Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

An article by posted on April 9, 2011

The Mets and Nationals play game two tonight in Citi Field. Both teams will have starters making their first start of the season as the Mets will try out new pitcher Chris Capuano and the Nationals will try out their new pitcher in Tom Gorzelanny. Last night was a fairly frustrating game to watch as walking 9 batters just does not sit well. The Mets look to reverse that tonight and get some hits on a way to a victory.

Chirs Capuano has pitched .2 innings this season allowing one earned run. Last season he had a 3.95 ERA in 66.0 innings of work, and that was his first time back in the majors since 2007 due to injury. In his career he has faced the Washington Nationals 4 times with a 1-2 record over 27.2 innings of work and a 3.58 ERA. The Nationals have the following numbers on Chris:

Hairston 4-14, HR
LaRoche 2-7
Zimmerman 4-7, 2B, HR
Werth 1-5
Ankiel 0-3

The Mets will face former Chicago Cub Tom Gorzelanny who was 7-9 with a 4.09 ERA over 136.1 innings last season. He faced the Mets once last season picking up the loss in 5.2 innings of work allowing 2 earned runs, 4 runs total over 4 hits, 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. The Mets have the following numbers on Tom:

Reyes 2-10
Wright 3-10, 3 2B 
Beltran 0-2
Davis 2-3

Lets Go Mets!

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My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!

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