Starting Line-up, Game Preview: Mets @ Reds

An article by posted on July 26, 2011

LHP Jonathon Niese (9-8, 3.76) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (6-3, 1.98)

Starting Line-up

  1. Jose Reyes – SS
  2. Justin Turner – 2B
  3. Carlos Beltran – RF
  4. David Wright – 3B
  5. Daniel Murphy – 1B
  6. Jason Bay – LF
  7. Ronny Paulino – C
  8. Jason Pridie – CF
  9. Jonathon Niese – LHP

Game Preview

The Mets and Reds play game two tonight. Last night, the Mets took the opener by the score of 4-2. Tonight, Jon Niese will get the start of Cueto.

Jon Niese is 9-8 on the season with a 3.76 ERA. In his last start he really faltered as he allowed 5 ER in 6 innings of work. In the month of July overall he is 2-2 over 26.1 innings with a 4.10 ERA. Last season he pitched in two games against the Reds totaling 13.2 innings with a 4.61 ERA. The Reds have the following numbers against Jon NIese:

Gomes 3-7, HR
Phillips 4-7, 2B
Stubbs 1-7
Votto 1-6

The Mets batters will get to deal with Cueto tonight, who is 6-3 with a 1.98 ERA. In the month of July he has pitched 27.1 innings with a 2.30 ERA. Last season he made one start against the Mets where he pitched 6 innings allowing 3 earned runs. The Mets have the following numbers on Cueto:

Wright 4-11, HR
Bay 2-9, 2B
Beltran 2-5, 2B, HR
Murphy 0-2

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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