Showing posts with label Vance Worley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vance Worley. Show all posts

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Preview: Game 79 - Mets at Pirates - Dice-K vs Worley


Preview: Game 79
New York Mets (36-42) at Pittsburgh Pirates (39-39)

Pitching Probables:
Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-1, 2.68 ERA) vs Vance Worley (1-0, 1.98 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:05 PM

Preview:

When Francisco Liriano and Gerrit Cole went down with injuries earlier this month, the already unreliable Pittsburgh Pirates' rotation was left with few appealing options.

Vance Worley might be the biggest surprise of the bunch, and he'll try to deliver his third straight stellar start -- and make a case for staying in the revamped rotation -- Thursday night when the Pirates kick off a four-game home set against the New York Mets.

Cole had yet to take a step forward from his impressive rookie season before hitting the disabled list June 8 and Liriano took a serious step back from his outstanding 2013 before joining Cole three days later, but their absences still seemed to leave the Pirates' rotation in turmoil.

Pittsburgh (39-39) had a major league-low nine wins from its starters through May and a 4.55 ERA that was second-worst in the NL, but the rotation has turned a corner despite its injuries. The Pirates posted just 23 quality starts through their first 60 games, but they've had 14 in their last 18 after Charlie Morton bounced back from a three-run first to hold Tampa Bay scoreless over his final six innings in Wednesday's 5-1 loss.

Two of those have come from Worley (1-0, 1.98 ERA), who threw seven scoreless innings at Miami on June 15 and held the Cubs to three runs over 6 2/3 in Saturday's 5-3 victory. Combining his two major league starts with his seven in Triple-A this season, the right-hander has struck out 52 and walked five in 58 2/3 innings.

Yet with Cole returning Saturday, Worley -- who posted a 7.21 ERA in 10 starts for Minnesota last season -- may not stick in the rotation.

Worley, who spent his first three years with Philadelphia, hasn't had a lot of luck against the Mets (36-42). He has a 6.87 ERA in eight starts, the most recent of which -- a one-plus inning, nine-run disaster April 12, 2013, with the Twins -- was the worst of his career.

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is 12 for 17 (.706) with two walks against Worley. Also Lucas Duda is batting .405 (5 for 11),  David Wright is batting (.353) , Ruben Tejada (.389) vs Worley..

New York's offense put up 25 runs during its sixth three-game winning streak of the season heading into Thursday, but for a sixth time it failed to extend a streak to four. Oakland scored six times in the first two innings off Zack Wheeler and went on to win 8-5 -- a rare misstep from a rotation that had posted a 1.64 ERA over the past seven games.

The Mets will try to bounce back as Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-1, 2.68) faces the Pirates for the first time. The right-hander, who will be making his sixth start, was solid in his latest outing, limiting the Marlins to just a first-inning run and making it through 5 1/3 in Saturday's 3-2 loss.

Matsuzaka should have Juan Lagares behind him in this contest as the center fielder comes off the DL after a ribcage injury that's kept him out since June 1.

The Pirates again may be without left fielder Starling Marte, who passed a concussion test after a collision at second base Tuesday night but has a stiff right middle finger that's limiting his ability to throw.

Mets Projected Lineup:
  1. Juan Lagares - CF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Chris Young - LF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka - RHP


Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Matchup Report: Mets Hitters vs Vance Worley - Mets could have (Citi) Field Day against Worley


New York Mets Career statistics vs. Vance Worley
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Mike Baxter1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ike Davis5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
Lucas Duda7 3 1 0 1 2 1 2 .429 .500 1.000 1.500
Scott Hairston1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Murphy9 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 .444 .545 .444 .990
Kirk Nieuwenhuis3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ruben Tejada11 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .273 .273 .273 .545
Josh Thole9 3 1 0 0 3 3 2 .333 .500 .444 .944
Andres Torres8 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .125 .125 .250 .375
Justin Turner10 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
David Wright10 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 .300 .300 .600 .900
Totals742350211714.311.370.459.830

Matchup Report:
The Mets come into Citi Field facing the Phillies and Vance Worley. Worley is 3-2 against the Mets , but it has not been easy for him . The current group of Mets that have seen in in the past are collectively batting .311 (23 for 74) with 5 2B's,  2 HR's,  and 11 RBI's. Everyone pretty much on the Mets roster has had some success off Worley except Andres Torres who is batting .125 and Ike Davis who is batting .200.  It will be interesting to see Davis can keep his hot hitting around on this homestand, who has finally reached to .200 mark (50 for 246) .. Davis is batting .333 (7 for 21) in his last 7 games with 5 2B's , 2 HR's, and 8 RBI's..

The Hottest Mets going into this series would have to be Daniel Murphy. Murphy is batting .409 (9 for 22) in his last 7 games with 3 2B's, 3 HR's, and 10 RBI's.. He has only been struckout 1 Time in 22 AB's.

Quick Note: Mets hit .246 at Home this season, while the Opposition has only hit .229 at Citi Field this year!

Let's Go Mets, Stick it to the Phillies!
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