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Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets start their last road series of the 2014 season tonight against the Nationals. A team that has given the Mets some difficulties, the Nationals now stand between the Mets and an improbable last week of the season where the Mets mathematically can still finish at .500 and in second place. The Mets find themselves in this position thanks to a sweep in Atlanta, which is still shocking to me. Tonight Bartolo Colon gets the start as he goes against Tanner Roark.

Bartolo Colon is 14-12 this season with a 4.02 ERA over 29 starts and 190.1 innings. His last start against the Nationals was awful, but he rebounded nicely against Miami allowing 1 ER over 7.2 innings while striking out 7. Overall in the season he is 1-3 against the Nationals this year with a 4.13 ERA over 24.0 innings, which is great considering last time he allowed 5 ER over 3.0 innings against them. The Nationals have put up the following numbers against Colon:

  • Span 1-13
  • Cabrera 1-11, 2B
  • Rendon 4-13, HR
  • Desmond 4-10, 2 HR
  • LaRoche 4-9, 2 2B, HR
  • Werth 4-7, 2 2B
  • Harper 1-7

Tanner Roark is 14-10 in his second major league season with a 2.85 ERA over 30 starts and 192.1 innings of work. In his last two starts he has pitched 13.1 innings and only allowed 2 ER while striking out 5. Against the Mets this year he is 3-0 over three starts and 17.1 innings with a 3.12 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Murphy 3-12, 2B
  • E Young 4-13, 2B
  • Duda 4-12, 2B
  • Lagares 1-8, 2B
  • Granderson 2-7, 2 2B
  • Tejada 1-7

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

The Mets do not have much wiggle room for the last week of the season if they want to finish at .500 and so far they’ve been handling that fact well in Atlanta taking the first two games of the season. Yesterday they got a strong start from Jon Niese and some power from Dilson Herrera and Curtis Granderson. Today they look to complete the sweep behind Jacob deGrom as he squares off against Ervin Santana.

Jacob deGrom is 8-6 over 21 games and 134.1 innings this year with a 2.68 ERA. His last start of 3 ER over 7 innings doesn’t show that he struck out the first 8 batters in the game, tying a major league record. On the season, he has 134 K’s. In two starts against the Braves this season he has allowed 3 ER over 12.0 innings with a 2.25 ERA and 19 K’s. The Braves have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Freeman, 1-5
  • Heyward 3-6
  • Simmons 1-5
  • BJ Upton 3-5
  • J Upton 1-6, 4 K’s
  • Bethancourt 0-5, 3 K’s

The Mets bats will get another look at Ervin Santana who is wrapping up his first campaign with the Braves. On the season he is 14-9 over 29 games and 185.1 innings with a 3.74 ERA. After back to back poor starts to open up September allowing 10 runs, 9 earned over 11.0 innings in his last outing he allowed only 2 ER over 6.0 innings. He is 2-1 over 3 games against the Mets with a 2.05 ERA over 22.0 innings, 15 hits and 5 ER. The Mets have the following numbers against Braves:

  • Granderson 12-49, 2 2B, 5 HR
  • Abreu 4-16
  • Murphy 5-12, 2 2B
  • E Young 3-9
  • d’Arnaud 2-9, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

 

Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

The Mets can still keep the dream alive tonight of reaching .500 at the end of the season. Last night they won the series opener 5-0 and while they were still eliminated from the Wild Card chase, they now need to go 7-1 for the rest of the season and reach mediocrity. Last night also saw Duda hit his 28th homer of the season, giving him 8 more games two hit two more for 30!

Jon Niese gets the start tonight, on the season he is 8-11 over 28 games, 175.0 innings with a 3.55 ERA. He only made one mistake in his last outing, a pitch that turned into a two run homer in the 7th inning, but that was enough for the Nationals who eventually won 3-0. Overall in his last two starts he has allowed 3 ER over 13.2 innings. He has allowed 4 ER over 13.0 innings against the Braves in 2014, but still has found himself at 0-2 against them. The Braves have the following numbers vs Jon:

  • Freeman 1-=34, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Heyward 9-28, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • J Upton 9-20, 2B
  • C Johnson 6-18, 2 2B
  • Simmons 5-15, 2B
  • Laird 5-10, 2 2B
  • BJ Upton 1-9, 5 K’s

The Mets bats will get yet another look at Mike Minor, who is 6-11 this season year 144.1 innings, 24 starts with a 4.74 ERA. He is coming off a rough start against Texas where he allowed 5 ER and 8 hits over 4.2 innings, which ended a streak of 6 good starts that saw him pitch 41.2 innings with a 2.59 ERA. He is 1-0 in three starts against the Mets this year posting a 3.44 ERA over 18.1 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Tejada 8-24, 2 2B
  • Duda 7-22, 2B, HR
  • Murphy 3-21, 2 2B, HR
  • Granderson 4-15, HR
  • Lagares 4-14, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 2-8, 2 2B

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

The Mets head down to Atlanta to start a series with the Braves who are in the midst of a playoff race. For the Mets, the Braves have given them fits all year, so it would nice to see the Mets finish strong against their division rival. Tonight Wheeler will get the start for the Amazin’s as the Mets bats will get to see Julio Teheran.

