverde -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -7

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Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 6

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 6, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Daniel Murphy, 1.4
2. Jon Niese, 0.8
3-(t). Juan Lagares, 0.6
3-(t). Eric Young, Jr, 0.6
5-(t). Zack Wheeler, 0.5
5-(t). David Wright, 0.5


25-(t). Kyle Farnsworth, -0.2
25-(t). Gonzalez Germen, -0.2
25-(t). Jenrry Mejia, -0.2
25-(t). Josh Satin, -0.2
29-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.3

29-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.3
31. John Lannan, -0.4
32. Ruben Tejada, -0.5

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Marlins 4, Mets 3: Three Up, Three Down

The bullpen has sprung some leaks.

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Three Up
1. Jon Niese: 
Over his last four starts, Jon Niese holds a 1.01 ERA. When he walked off the mound Monday night, Niese ranked seventh in baseball in ERA — not bad for a pitcher sporting major injury concerns heading into the season.

2. Kyle Farnsworth: Nice work by Farnsworth to escape an eighth-inning jam of Daisuke Matsuzaka’s making. If he could regularly pitch this well in save situations, the Mets might be onto something.

3. Curtis Granderson: Suddenly, no Mets hitter is hotter than Granderson, who is 8-for-20 with two home runs over a six-game hitting streak. The Mets hope only that this lasts.

Three Down
1. Daisuke Matsuzaka: In a way, Terry Collins may have been less offended had Matsuzaka simply opened the eighth inning by giving up three straight homers. At least that would mean he was throwing the ball over the plate.

2. Scott Rice: Have to retire lefties. Can’t not retire lefties.

3. Omar Quintanilla: Had Quintanilla caught Casey McGehee’s hot shot right at him in the eighth, the Mets would have had a real chance to win regardless of their bullpen hiccups. Alas, Quintanilla did not.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +7
Jon Niese +6
Anthony Recker +3
Ike Davis +2
Dillon Gee +2
Andrew Brown +1
Bartolo Colon +1
Travis d’Arnaud +1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Daisuke Matsuzaka -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Zack Wheeler -1
David Wright -1

Scott Rice -2
Kyle Farnsworth -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Jose Valverde -3
Eric Young -5

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Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 5

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 5, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Juan Lagares, 0.8
2. Daniel Murphy, 0.7
3. Zack Wheeler, 0.5
4-(t). Lucas Duda, 0.4
4-(t). Jon Niese, 0.4
4-(t). Anthony Recker, 0.4


25-(t). Jeurys Familia, -0.2
25-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.2
25-(t). Josh Satin, -0.2
28. Curtis Granderson, -0.3

29-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
29-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.4
31. Ruben Tejada, -0.5

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Mets 6, Phillies 1: Three Up, Three Down

You may be cold, but Jon Niese isn’t.

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Three Up
1. Jon Niese: He has a knack for pitching well in poor conditions. Niese said he spent plenty of time by the heaters in the dugout between innings, jamming his hands in his jacket pockets.

2. Daniel Murphy: A nice three-hit night for Murphy, whose stolen base streak remains alive thanks to a beneficial scorer’s ruling.

3. Ruben Tejada: If Tejada hits even a little bit, it will be a boon for the offense. Right now, he’s hitting a little bit.

Three Down
1. Eric Young: A 1-for-5 atop the order dragged Young’s on-base percentage down to  .315, and he flat-out dropped a foul fly ball off Chase Utley’s bat in the seventh.

2. David Wright: One of the most bizarre aspects of April for the Mets is the fact that they are winning — and winning often — without much meaningful offensive contributions from Wright. He was 0-for-5 with a double play in Tuesday’s win.

3. Daisuke Matsuzaka: This is a tough “Down” considering Matsuzaka pitched a scoreless inning, but walking the leadoff man is not a good habit.

Season Standings
Jon Niese +5
Juan Lagares +4
Anthony Recker +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Andrew Brown +1
Travis d’Arnaud +1
Dillon Gee +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Omar Quintanilla +1
Carlos Torres +1

John Lannan -1
Daniel Murphy -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Ruben Tejada -1
David Wright -1
Chris Young -2
Kyle Farnsworth -3
Jose Valverde -3
Curtis Granderson -4
Eric Young -5

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Mets 3, Cardinals 2: Three Up, Three Down

Crazy game. Crazy garbage wind tornado.

Three Up
1. Jon Niese: 
Really nice start by Niese, who wasn’t as flashy as Michael Wacha but was a whole lot more efficient. He’s quietly been the Mets’ best starter since returning from the disabled list.

2. Travis d’Arnaud: In addition to reaching base three times, d’Arnaud saved the game for the Mets with his swipe tag on Matt Carpenter at the plate. A tough tag, and a good one.

3. Lucas Duda: The offense needed thump, and Duda provided it. The way this lineup is going, any home run is good enough for an “Up” right now.

Three Down
1. David Wright: Another 0-for-4 and three more strikeouts. As hot as Wright was earlier this month, he’s suddenly just as cold.

2. Kyle Farnsworth: Though Farnsworth ultimately earned the save, he needed Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada and d’Arnaud to bail him out with perfect execution on a relay. Farnsworth gave up as many hits (three) as he recorded outs.

3. Carlos Torres: IfI were managing, I would have kept Daisuke Matsuzaka in for at least the eighth inning, and maybe the ninth. As it was, Terry Collins turned to Torres, who struggled with two hits in 2/3 innings.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +4
Jon Niese +4
Anthony Recker +3
Ike Davis +2
Jenrry Mejia +2
Carlos Torres +2
Andrew Brown +1
Bartolo Colon +1

Dillon Gee +1
Gonzalez Germen +1
David Wright +1

John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Ruben Tejada -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Kyle Farnsworth -2
Chris Young -2
Eric Young, Jr. -2
Jose Valverde -3
Curtis Granderson -4
Daniel Murphy -4

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Three Up, Three Down: The Lost Episodes

Another round of Three Up, Three Down from over the weekend:

Friday: Braves 6, Mets 0
Three Up: Jon Niese, David Wright, Carlos Torres
Three Down: Chris Young, Gonzalez Germen, Curtis Granderson

Saturday: Braves 7, Mets 5
Three Up: Bartolo Colon, David Wright, Chris Young
Three Down: Jose Valverde, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Curtis Granderson

Sunday: Mets 4, Braves 3
Three Up: David Wright, Lucas Duda, Daisuke Matsuzaka
Three Down: Chris Young, Eric Young, Gonzalez Germen

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +4
Jon Niese +3
Anthony Recker +3
Carlos Torres +3
David Wright +3
Ike Davis +2
Andrew Brown +1
Bartolo Colon +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Lucas Duda -1
Kyle Farnsworth -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Chris Young -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Curtis Granderson -2
Ruben Tejada -2

Jose Valverde -2
Eric Young, Jr. -2
Daniel Murphy -4

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