Starting Line-up, Game Preview: Mets @ Pirates – Duda In LF

An article by posted on June 10, 2011

Dillon Gee looks to become the first Mets rookie pitcher to open a season 7-0, and Lucas Duda will play left field and bat sixth tonight as the Mets take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Here is the rest of the line-up and preview.

Starting Line-up

Jose Reyes, ss
Justin Turner, 3b
Carlos Beltran, rf
Daniel Murphy, 1b
Angel Pagan, cf
Lucas Duda, lf
Josh Thole, c
Ruben Tejada, 2b
Dillon Gee, rhp

Game Preview

The Mets and the Pirates start a four game series tonight in Pittsburgh as the Mets look to continue what they started in Milwaukee and bring it down to Pittsburgh. The Mets are coming off of a series win that could have easily been a sweep where the team is playing with a lot of grit and a lot of fight right now. Tonight, the rookie wonder Gee will get a start as he goes up against a success story this year in Charlie Morton.

Dillon Gee is 6-0 this season with a 3.33 ERA. His last start was brilliant as he tossed 7 scoreless frames against the Braves and his start before that was also good and it was against the Pirates as he pitched 7 innings allowing 3 earned runs. While his starts on the whole are not all lights out, his starts have been competitive, the Mets have had a chance to win with him on the mound. The Bucs have the following numbers against Dillon:

Cedeno 2-6

Jones 2-6

McCutchen 0-6

Tabata 1-6, 2B

The Mets will get to see Morton again. So far this season he is having an incredible bounce back year with his 2.52 ERA (compared to 7.57 from a year ago). In his last start he picked up the win in Philly with a 6 inning, 2 ER performance. Against the Mets he was a hard luck loser last time out as he allowed 3 runs, only one earned in 6 innings of work. However don’t feel too bad because the Mets tagged him for 11 hits during those 6 innings. The Amazin’s have the following numbers on Morton:

Pagan 5-6

Tejada 3-3

Thole 1-5

Beltran 1-3

Murphy 2-4

Let’s 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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