Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

Yesterday was a tough game to watch. The Mets had a 6-1 lead at one point before it started to slip away. Wheeler left after the 6th with a 6-3 lead, Black allowed 2 more runs, after retiring the first two batters, Edgin got things back under control, but then Mejia blew the save. There was a mixture of bad calls and lackluster play from the Mets. Today the Mets look to take the series 3-1 behind Jon Niese as he takes on David Buchanan.

Jon Niese is 5-8 over 21 starts and 128.1 innings with a 3.51 ERA. It has been a struggle with for Niese in his last four starts going 0-4 over 25.0 innings with a 5.76 ERA. His one start against the Phillies this year was a good one as he allowed 2 ER over 8.0 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against Niese:

  • Rollins 11-50, 3 2B
  • Utley 3-28
  • Ruiz 10-27, 2 2B, HR
  • Howard 4-24, HR
  • Byrd 6-15, 2B, hR

Buchanan is 6-5 this season over 11 starts, 65.2 innings and a 3.49 ERA. The rookie pitcher was recently recalled to the majors, and in his first start back he allowed 3 ER over 6.1 innings. His second start of his career was against the Mets back in the end of May where the Mets got 4 runs, three earned over 7 hits and 6.2 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Lagares 1-4, 2B
  • Murphy 0-4
  • Wright 1-4
  • d’Arnaud 0-3
  • Duda 1-3
  • Flores 1-3

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

The Mets play game three of four today in Philly behind arm of Zack Wheeler. Wheeler is 7-8 this season with a 3.48 ERA over 23 games and 134.1 innings. In his last start, he didn’t quite have his off-speed stuff, but he worked through it and still had an excellent line of allowing one run over 6.2 innings, which is a sign of his maturation process. In his last seven games he has pitched 45.1 innings with a 1.59 ERA. In two games against the Phillies this year he has tossed 13.0 innings and allowed 3 ER with 13 strikeouts. The Phillies have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Utley 1-10
  • Rollins 3-10
  • Revere 2-7, 2B
  • Ruiz 1-7, 2B
  • Asche 3-6, 3B
  • Byrd 1-6, HR

The Mets bats will get a crack at Kyle Kendrick who is 5-11 over 23 starts and 144.1 innings this year with a 4.74 ERA. After a string of below average starts, he had a good one against Houston his last time out allowing only 1 ER over 7.0 innings of work. In three starts against the Met this year he has allowed 19 hits and 12 ER over 17.1 innings, an ERA of over 6. The Mets have the following numbers against Kyle:

  • Wright 15-50, 3 2B, 3 HR
  • Murphy 9-36, 2B, HR
  • Duda 4-23, 3 2B, HR
  • Tejada 9-24, HR
  • Granderson 1-11
  • Lagares 6-8, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

 

 

Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

The Mets needed a win after dropping the series in Washington and they got that last night behind the arm of Bartolo Colon and an inning where the Mets were able to string some hits together and get 4 runs. Also important news heading into tonight, Chris Young was finally DFA’d making room for den Dekker. Tonight Dillon Gee takes the mound to keep the momentum going against Cole Hamels.

Dillon Gee is 4-4 this season with a 3.73 ERA over 13 starts and 82.0 innings. It still hasn’t been pretty for Gee coming back from the DL. In those four games he has pitched 22.1 innings with a 6.85 ERA however in his last start, things looked a little better as he allowed only 2 ER over 5.2 innings. In his two starts against Philly this season he has pitched 12.2 innings and allowed 8 ER. The Phillies have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Rollins 12-25, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Utley 5-23, 2 2B
  • Howard 9-20, 2B, 6 HR
  • Brown 5-18, 2B
  • Ruiz 2-16, 2B
  • Revere 4-11
  • Byrd 0-2

Cole Hamels is 6-6 this year with a 2.42 ERA over 20 games and 137.1 innings. In his last four games he his 3-1 allowing only 2 ER over 30.0 innings with is an ERA of 0.60. Making things worse for the Mets, this year he has three great starts against the Amazin’s totaling 22.0 innings allowing only two earned runs, three total. The Mets hav ethe following numbers against Cole:

  • Wright 25-76, 5 2B, 3B, 5 HR
  • Murphy 17-48, 4 2B, HR
  • Tejada 9-31, 3 2B
  • E Young 10-29, 2 2B
  • Lagares 9-23, 3 2B
  • Duda 1-13
  • d’Arnaud1-12
  • Granderson 4-8
  • Campbell 4-9, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

After dropping a series 2 games to 3 in Washington, ending the rubber game with an extra inning loss, the Mets head to Philly to hopefully gain some momentum back. Tonight Bartolo Colon takes the mound against AJ Burnett.

