Dickey Looks For Win No. 19, Mets Offense Looks For Signs Of Life

An article by posted on September 11, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 • 7:10 PM

Citi Field • Flushing, NY

RHP Jordan Zimmermann (10-8, 2.99) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (18-4, 2.64)

Starting Lineup

  1. Ruben Tejada – SS
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Ike Davis – 1B
  5. Mike Baxter – RF
  6. Jason Bay – LF
  7. Andres Torres – CF
  8. Josh Thole – C
  9. R.A. Dickey – RHP

The Mets will be wearing the 9/11 First Responder Hats before the game.

R.A. Dickey remains one of the more exciting aspects of this ball club, and tonight he takes his next step forward to become a 20 game winner as he takes on the Washington Nationals. Right now, he is 18-4 with a 2.64 ERA over 198.0 innings of work. In his last four starts he is 3-0 over 29.2 innings with a 1.21 ERA. He is 2-1 in as many games against the Nationals pitching 20.2 innings with a 3.05 ERA. The Nationals have the following numbers Dickey:

Zimmerman 9-27, 2B, HR
Morse 7-24, 2 2B
Werth 11-25, 3 2B, 2 HR
Desmond 4-20, 3B
Espinosa 3-20, 2B
LaRoche 3-15, HR

Zimmermann is 10-8 on the season over 28 starts with a 2.99 ERA while pitching 171.2 innings. His last start was a good rebound as he went 7 innings pitching 2 ER. In his previous start he pitched 3.2 innings while allowing 8 ER. He has been good against the Mets this year allowing only 3 ER over 18 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Jordan:

Wright 8-24, 2 2B, 2 HR
Murphy 6-19, 2B, HR
Thole 5-15
Davis 3-12, 2B, HR
Bay 5-13
Duda 2-11, 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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