Zack Wheeler is 10-10 over 30 starts and 174.1 innings this year with a 3.61 ERA. After five great starts in a row where Wheeler has posted 30.0 innings with a 2.70 ERA. His last start against the Nationals was not so great as he allowed 6 ER over 4.0 innings. He is 0-2 against the Braves this year with a 3.70 ERA over 4 starts and 24.1 innings while striking out 23. The Braves have the following numbers against Zack:

  • Freeman 7-13, 2 2B, HR
  • Simmons 4-18
  • Heyward 7-19, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • C Johnson 2-17
  • J Upton 0-18
  • BJ Upton 3-10, 2B
  • Gattis 1-11, 2B

Julio Teheran is 13-12 this season over 31 starts and 209.0 innings while posting a 2.89 ERA. In his first All-Star season he is coming off of a strong start allowing no earned runs over 8.0 innings in his last start. In three starts against the Mets this year he is 2-1 over 16.2 innings with a 3.78 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Julio:

  • Duda 4-14, 2B, HR
  • Tejada 1-14
  • Murphy 2-10, 2B
  • E Young 5-11
  • Granderson 2-7, HR
  • d’Arnaud 1-7
  • Lagares 3-8

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets

The Mets rebounded last night and snapped their losing streak against the Marlins, thanks in part to a huge night for Flores. Tonight Dillon Gee looks to keep it going. On the season he is 7-7 over 20 games and 125.2 innings with a 3.80 ERA. In his last four starts he is 3-1 over 25.0 innings and 18 K’s with a 3.60 ERA. He only made one start against the Marlins this year, shutting them out over 8.0 innings allowing 3 hits and striking out 4. The Marlins have the following numbers against Gee:

  • G Jones 5-16, 2B
  • Staton1-9, HR
  • Ozuna 3-7
  • Solano 1-6
  • Yelich o-5
  • R Johnson 1-4, 2B

The Mets bats will look to keep it going from last night against Henderson Alvarez who is 10-6 over 27 starts and 166.1 innings while posting a 2.81 ERA. The young hurler, and first time all-star this year, is leading the league in complete game shutouts (3) in 2014. After back to back to back poor starts where he allowed 12 earned runs over 14.2 innings but right now he allowed 1 earned run over 7 innings. He has made five starts this year against the Mets with a 2-1 record and a 3.45 ERA and 28.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Henderson:

  • Granderson 4-26, 2B
  • Murphy 7-22, 3 2B
  • Duda 3-19, HR
  • E Young 2-13, 3B
  • d’Arnaud 4-13
  • Lagares 2-9, 2 2B

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Marlins @ Mets

After a terrific start to a game that saw deGrom tie a major league record for striking out the first 8 batters in a game, the Mets eventually lost last night to the Marlins by the score of 6-5. Bartolo Colon will try to get the Mets back on the right track tonight. On the season he is 13-12 over 28 starts and 182.2 innings with a 4.14 ERA. He is coming off of a rough start against the Nationals where he allowed 6 runs, 5 earned over 3.0 innings. In two of his last three starts he has allowed at least 5 earned runs. Or in four of his last six starts he has allowed a maximum of two earned runs (take the statistic based on how optimistic you feel today). He has made one start against the Marlins this year allowing 3 ER over 7 innings. The Marlins have the following numbers against Bartolo:

  • Salty 5-18, 2B, HR
  • R Johnson 4-14
  • G Jones 0-5
  • Yelich 0-4
  • Alvarez 0-2

The Mets batters will face off against Nathan Eovaldi tonight who his 6-11 this season over 30 starts and 182.1 innings with a 4.29 ERA. In the month of September he has allowed 7 ER over 10.1 innings and 16 hits. He has made only one start against the Mets this year allowing 5 hits and 3 ER over 7.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Nathan:

  • Murphy 5-14, 2 2B, HR
  • Tejada 2-10
  • Duda 2-11
  • E Young 1-7
  • Abreu 0-2
  • d’Arnaud 0-2
  • Granderson 2-3, HR

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets

The Marlins come to town and the Mets are looking to get back on the winning track tonight after dropping three of four to the Nationals this past week. The Mets pitching was for the most part solid yesterday, but the offense could not click together and left a good amount of runners on base, leading to a scoreless showing. Tonight Jacob deGrom gets the start against Jarred Cosart.

