Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Preview: Game 26 - New York Mets (14-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-12) - Niese (1-2) vs Hamels (0-1)


Preview: Game 26

New York Mets (14-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-12)
Pitching Probables - Jon Niese (1-2) 2.45 ERA vs Cole Hamels (0-1) 3.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch  -  7:10PM

Preview:

The New York Mets (14-11) enter enemy territory as they travel to Philadelphia to play the Phillies for a two game divisional set. The Mets will have Jon Niese on the mound vs the Phillies in the opener.. He is 6-6 with a 3.13 ERA vs the Phillies. The current set of Phillies are batting .231 vs Niese (37 for 160). John Mayberry Jr. has been mashing it up vs Niese with 3 HR's but only is batting  .265 (9 for 34). Carlos Ruiz is batting .333 vs Niese (7 for 21) with a HR. Jimmy Rollins, who has the most AB's vs Niese is batting .225 (9 for 40). Lefty Batters Chase Utley (.091) and Ryan Howard (.067) vs Niese.. The Mets are 6-3 on the road . Jon Niese is  1-2 with a 1.96 at Citi Field and 0-0 with 3.68 ERA on the road.

The Phillies (13-12) will counter with Cole Hamels, who is 7-13 with a 4.44 ERA vs the Mets. The current group of Mets have seen a lot of him a they batting .290 (67 for 231).  David Wright, who has 63 career AB's vs Hamels is batting .349 (22 for 63) with 5 HR's and 15 RBI's.  Daniel Murphy is batting a nice .353 (12 for 34) with 2 2B's and a HR. Leadoff man Eric Young is batting .429 vs Hamels (9 for 21).  Chris Young is batting .286 (4 for 14) with a HR. Other Notables: Ruben Tejada is batting .250 (6 for 24) vs Hamels... On the DL,  Juan Lagares is batting .385 (5 for 13) vs Hamels...And  Platoon 1B Josh Satin is batting .100 (1 for 10) vs Hamels. The Phillies are 4-5 at home...

Predicted Lineup vs Phillies:

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF (.429)
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B (.353)
  3. David Wright - 3B (.349)
  4. Chris Young - CF (.286)
  5. Curtis Granderson - RF (.000)
  6. Travis d'Arnaud - C (.167)
  7. Josh Satin  - 1B (.100)
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS (.250)
  9. Jon Niese - LHP 
Hopefully Niese can keep his magic up and the Mets can continue to pound Cole Hamels into the Philly Night...LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES CAREER STATISTICS VS. JONATHON NIESE
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Domonic Brown30000000.000.000.000.000
Marlon Byrd53000010.600.667.6001.267
Freddy Galvis102001105.200.200.500.700
Ryan Howard151000217.067.118.067.184
John Mayberry Jr.349203704.265.257.588.845
Jayson Nix74000102.571.571.5711.143
Jimmy Rollins409200036.225.279.275.554
Darin Ruf30000001.000.000.000.000
Carlos Ruiz217101325.333.391.524.915
Chase Utley222000122.091.231.091.322
Totals1603750515932.231.277.356.634

NEW YORK METS CAREER STATISTICS VS. COLE HAMELS
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Andrew Brown102100212.200.273.300.573
Travis d'Arnaud61000001.167.167.167.333
Lucas Duda131000057.077.333.077.410
Wilmer Flores31000002.333.333.333.667
Juan Lagares135300223.385.467.6151.082
Daniel Murphy3412201507.353.353.500.853
Kirk Nieuwenhuis81000004.125.125.125.250
Omar Quintanilla72000011.286.375.286.661
Anthony Recker50000103.000.000.000.000
Josh Satin101000114.100.182.100.282
Ruben Tejada246100027.250.308.292.599
David Wright632231515415.349.388.6671.055
Chris Young144001205.286.333.500.833
Eric Young Jr.219200302.429.429.524.952
Totals231671217311663.290.339.442.780
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