Found June 28, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
MURPHY: Homers twice. Slides often end this way, with the Mets taking out their frustration of the last four days with a 17-1 mauling of the Cubs this afternoon. Daniel Murphy, who hadn’t homered since last July, went over the ivy twice to back the solid pitching of Jon Niese. You can’t call this a turnaround game unless they reel off a few more, but it was a good start heading into Los Angeles. At one point, the Dodgers were running away with the NL West, but after losing eight of their last ten games, including being swept by the rival Giants, Los Angeles finds itself tied for first with San Francisco. Chris Young goes against former Met Chris Capuano (who should have been re-signed) tonight, but with R.A. Dickey and Johan Santanta going the next two nights, the Mets will have the pitching advantage. With Clayton Kershaw starting Sunday night, LA would get that pitching advantage thereby making the series a toss up. If the Mets come home from LA with a split, who wouldn’t take tha...

Chris Young is solidifying a very solid New York Mets rotation

During the New York Mets 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night, right-hander Chris Young tossed 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, en route to his second victory of the 2012 season: Young retired the first nine batters he faced — striking out three — before hitting his only rough patch of the game in the bottom half of the fourth.  After three-straight...

Mets Use Famous Chicago Wind to Breakout in 17-1 Win

The wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon and the New York Mets took full advantage to break out of an offensive slump. New York pounded out 17 runs on 16 hits, including four home runs and six doubles to back Jon Niese on the way to a 17-1 victory. Niese went seven strong innings, allowing just one run on eight hits. He walked one and struck out six. That...

Young Outduels Capuano In 3-2 Victory Over The Dodgers

Recap: Coming off an offensive explosion to avoid the sweep against the Chicgo Cubs, the Mets headed West to open up a three game set in LA. This game wasn’t quite as lopsided, but the Mets still did end up with the “W”, taking the opener of the Dodgers series by a final score of 3-2. Chris Young took the hill for his fifth start of the year and had the Dodgers number. Young...

Offensive Explosion, Mets Beat Cubs 17-1

Daniel Murphy hit two home runs, Scott Hairston hit a grand slam and the Mets offense had a banner day in their 17-1 win against the Cubs Game Recap Jonathon Niese had a great outing, allowing one run on eight hits while walking one and striking out six in seven innings. Niese consistently drew weak contact, and after allowing a second inning run, settled in to hold the Cubs scoreless...

Game Preview: Mets @ Dodgers

The Mets finally scored a bunch of runs against the Cubs! To celebrate, they start a series with the Dodgers tonight. In an odd pitching match-up of coincidence, Chris Young will take on Chris Capuano tonight, as both pitchers were supposed to be saving grace in the form of an experiment forthe rotation a year ago for the Amazin’s. Chris Young is 1-1 on the season over 23.2 innings...

Mets pick up a game on the Nats and Braves

The New York Mets turned their offense around on Wednesday afternoon in the series finale against the  Chicago Cubs and the bullpen followed suit Thursday evening vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.  After another strong start from Chris Young the Mets pen combined for 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.  Tim Byrdak and Jon Rauch set things up for Bobby Parnell in the 9th who closed out...

Game Preview: Mets @ Dodgers 10:10 PM EDT

The New York Mets will kick off a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. First pitch will be at 10:10 PM EDT. Tonight’s Lineups: #Mets Thurs. lineup at LA: Torres-CF, Tejada-SS, Wright-3B, Duda-RF, Hairston-LF, Davis-1B, Murphy-2B, Nickeas-C, Young-RHP — New York Mets (@Mets) June 28, 2012 ‘@Dodgers lineup vs. Mets: Gordon SS, Herrera 3B, Rivera LF, Loney...

Mets Take On Chris Capuano To Kick Off Dodgers Series

Starting Lineup Andres Torres, cf Ruben Tejada, ss David Wright, 3b Lucas Duda, rf Scott Hairston, lf Ike Davis, 1b Daniel Murphy, 2b Mike Nickeas, c Chris Young, rhp The Mets finally scored a bunch of runs against the Cubs! To celebrate, they start a series with the Dodgers tonight. In an odd pitching match-up of coincidence, Chris Young will take on Chris Capuano tonight, as...

Pre-Game: New York Mets (40-36) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (43-33)

Tonight the Mets open a 4 game series on the left coast against the Dodgers.  Coming off their 17 run outburst against the Cubs, the Mets meet an old friend who is having the best season of his career.  Chris Capuano (9-2 2.60 ERA) signed a 2 year/$10 mil deal in the offseason and will be on the mound for the Dodgers.   He’ll face off against Chris Young (1-1 3.42 ERA). ...
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