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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Preview: Game 22 - St. Louis Cardinals - (12-10) at New York Mets (11-10) - Lynn (4-0) vs Colon (1-3)


Preview: Game 22
St. Louis Cardinals - (12-10) at  New York Mets (11-10)
Pitching Probables - RHP - Lance Lynn (4-0) 3.42 ERA vs RHP - Bartolo Colon (1-3) 5.40 ERA
TV -  SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1:10 PM

Preview:

The New York Mets (11-10) look to take the four game series  as they grinned out a 3-2 win with Michael Wacha on the mound, who struck out 10 Mets.. They will also have a hard time going against St. Louis Cardinals (12-10) starter Lance Lynn, who is 4-0.  Lynn is 1-1 with 3.86 ERA vs the Mets lifetime. The current group of Mets are batting a mer .194 (6 for 31) vs Lynn.

Only Positives: Daniel Murphy is batting .444 (4 for 9) and David Wright .286 (2 for 7) against Lynn.

The Mets will counter with veteran Bartolo Colon (1-3) who has been taken a beaten lately.  His last three starts he is 1-2 with a 5.86 ERA. The current group of Cardinals are batting .228 lifetime vs Colon. Matt Holliday is batting .600 (3 for 5 ) off Colon. Matt Carpenter is batting .500 (2 for 4).  Bartolo Colon is 2-0 with 3.75 vs the Cardinals in his career.

Bobby Abreu projected to get start in right field as it is a day game after a night game and Curtis Granderson has been struggling...

The Mets bats will have to come to life in this one for the Mets to be successful and Bartolo has too be more effective, which has not been the case of late... LGM!

Mets Predicted Lineup:
  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Bobby Abreu - RF
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  5. Chris Young - CF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
Batting/Pitching Splits:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Preview: Game 21 - St Louis Cardinals (12-9) at New York Mets (10-10) - Wacha (2-1) vs Niese (0-2)


Preview: Game 21
St Louis Cardinals (12-9) at New York Mets (10-10)
Pitching Probables - Michael Wacha (2-1) 1.73 ERA vs Jon Niese (0-2) 2.84 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10PM

Preview:

A day after Adam Wainwright suffered a hyperextended right knee, Michael Wacha will try to continue his impressive start to his first full season in the majors Wednesday night against the New York Mets.

St. Louis (12-9) was second in the majors last year with a 3.42 ERA from its rotation. The Cardinals have picked up where they left off, as their 2.20 ERA in 2014 ranks only behind Atlanta's 1.50.

They've been even better over the past nine games, compiling a 0.79 ERA while limiting opponents to a .175 batting average.

Wainwright has been a big part of that, throwing 16 scoreless innings over his past two starts. His latest, though, was cut short following the seventh inning after he awkwardly tried to field a ball in Tuesday's 3-0 win over New York (10-10).

Turning to Wacha (2-1, 1.73 ERA) could result in another strong effort on the mound. The right-hander, last year's NL championship series MVP, has allowed no more than one earned run in three of four starts this season with 25 strikeouts and only three walks.

Wacha, though, could use some help from his teammates since he's been backed by eight total runs. He pitched well enough to win Friday, allowing three runs -- one earned -- with seven strikeouts in seven innings while the Cardinals committed three errors and had five hits in a 3-1 defeat at Washington.

Wacha won his only career start against the Mets, allowing two runs in six innings of a 9-2 road victory June 11.

Jon Jay and Matt Holliday are looking for another strong performance at the plate after they totaled five hits and three RBIs on Tuesday.

That came a day after they went 0 for 7 in a 2-0 loss to open this four-game set.

Despite his performance Tuesday, Jay is 3 for 19 in five games at Citi Field. However, he's 3 for 8 with a double against Jonathon Niese, Wednesday's scheduled starter.

The Mets are 4-7 at home, thanks largely to a .184 average while scoring 2.9 runs per game.

Curtis Granderson is a major culprit, batting .089 with 16 strikeouts at home this season and hitless in his last 22 at-bats overall.

Niese (0-2, 2.84) will be looking for some help from the bats after yielding one run with seven strikeouts in six innings Friday while the offense was one-hit in a 6-0 loss to Atlanta.

