Starting Line-up, Game Preview: Athletics vs Mets
Game Time 1:10 PM
RHP Graham Godfrey vs. LHP Chris Capuano
Jose Reyes, SS
Justin Turner, 2b
Carlos Beltran, RF
Daniel Murphy, 3B
Angel Pagan, CF
Jason Bay, LF
Lucas Duda, 1B
Josh Thole, C
Chris Capuano, LHP
The Mets face the Athletics this afternoon for the concluding game of this series. Oakland took the first game of the series and rallied to tie the second game of the series in the top of the ninth. The Mets would go on to win the thanks to a walk-off hit by pitch in the bottom of the 13th, which I guess is the universe’s way of showing some pity from the walk-off balk loss from last week. Today’s game will feature a common feature from most games in the last week, where the two starting pitchers have very little to no experience against the teams they are facing.
Chris Capuano is 5-7 this season with a 4.29 ERA. In his last three starts he has pitched 19.0 innings with a nice 1.64 ERA. Chris, a National League pitcher, has never faced the Oakland Athletics franchise and has only faced two batters on the Athletics. Conor Jackson is 2-12 in his career against Chris, both hits being homers while Josh Willingham is 4-8, with one homer. Besides that, he will be new to this Oakland lineup.
The Mets bats will get a surprise when they face Graham Godfrey who will be making his third major league start of the season. So far he has pitched 11.1 innings in 2 games while allowing 7 runs, 6 earned (4.76 ERA) on 15 hits (two homers) and 2 walks while striking out 5. As you would expect, there is no one on the Mets who has seen Godfrey in his short major league career.
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