Game Preview: Niese Takes On Hudson As Mets Try To Play Spoiler Against Braves

An article by posted on September 28, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012 • 7:35 PM

Turner Field • Atlanta, GA

LHP Jonathon Niese (12-9, 3.49) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (16-6, 3.61)

Starting Lineup

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

The Mets leave Queens to go down to Atlanta to play a series with the Braves. Jon Niese gets the start for the Mets. On the season he is 12-9 over 183.1 innings while posting a 3.49 ERA. In the month of September he has pitched 18.1 innings while allowing 6 ER and he is 2-1 against the Braves this season while pitching in 3 games over 20.0 innings with a 2.35 ERA. The Braves have the following numbers against Jon:

Prado 6-27, 4 2B, 3B
Uggla 7-28, 3 2B
Chipper 4-20, 2 2B, HR
Bourn 6-16, 2B
McCann 1-12

The Mets draw Tim Hudson, who is 16-6 with a 3.61 ERA over 172.0 innings of work this season. He has made 5 starts in September pitching 31.0 innings while posting a 3.77 ERA and he has made one start against the Mets pitching 4.0 innings allowing 4 ER. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Wright 15-65, 2 2B, 2 HR
Bay 7-23, 2 2B
Duda 4-17, 2B
Thole 4-14
Tejada 8-14, 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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