Game Preview: Braves vs Mets

The Mets opened up the season series with the Braves last night with a close 3-2 win thanks to great defense from Lagares and another Lagares homer. Plus, the Mets won with Murphy and Wright getting the night off, something that doesn’t happen too often. Tonight Julio Teheran gets the start for the Braves as he squares off against Zack Wheeler.

Wheeler is 9-8 on the season over 26 games and 152.2 innings with a 3.48 ERA. In his last two starts he has allowed 6 runs, 4 earned over 12.1 innings with 13 strikeouts. In three games this year and 17.1 innings he has a 4.15 ERA. The Braves have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Freeman 6-11, 2B, HR
  • C Johnson 2-17
  • Simmons 4-15
  • Heyward 6-15, 2 2B, HR
  • J Upton 0-15
  • BJ Upton 3-8, 2B, 3B
  • Gattis 1-8, 2B

Julio Teheran is 12-9 over 27 games and 182.2 innings with a 2.96 ERA. After back to back poor starts to start off the month (11 ER, 13.1 innings) he has now allowed 2 ER over 12.0 innings. Against the Mets this year he allowed 6 ER over 10.1 innings over 2 games. The Mets have the following numbers against Julio:

  •  Duda 4-11, 2B, HR
  • Murphy 2-10, 2B
  • Tejada 1-12
  • E Young 5-11
  • Wright 3-11, HR
  • Granderson 2-4, HR

Lets Go Mets!

 

 

Game Preview: Braves vs Mets

After a ridiculous game in LA, the Mets return home to face the Braves. The Mets lost the first two against the Dodgers and then smacked 4 homers and turned a triple play in the series finale to come on a good note. Today Dillon Gee gets the start for the Mets as he takes on Alex Wood of the Braves.

Dillon Gee is 4-6 over 16 starts and 100.2 innings with a 3.84 ERA. He is coming off of back to back poor starts allowing 8 ER over 11.2 innings and 12 hits. His one start against the Braves was a great one as he allowed one earned run over 7.0 innings. The Braves have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Heyward 8-24, HR
  • Freeman 6-26, 2B, HR
  • J Upton 5-24, 2B, HR
  • C Johnson 3-13, 2B
  • Simmons 2-13, 2B
  • Gattis 1-12
  • BJ Upton 1-6, 2B

Alex Jones is 9-9 over 29 games and 18 starts this season with a 3.05 ERA over 130.0 innings. In his last three starts he has allowed 5 ER over 20.1 innings. In one start against the Mets this year he allowed 3 ER over 6.0 innings, allowing 6 hits and striking out 7. The Mets have the following numbers against Jones:

  • Murphy 5-11
  • Lagares 1-8, 2B
  • Duda 0-3, 2 BB
  • Wright 1-4
  • Campbell 1-3
  • Granderson 1-3, HR

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Dodgers

The Mets had another rough day at the office yesterday as deGrom had his first rough game in a while. On the positive side, the Mets were able to show some strength with a Lagares homer and a Duda jack, #24 on the season. Today Bartolo Colon comes to the mound as he squares off against Kevin Correia.

Colon is 11-10 over 24 games with a 3.85 ERA and 161.1 innings. In his last two starts he is a combined 15.0 innings, 2 ER with 14 K’s. He missed the Dodgers earlier this year and in his career he has made 5 starts against them with a 1-4 record and a 6.61 ERA. The Dodgers have the following numbers against Colon:

  • Crawford 6-36, 2 2B
  • Gonzalez 6-18, 2 HR
  • Ethier 3-4, 2B
  • Kemp 2-4
  • Barney 0-3
  • Turner 0-3

Kevin Correia was traded in August for a PTNBL (or cash). On the season he has made 25 starts with 140.1 innings with a 4.87 ERA and a 7-13 record. Since joining the Dodgers he is 2-0 in the same amount of starts with 11.0 innings, 5 ER. In his career he is 2-5 over 13 games and 7 starts against the Mets with a 4.01 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Kevin:

  • Wright 13-17, 3 2B, 3 HR
  • Murphy 6-15
  • Tejada 2-8

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Dodgers

The Mets dropped the first game of the series with the Dodgers last night despite a lead off homer from Curtis Granderson. (Really, it was some errors in the field that led to Niese allowing 5 runs). Tonight, Jacob deGrom comes back to the rotation as he squares off against Greinke.