He's been backed by five total runs through three outings. However, the left-hander has gotten an average of 7.3 over five career starts against the Cardinals, and he's 3-1 with a 2.00 ERA.


Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Preview: Game 20 - St. Louis Cardinals (11-9) at New York Mets (10-9) - Wainwright (3-1) vs Gee (1-0)


Preview: Game 20
St. Louis Cardinals (11-9) at New York Mets (10-9)
Pitching Probables - Adam Wainwright (3-1) 1.80 ERA vs Dillon Gee (1-0) 3.71 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM

Preview:

St Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (3-1) hopes to register his fourth victory, David Wright looks to extend his hitting streak to 13 games Tuesday night when the Mets (10-9) try to take the first two in this four-game series.

After allowing season highs of four runs and seven hits over seven innings in a 10-4 home win over the Chicago Cubs on April 12, Wainwright (3-1, 1.80 ERA) shined in an 8-0 victory at Washington on Thursday.

The right-hander gave up two hits in his seventh career shutout, retiring 18 consecutive batters during one stretch. He's struck out at least seven in all four starts, ranking among the NL leaders with 32 in 30 innings.

St. Louis starters have again been among the best in baseball with a 2.33 ERA, including a 0.90 mark over the last eight games. The Cardinals (11-9), however, have gone 4-4 over that span while totaling four runs in the defeats.

They were shut out for the third time in a 2-0 loss Monday, dropping to 2-4 in their last six games.

Wright delivered a key hit for the Mets (10-9) with an RBI single in the third inning to extend his hitting streak. He has eight hits in his last three games and is batting .429 over his last nine against St. Louis.

Wainwright has not had the easiest time against the Mets in his career. He is 2-4 with a 6.02 ERA.  The current group of Mets are batting .301 (22 for 73) off him.  David Wright has gone 5 for 14 (.357) with two doubles when facing Wainwright, while Daniel Murphy is 6 for 11 (.545) with a triple and two doubles. Lucas Duda has gone yard (1) vs Wainwright batting .250 (2 for 8). Kirk Nieuwenhuis,  who might spell Curtis Granderson  (0 for 19) is batting .400 ( 2 for 5 ) off Wainwright.

Bobby Abreu could make his debut for the Mets after getting called up Monday. The 40-year-old slugger hit .395 with one homer and nine RBIs in 15 games at Triple-A Las Vegas.

New York starter Dillon Gee (1-0, 3.71) will try to build on Wednesday's strong outing when he retired the first 14 batters and allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings in a 5-2 win at Arizona.

The right-hander, who has limited opponents to a .196 batting average, has gone 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA in three home starts against the Cardinals. He is overall 2-1  with a 3.65 ERA in his career.

Matt Holiday and Yadier Molina are a combined 5 for 24 off Gee, while Allen Craig is 4 for 8 with a home run. With two hits Monday, Molina is batting .408 over a 12-game hitting streak.

Wainwright has received 18 runs of support in his last two outings after being given two runs in his first two. He had an 8.46 ERA while losing four straight starts against New York before allowing four hits over seven scoreless innings in a 2-1 road win June 13.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Preview: Game 19 - St.Louis Cardinals (11-8) vs New York Mets (9-9) - Lyons (0-0) vs Mejia (2-0)


Preview: Game 19
St. Louis Cardinals (11-8) vs New York Mets (9-9)
Pitching Probables - Tyler Lyons (0-0) 0.00 ERA vs Jenrry Mejia (2-0) 2.81 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10PM

Preview:

Making the start for the Cardinals (11-8) Monday will be Tyler Lyons (0-0, 0.00 ERA), who is being recalled from Triple-A Memphis to fill the spot created due to Joe Kelly's hamstring injury. Lyons, a left-hander, went 2-4 with a 4.75 ERA in 12 games (eight starts) -- as a rookie for the Cardinals in 2013 and is 2-0 with a 3.32 ERA in three starts for Memphis this year. The Mets have never faced Lyons..

But Lyons will have to try to slow down David Wright, who is hitting .380 with eight RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak for the Mets (9-9) after going 4 for 6 in Sunday's 4-3, 14-inning victory against Atlanta. Wright is also batting .452 over his last eight games versus St. Louis. Daniel Murphy is hitting .450 over his last 10 games versus St. Louis.

