Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

An article by posted on April 16, 2012

Starting Lineup

  1. Ruben Tejada – SS
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Ike Davis – 1B
  5. Jason Bay – LF
  6. Lucas Duda – RF
  7. Josh Thole – C
  8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
  9. Dillon Gee – RHP

The Mets travel down to Atlanta tonight to take on the Braves for the second time this year. In the first meeting this year, the Mets took all three games on their way to their quick start to the season. Recently, the Braves have Larry back in their lineup and are riding a 5 game win streak, pulling up to a game back behind the Amazins, and 1.5 games behind the Braves. The Mets will be sending out Gee for his first look at the Braves this year while the Mets bats will get a second look at Tommy Hanson.

Gee dropped his first game of the season as he allowed 4 runs, 3 earned over 8 hits, a walk and 6 strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work. Last season he was 2-1 in 6 starts against the Braves over 32.0 innings with a 3.38 ERA. The Braves have the following numbers against Dillon Gee in his career:

Prado 4-17, 2B
Uggla 3-16, 2B, 3B
Heyward 4-10, HR
McCann 2-11, 2B
Bourn 3-10
Freeman 1-11
Chipper 1-8, 2B

The Mets bats will get a second look at Tommy Hanson this season. In two starts this season, Hanson is 1-1 over 10.0 innings with a 2.70 ERA. Tommy faced the Mets on Opening Day where he allowed one earned run in 5 innings, picking up the loss against Santana. Last season he was 0-2 vs the Mets as he allowed 10 ER in 8.1 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Hanson:

Wright 3-20, 2 2B
Thole 8-18, 2B, HR
Davis 2-12, 2B
Bay 3-11, HR
Duda 3-8, HR
Murphy 5-8, 2 2B
Tejada 0-7

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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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