Monday, May 07, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup / Game Notes - Mets at Phillies - Game 29

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 29 :
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Murphy-2B
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Turner-SS
  8. Thole-C
  9. Niese-LHP
Game Notes:

The Mets have won two in a row following a season-high four game losing streak.

RUBEN TEJADA: Left yesterday’s game with strained right quad...He underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery last night and was placed on the 15 day disabled list before tonight's game. Click here for more

New York will play 12 of its next 16 games on the road...The Mets are 5-7 away from Citi Field this year...New York went 43-38 on the road in 2011.

This is New York’s second trip this season to Philadelphia...The Mets took two of three from the Phillies, April 13-15...After this series, the Mets only have one trip to Philadelphia remaining on the schedule, August 28-30...The Mets host the Phillies at Citi Field for the first time on May 28-30.

Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, is 9-2 with 2.82 ERA (28 earned runs/78.0 innings) in 11 career starts vs. the Mets...He has won his last eight starts vs. New York dating back to June 24, 2006...That streak is the longest vs. the Mets since 1966, when Larry Jackson saw his 13-start win streak snapped and Bob Gibson and Juan Marichal each had separate nine-start win streaks end that year.

The Mets are 5-4 in the first game of a series this year, including 2-2 on the road and 1-0 vs. Philadelphia...New York is 5-0 in the first game of a series vs. NL East opponents.

This is the Mets’ 10th series of the year and their sixth vs. a National League East opponent...New York is 3-2 in those previous five series and 10-5 overall.

HOMESTAND NOTE: New York completed its third homestand of the year yesterday and the club has posted winning records on each homestand (4-2, 4-3 and 2-1)...Last year, the Mets won three homestands the entire season.

The Mets improved to 11-3 in games decided by two or fewer runs with yesterday’s 3-1 victory...The Mets .786 winning percentage in such games is the best in the majors...New York’s 11 wins are tied with Washington (11-6) for the second most...Los Angeles has the most wins (12-6).

WHEN FALLING BEHIND EARLY: The opposition has scored first in six of New York’s last eight games...The Mets are 7-10 this year when the opposition scores first.
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