New York gives the nod to Jenrry Mejia (2-0, 2.81), who has enjoyed a surprisingly successful start to the season after entering with a 2-6 record and 4.53 ERA in 11 career starts. A torn blister on his finger caused him to leave Tuesday's 9-0 win at Arizona after five shutout innings, though it isn't expected to be a serious concern.

Mejia threw three scoreless innings against the Cardinals over two relief appearances in 2010.

Yadier Molina is hitting .400 during an 11-game hitting streak, while Matt Adams and Jon Jay are a combined 18 for 45 (.400) while hitting safely in each of the team's last six games.

The Cardinals took five of seven between the teams last year and have won eight of the last 11.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Preview: Game 18 - Atlanta Braves (12-5) at New York Mets (8-9) - Hale (0-0) vs Wheeler (1-2)


Preview: Game 18
Atlanta Braves (12-5) at New York Mets (8-9)
Pitching Probables - David Hale (0-0) 2.89 ERA vs Zack Wheeler (1-2) 4.67 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1:10PM

Preview:

The Mets (8-9), who have dropped the last two games to the Atlanta Braves (12-5) look to rebound in the final game of the three games series. The Mets have been woeful at home this season only going 2-6.

The Mets will send Zack Wheeler (1-2) to the mound, who has pitched better of late. Last Game vs Arizona on April 14th he pitched 6.1 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 ER, 3 BB's, while striking out 3. He is 3-1 with a 3.80 ERA vs the Braves in his short career. The current Braves are collectively batting .236 with 3 HR's and 7 RBI's vs Wheeler. Freddie Freeman is batting .556 (5 for 9) with a HR and 3 RBI's vs Wheeler. Other Notables: Jason Heyward .333 (3 for 9) 1 HR, 2 RBI's, Dan Uggla .286 (2 for 7) with a HR, 2 RBI's, Andrelton Simmons .333 (3 for 9) with 3 BB's vs Wheeler.

The Mets will be getting their second look at young David Hale (0-0). The Mets faced him his last time out and he only lasted (6.23 ERA) 4.1 innings, gave up 5 hits, 3 earned runs, walking 5, while striking out 2. The Mets ended up winning the game 6-4. Eric Young went 3 for 3 , David Wright went 1 for 2, and Daniel Murphy also went 1 for 2 in their last meeting vs Hale.

The Mets bats better start to get going or else it could mean another sweep in the hands of the Atlanta Braves.


Batter Pitcher Splits:

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

Preview:

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..

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Preview: Game 16 - Atlanta Braves (10-5) at New York Mets (8-7) - Harang (2-1) vs Niese (0-1)


Preview: Game 16
Atlanta Braves (10-4) at New York Mets (8-7)
Pitching Probables - Aaron Harang (2-1) 0.96 ERA vs Jon Niese (0-1) 3.46 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10PM

Preview:

The New York Mets (8-7) will come home to Citi Field to face the first place Atlanta Braves (10-5) in a three game series. Both Teams have been playing well of late, the Mets have won 3 in a row to finish a 6-3 road trip and the Braves have won 5 out of last 6. The Mets are 2-4 at home this season, while the Braves are 6-3 on the road.

The Mets will open up with Jon Niese, who pitched on April 12th against the Angels and got the no decision. Good News is Niese pitched 7.1 innings, gave up 6 hits, and only giving up 3 earned runs. Niese is 6-2 with a 3.62 ERA vs the Braves in his career. The current Braves combined have given Jon some fits batting .333 (52 for 156) with 4 HR's and 26 RBI's.

Braves Players to watch out for: Jason Heyward is batting .375 with 2 HR's and 8 RBI's, Freddie Freeman is batting .333 with 2 HR's and 6 RBI's , Dan Uggla is batting .300, and Justin Upton is batting .533 (8 for 15) vs Niese.

The Braves will counter with former Met, Aaron Harang. Harang has opened up the season well going 2-1 with a minuscule 0.96 ERA in three games. Harang in his career he is 4-5 with a 5.20 ERA vs the Mets. The Mets beat Harang on April 8th in Atlanta (4-0). Harang went 6 innings, gave up only 2 hits, gave up 1 earned run, walked 4 , while striking out 9.  Harang last pitched against the Nationals on April 13th where he got the win (10-2). The current Mets combined are batting .351 (39 for 111) with 6 HR's and 21 RBI's.