Jacob is 8-6 on the year over 20 starts and 127.1 innings with a 2.62 ERA. Over his last three starts, deGrom has allowed 2 runs, none earned over 21.0 innings with 20 K’s. In three starts against the Marlins this year he is 2-0 with a 0.45 ERA over 20.0 innings with 21 K’s. The Marlins have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Jones 1-9, 2B
  • McGehee 2-8, 2B
  • Ozuna 2-8
  • Lucas 2-6
  • Yelich 2-6

Cosart is 13-9 over 27 starts and 163.0 innings this year with a 3.70 ERA. Against the Marlins he was 4-2 over 7 starts and 46.2 innings with a 1.93 ERA. In his last two starts he has pitched 13.2 innings with a 2.63 ERA. Cosart has never made a start against the Mets and the Mets do not have any statistics against the Marlins.

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

After a disappointing performance last night, the Mets try to split the series with the Nationals today with Jon Niese on the mound against Jordan Zimmermann. Niese on the season is 8-10 over 27 games and 168.0 innings with a 3.59 ERA. He started September off with a terrible start allowing 6 ER and 10 hits over 6 innings against the Marlins. Last time out he bounced back allowing only one earned run over 6.2 innings against the Rockies. He has not been overly effective against the Nationals this year allowing 11 runs, 9 earned over 10.0 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against Niese:

  • Werth 8-25, 2B
  • Desmond 4-21, 2 2B
  • LaRoche 5-18, 2B, 3 HR
  • Espinosa 6-15, 2B, HR
  • Harper 3-8

The Mets bats will get to see Jordan Zimmermann again who is 11-5 over 29 games and 178.0 innings and a 2.93 ERA. In his last four starts he has pitched 26.1 innings with a 3-0 record and a 2.73 ERA. He is 2-0 in three starts against he Mets this year with a 2.89 ERA allowing 6 earned runs over 18.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Murphy 16-47, 5 2B, 3 HR
  • Duda 6-27, 2 2B
  • Lagares 4-17, 2B
  • Tejada5-18
  • Granderson 2-10
  • d’Arnaud3-8, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

The Mets finally beat the Nationals in Queens last night by the score of 4-3 thanks to a big hit from d’Arnaud and pitching that was able to hold off some late pushes from the Nationals. Today, Zack Wheeler tries to keep it going against the Nationals to guarantee a series split against Doug Fister.

Wheeler is 10-9 over 29 starts and 170.1 innings with a 3.38 ERA. After terrible start against the Marlins allowing 5 runs over 4.2 innings, in his last start he allowed 1 ER over 6.0 innings while striking out6 against the Reds. In three starts against the Nationals this year he is 1-2 over 18.2 innings with a 4.34 ERA and 16 K’s. The Nationals have the following numbers against Zack:

  • Span 8-18, 2 2B
  • Werth 5-16, 2 2B, HR
  • Desmond 4-16, 2B, HR
  • LaRoche 2-11, HR
  • Rendon 4-11
  • Harper 1-11
  • Ramos 2-9, 2B

Doug Fister is in the midst of a career season with a 13-6 record over 22 starts and 142.1 innings while posting a 2.53 ERA. After a stretch of three starts that were not characteristic of his season pitching 16.2 innings with a 5.94 ERA, he bounced back in his last start by shutting out the Braves over 7.0 innings. He has be phenomenal against the Mets year shutting the Mets out over 14.1 innings despite allowing 13 hits. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Granderson 3-20, HR
  • Abreu 3-16, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 1-9, 2B
  • Lagares 3-8
  • Murphy 2-9
  • Duda 3-6
  • Flores 4-6
  • E Young 2-3

Lets Go Mets!

 

 

Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

The Nationals snapped the Mets winning streak last night as they beat the Amazin’s by the score of 6-2. The Mets now drop to five games below .500, making the goal of .500 just a little more difficult by the end of the month. Dillon Gee gets the start tonight and on the season he is 6-7 over 19 starts and 120.1 inning with a 3.74 ERA. In his last three starts he is 2-1 over 19.2 innings with a 3.20 ERA while striking out 14. In two starts against the Nationals this year he allowed 8 ER over 12.2 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Desmond 9-37, 3 HR
  • Werth 11-37, 3 2B, HR
  • LaRoche 6-28, 2B, 3 HR
  • Span 5-25, 2 2B, HR
  • Ramos 4-19, 2B, HR
  • Rendon 2-20, 2B
  • Harper 5-13, 2 HR

Gio Gonzalez starts for the Nationals and on the season he is 8-9 over 24 games and 138.0 innings with a 3.78 ERA. After back to back average starts 3 ER over 6.0 innings, last time out he allowed 2 runs, 1 earned over 6.0 innings. He has pitched against the Mets three times this year and has posted an 1-2 record allowing 10 ER over 15.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Gio:

  • Granderson 2-19, HR
  • Abreu 1-16, 2B
  • Murphy 5-14, 3B
  • Lagares 5-14, 2B, 3B, HR
  • Tejada 4-11
  • Duda 1-9
  • Campbell 2-5

Lets Go Mets!