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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Preview: Game 24 - Miami Marlins (10-13) at New York Mets (13-10) - Slowey (0-0) vs Mejia (3-0)

Preview: Game 24
Miami Marlins (10-13) at New York Mets (13-10)
Pitching Probables - Kevin Slowey (0-0) 4.15 ERA vs Jenrry Mejia (3-0) 1.99 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


The New York Mets will send Jenrry Mejia (3-0) on the mound against the Miami Marlins (10-13), who has certainly found a rhythm on the mound. He currently owns the lowest ERA (1.99) of any member of the rotation. The right-hander has tossed a career-best 13 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings.

He allowed four hits in 6 2/3 innings while collecting seven strikeouts in Monday's 2-0 win over St. Louis.

Mejia is 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA in six meetings with the Marlins (10-13), and he lost his only start against them 3-2 on July 31, giving up three runs in six innings.

The Marlins are hitting .179 with four runs during that slide in New York, and the offense isn't looking much better with a .193 average and 10 runs while dropping three of five.

Two of Garrett Jones' four hits over the past four games have been homers, but they've been solo shots in losing efforts. That includes one while going 2 for 4 in the opener of this series, improving to 10 for 25 with three homers and eight RBIs in seven games at Citi Field. However, he's 0 for 3 versus Mejia. The current Marlins only have 21 career AB's vs Mejia and have four hits (.190).

The Marlins will give Kevin Slowey (0-0, 4.15) a second turn in the rotation in place of the injured Jacob Turner (strained right shoulder).

Slowey, who made his first four appearances out of the bullpen, allowed two runs and three hits in five innings in a 3-2 win over Seattle on Sunday.

The right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings of relief while striking out eight in a 2-1, 20-inning win at New York on June 8.

Slowey against the Mets is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA in his career. He hasn't fared well versus Curtis Granderson, who is 6 for 16 (.375) with three doubles and a homer in their matchups. Bobby Abreu, who has 18 AB's against Slowey in his career, is batting .389 vs him with 1 2B and 3 HR's with 4 RBI's. David Wright also has fared well against Slowey batting .500 (6 for 12) with 1 2B and 1 HR with 2 RBI's. The Mets as a team are batting .337 (28 for 83) with 7 HR's vs Slowey..

The Mets will have the numbers on their side for this one, but the Mets have to translate that on the field in order to get the win... LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Bobby Abreu187103411.389.421.9441.365
Lucas Duda83101103.375.375.8751.250
Curtis Granderson166301312.375.412.7501.162
Juan Lagares71000001.
Daniel Murphy91100001.
Omar Quintanilla63001102.500.5001.0001.500
Anthony Recker20000102.
Ruben Tejada51100001.200.200.400.600
David Wright126101204.500.500.8331.333
Chris Young00000000.

Jeff Baker10000000.
Rob Brantly20000000.
Greg Dobbs10000000.
Garrett Jones30000001.
Ed Lucas30000003.
Jake Marisnick31001100.333.3331.3331.667
Casey McGehee10000000.
Donovan Solano31000001.333.333.333.667
Giancarlo Stanton10000110.000.333.000.333
Christian Yelich32100000.667.6671.0001.667
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