Mets Players to watch out for: David Wright .458 with 1 HR 7 RBI's, Daniel Murphy .429 with 1 HR and 5 RBI's, Chris Young .292 with 3 HR's and 5 RBI's, Eric Young .625 (5 for 8), Ruben Tejada .500 (6 for 12) vs Harang.

On the flip side: Lucas Duda is batting .167 with 1 HR and 2 RBI's and Curtis Granderson is batting .200 (1 for 5) vs Harang.

Should be a high scoring game, Let's hope the Mets can stay on top!  -  LGM!

Mets Predicted Lineup: Granderson and Young expected back in lineup!
  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Chris Young - CF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Jon Niese - LHP

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Preview: Game 15 - New York Mets (7-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-13) - Gee (0-0) 5.03 vs McCarthy (0-2) 7.78


Preview: Game 15
New York Mets (7-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-13)
Pitching Probables - Dillon Gee (0-0) 5.03 vs Brandon McCarthy (0-2) 7.78
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - 3:40 PM

Preview: 

The New York Mets (7-7) look to sweep the series over the horrendous Arizona Diamondbacks (4-13). Dillon Gee will look to rebound from his last start against the Angels on April 11th. Gee only went five innings, giving 6 hits and 4 earned runs. He got the no decision. The D'backs that have faced him are only hitting .215 off Gee. Gee is 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA vs the D'Backs in his career.

The D'backs will counter with Brandon McCarthy on the hill vs the Mets. McCarthy is 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA vs the Mets. The Mets that have faired against him are collectively batting .235 (35 AB's) with 1 HR. McCarthy has been prone to the Homer Run ball as he has given up 5 HR's in three games. Curtis Granderson is the only Mets with 14 AB's vs McCarthy and is batting .143 vs him. The D'Backs are 1-10 at Home and have lost 5 in a row.. In his last start, McCarthy  pitched 7 innings, giving up 10 hits, 6 earned runs vs the Dodgers (April 11th). He got the Loss (6-0)...

See if the Mets can sweep the D'Backs and go above .500, instead of under it... LGM!


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

Preview:

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, April 14, 2014

Preview: Game 13 - New York Mets (5-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-11) - Wheeler (0-2) vs Collmenter (0-0)


Preview: Game 13
New York Mets (5-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-11)
Pitching Probables - Zack Wheeler (0-2) 5.73 ERA vs  Josh Collmenter (0-0) 2.25 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 - 9:40 PM

Preview:


The New York Mets (5-7) will try and forget the dredging they got in Anaheim, as they were 14-2 losers. The Diamondbacks are trying to figure out how to win (4-11) and according to reports, has skipper Kirk Gibson on the hot seat. The D-Backs Rotation has been hit with injuries (Patrick Corbin) and Randall Delgado has not performed, so Josh Collmenter who spent much of his career in the bullpen will start for them. The Mets players on the team have seen him in relief have 43 AB's and have 16 hits (.372) off him. Ike Davis has a HR off Collmenter and David Wright has 2 HR's vs Collmenter in his career.

The Mets will counter will young Zack Wheeler. He has gotten beaten up a bit in his last two starts (5.73 ERA)...In Atlanta on April 9th,  he only got through 5 innings, giving up 8 hits, giving up 4 earned runs.. Wheeler (0-2) has pitched in Arizona going 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA. Six Players on the current D'Backs roster are hitting .312 combined with 1 HR vs Wheeler in their career. Aaron Hill hit the HR.

Wheeler has to improve to keep the D'Backs off the board and the Mets have to put up runs. Ike Davis looks like he might get the start.

My Predicted Mets Lineup:

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy -2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Ike Davis - 1B
  6. Juan Lagares - CF
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Preview: Game 12 - New York Mets (5-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-6) - Colon (1-1) vs Wilson (1-1)


Preview: Game 12
New York Mets (5-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-6)
Pitching Probables - RHP Bartolo Colon (1-1 - 2.01 ERA) vs LHP C.J. Wilson (1-1 - 4.61 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - 3:35PM

Preview:

The New York Mets look to take the rubber game of the 3 game set from the Angels and it would mark their third straight series win. The Mets also have not seen the .500 mark all season, same goes for the Angels.  The Mets will have to face LHP C.J. Wilson to accomplish that. Only five current Mets have faced him and they only are batting a career .139 off him. Curtis Granderson has 16 AB's vs Wilson and batting .188 vs him. The Mets will have to use Andrew Brown (prob DH) and Josh Satin (1B)  to counter the odds. Career against Wilson, Right hand hitters are batting .252 and lefties are batting .192 off him. Wilson won the last time out (9-1) vs the Astros on the April 7th, he went 8 innings, gave up 4 hits, and 7 K's . He threw 120 pitchers, 71 for strikes.

