Showing posts with label Ervin Santana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ervin Santana. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Preview: Game 91 - Braves at Mets - Santana vs Gee

Preview: Game 91
Atlanta Braves (49-41) at New York Mets (41-49)

Probable Pitchers:
Ervin Santana (7-5, 3.93 ERA) vs Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.73 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 7:10PM


The Braves will try to get untracked and regain first place in the NL East on Wednesday night against the New York Mets.

Atlanta (49-41) began a stretch of 20 games in 20 days by winning 11 of the first 12, capitalizing on a schedule pitting it against some of the worst teams in baseball: Houston, Philadelphia, the Mets and Arizona.

The Braves also visit the last-place Chicago Cubs this weekend before the break.

They're looking to turn things around by the time they get to Chicago after losing three in a row, including the first two of this four-game set in New York.

The slide also dropped Atlanta percentage points behind Washington atop the division.

The Braves swept a three-game set with the Mets (41-49) at home last week behind a 2.67 ERA, but the pitchers have allowed 12 runs in 18 2/3 innings of this series.

All-Star Julio Teheran made his contribution by giving up five runs in 3 1/3 innings of Tuesday's 8-3 defeat.

Now the ball goes to Ervin Santana (7-5, 3.93 ERA), who owns a 0.86 ERA while winning all three of his career starts against New York. That includes two games with Atlanta this year in which he's yielded one run over 15 innings after earning a 7-5 victory at Citi Field on April 19.

Another solid outing is just what the right-hander needs to continue his recent turnaround. He's won his last two starts while allowing four runs in 14 innings after going 1-5 with a 5.96 ERA over his previous eight games.

Santana surrendered two runs in 7 1/3 innings of a 5-2 win over Arizona on Friday.

Freddie Freeman has been doing his part at the plate with five hits in this series, including a pair Tuesday to go with two RBIs.

The first baseman, batting .392 over the last 19 games, has hit .426 with 20 RBIs over his past 17 against the Mets. He's also 18 for 38 while plating eight runs in eight road matchups.

After pounding out a season-high 18 hits Tuesday, the Mets are on the verge of their first four-game winning streak since July 7-10, 2013.

Curtis Granderson has homered on two of his three hits in this series. He's 10 for 31 (.323) with four homers and seven RBIs in seven games after going 0 for 17 over the prior four. He's hitless in six at-bats versus Santana this year.

Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.73) has returned to the rotation, though it's come at the expense of losing Jonathon Niese.

Niese was placed on the disabled list Sunday with shoulder fatigue, and manager Terry Collins insists it's not connected to previous shoulder trouble, including a partially torn rotator cuff last year.

A strained right lat landed Gee on the disabled list May 14, but he allowed two runs in 10 2/3 innings over three rehab starts. The right-hander was 3-1 with a 1.36 ERA in five starts prior to his injury.

He's 1-1 with a 1.21 ERA over his last three meetings against Atlanta after allowing two hits in seven innings while not getting a decision in a 2-1 home loss July 22.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Preview : Game 17 - Atlanta Braves (11-5) at New York Mets (8-8) - E. Santana (1-0) vs Colon (1-2)

Preview: Game 17
Atlanta Braves (11-5) at New York Mets (8-8)

Pitching Probables - Ervin Santana (1-0) 0.64 ERA vs Bartolo Colon (1-2) 6.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10pm


The Mets (8-8) were shell shocked to say the least, at home against Aaron Harang and the Atlanta Braves (11-5) as they one hit them in a 6-0 Braves win.

The Mets look to bounce back with RHP Bartolo Colon on the mound, who is 4-0 with a 1.20 ERA vs the Braves. The current Braves hitters are hitting .228 vs Colon in their careers. B.J. Upton, who was in the American League, has 29 career AB's vs Colon and is batting .308 with 1 HR and 5 RBI's.. Colon got his first win vs the Braves on April 8th in a 4-0 win. He went 7 innings, giving up 6 hits,  while K'ing 5. His last time out he was bothered by a bad back and only went 5 innings in a 14-2 loss in Anaheim...

The New York Mets. will have to face the Hot RHP Ervin Santana, who is 2-0 with 0.64 ERA. His 2014 numbers are similar at 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA. His first appearance in Braves uniform he faced the Mets at home going 8 innings in a 4-3 win.  His last start was in Philly (April 14th) going 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 earned run, and struck out 11 Phillies in a No decision 9-6 win. The current Mets combined are batting only .218 vs Santana. Curtis Granderson, who has seen a lot of him is batting .256 (11 for 43) with 5 HR's and 9 RBI's. Leadoff hitter Eric Young Jr. is batting .429 (3 for 7) off Santana...

The Mets will have to grind this one out and see if Sir Bart's Back can hold down the hot hitting Braves..

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Preview: Game 8 - Mets (3-4) at Braves (4-3) - Wheeler (0-1) vs E. Santana (0-0)

Preview: Game 8
New York Mets (3-4) vs Atlanta Braves (4-3)
Pitching Probables - Zack Wheeler (0-1) 4.50 ERA vs Ervin Santana (0-0) 0.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 - 7PM Start


The New York Mets will continue their road trip in Atlanta and look to win their second consecutive and fourth win in last five games. They will be facing the debut of their late free agent signing Ervin Santana, who is 1-0 vs the Mets in his career with a 1.50 ERA. The Mets as a group that have faced him are batting .250. Curtis Granderson has seen Santana a lot in the American League. Granderson has 40 AB's and 11 Hits (.275) vs Santana, 5 of them HR's, 2 of them 2B's with 9 RBI's.. Eric Young Jr. is 3 for 4 vs Santana. Santana has not pitched a game since March 25th in exhibition.

The Braves will look to even the series and will face young Zack Wheeler. Wheeler has had some success against Braves going 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA. He is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in Turner Field (Home Town). The Braves as a team are batting .196 vs Wheeler, but Freddie Freeman is batting .667 with a HR against him. Dan Uggla is batting .400 with a homer as well. Zack went 6 innings in his first start, giving up 7 hits and 3 runs in the loss.

Let's see if Zack Wheeler can flash some more magic in Atlanta in front of his home crowd and shut down the Braves!  LGM!

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