Jacob was on a roll before landing on the DL with a 2.87 ERA over 16 starts and 2.87 ERA and 100.1 innings of work. In his last 6 starts he has a 5-0 record with an 1.55 ERA over 40.2 innings. His second start of his career was against the Dodgers where he allowed 3 ER over 6.0 innings while walking 3 and striking out 4. The Dodgers have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Gonzalez 1-3, HR
  • Gordon 0-3
  • Kemp 1-3, 2B
  • Puig 1-3, HR
  • Crawford 0-2

Greinke is 12-8 on the season over 25 games and 157.1 innings with a 2.75 ERA. After back to back starts where he allowed 9 runs, 7 earned in 13.0 innings, he shutout the Brewers in his last start over 5.0 innings. He made on start against the Mets earlier this season where he allowed 3 runs, 1 earned over 5.0 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Greinke:

  • Granderson 8-41, 2 2B, 2 3B, HR
  • Duda 1-4
  • Murphy 1-5
  • Wright 3-5, 2B
  • Lagares 0-3
  • Flores 0-2

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Dodgers

The Mets look to build off of their 8-5 win on Wednesday against the Athletics in their opener against the Dodgers in LA tonight behind Jon Niese as he takes on Dan Haren. In their last game, the Mets came out swinging with jacks from Eric Cambell and Lucas Duda, who is getting within striking range of a 30 HR season.

Niese is 7-8 over 23 games and 141.1 innings with a 3.50 ERA. His last start was average as he allowed 3 ER over 6.0 innings, striking out 6. Overall in his last two starts he allowed 5 ER over 13.0 innings with 12 K’s. Earlier this season he allowed 3 ER and 4 Hits over 7.0 innings. The Dodgers have the following numbers against Niese:

  • Kemp 4-13
  • Barney 5-12
  • Ellis 2-9, 2B
  • Ethier 4-10
  • Gonzalez 0-5
  • Crawford 0-3
  • Puig 0-3

Haren is 10-10 over 25 starts and 143.0 innings with a 4.59 ERA. He is coming off of a rough start where he allowed 5 hits, 6 runs, 3 earned over 3.0 innings. He didn’t face the Mets earlier this year but last year he was 2-2 over 4 starts with a 5.95 ERA over 19.2 innings allowing 13 ER. The Mets have the following numbers against Haren:

  • Granderson 8-38, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Wright 7-21, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Murphy 4-14, 2B, HR
  • Lagares 4-10
  • E Young 3-10, 2B
  • Duda 1-6, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 2-4

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Athletics

The Mets play the second game against the Athletics tonight looking to move behind yesterday’s lack of offense. Earlier in the season, the Mets swept a two game set of the Athletics at home, and right now they are at risk of being swept in a two game set against the Athletics on the road. Wheeler gets the nod for the Mets tonight. On the season he is 8-8 over 25 starts and 147.0 innings with a 3.49 ERA.In his last 9 starts he has logged 58.0 innings with 54 K’s and a 2.02 ERA. Earlier this season he faced the Athletics and it was a clunker of a start where he allowed 6 ER over 2.0 innings. The A’s have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Crisp 1-2
  • Donaldson 1-2
  • Jaso 1-1
  • Moss 1-2, HR
  • Callaspo 1-1

Jeff Samardzija gets the nod for the Athletics tonight. He is 3-2 over 8 starts with a 3.21 ERA for the Athletics and overall on the season he is 5-9 over 25 starts with a 2.96 ERA. In the month of August he pitched 19.1 innings over three starts with a 3.26 ERA. He hasn’t faced the Mets since 2012 and back then he allowed 12 ER in 11.1 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Jeff:

  • Tejada 4-9, 2B
  • Wright 1-6, 2B
  • Duda 1-5
  • Murphy 3-6, 2B, HR
  • E Young 0-4
  • Granderson 0-1

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Athletics

Since the Mets are playing the AL West this year, the Mets start their 5th out west road trip tonight that will swing through Oakland and LA. Tonight they look to forget the last two games against the Cubs as Dillon Gee squares off against Scott Kazmir (which 10 years after the trade still has a bit of a sting).