The Mets will send veteran RHP Bartolo Colon to the hill,  who seems to be a strike throwing machine these days.. His last game he won (4-0) and he threw 101 pitches, 70 for strikes. He also went 7 innings, gave up 6 hits, no runs, and K'd 5. In two starts, he has pitched 211 pitches and 145 of them were for strikes.  That's 69%... Colon knows the Angels far too well. In his career he is 12-6 with a 3.16 ERA vs the Angels. That is over 23 starts. This Group of Angels have had some success against Bartolo. The collectively bat .267 with 4 HR's and 17 RBIs. Mike Trout has two career HR's vs Colon.  Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez have one HR each off Colon in their careers.  Back to Trout, he owns Colon batting .500 (not a misprint) 7 for 14 off him.

It's going to interesting if Bartolo Colon can baffle the Angels or Blunder in Anaheim. Should be a high scoring affair, but maybe not?.... LGM!

My Gut Mets Predicted lineup:

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B 
  4. Andrew Brown - DH
  5. Curtis Granderson - RF 
  6. Josh Satin - 1B
  7. Juan Lagares - CF
  8. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  9. Ruben Tejada - SS


Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Preview: Game 11 - New York Mets (4-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-5) - Niese (0-1) vs Weaver (0-2)


Preview: Game 11
New York Mets (4-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-5)
Pitching Probables - Jon Niese (0-1) 3.18 ERA vs Jered Weaver (0-2) 6.00 ERA
TV - PIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - 9:05PM

Preview:

The New York Mets (4-6) look to bounce back against the Anaheim Angels (5-5) Tonight. The Mets will be facing Jered Weaver who has been horrendous of late. Only 3 current Mets have faced him including Curtis Granderson, who is batting .370 (27 AB's) Off Weaver with 5 HR's.  Weaver has been proned to the long ball giving up 4 this season already.

The Mets will counter with Jon Niese, who has pitched well after having a disturbing spring training.  First time out, Hard luck loser Niese pitched 5.2 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, while striking out 4. Jon has faced the Angels before, he is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA vs Anaheim. The current team that has faced him are batting collectively .208 vs Niese with 2 HR's (Albert Pujols / Raul Ibanez). Niese also has struck out 11 of them as well.

Lets see if the Mets can hammer some long balls off Weaver and hopefully Niese can keep improving on what he has done already, LGM!


Batter Pitcher Splits:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Preview: Game 10 - New York Mets (4-5) at Anaheim Angels (4-5) - Gee (0-0) vs Skaggs (1-0)


Preview: Game 10
New York Mets (4-5) vs Anaheim Angels (4-5)
Pitching Probables - Dillon Gee (0-0) 4.50 ERA vs Tyler Skaggs (1-0) 0.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 - 10:05PM


Preview:

Tyler Skaggs is slated to take the mound and help the Angels avoid losing their first four home games for the second straight season Friday night against the New York Mets.

The Angels (4-5) re-acquired Skaggs from Arizona in a three-team, four-player trade in December, hoping he could add depth to a rotation that ranked 22nd in the majors with a 4.30 ERA.

The 22-year-old left-hander, a first-round draft pick by Los Angeles in 2009, looked capable of doing more than that Saturday. He dominated Houston, yielding an unearned run and four hits in eight innings of a 5-1 victory.

Skaggs has never faced the Mets in his career.

On the offensive side, Albert Pujols is 2 for 12 at home, but he hit safely in each game of the road trip, connecting for two-run homers in each of the last two contests.

The star first baseman is 8 for 18 (.444) with two homers, four RBIs and six runs over his last four meetings with the Mets, but those came in 2011 with St. Louis.

The Mets (4-5) will have Dillon Gee (0-0 4.50 ERA) on the Mound vs the Angels. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 2.60 ERA on the road in interleague play.

