This thread has had no replies for more than 90 days, and is now closed to further replies.
Miami Marlins 3-1
Posted 2:38 am, 11/20/2018
NEW YORK -- Faster was better for Daisuke Matsuzaka. Authentic Mike Matheson Jersey . In a turn-back-the-clock performance, Dice-K allowed two hits over seven innings and the New York Mets got back-to-back homers from Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda to beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night for a doubleheader split. "I think in general all my pitches are improving," Matsuzaka said through a translator before acknowledging he made an effort to pick up his pace on the mound. "Trying not to give the batter an opportunity to think about whats going on or to analyze the situation." In the opener, Donovan Solano exacted some payback after he was hit by two pitches, launching a home run and making two terrific defensive plays that sent Henderson Alvarez and the Marlins to a 3-0 victory. Matsuzaka (1-3) plunked Placido Polanco twice in the nightcap, but other than that the Japanese right-hander was in complete control en route to his first major league win in more than a year. "Honestly, hes really easy to work with," catcher Anthony Recker said. "His location tonight was right on point." Pitching one day after his 33rd birthday, Matsuzaka suddenly was a model of efficiency. Working much quicker than before, he threw first-pitch strikes to 21 of 26 batters and needed only 73 pitches to get through six innings. Coming into the game, the former Red Sox star was averaging 20.6 pitches per inning -- second-most in the majors -- while racking up an 8.00 ERA over four starts with the Mets. His snail-slow pace annoyed opponents and fans alike. "Obviously, hes got enough experience to know what it takes to pitch here, but hed spent most of the year in the minor leagues and I think he was trying to nibble," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He was just off the plate, he was using a lot of pitches and a lot of 3-2 counts, and therefore every hitter was seeing every pitch. And now theyre not." The only hits Matsuzaka gave up were Justin Ruggianos 17th homer in the fourth and Adeiny Hechavarrias two-out single in the seventh. After a visit from pitching coach Dan Warthen, Matsuzaka threw a called third strike past Rob Brantly with runners at the corners. When the Marlins opened the eighth with a pinch hitter, Matsuzaka walked off to a warm ovation and tipped his cap to the few fans remaining. It was his first big league win since Aug. 27, 2012, with Boston against Kansas City. He entered 1-10 in his past 16 major league starts. New York signed Matsuzaka last month to fill a hole in its injury-depleted rotation. He spent most of the season in Clevelands farm system. Pedro Feliciano and Vic Black combined on a one-hit eighth. LaTroy Hawkins got three outs for his 10th save. Murphy and Duda homered to start the third against Jacob Turner (3-7), who fell to 0-6 in his last 11 starts. Duda also hit a three-run shot Friday night that put the Mets ahead to stay. "That was probably the best Ive thrown the ball in a while," Turner said. Murphy singled in the first and stole second before Wilmer Flores snapped a 1-for-26 slide with an RBI single. Logan Morrison drove in two runs during the first game, one on a line drive off Frank Franciscos right hand that knocked the oft-injured reliever out of the game. "It swelled up pretty fast and pretty big," Collins said. Francisco left in obvious pain and was sent for X-rays. The team said he had a bruised hand. The right-hander had been out all season following elbow surgery until he was activated last weekend. "I thought it was broke for sure," Francisco said. "Just hope that it goes away soon and Ill be able to throw as soon as possible." Alvarez (4-4) pitched four-hit ball over seven innings for his second win against the Mets this year. The defeat ensured New Yorks fifth straight losing season since Citi Field opened. Steve Cishek struck out three in the ninth for his 30th save in 32 attempts. He has converted 25 in a row. Carlos Torres (3-5) hit Solano with pitches in his first two plate appearances, the first one near his wrist and the next time on the left shoulder. Solano looked pretty irritated by the second one, but catcher Travis dArnaud and plate umpire Tim Welke quickly stepped in front of him and there was no trouble. "Part of the game," Solano