Chris Young On Mound As Mets Try To Take Series Against Braves

An article by posted on September 29, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012 • 7:10 PM

Turner Field • Atlanta, GA

RHP Chris Young (4-8, 4.21) vs. LHP Mike Minor (10-10, 4.27)

Starting Limeup

  1. Ruben Tejada – SS
  2. Andres Torres – CF
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Scott Hairston – RF
  5. Lucas Duda - 1B
  6. Jason Bay – LF
  7. Ronny Cedeno – 2B
  8. Mike Nickeas – C
  9. Chris Young – RHP

The Mets and Braves continue their series as the Mets look for the series win tonight in Atlanta. Last night Jon Niese had an excellent performance and was supported by some clutch hitting by Lucas Duda. Tonight Chris Young tries to keep it going. On the season he has pitched 19 games over 109.0 innings with an ERA of 4.21. In his last four starts he has pitched 23.2 innings allowing 8 runs, 7 earned, which is a 2.66 ERA while striking out 17 batters. In his two games against the Braves this year he has allowed 7 ER over 9 innings. The Braves have the following numbers against Chris:

Uggla 3-11, 2B, 3B
Chipper 6-10, 2B, 2 HR
McCann 1-10, HR
Bourn 3-7, 2B
Heyward 1-3

Mike Minor has pitched 29 games and 173.0 innings this year with a 10-10 record and a 4.27 ERA. When it has mattered in September, Mike has been a different pitcher pitching 4 games with a 1.09 ERA. His only start against the Mets this year was his first start of the season where he allowed 6 ER over 5 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Mike:

Wright 1-8, 2B
Bay 3-7, HR
Tejada 4-10, 2B
Turner 3-7
Davis 0-4
Duda 3-6, 2B
Murphy 2-5, 2 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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