Starting Lineup, Notes, Game Preview: Giants vs Mets
Jose Reyes, ss
Chin-lung Hu, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Carlos Beltran, rf
Jason Bay, lf
Ike Davis, 1b
Ronny Paulino, c
Scott Hairston, cf
Mike Pelfrey, rhp
RONNY PAULINO: Went 2-4 last night and is hitting .538 (7-13) since returning from the Disabled List on April 29.
RISP: The Mets went 1-9 with runners in scoring position last night…Over their last three games, the Mets are 4-37 (.108) with runners in scoring position…Overall, New York ranks 25th in the majors, hitting .225 (62-276) with runners in scoring position…The 276 at-bats are fifth most in the majors…The Mets are hitting .197 (26-132) with runners in scoring position and two outs, ranking 23rd in the majors…Their 132 at-bats are the fourth most in the majors.
BELTRAN IN THE CITI: Carlos Beltran has a .769 slugging average this season at Citi Field, third-highest for any major league player at his home park, behind Jose Bautista (1.308 in Toronto) and Pat Burrell (.773 in San Francisco)…Beltran had a .399 slugging average at Citi Field over from 2009-2010.
AT HOME: Carlos Beltran has an eight-game home hitting streak…Beltran is hitting .433 (13-30) with five runs, five doubles, two home runs and six RBI over this stretch which dates back to April 19…Overall, Beltran is hitting .385 (20-52) at Citi Field, the seventh-highest home average in the majors.
DOUBLES: The Mets had two doubles last night…Overall, the Mets have had at least one double in 27 of their 30 games…New York ranks second in the majors with 63 doubles.
The Mets and Giants play again today, and this time the Mets hope to be in the correct column in the standings at the end of it. In yesterday’s game, the Mets got really good pitching, but the bats fell silent to Lincecum and the Giants pen. They will have to face another strong pitcher into Jon Sanchez today while Pelfrey will try to rebound in this afternoon’s game.
Mike Pelfrey returns to the mound today. In his last outing he struggled, giving up 4 ER in 4.1 innings of work. He was also coming off an illness that caused him to lose 11 pounds. Hopefully a healthier Mike will take the mound today, to improve his season numbers of a 7.39 ERA over 28 innings of work over 6 games. Last season, Big Pelf faced the Giants once getting a no decision in 7 innings of work while allowing 3 earned runs. The Giants have the following numbers on Mike:
Ross 7-20, 2 2B, 3B
Rowand 3-13, 2B
The Mets batters go from dealing with one tough pitcher to another this afternoon in Sanchez (seriously, when you think about it, in the last five games the Mets have faced Halladay, Lee, Lincecum and now Sanchez). Jon is 2-1 this season with a 2.73 ERA over 6 games 33 innings of work. In his last three games he has an ERA of 2.20 over 16.1 innings. So he is slightly better of late, but still doesn’t go deep into the game. Last season he posted a 3.68 ERA in 14.1 innings of work against the Mets. The Amazin’s have the following numbers on Sanchez:
Wright 5-12, HR
Reyes 3-9, 2B
Paulino 3-6, HR
Davis 3-6, 2 HR
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