said. He got the best sort of revenge with a leadoff homer against Torres in the sixth to make it 2-0. The second baseman also robbed Omar Quintanilla twice, making a diving play to thwart a fifth-inning rally and a sliding stop to save a run in the seventh. "Long days with doubleheaders, you need somebody to step up and be the hero. And today Alvarez and Solano gave us a big lift," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. Torres struck out a career-high eight in six innings and gave up only three hits. Still, he lost his third consecutive start. The traditional doubleheader was scheduled to make up a June 7 rainout. NOTES: Mets reliever Jeurys Familia was activated from the DL. ... Alvarez has allowed a major league-low one home run in 14 starts this season. Authentic Bogdan Kiselevich Jersey . "Its not done, but its a huge step," Hannover general manager Dirk Dufner said. Poor defending allowed the visitors to score in the second minute, when Leon Andreasens header from Christian Panders cross sent the ball inside the far post. Authentic Mark Pysyk Jersey ." The game can be seen live on TSN starting with Monday Night Countdown at 6:30 p.m et/3:30 p.m. pt. The Patriots, who had a bye in Week 10, will look to continue the offensive success they had a week earlier when New England scored 55 points and racked up 610 yards of total offense in a 55-31 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Steelers.Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Orton threw a touchdown pass, Dan Carpenter kicked four field goals in the fourth quarter and the Buffalo Bills beat the Cleveland Browns 26-10 on Sunday. Orton finished 17-of-31 for 190 yards with two interceptions. Fred Jackson had 70 yards on 21 carries for the Bills (7-5), who returned to Ralph Wilson Stadium after last Sundays scheduled home game was played a day later in Detroit after more than six feet of snow fell on the southern reaches of the Buffalo area. Cleveland rookie Johnny Manziel scored his first NFL rushing touchdown after replacing starter Brian Hoyer, who was benched in the fourth quarter following his second interception and fifth in the last two weeks. The Browns (7-5) remained tied for second in the crowded AFC North. Baltimore and Pittsburgh also lost Sunday, leaving all three teams 1 1/2 games behind Cincinnati. The Bengals won to improve to 8-3-1. Buffalo scored two touchdowns in a 10-second span after being held scoreless for the first 36:56. Orton and Robert Woods hooked up for 34 yards to convert a 4th-and-3 from the Cleveland 37. Buffalo went up 7-3 when Orton completed a pass to Chris Hogan in the flat. On the first play of the ensuing Cleveland drive, Jerry Hughes stripped Terrance Wesst, recovered the fumble and returned it 18 yards to the end zone. Authentic Jamie McGinn Jersey. Carpenter drilled a 49-yard field goal and then hit a 34-yarder after DaNorris Searcy picked off Hoyer a second time. Manziel then entered the game and engineered an eight-play, 80-yard drive that he capped with a 10-yard touchdown scramble. On the next Cleveland drive, Manziel threw incomplete on 4th-and-6 from his own 18. Carpenter made two more attempts from 34 and 35 yards on the last two Buffalo possessions. Billy Cundiff kicked a 22-yard field goal to open the scoring after a West fumble into the end zone was overturned on a review. Jim Leonhard intercepted an Orton pass he tipped in the end zone early in the second quarter, but the turnover resulted in no points when Cundiff missed a 37-yard try wide right. Following a Hoyer interception, Carpenter had a 53-yard field goal attempt blocked by Joe Haden as the first half expired. Game Notes Buffalo has won seven games in a season for the first time since 2008 ... Hoyer completed 18-of-30 passes for 192 yards ... Manziel was 5-of-8 for 63 yards ... Woods had 71 yards on four receptions ... The Bills converted only 2-of-15 third downs, while the Browns were 3-of-12. Jerseys NFL ChinaCheap Adidas NHL JerseysWholesale Jerseys From ChinaCheap MLB Jerseys WholesaleChina JerseysNFL Jerseys ChinaDiscount Soccer JerseysWholesale Jerseys ChinaChina NCAA Jerseys CheapCheap Nike Dolphins JerseysCheap Nike Patriots JerseysCheap Nike Jets JerseysCheap Nike Bengals JerseysCheap Nike Browns JerseysCheap Nike Steelers JerseysCheap Nike Texans JerseysCheap Nike Colts JerseysCheap Nike Jaguars JerseysCheap Nike Titans JerseysCheap Nike Broncos Jerseys ' ' '