Gee gave up two homers in Saturday's 6-3 win over Cincinnati. He surrendered the second a two-run shot before being pulled with one out in the eighth, but was off the hook for the loss after Ike Davis' walkoff grand slam.

Gee has held Albert Pujols hitless in three at-bats. He has only faced three batters on the Angels and they are batting .190 off him (4 for 21).

Eric Young Jr. was key to the success in the Atlanta series, going 5 for 12 (.417) with five stolen bases and as many runs. The left fielder was 2 for 19 with nine strikeouts over the first five games.

The Mets and Angels have split 12 all-time meetings, but New York has won four of six in Anaheim.

Mets Predicted Lineup:
  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Andrew Brown - DH
  6. Juan Lagares - CF
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Josh Satin - 1B
  9. Ruben Tejada - SS

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Preview: Game 9 - New York Mets (3-5) at Atlanta Braves (5-3) - Mejia (1-0) vs Hale (0-0)


Preview: Game 9
New York Mets (3-5) at Atlanta Braves (5-3)
Pitching Probables - Jenrry Mejia (1-0) 1.50 ERA vs David Hale (0-0) 0.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio 710 WOR - 7:10PM

Preview:

The Mets will try and steal the final game of the three game series in Atlanta. The Mets will have RHP Jenrry Mejia on the mound as most like to call him "Lil' Pedro". Mejia (1-0) his last time out faced the Reds going 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and striking out 8. He also gave up 1 earned run. The Braves have only seen him in limited action. The Braves that have faced him are hitting .286 vs Mejia (4 for 14).  Dan Uggla has connected with a HR against Mejia.

The Mets will face Princeton Alum RHP David Hale. This will be the first time the Mets will face Hale. Hale went five innings in his first start (in Wash), giving up 5 hits, no earned runs, walked 2, while striking out 4.  He got a "No Decision".

Mets better start hitting now, Let's see how they handle Hale..

Mets Predicted Lineup


  1. Eric Young - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy -2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Juan Lagares - CF
  6. Ike Davis - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS

Note: Ike Davis will start in place of Lucas Duda, Read Here

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

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

Preview:

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!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Tuesday Preview: Game 7 - New York Mets (2-4) at Atlanta Braves (4-2) - Colon vs Harang


Preview: Game 7
New York Mets (2-4) at Atlanta Braves (4-2) - Tuesday - 4/8/14
Pitching Probables - Bartolo Colon (0-1) 4.50 ERA vs Aaron Harang (1-0) 0.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 - 7:10PM

Preview:

The New York Mets will open up a three game series against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday Night. The Mets will face their old friend Aaron Harang, who pitched for the Mets in 2013. The Mets have seen Harang in the past, but in a different uniform. The Mets combined as a team .398 vs Harang (37 for 93). Many of the Mets have handled Harang pitches... Eric Young is batting .667, Daniel Murphy is batting .545 with a homer and 5 RBI's,  Ruben Tejada is batting .545, and David Wright is batting .524 with a homer and 7 RBI's.

Other Notes: Lucas Duda, who is predicted to play 1B Tuesday Night is batting .222 with a HR and 2 RBI's vs Harang. Curtis Granderson is batting .250 vs Harang (1 for 4).

Missing in action: OF Chris Young, who is injured  - was batting .292 with 3 HR's and 5 RBI's vs Harang in his career.

The Reds will be facing Bartolo Colon, who has seen limited action against the Bravos (three starts). Only three Atlanta current batters have faced Colon in his career. They are combined for a .226 average with 1 HR and 5 RBI's.  B.J. Upton has had the most success against Colon batting .307. In 23 AB's, he has 7 hits with a Homer.. Colon is 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA vs the Braves in his career.

Predicted Mets Lineup vs Braves:

  1. Eric Young - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Juan Lagares - CF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS

The Mets have a clear advantage in this matchup, let's see if they capitalize on it on Tuesday Night.

LGM!


