Showing posts with label A.J.Burnett. Show all posts
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Preview: Game 106 - Phillies at Mets - Burnett vs Colon

Preview: Game 106
Philadelphia Phillies (46-59) at New York Mets (50-55)

Probable Pitchers:
A.J. Burnett (6-9, 3.86 ERA) vs Bartolo Colon (9-8, 4.03 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 7:10 PM

Former teammates with the New York Yankees in 2011, Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett could both be pitching elsewhere soon since the Mets (50-55) and Phillies (46-59) are the NL East's worst teams leading up to the July 31 trade deadline.

Colon (9-8, 4.03 ERA), who agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal in the offseason, gave up two runs over 7 1/3 innings Wednesday to win for the first time in five outings in a 3-2 victory at Seattle.

Burnett (6-9, 3.86) signed a deal with Philadelphia in the offseason that guarantees him $22.5 million over two seasons. He was brilliant in his last outing with eight scoreless innings in Wednesday's 3-1 home loss to San Francisco.

Both pitchers have proved their durability by leading their respective teams in innings. The 41-year-old Colon has logged 134, while the 37-year-old Burnett has worked 144 2/3 to rank him among the NL's best.

Colon won his lone 2014 start against the Phillies on June 2, surrendering two runs in seven innings in an 11-2 rout at Citizens Bank Park. He has pitched at least seven innings in his last seven outings at home.

Burnett's teams have won his last five starts against New York. He's 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA over that stretch after giving up five runs in seven innings May 30 in a 6-5, 14-inning victory at home.

New York, which last played at home July 13, capped a 5-5 trip with Sunday's 2-0 victory at Milwaukee to split a four-game set. The Mets took two of three in Seattle in their previous series.

Lucas Duda's two-run homer was all the offense the Mets needed. Duda has homered four times in his last six games.

Duda has a double in two at-bats versus Burnett, who has limited Mets star David Wright to three hits in 24 at-bats with 11 strikeouts.

Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer in Sunday's 4-2 win over Arizona. He is 3 for 8 since returning to the lineup after being benched for three games by manager Ryne Sandberg.

Howard is 0 for 2 against Colon this year after homering twice in two at-bats in the only previous meeting between the two in 2008.

The Mets have won six of nine against the Phillies.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, May 30, 2014

Preview: Game 54 - Mets at Phillies - Montero (0-2) vs Burnett (3-4)

Preview: Game 54
New York Mets (25-28) at Philadelphia Phillies (23-28)

Probable Pitchers:
Rafael Montero (0-2) 4.96 ERA vs A.J. Burnett (3-4) 3.51 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:05 PM


Rookie Rafael Montero will try to keep up the pace as he seeks his first career victory.

The Mets try to win four straight for the first time since July when they take on the host Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

New York (25-28) has gotten a 1.61 ERA from its starters in the past seven games and 7 2/3 scoreless innings from the bullpen during the winning streak. Zack Wheeler struck out nine and walked none in 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball to beat the Phillies 4-1 on Thursday, the Mets' fourth win in five contests.

Combining on the final seven outs, relievers Vic Black and Jenrry Mejia struck out six.

Montero (0-2, 4.96 ERA) has played a part in the strong recent pitching performances with solid efforts in two of his first three career starts, but he's received two total runs of support. He turned in his best game Sunday, giving up two hits in six innings and allowing one run on a homer in a 2-1 loss to Arizona.

The right-hander, who didn't get the decision, will be facing Philadelphia for the first time as he tries to lead New York to its first four-game run since July 7-10.

Chris Young hit a two-run homer Thursday for the Mets, who got an 11-game road trip off to a strong start. Young entered with three hits in his last 35 at-bats.

The Phillies (23-28) will send struggling A.J. Burnett (3-4, 3.51) to the mound. The right-hander has gone 1/3 with a 6.26 ERA in his last four games, giving up six runs -- four earned -- and a season-high 11 hits in seven innings of 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

However, Burnett has had success against the Mets, posting a 3.39 ERA in 20 career starts despite a 5-6 record. He's been dominant against them in his last five matchups, going 3-0 with 1.59 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 34 innings.

Philadelphia has been wildly inconsistent offensively, scoring two or fewer runs in four of its last seven games and 20 in the other three. It's alternated wins and losses in the last six contests.

One night after scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Colorado, the Phillies mustered four hits Thursday.

The club avoided being shut out for the sixth time in 14 home games Thursday but fell into last place in the NL East.

Veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu is 23 for 70 (.329) with eight doubles and two homers against Burnett, though he has also struck out 20 times in their matchups. He's expected to start Friday.

Abreu had gone 5 for 11 in his previous three games before making a pinch-hitting appearance Thursday.

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud returned from the seven-day concussion list and went 0 for 4.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A.J. Burnett vs Mets: Jason Bay has hit him well in the past, rest of the team - not so much...

I'd love to see this expression on his face Tonight!

Last seven days5.2866131.599.53

New York Mets Career statistics vs. A.J. Burnett
Carlos Beltran19 5 0 0 0 2 1 3 .263 .300 .263 .563
Willie Harris3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .400 .000 .400
Scott Hairston3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Jose Reyes17 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jason Bay21 8 2 0 1 5 2 3 .381 .435 .619 1.054
Daniel Murphy4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Fernando Martinez3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
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