Dillon Gee is 4-5 over 15 games and 95.0 innings has posted a 3.69 ERA this season. After a good start against Philly where he allowed 1 ER over 7.0 innings, his first good start since coming off of the DL, he allowed 4 ER over 6.0 innings against the Nationals in his last start. He missed Oakland earlier this season and in his career he has made only one start against the Athletics where he allowed 4 ER over 4.0 innings. The Athletics have the following numbers against him:

  • Crisp 1-3
  • Parrino 0-2
  • Gomes 0-0, BB

Scott Kazmir is in the midst of an excellent season where he is 13-5 with a 2.78 ERA over 24 starts and 149.0 innings. This is his lowest season ERA by far in his career. The month of August hasn’t been that good to him though as he has allowed 12 ER over 19.2 innings in three starts which is a 5.49 ERA. His worst start of the season was against the Mets where he allowed 7 ER over 3.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Scott:

  • Granderson 3-10, 3B, HR
  • Murphy 2-5
  • E Young 1-4
  • d’Arnaud 1-4, HR
  • Campbell 1-2, 2B
  • Wright 1-2, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Cubs vs Mets

The Mets and Cubs finish off their four game set this afternoon as the Mets look to take the series and the Cubs look for the series split. Yesterday was a game with not a lot of offense which led to the Mets losing 2-1 on free hat day. Today Bartolo Colon gets the start. He is 11-10 on the season with a 3.85 ERA over 24 starts and 161.1 innings. He has put together back to back strong starts allowing 2 ER over 15 innings with 14 K’s. He didn’t pitch against the Cubs earlier in the year and in his career he is 0-2 over 5 starts against the Cubbies with a 4.73 ERA. The Cubs have the following numbers against Bartolo:

  • Valbuena 2-5, 2 HR
  • Sweeney 1-5, 2B
  • Castro 2-3
  • Rizzo 0-3

The Mets bats will try to find themselves against Kyle Hendricks who is off to a strong start in his major league career. He is 4-1 over 6 starts with a 1.73 ERA over 41.2 innings with 9 walks and 26 K’s. He made 17 starts in the minors this year with 102.2 innings of work, a 10-5 record and a 3.59 ERA. He has never faced the Mets in his career and he has not faced anyone on the Mets roster in a major league game.

Let’s Go Mets!

 

Game Preview: Cubs vs Mets

The Mets look to take the four game series today as they have taken the first two games of the four game set. Today Rafael Montero looks to move beyond his last start which was not good as he allowed 5 ER over 5.0 innings against the Nationals. Overall on the season he has pitched 25.0 innings over 5 starts and a 6.12 ERA. He has never faced the Cubs in the major league game or anyone on the Cubs roster.

The Mets bats will get a look at Jake Arrieta, who the Cubs acquired from the Orioles in July of last year essentially for Scott Feldman. This year he is 6-4 over 18 games and 110.1 innings with a 2.77 ERA. Earlier this year he faced the Mets allowing only one run, but lasting only 4.2 innings while the Mets racked up 7 hits. He is coming off of a good start where he allowed 2 ER over 7, which came on the heels of his worst start of the season allowing 13 hits and 9 ER over 5.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Jake:

  • Granderson 9-22, 2B, 3B, 3 HR
  • Duda 2-4, 2 BB
  • Wright 0-4, 2 BB
  • den Dekker 1-3
  • Murphy 1-3
  • d’Arnaud 1-2

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Cubs vs Mets

The Mets were able to get the win last night behind the arm of Wheeler and the bat of Campbell, and they try to do it again tonight behind Jon Niese who is 6-8 on the season over 22 starts and 135.1 innings of work with a 3.46 ERA. His last start was his first strong start in a while as he allowed 2 ER over 5 hits in 7.0 innings against the Phillies. He missed the Cubs earlier this year and faced them once last year allowing 2 ER over 5.2 innings while striking out 5 and walking 4. The Cubs have the following numbers against Niese:

  • Castro 5-16
  • Ruggiano 2-14
  • Coghland 2-10, 2B
  • Rizzo 1-9, 2B
  • Valbuena 2-6, 2B

The Mets bats will get to see Dan Straily make his Cubs debut. He was traded over from the Athletics early in July and did make 7 starts for Oakland this year with a 1-2 record over 38.1 innings and a 4.93 ERA. Last year he posted a 3.96 ERA and a 10-8 record over 27 games and 152.1 innings. He has also made 7 starts in the Cubs system this year with a 3.00 ERA over 39.0 innings. Dan has never faced the Mets or anyone on the Mets roster in a major league game.

Lets Go Mets!