Batting/Pitching Splits:

Preview: Game 6- Reds at Mets - Simon vs Niese


Preview: Game 6
Cincinnati Reds (1-4) vs New York Mets (2-3)
Pitching Probables - Alfredo Simon vs Jon Niese
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710

Preview:

Jon Niese will take the mound today against the Cincinnati Reds. It will be his first start of the year and his first off the DL. The Reds have seen Jon Niese over time and thee team is currently batting .267 with 5 HR's and 14 RBI's. Brandon Phillips is one to watch batting .389 with 2 HR's vs Niese. Ryan Ludwick is batting .444 and Todd Frazier is also batting .444 vs Niese. Sluggers Jay Bruce and Joey Votto have had one long ball each vs Niese, but Bruce is batting .154 vs and Votto is batting is .133.

The Mets will be facing a new face in Alfredo Simon. The Mets have had 17 AB's vs him in 3 relief appearances. No one has got a hit off Simon yet.

Niese has to keep the ball in the yard and the Mets have to figure out young Simon.

LGM!


Batting/Pitching Splits:

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Preview - Game 5 - Reds (1-3) at Mets (1-3)- Johnny Cueto vs Dillon Gee


Preview - Game 5- Reds (1-3) at Mets (1-3)
Pitching Probables - Johnny Cueto - 0-1 - 1.29 ERA vs Dillon Gee - 0-0 - 5.40 ERA 
TV - SNY - Radio - 710 WOR - 1:10PM

Preview: 

The New York Mets look to gain some momentum in the series and win it's second in a row against the Cincinnati Reds. Johnny Cueto will be facing the Mets who have had their ups and downs vs Cueto.  Lucas Duda , who recently took over at First base will be seeing RED at a .375 clip vs Cueto. Duda hit 1HR off Cueto. Eric Young Jr. has had some success vs Cueto, hitting .375 vs him. The Current Mets team combined is  hitting .217 with 2 HR's and 8 RBI's vs Cueto.

The Mets will have Dillon Gee on the mound, who was the opening day starter. He will be battling the Reds who own him with a .317 average, 3 HR's and 4 RBI's in 38 career AB's vs them. If Dillon Gee can keep the balls from reaching the seats, the Mets will have a chance. The big boppers, Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips have launched HR's against Gee.

Let's Go Mets!

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Preview: Game 4 - Reds at Mets - Mike Leake vs Jenrry Mejia


Preview: Game 4
Reds (1-2) at Mets (0-3)
Mike Leake vs Jenrry Mejia
TV SNY - 7:10 PM
Radio WOR

Preview:

The Mets are looking for their first win at home vs the Cincinnati Reds. The Mets will send Jenrry Mejia on the hill. The Current Reds that have seen him are batting .500 (3 for 6), only 5 batters. Mejia was struck off his forearm in his last start in the spring. Mets waiting to see how he reacts..

The Mets look to get the offensive machine going. Lucas Duda expected in the lineup is batting .667 vs Leake.  Daniel Murphy and David Wright are tied for AB's against Leake (15). Murphy and Wright batting .200 against Leake.

Best Lineup vs Mike Leake

Eric Young - LF - .1000
Daniel Murphy - 2B - .200
David Wright - 3B - .200
Curtis Granderson - RF - .333
Lucas Duda - 1B - .667
Travis d'Arnaud - C - .000
Juan Lagares - CF - .000
Ruben Tejada - SS - .333

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Preview: Game 3 - Nationals at Mets - (Updated) Tanner Roark vs Zach Wheeler


Preview: Game 3
Nationals (2-0) at Mets (0-2)
Pitching Probables - Jordan Zimmermann Tanner Roark vs Zack Wheeler
Game Time - 1:10PM
TV - SNY

Preview: 

The New York Mets are still looking for their first elusive win vs the Washington Nationals. The Mets will have Zach Wheeler on the hill. The Nationals team is hitting .267 with 3 HR's and 7 RBI's off Wheeler.

Denard Span is batting .500, Jayson Werth is batting .286, Anthony Rendon is batting .286, and Ian Desmond is batting .375 off Wheeler.

The Mets were supposed to face Jordan Zimmermann, but he has been scratched. The Mets were batting .255 vs Zimmermann with  7 HR's and 22 RBI's.

Update:

The Nationals must not of liked the current matchup, so they will go with Tanner Roark instead of Jordan Zimmermann. The Mets are batting .250 off Roark.

Most notables - Daniel Murphy batting .400, Anthony Recker .500, and Eric Young Jr. is batting .500 vs Roark.

LGM!


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