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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Preview: Game 48/49 Doubleheader - D'Backs at Mets - Arroyo/Montero - Spruill/Dice-K

Preview: Game 48/49 Doubleheader
Arizona Diamondbacks (19-31) (13-13 Road) at New York Mets (21-26) (10-15 Home)

Pitching Probables: 
Game 1 - Bronson Arroyo (4-3) 4.45 ERA vs Rafael Montero (0-2) 6.97 ERA
Game 2 - Zeke Spruill  (0-0) 0.00 ERA vs Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0) 2.14 ERA

Game 1 - TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 1:10 PM
Game 2 - TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 4:10 PM


The New York Mets are struggling to score runs at Citi Field, and Lucas Duda took responsibility for the latest effort.

They'll have plenty of chances to begin changing that in Sunday's single-admission doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

New York (21-26) is among baseball's worst offensive teams at home, hitting .213 and averaging 3.1 runs. The Mets are hitting .197 with runners in scoring position during a 2-7 stretch in Queens.

They stranded eight runners in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Arizona (19-31) -- with Duda being responsible for seven while going 0 for 4 and striking out with the bases loaded.

A doubleheader, scheduled after Friday's rainout, offers Duda and the Mets a chance at redemption.

Rafael Montero (0-2, 6.97 ERA) certainly needs some offensive help. The right-hander has received one run of support in his first two career starts as he continues to battle fellow rookie Jacob deGrom for a spot in the rotation.

Montero's didn't help himself Tuesday, giving up five runs and seven hits while issuing four walks in 4 1/3 innings of a 9-4 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bronson Arroyo (4-3, 4.45) is scheduled to start opposite Montero, and he allowed five runs -- all with two outs -- and two homers in seven innings of a 5-0 loss at St. Louis on Tuesday. He had won his three previous outings while yielding one earned run in 23 1/3 innings.

The right-hander has gone 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA over his last five road games against the Mets, with his most recent visit to Citi Field coming June 15, 2012. He was hammered for nine runs and 10 hits while being pulled with one out in the fourth inning of a 9-0 defeat to New York on April 15.

The Diamondbacks are expected to turn to Zeke Spruill in the second game of the doubleheader.

The right-hander went 0-2 with a 5.56 ERA in six games with Arizona last year, and he lost both of his starts. One of them was a 9-5 defeat to the Mets on Aug. 11 in which he allowed five runs in three innings.

Spruill, though, allowed two unearned runs in 13 1/3 innings while winning his last two starts for Triple-A Reno.

Spruill will try to cool off David Wright, who is 13 for 29 (.448) during a seven-game hitting streak after coming within a triple of the cycle Saturday. The third baseman also owns a .385 average with seven RBIs over his past nine meetings with Arizona.

The Mets are expected to counter Spruill by giving Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0, 2.14) his first start of the

The right-hander's most extensive outing of 2013 came May 13, when he allowed one run while tossing 56 pitches in 3 2/3 innings of a 12-7 win over the Yankees. He's totaled that many innings and 59 pitches over three relief appearances since.

Matsuzaka went 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts with the Mets last year after spending his first six with Boston.

He's facing the Diamondbacks for the first time since June 10, 2007.

Predicted Game 1 Mets Lineup:

  1. Eric Young - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Chris Young - CF
  6. Eric Campbell - 1B
  7. Juan Centeno - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Rafael Montero - RHP

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Preview: Game 14 - New York Mets (6-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-12) - Jenrry Mejia (1-0) 4.09 ERA vs Bronson Arroyo (1-0) 4.82 ERA

Preview: Game 14
New York Mets (6-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-12)
Pitching Probables - Jenrry Mejia (1-0) 4.09 ERA vs Bronson Arroyo (1-0) 4.82 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - 9:40 PM


The Mets (6-7) look to get to the .500 mark for the first time this season. They will face veteran starter Bronson Arroyo, who signed as a free agent this offseason. The D'Back have dropped 4 in a row (4-12).

Arroyo, who played for Cincinnati for years is 8-3 with a 3.63 ERA vs the Mets in his career. The current Mets combined have hit .273 (30 for 110) with 3 HR's and 7 RBI's. Daniel Murphy has owned Arroyo (6 for 13 (.462) with 2 2B's. David Wright, who has 38 AB's vs Arroyo is batting .237 with 1 HR , 4 RBI's.

Arroyo (1-0) won his last time out (April 9th ) in San Francisco going 5 IP, 6 HIts, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's.

The Mets will counter with Jenrry Mejia (1-0), who has never faced the D'Backs in his career.  He got a no decision last time out (April 10th) @ Atlanta when he went 5 IP, 6 Hits, 4 ER, 2 HR's, 4 BB's, 7 K's. The Mets won 6-4.  Only two players on the D'Backs roster have career 5 AB's vs Mejia. Martin Prado (4), Cody Ross (1).

Let's hope Mejia can contain the D'Backs and the Mets can put up some runs against Arroyo... LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, December 02, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets show interest in SS Furcal, SP Arroyo

Mets Rumors:

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post,  reports indicate that the Mets have no interest in Rafael Furcal.

But those reports seem untrue as Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports the Mets seem interested in the free agent shortstop.
"Many teams have shown interest," Furcal told Rojas in Spanish. "Boston, the Marlins, Mets, Washington, Pirates and Colorado are interested, among others." 
Furcal, 36, missed last season recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Furcal indicated his interests are playing for a contender and for playing time.

"At my age, if I have health, I can play regularly," Furcal said. "... I am a natural second baseman. If I have to move around to various positions in order to play for a contender, I would do it."
As for his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Furcal said: 'This week I will begin to throw some baseballs, and doctors will evaluate me in two weeks to increase the workload. Right now I'm focused on getting fully fit for spring training. I hope to have a chance to prove that I can play every day. In this part of my career I do not play for money." 

Of course the Mets may opt to let Ruben Tejada start opening day unless they can swing a deal that involves a shortstop...

Other news,  New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson plans to meet with right-hander Bronson Arroyo at the free-agent pitcher's Tampa, Fla., home during the upcoming week, a baseball source told
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