Showing posts with label Roberto Hernandez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roberto Hernandez. Show all posts

Monday, June 02, 2014

Preview: Game 57 - Mets at Phillies - Colon (4-5) vs Hernandez (2-2)

Preview: Game 57
New York Mets (27-29) at Philadelphia Phillies (24-30)

Probable Pitchers:
Bartolo Colon (4-5) 4.73 ERA vs Roberto Hernandez (2-2) 3.72 ERA

TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM  - First Pitch 7:05 PM


The New York Mets have already had three lengthy games in Philadelphia and are set to play their fifth overall contest in the series Monday night.

They can't complain too much about all of this extra time at Citizens Bank Park given their recent success there.

Bartolo Colon will seek to lead the Mets to their ninth victory in 10 road games against the Phillies and sixth in seven games overall in a rescheduled contest.

The Mets (27-29) have won 18 of 24 in Philadelphia, including 4-1 this season with only a 14-inning loss Friday keeping them from being undefeated there. New York has played 25 more innings in the past two games and won both, with Lucas Duda hitting a two-run homer in the 11th in Sunday's 4-3 victory.

Collins' club has already clinched a second consecutive series victory, having won back-to-back games over Pittsburgh before winning three of four from the Phillies.

Colon (4-5, 4.73 ERA) now looks to win a third straight start. He had arguably his finest outing of the year Wednesday, yielding five hits in 7 1/3 innings in a 5-0 win over the Pirates. He struck out a season-best nine while throwing a season-high 121 pitches.

The right-hander has a 1.17 ERA in his back-to-back wins after going 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA in his previous three starts. He's helped the Mets post a 2.21 ERA in their last 11 games.

Colon is 2/3 with a 6.51 ERA in six road starts but was solid in his last one, giving up two runs over eight innings in a 5-2 win at Washington on May 17.

Colon is facing the Phillies (24-30) for the first time since an 8-2 loss for Boston on June 16, 2008, in Philadelphia. He's 1-2 with a 4.65 ERA in five career matchups.

He'll pitch opposite Phillies' No. 5 starter Roberto Hernandez (2-2, 3.76). The right-hander has been effective in each of his past four starts but has not gotten a victory in the last three.

Hernandez started that winless stretch with his lone career start against the Mets on May 9, allowing one run over five innings in a 3-2 victory. He pitched out of the bullpen over the ensuing two weeks and has done a decent job in two outings since rejoining the rotation, giving up four runs in 12 innings. However, he allowed nine walks in those two games.

He'll try to keep those free passes at a minimum while preventing the Mets from earning their seventh win in 10 road games.

The Phillies have batted .209 on their 11-game homestand that ends Monday.

Ryan Howard has gone deep each of the last two days and has four homers in his last seven games with 14 RBIs.

Duda has three homers and seven RBIs in his last seven games.

The last series to feature four straight extra-inning games was between Seattle and Texas in September 2002. Since 1912, no series has featured four games of 11-plus innings.

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Friday, May 09, 2014

Preview: Game 34 - Philadelphia Phillies (15-18) at New York Mets (16-17) - Roberto Hernandez (2-1) 4.50 ERA vs Jenrry Mejia (3-0) 5.23 ERA

Preview: Game 34 - Philadelphia Phillies (15-18) at New York Mets (16-17)
Pitching Probables - Roberto Hernandez (2-1) 4.50 ERA vs  Jenrry Mejia (3-0) 5.23 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10 PM


The Mets attempt to jump-start their scuffling offense and avoid approaching their longest scoring drought in 22 years Friday night against the visiting Phillies.

New York (16-17) has dropped six of seven games after allowing a run to score on a walk-off sacrifice fly in a 1-0 loss at Miami on Wednesday. The Mets were swept for the second time this season despite allowing only eight runs in the three games.

Their offense was limited to a .157 average and three total runs in the series. New York has been shut out over the last 23 innings for their longest such streak since a 24-inning drought July 15-17, 2010.

They went 30 straight innings without a run July 24-28, 1992.

David Wright is 10 for 26 with four doubles in six games, but he hasn't homered since opening day, and has two RBIs in his past eight games.

Perhaps facing the Phillies (15-18) could get Wright and the Mets going.

Wright is batting .373 with five homers and 12 RBIs over the last 12 meetings, helping New York to five straight wins in the series.

Philadelphia should be happy to see any team besides Toronto after its pitchers posted a 7.20 ERA and surrendered 11 homers in four consecutive losses. Five of those home runs came in Thursday's 12-6 defeat after losing 10-0 a day earlier.

Roberto Hernandez, formerly was known as Fausto Carmona. Signed with the Phillies as a free agent for one year at $4.5 million on Dec. 12. After spending seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians, Hernandez went 6-13 with a 4.89 ERA in 32 appearances (24 starts) with the Tampa Bay Rays last season. Hernandez (2-1, 4.50 ERA) hopes to build on his best performance of the season for the Phillies. After allowing 10 runs over 10 innings in his previous two starts, the right-hander tossed four-hit ball for 7 1/3 innings Sunday in a 1-0 victory over Washington.

Hernandez, who hasn't won back-to-back starts since April 28 and May 3, 2011, with Cleveland, is 1-1 with a 7.04 ERA in three road starts this season.

The Mets are scheduled to counter with Jenrry Mejia (3-0, 5.23), who worked four scoreless inning before surrendering a career-high eight runs in the fifth in Saturday's 11-10 loss at Colorado.

That was a week after five of the six runs the right-hander allowed came in the sixth inning of a 7-6 defeat in 10 to Miami.

Mejia was hit hard in his only start against the Phillies, yielding six runs and nine hits over four innings in an 8-4 loss Sept. 10, 2010.

Phillies Notes: Phillies Shortstop Jimmy Rollins tweaked his right groin muscle Sunday against the Washington Nationals. He has yet to return to shortstop. In a home-and-home four-game series against Toronto, Rollins pinch-hit Monday and Tuesday in Philly. He then served as the designated hitter on Wednesday and Thursday in the American League ballpark.

Freddy Galvis has started three of the past four games at shortstop, with Jayson Nix starting the other game. After going hitless in three at-bats Thursday, Galvis is hitting .048 (2-for-42) this season.

Rollins is 28 hits shy of matching the Phillies’ all-time record, held by Mike Schmidt with 2,234. Richie Ashburn ranks second with 2,217 hits as a Phillie, from 1948-59.

Mejia has to bounce back and the Mets bats have to get started in the home opener... LGM!

Mets Fun Fact:

Out of All the Mets - Curtis Granderson is hitting .415 vs Hernandez (RAYS/INDIANS) (17 for 41) with  3 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, and 6 RBIs  

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