Phillies vs Mets: Duda Playing First, Nickeas Catching, Dickey In Search Of Number 19

An article by posted on September 17, 2012

Dickey goes for win number 19 tonight!

Monday, September 17, 2012 • 7:10 PM

Citi Field • Flushing, NY

LHP Cliff Lee (5-7, 3.36) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (18-5, 2.68)

Starting Lineup

  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Scott Hairston, rf
  5. Lucas Duda, 1b
  6. Jason Bay, lf
  7. Andres Torres, cf
  8. Mike Nickeas, c
  9. R.A. Dickey, rhp

The Mets and Phillies start a series tonight as the Mets look to play spoiler for the suddenly resurgent Phillies. If you have been tuned off to baseball with the Mets decline, the Phillies have been on the rise to become mathematically relevant as the Pirates have really slid off. Tonight, R.A. Dickey will make the start as he goes against Cliff Lee.

Dickey is 18-5 over 205.0 innings with 197 strikeouts with a 2.68 ERA. In the last five starts he his 3-1 over 36.2 innings with a 1.72 ERA while striking out 22 batters. In 14.0 innings against the Phillies this year, he allowed 6 ER. The Phillies have the following numbers against Dickey:

Rollins 6-20, 3 2B, 3B
Ruiz 5-16, 2B
Howard 3-12
Mayberry 2-9
Utley 2-8, 2B
Pierre 1-5

The Mets batters will go against Cliff Lee, who is 5-7 over 26 games and 182.0 innings while posting a 3.36 ERA. In his last four games he has pitched 27.1 innings allowing 4 runs, 3 earned.  He’s 1-1 against the Mets in 4 starts this year pitching 27.0 innings while posting a 3.67 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Hairston 6-24, 2B, 2 HR
Wright 5-17, 2B
Bay 4-14, HR
Murphy 5-15, 3 2B
Torres 4-14, 2B, 3B
Duda 4-12, HR
Tejada 5-10, 2 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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