Mets Game Preview & Lineup: The ‘Spin Is In As Mets Look For The Sweep!

An article by posted on June 20, 2012

Valdespin gets a rare start against a left-hander tonight.

Starting Lineup

  1. Andres Torres – CF
  2. Jordany Valdespin – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Scott Hairston – RF
  5. Vinny Rottino – LF
  6. Ike Davis – 1B
  7. Justin Turner – SS
  8. Mike Nickeas – C
  9. Dillon Gee – RHP

The Mets go for the sweep of the Orioles tonight at Citi Field! Johan Santana followed up Dickey’s performance by a 6.0 inning shutout that was kept up by a flawless bullpen performance. The Mets bullpen was given some breathing room by Duda, who in the bottom of the sixth sent out his 11th homer of the season. Dillon Gee will look to keep that going tonight as he faces Brian Matusz.

Dillon Gee is 4-5 on the season over 13 starts and 83.1 innings of work with a 4.43 ERA. In his last four starts he is 0-2 over 26.2 innings of work with a 3.38 ERA. As you could probably guess, since Gee made his debut back in 2010, Dillon has never faced the Orioles and he has never faced any current members of the Orioles roster. In this sense, he is a mystery.

On the other side of the diamond tonight is Brian Matusz who is 5-7 on the season over 13 starts and and 71.0 innings of work with an ERA of 4.94. Gee is 1-3 in his last four starts pitching 21.0 innings with an ERA of 5.14. He is 0-1 against the Mets as he has made one start against the Amazin’s where he pitched 8.0 innings allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs. The Mets have the following numbers on Brian:

Davis 0-3
Hairston 0-3
Wright 0-3

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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