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!

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