Mets Desperate For Something Nice From Niese

An article by posted on July 22, 2012

Starting Lineup

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

Roster Note: Prior to today’s game, the Mets will recall RHP Elvin Ramirez from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. He will wear #62. A corresponding roster move will be before the game.

The Mets look to return to the win column today as they take on the Dodgers for game three of the series. Yesterday’s game was rather “blah” so no point in recapping it. Anyway, Niese gets the start today as he takes on Nathan Eovaldi of the Dodgers:

Niese is 7-4 on the season with a 3.58 ERA over 18 starts and 110.2 innings of work. Jon rebounded really nicely in his last start as he allowed only one earned run in 7 innings of work against the Nationals (start before was 7 ER in 7 IP against the Cubs). He missed the Dodgers earlier this season but last year he faced the Dodgers twice totaling 12.2 innings allowing 6 ER. The Dodgers have the following numbers against Niese:

Uribe 0-8
Hairston 0-6
Ethier 3-6
Kemp 2-5
Loney 1-6

Nathan Eovaldi is 1-6 on the season over 9 starts and 52.0 innings of work with an ERA of 4.33. In his last 5 starts he has been 1-4 over 27.1 innings with a 6.59 ERA. One of those starts was against the Mets where he allowed 5 ER over 5.1 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Eovaldi:

Davis 2-3, 2B, HR
Duda 1-3
Tejada 0-3
Torres 1-3
Murphy 1-1, 2B

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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