Game Preview: Mets @ Reds

The Mets had some great pitching last night, but their offense was spent from the previous night and couldn’t really do much of anything. Wheeler gets the start for the Mets tonight. On the season he is 9-9 over 28 games and 164.1 innings with a 3.45 ERA. Over his last starts he is 2-1 over 24.0 innings, 28 K’s, with a 3.00 ERA. Wheeler has never faced the Reds in his career, and has never faced anyone on the Reds roster.

On the other side of the field, Mat Latos will be getting the start. He is 5-4 over 15 starts this season and 96.1 innings on the year with a 3.46 ERA. He is coming off of two poor starts where he allowed 9 ER over 12.0 innings. He allowed 5 ER over 13.2 innings against the Mets last year. The Mets have the following numbers against Latos:

  • Wright 2-14, 2B, HR
  • Duda 3-11, 2 2B
  • E Young 3-12, 3B
  • Centeno 0-3
  • Lagares 0-3
  • Captain Kirk 1-3

Lets Go Mets!

 

Game Preview: Mets @ Reds

The Mets took the first game of the series last night in commanding fashion. First Colon allowed 2 ER over 7 innings but it was the offense that went off the handle last night with 14 runs featuring a 4 hit game from David Wright and homers from d’Arnaud, Duda, Flores, Herrera and Granderson. Today Dillon Gee and the Mets bats look to take on Johnny Cueto.

Dillon Gee is 6-6 on the season over 18 games with a 3.81 ERA while pitching 113.1 innings. He has allowed 5 ER in his last twos tarts while pitching 12.2 innings. His second start of the season was against the Reds where he allowed 3 ER over 7.1 innings in a game the Mets won 6-3. The Reds the following numbers against Dillon:

  • Phillips 2-7, 2 HR
  • Bruce 1-6, HR
  • Cozart 0-6
  • Frazier 1-4
  • Ludwick 2-6, 2B, HR

Johnny Cueto is 16-8 on the season over 29 games while pitching a league leading 207.0 innings with a sparkling 2.26 ERA. In his last three starts he has pitched 19.1 innings with 9 earned runs. His second start of the season was against the Mets where he allowed 2 ER over 7.0 innings. He actually pitched against Gee that day in a game the Reds bullpen blew. The Mets have the following numbers against Cueto:

  • Wright 5-22, HR
  • E Young 4-12
  • Duda 3-11, HR
  • Granderson 2-8, HR
  • Lagares 1-5
  • Tejada 1-4, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Reds

The Mets played a series against the Reds very early on in the season, and haven’t played them since. Tonight they head out to Ohio coming off of a series win in Miami. Tonight Colon gets the start, on the season he is 12-11 over 26 games and 172.2 innings with a 4.01 ERA. After a stretch of three good starts where he allowed 4 ER over 21.0 innings, he allowed 6 ER in his last start against the Phillies at home. He missed the Reds earlier this season but in his career he has a 4.15 ERA over 4 starts and a 3-1 record while pitching 21.2 innings. The Reds have the following numbers against Colon:

  • Santiago 11-26, 3 2B, 3B
  • Phillips 1-12
  • Hannahan 1-6, 2B
  • Bruce 1-2, HR
  • Cozart 1-1

The Reds are sending Alfredo Simon to the bump today. On the season he is 13-9 over 27 starts and 167.1 innings of work with a 3.28 ERA. In his last three starts he has allowed 7 ER over 19.1 innings. He opened up his 2014 season against the Mets picking up the win after allowing 1 ER over 7.0 innings while walking 1 and striking out 6. The Mets have the following numbers against Alfredo:

  • Granderson 0-9
  • E Young 1-7, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 0-4
  • Wright 0-3
  • Lagares 1-3
  • Tejada 0-3
  • den Dekker 0-1

Lets Go Mets!

 

Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

It wasn’t pretty from the mound side, but the Mets picked up the win last night in Miami recording 16 hits and 8 runs. David Wright helped the cause with 3 RBI’s and Lagares had 4 hits, so at least the bats had a good night. Tonight Jacob deGrom gets the nod as he squares off against Tom Koehler.

