Game Preview: Mets @ Cubs

The Mets look to build off of the offense show yesterday by taking the first game from the Cubs today. For the Mets, Misch will get his first start of the season and first ever as a New York Met. So far this season he is 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA over 22.0 innings pitched and since he has joined the Mets he is 0-1 over 18.2 innings pitched and has a 2.89 ERA. In his last three games he has allowed 3 earned runs over 5.2 innings of work. Not many Cubs have seen him, and the one's he has faced have limited appearances against him:
     Baker 0-3
     Theriot 0-2
     Soriano 0-1
He looked ineffective two games ago against the Phils, but in his last game he was much more effective against the Phils, so hopefully he will be able to handle this Cubs lineup today. 

The Mets batters will be facing Ted Lilly today who is 9-8 on hte season with a 3.40 ERA over 135.0 innings pitched. In his last two games since returning, he has pitched 12.0 innings to the tune of an 0-2 record with a 1.50 ERA (tough luck right there, but worse luck can be found on the Mets). His last start against the Mets was in 2008 where he pitched 6.0 innings, got the win an allowed one earned run on 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Here are some Mets stats against him:
     Castillo 4-12, 2B
     Francoeur 3-12
     Reed 2-4, 3B
     Pagan 1-3, 2B
     Sullivan 2-3
Hopefully the Mets can carry over their ability to hit from yesterday's 17 hit extravaganza and bring some hurtin into Chicago. Lets Go Mets! Beat the Cubs!

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