Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 18

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 18

  1. Eric Young Jr - Lf
  2. Curtis Granderson - RF
  3. David Wright -3B
  4. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  5. Chris Young  - CF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Anthony Recker - C
  8. Omar Quintanilla - SS
  9. Zack Wheeler - RHP

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Preview: Game 18 - Atlanta Braves (12-5) at New York Mets (8-9) - Hale (0-0) vs Wheeler (1-2)

Preview: Game 18
Atlanta Braves (12-5) at New York Mets (8-9)
Pitching Probables - David Hale (0-0) 2.89 ERA vs Zack Wheeler (1-2) 4.67 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1:10PM


The Mets (8-9), who have dropped the last two games to the Atlanta Braves (12-5) look to rebound in the final game of the three games series. The Mets have been woeful at home this season only going 2-6.

The Mets will send Zack Wheeler (1-2) to the mound, who has pitched better of late. Last Game vs Arizona on April 14th he pitched 6.1 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 ER, 3 BB's, while striking out 3. He is 3-1 with a 3.80 ERA vs the Braves in his short career. The current Braves are collectively batting .236 with 3 HR's and 7 RBI's vs Wheeler. Freddie Freeman is batting .556 (5 for 9) with a HR and 3 RBI's vs Wheeler. Other Notables: Jason Heyward .333 (3 for 9) 1 HR, 2 RBI's, Dan Uggla .286 (2 for 7) with a HR, 2 RBI's, Andrelton Simmons .333 (3 for 9) with 3 BB's vs Wheeler.

The Mets will be getting their second look at young David Hale (0-0). The Mets faced him his last time out and he only lasted (6.23 ERA) 4.1 innings, gave up 5 hits, 3 earned runs, walking 5, while striking out 2. The Mets ended up winning the game 6-4. Eric Young went 3 for 3 , David Wright went 1 for 2, and Daniel Murphy also went 1 for 2 in their last meeting vs Hale.

The Mets bats better start to get going or else it could mean another sweep in the hands of the Atlanta Braves.

Batter Pitcher Splits:

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/19: Syndergaard gets shelled

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/19:

Mets AAA - EL PASO 8,  LAS VEGAS 5: Noah Syndergaard made his fourth start of the season for the 51s, and it didn't go well. Syndergaard allowed six runs on six hits and three walks (plus a wild pitch) in just four innings. Four of the six runs were earned, but Syndergaard's ERA rose to 4.95. Syndergaard gave up a three-run homer to Cody Decker. Wilmer Flores went 2-for-5, and Taylor Teagarden his his second home run in as many nights. Box

Mets AA - BINGHAMTON 3, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2: Shortstop Matt Reynolds had a career-high four hits and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. Reynolds has a seven-game hitting streak and is now batting .383. Starter Rainy Lara pitched well for the B-Mets (six innings, two hits, one unearned run), but the Fisher Cats tied the score when Jack Murphy homered off John Church in the seventh. Reynolds led off the eighth inning with his fourth hit of the day, then scored all the way from first on Matt Clark's single. Chasen Bradford pitched the ninth for his third save. Box

Recap: Game 17 - Braves (7) at Mets (5) - Mets Late Comeback, Not enough

New York

W: E. Santana (2-0) L: B. Colon (1-3) S: J. Walden (1)
HR: ATL - J. Upton (5)   NYM - None


Justin Upton went 3-for-5 with a three run homer and two runs scored to help the Atlanta Braves to a 7-5 win over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game set.

Freddie Freeman finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Braves, winners in seven of their last eight games.

Ervin Santana (2-0) allowed one run on six hits while fanning seven over seven innings. Over three starts this season (21 innings), the nine-year veteran has allowed just one run and struck out 24 batters.

Jordan Walden left the bases loaded in the ninth to record his first save.

David Wright and Chris Young each went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Travis d'Arnaud had two hits and an RBI for the Mets, who have dropped two straight after sweeping Arizona earlier this week.

Bartolo Colon (1-3) allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out six to saddle the loss.

The Mets struck first when Wright singled to center to bring in Eric Young Jr.

Atlanta took the lead with a pair of runs in the third. With two on and two out, Freeman tapped a soft grounder down the third base line. Colon fielded the ball and threw it past Lucas Duda at first. The ball skipped off the wall in shallow right and rolled past Curtis Granderson and into right field allowing both runners to come all the way around.

In the fifth, Freeman laced a double to right to bring Jason Heyward around for a 3-1 lead and Upton scored on Daisuke Matsuzaka's wild pitch in the eighth for a four-run edge.

Daniel Murphy and Wright opened the bottom of the eighth with back-to-back singles. After Granderson popped out, Young ripped a single to left to bring Murphy home. d'Arnaud added an RBI single two batters later to pull New York within 4-3.

Upton added a three-run shot in the ninth to center for insurance that the Braves would need.

Craig Kimbrel hit Young Jr. with a pitch before giving up a single to Murphy. Wright then doubled to center to push Young Jr. across. After Granderson struck out, Young singled to bring Murphy around to pull the Mets within 7-5.

After a mound visit, Kimbrel walked Duda to load the bases, spelling the end of his night.

Walden was brought in and got d'Arnaud to ground out to end the game.

Game Notes

Upton has five homers this season ... Atlanta was 3-for-9 with RISP ... Young Jr., who scored a pair of runs, walked twice and was hit by a pitch ... New York finished 5-for-19 with RISP ... Murphy was 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

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