Colon is 10-9 on the season in 22 games, 146.1 innings and a 4.12 ERA. After a stretch of good starts, Colon had a hiccup in his last start allowing 8 hits and 6 ER over 4.2 innings in a game the Mets eventually lost 9-0. One characteristic Colon has had this season is when he is off, he is really off. In two starts against the Phillies this year he is 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA over 14.2 innings of work. The Phillies have the following numbers against Colon:

  • Rollins 5-18, 2B, HR
  • Brignac 5-15
  • Byrd 3-8
  • Sizemore 1-8
  • Howard 2-8, 2 HR
  • Ruiz 4-9, 2B
  • Revere 3-8

A.J. Burnett is 6-11 over 24 starts and 151.1 innings of work with an ERA of 4.16. His last start against the Mets was horrendous where he allowed 7 ER over 5.0 innings and 8 hits. He followed that up against the Nationals where he pitched 1.2 innings, 5 runs, 1 earned. The Mets have the following numbers against Burnett:

  • Wright 3-27, 2B
  • Granderson 3-28, 2 2B, HR
  • Murphy 4-15, 2 2B
  • Rejada 1-9
  • Lagares 3-7, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 3-6, 2B, hR
  • Duda 2-4, 2B
  • C Young 2-6

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

Last night’s game was the opposite of the previous with the Mets dropping the game 7-1 behind a poor start from Niese and a great start from Fister keeping the Mets bats quiet. Tonight, Jacob deGrom takes the mound to put the Mets back on the right track. On the season he is 6-5 over 15 starts and 94.1 innings with a 2.77 ERA. In his last five starts he is 5-0 over 34.2 innings with a 1.04 ERA and 37 strikeouts. Tonight will be deGrom’s first start against the Nationals in his career and he hasn’t faced anyone on the Nationals roster when they were with other teams.

Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound for the Nationals with his 7-5 record over 22 games and 132.0 innings and a 3.00 ERA. After two, poor back to back starts in July allowed 8 ER over 8.1 innings, he has had two, great back to back starts allowing 2 ER over 14.0 innings. In his one start against the Mets he allowed 3 ER over 6.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Zimmermann:

  • Murphy 13-41, 4 2B, 3 HR
  • Wright 11-36, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Duda 4-21, 2 2B
  • Tejada 5-18
  • E Young 3-12, 2B
  • Lagares 4-12, 2B
  • Granderson 1-4

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets took the first game of the series last night against the Nationals with a 6-1 score behind a strong outing from Wheeler and some timely hitting. Wheeler did not have his best stuff last night, especially early with walks and a high pitch count, but he calmed down and only allowed one earned run over 6.2 innings of work. Tonight Jon Niese gets the nod tonight as he squares off against Doug Fister.

Jon Niese is 5-7 over 20 games and 122.1 innings of work with an ERA of 3.24. His last start wasn’t spectacular, but he did pitch 8.0 innings allowing three earned runs, 5 total over 9 hits on his way to his third straight loss. It was better than his two previous starts where he allowed a combined 7 ER over 11.0 innings. In his one start against the Nationals this year he allowed 3 ER, 5 total over 4.0 innings with 8 hits. The Nationals have the following numbers against him:

  • Werth 7-23, 2B
  • Desmond 3-18, 2 2B
  • LaRoche 4-15, 2B, 2 HR
  • Espinosa 5-12, 2B
  • Hairston 4-10, 2B
  • Ramos 3-8

Doug Fister’s first year in the National League has been a career year with a 10-3 record over 15 starts, a 2.68 ERA over 97.1 innings of work. In his last four starts he has pitched 26.2 innings with a 2.03 ERA. He missed the Mets earlier this season and has only one career game against the Mets where he allowed one earned run over 6.1 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Fister:

  • Abreu 3-16, 2B
  • Granderson 2-13, HR
  • d’Arnaud 0-3
  • Flores 2-3
  • Lagares 1-2
  • Murphy 0-3
  • E Young 2-3

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets head to DC tonight after a disappointing end to their series with the Giants. The Mets radio booth said it best at the end of the game yesterday describing the game as “blah” from the Mets. Pretty accurate representation of what the game felt like. Today Zack Wheeler takes on Gio Gonzalez.

Wheeler on the season is 6-8 over 22 starts and 127.2 innings with a 3.60 ERA. In his last 6 games he has pitched 38.2 innings with a 3-0 record posting a 1.63 ERA allowing only 7 ER, 8 total, only 14 walks while striking out 34. He has had two starts against the Nationals this year, and they weren’t his best. His first was average as he allowed 3 ER over 6.0 innings, his second he allowed 5 ER over 6.0 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Span 7-15, 2 2B
  • Werth 4-13, 2B, HR
  • Desmond 4-14, 2B, HR
  • LaRoche 1-10, HR
  • Rendon 3-8
  • Harper 1-8
  • Ramos 2-9, 2B