Jacob is 7-6 on the season over 18 starts with a 2.94 ERA over 113.1 innings of work. After his first start from the DL went poorly, he got back on track in his last start against Philly where he allowed 1 run, none earned over 7.0 innings while striking out 5. In two starts against the Marlins this year he is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA allowing only 1 ER over 14.0 innings while striking out 15. The Marlins have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • G Jones 1-6, 2B
  • Lucas 2-6
  • McGehee 2-5, 2B
  • Ozuna 2-5
  • Stanton 1-4, 2B
  • Hechavarria 0-3

The Mets have yet another game against Tom Koehler who is 9-9 this season over 27 starts and 161.1 innings of work while posting a 3.79 ERA.  He has pitched 24.0 innings in his last four starts with a 2-0 record and a 3.75 ERA, so pretty close to his season overall numbers. He has already made four starts against the Mets this season with an 0-2 record over 26.1 innings while posting a 3.08 ERA and 19 K’s. The Mets have the following numbers against Tom:

  • Wright 6-19, 3 2B
  • Duda 2-17, 2B
  • Tejada 3-13, 3B
  • Granderson 0-9, 4 K
  • E Young 1-10, 2B
  • Recker 0-8
  • d’Arnaud 1-5
  • Flores 1-6. 2B

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

The good news from yesterday: Herrera hit his first career homer. The bad news from yesterday: the Mets had 6 errors in the field and lost the game 9-6. Today the Mets look to move beyond behind Jon Niese as he takes on Brad Penny in game two of the series.

Niese is 7-10 this season over 25 starts and 155.1 innings with a 3.48 ERA. In his last four starts he has pitched 27.0 innings with a 3.33 ERA. In two starts against the Marlins this year he was 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA over 13.0 innings. The Marlins have the following numbers against Niese:

  • Stanton 9-24, 2 HR
  • R Johnson 9-24, 2B
  • Baker 7-17, 2B
  • McGehee 2-12, 2B
  • Lucas 3-11, 2B
  • Solano 4-11, 2 2B

Brad Penny gets the start for the Marlins tonight, his 5th game of the 2014 season where he has pitched 13.1 innings with a 5.40 ERA. He didn’t pitch in 2013 at all in the majors and in 2012 he pitched 22 games, no starts with a 6.11 ERA for the Giants and in 2011 he had a 5.30 ERA over 31 starts for the Tigers. The Mets have the following numbers against Penny:

  • Wright 13-21, 2B, 4 HR
  • Granderson 4-11, 2B, 3B
  • Tejada 0-2
  • E Young 0-1

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

Fresh off of a series win against the Phillies, the Mets look to end the season with their first game in the last month against Miami. Today, Wheeler takes the mound. On the season he is 9-9 over 27 starts and 159.2 innings with a 3.44 ERA. He has three starts in a row where he has allowed exactly 2 earned runs (although multiple more total runs due to defense behind him) totaling to a 2.79 ERA over 19.1 innings with 20 K’s. On the year he has made four starts against the Marlins he is 2-0 with a 0.65 ERA over 27.2 innings and 31 strikeouts. The Marlins have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Stanton 1-12
  • Hechavarria 2-14, 2B
  • Jones 1-12
  • McGehee 4-9, 2B
  • Yelich 1-10
  • Ozuna 1-11, 5 K
  • Salty 1-8, 6 K

Henderson Alvarez is 10-6 with a 2.75 ERA over 25 starts and 157.0 innings. Overall on the season he has been fantastic, which earned him a start in the All-Star game. However in his last two starts he has allowed 9 ER over 12.1 innings. He is last poor start before that was back on July 11th where he allowed 6 ER over 8 hits and 5.0 innings against the Mets who have the following numbers against him:

  • Granderson 4-25, 2B, 7 K
  • Wright 9-19, 2 2B, HR
  • Duda 3-18, HR
  • E Young 2-13, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 4-12
  • Lagares 2-7, 2 2B
  • den Dekker 2-3, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

Colon and the Mets couldn’t get it done last night against the Phillies, and they will try again today as A.J. Burnett takes on Dillon Gee. On the positive last night. Herrera had his first major league hit and although offense was pretty weak for the Amazin’s, they didn’t look too bad int he field.

