Mets Look To Sweep Reyes and Marlins Out Of Town!

An article by posted on April 26, 2012

Starting Lineup

  1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
  2. Ruben Tejada SS
  3. Daniel Murphy 2B
  4. David Wright 3B
  5. Lucas Duda RF
  6. Ike Davis 1B
  7. Josh Thole C
  8. Jordany Valdespin LF
  9. Jon Niese LHP

Mets Notes

RECENT METS: The Mets have won two games in a row and are now 6-2 at home vs. NL East opponents and 7-5 overall…Last year
New York was 34-47 at home, including 15-21 vs. the NL East.

SERIES: After winning the first two games of this series, New York improved to 3-3 in series, including 3-2 in series vs. NL East
opponents and 2-2 at home…New York went 9-16-2 in home series last year…The last time the Mets swept the Marlins in a three game series was June 4-6, 2010 at Citi Field.

COME-FROM-BEHIND: The Mets posted their second straight come-from-behind victory last night and their fifth come-from behind
win of the year.

Game Preview

The Mets go for the sweep today as they look to win their third straight game against the Marlins. The Mets squeaked by the Marlins in the first game of the series and last night, after a second pitching duel of the series, the Mets were able to break it open in the eighth with a little luck and some timely hitting. This afternoon Jon Niese will get the nod for the Mets as he takes on Ricky Nolasco.

Jon Niese gets the start for the Amazin’s today with his 2-0 record and 2.89 ERA over 3 starts and 18.2 innings in the 2012 season. This will be Niese’s first start against the fish this year. Last season he made only start against the Marlins as he allowed 2 earned runs and 4 hits over 7 innings of work. The Marlins have the following numbers against Niese:

Infante 3-18, 2 2B
Sanchez 3-14, 2B
Ramirez 3-11, 2B, HR
Morrison 3-7, 2B
Stanton 0-4

The Mets bats will get their first crack at Ricky Nolasco this year. In 2012, Nolasco is 2-0 over 3 starts with a 3.93 ERA over 18.1 innings. In 2011, Ricky had a 10-12 record over 206.0 innings with a 4.67 ERA. Last season he made two starts against the Mets where he pitched 13.2 innings with an 0-2 record while posting a 3.93 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Nolasco:

Wright 21-54, 5 2B, 4 HR
Murphy 6-17, 2 2B
Davis 2-11, 2 2B
Thole 2-8
Duda 0-6
Hairston 2-6, HR
Tejada 2-6, 3B

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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