Gio Gonzalez is 6-7 over 17 starts and 97.1 innings this year with a 3.88 ERA. He is coming off of a bad start in Philly where he allowed 5 ER over 3.2 innings allowing 8 hits, walking 1 and striking out 2. He has had two very different starts against the Mets this year. His first start of the season was against the Mets and he allowed only only earned run over 6.0 innings. In his second start against the Mets he allowed 5 ER over 3.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Gio:

  • Wright 5-16, 2B, 3B, HR
  • Granderson 2-19, HR
  • Abreu 1-16, 2B
  • Murphy 4-12
  • Lagares 4-11, 2B, 3B, HR
  • Tejada 3-8
  • E Young 0-10
  • Duda 1-6
  • Flores 0-7

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Giants vs Mets

The Mets and Giants finish up their four game set today in Citi Field with an earlier noon game. For the Mets, the goal is to win the game and split the series with the Giants before hitting the road. Yesterday belonged to the Giants who dominated with pitching and hitting. Today Tim Hudson makes a start for Giants as he squares off against Dillon Gee.

Gee is 4-4 on the season with a 3.77 ERA over 12 starts and 76.1 innings of work. He has had a rough go of it since coming back from the DL, pitching in three games, 16.2 innings, allowing 15 ER (8.10 ERA) but on a positive side striking out 16 batters and walking only 5. Last year in one start against the Giants, Gee allowed 5 ER over 6.2 innings. The G-Men have the following numbers against the man named Gee:

  • Pence 2-16
  • Morse 2-10, 2B
  • Blanco 3-8, 2B
  • Sandoval 3-5, 2B, HR
  • Crawford 2-5
  • Belt 1-2, 2 BB
  • Posey 1-2

The Mets get a look at an old foe in Timmy Hudson today who is having an All-Star season with an 8-8 record, 21 starts, 139.1 innings logged and a 2.71 ERA. Since the All-Star break he has made three starts totaling 20.1 innings with a 1.77 ERA and 22 hits. Earlier this season against the Mets he allowed 9 hits and 3 ER over 5.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Hudson:

  • Wright 19-80, 2 2B, 3 HR
  • Duda 11-28, 2 2B, HR
  • Murphy 6-25, 3 2B
  • Rejada 8-23
  • Abreu 4-12, 2B
  • C Young 3-11
  • E Young 0-10

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Giants vs Mets

The Mets put the Giants down last night behind the arm of Jacob deGrom who brought a no-hitter deep into the game. Today, they turn to Bartolo Colon, the last pitcher on the Mets to bring a no-no deep into a game, to do the same. On the season, Colon is 10-8 over 21 games and 141.2 innings with a 3.88 ERA. In his last two starts he has pitched 15.0 innings allowing 3 ER while striking out 11 batters and walking only 2. Earlier this year he faced the Giants allowing 1 earned run, three total over 5.2 innings while striking out 4. The Giants have the following numbers against Colon:

  • Pence 3-5, HR
  • Crawford 3-5
  • Morse 2-6
  • Posey 1-4
  • Blanco 1-4
  • Belt 0-3

The Mets bats will get a look at Madison Bumgarner, who is 12-8 on the season over 23 games and 145.0 innings with a 3.41 ERA coming off of his second straight all-star season. Two games ago, he had a tremendous game against the Phillies where he shut out the Phillies over 8.0 innings but in his last game against the Pirates he allowed 5 ER over 4.0 innings. Last year he held the Mets to one earned run over 7.0 innings, striking out 10 batters. The Mets have the following numbers against Madison:

  • E Young 3-25
  • C Young 7-17, 2 2B, HR
  • Muprhy 1-5
  • Tejada 1-6
  • Wright 1-6
  • d’Arnaud 0-2
  • Flores 0-3

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Giants vs Mets

The Mets dropped the first game of the series against the Giants last night and start game two tonight. For the Giants, they get their second look at Peavy tonight, the Mets get their first look at Peavy in a Giants uniform. The Mets send out Jacob deGrom looking to build on his 5-5 record, 2.79 ERA over 14 starts and 87.0 innings this year with 83 K’s. In his last 4 starts he has pitched 27.1 innings with a 0.66 ERA and 30 strikeouts. In that time he walked only 5 batters. He has never faced the Giants in a major league game, or anyone on the Giants roster.

Peavy is 1-10 on the season with a 4.71 ERA over 21 starts and 130.0 innings. In his first start for the Giants, he allowed 3 earned runs, 4 total over 6.0 innings picking up the loss. He’s made 11 starts against the Mets, mostly as a Padre, in his career where he has a 6-2 record and a 3.28 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Jake:

  • C Young 4-25, 2 2B, HR
  • Abreu 4-19, 2B
  • Wright 2-16, 2B
  • Granderson 4-17, 2 2B, HR
  • Murphy 1-5, 2B
  • Duda 1-3
  • Tejada 0-2

Lets Go Mets!