Dillon Gee is 5-6 on the season over 17 starts and 107.1 innings with a 3.77 ERA. After two back to back poor starts where he allowed 8 ER over 11.2 innings, he bounced back last time allowing 2 ER over 6.2 innings. In three starts against the Phillies he has a 4.12 ERA over 19.2 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Rollins 13-28, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Utley 5-25, 2 2B
  • Howard 9-23, 2B, 6 HR
  • Brown 5-20, 2B
  • Ruiz 4-19, 2B, HR
  • Revere 4-14

A.J. Burnett is 7-14 this season, league leading in losses, over 28 games and 178.0 innings with a 4.30 ERA. He had back to back to back poor starts where he allowed 14 ER over 19.2 innings, but rebounded in his last start as well allowing 1 ER over 7.0 inning and striking out 12 against DC. He is 0-2 in three starts against the Mets this year allowing 17 ER over 18.0 innings while striking out 23. The Mets have the following numbers against Burnett:

  • Wright 4-31, 2B
  • Granderson 5-21, 3 2B, HR
  • Lagares 4-10, 2 2B
  • d’Arnaud 5-9, 2B, 2 HR
  • Duda 2-7, 2B
  • Tejada 1-9

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

The Mets try to take game two of the series tonight as the play the Phillies on Granderson Bobblehead night. Yesterday the Mets got off to a good start with a 4-1 win behind Jacob deGrom. Today, or at least right now at 9 in the morning, Bartolo Colon makes the start for the Amazin’s. There is a small chance he could get pulled to be traded, but that is looking less and less likely right now.

Assuming Colon makes the start, he is 12-10 on the year with 167.1 innings and a 3.82 ERA. Over his last three starts he has a 2-1 record over 21.0 innings of work while posting a 1.71 ERA and 19 K’s. He is 3-0 in three starts against the Phillies this year with a 1.59 ERA over 22.2 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against him:

  • Rollins 5-22, 2B, HR
  • Byrd 5-11, HR
  • Sizemore 1-11
  • Howard 2-11, 2 HR
  • Revere 5-12
  • Ruiz 4-12, 2B
  • Brown 1-8, 2B

Jerome Williams has pitched 78.0 innings with a 5.42 ERA over 31 games and 5 starts this season for the Astros, the Rangers and the Phillies. For the Phillies he has a 1.77 ERA over three starts. He has made three starts against the Mets with a 3.77 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Williams:

  • Granderson 1-5, HR
  • Wright 0-2
  • Seriously, that’s it.

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

The Mets dropped the series to the Braves last night, and look to get back on the winning track tonight against the Phillies. Joining the Mets tonight is 20 year old prospect Dilson Herrera from Double-A, which is exciting, for a team looking something the in the latter part of the season.

Jacob deGrom gets the nod tonight. He is 6-6 on the season over 17 games and 106.1 innings of work while posting a 3.13 ERA. His first start back from the DL did not go so well as he allowed 5 ER and 5 hits over 6.0 innings. On the positive, he struck out 7 batters. In one start against the Phillies this year he allowed 3 ER over 6.1 innings and struck out 11 batters. The Phils have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Byrd 0-3
  • Howard 1-3, HR
  • Revere 0-3
  • Rollins 1-3
  • Utley 1-2
  • Brown 0-1

The Mets draw the rookie David Buchanan in the first start, who is 6-7 over 14 games and 83.1 innings with a 4.21 ERA. In the month of August he pitched in four games with 24.0 innings and a 3.75 ERA. In two games against the Mets he has a 4.26 ERA and two losses and 12.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against David:

  • Lagares 1-5, 2B
  • Wright 2-7
  • Duda 1-6
  • Granderson 0-4
  • Flores 1-5
  • den Dekker 1-3, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

 

Game Preview: Braves vs Mets

In the first game of the series, the Mets won 3-2, last night, the Braves won 3-2. Today Jon Niese looks to bring the Mets back on the winning path. On the season he is 7-9 over 24 games and 148.0 innings with a 3.47 ERA. In his last three games he has pitched 19.2 innings with a 2-1 record while posting a 3.20 ERA. In one start against the Braves this year, he allowed 1 ER over 6.0 innings while walking 3 and striking out 7. The Braves have the following numbers against Jon:

  • Freeman 9-30, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Heyward 9-24, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • J Upton 9-17, 2B
  • C Johnson 4-15, 2 2B
  • Simmons 5-13, 2B
  • BJ Upton 1-9, 5 K

Mike Minor gets the start for the Braves. On the season he is 5-8 over 20 games and 119.1 innings with an ERA of 4.90. In his last three starts he is 1-1 over 21.1 innings with a 2.53 ERA while striking out 19 batters. In two starts against the Mets this year he allowed 6 ER over 11.1 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Mike:

  • Wright 6-23, 2 2B, 3 HR
  • Tejada 8-22, 2 2B
  • Murphy 3-21, 2 2B, HR
  • Duda 6-19, 2B, HR
  • Granderson 3-12, HR
  • Lagares 4-11, 2B

Lets Go Mets!