Mets vs Phillies: Lagares Out Of Lineup Despite Hot Bat
NEW YORK METS (29-41) vs PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (35-39)
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia • 4:05 PM
RHP Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.56) vs RHP Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.40)
- Eric Young, Jr – CF
- Jordany Valdespin – 2B
- David Wright – 3B
- Marlon Byrd – RF
- Daniel Murphy – 1B
- John Buck – C
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
- Omar Quintanilla – SS
- Dillon Gee - RHP
Juan Lagares went 3-4 with two doubles, one run scored and one RBI last night. The three hits equaled his career-high, also done on June 5 at Washington. Lagares has hit in four straight games, batting .438 (7-16)…Since June 5, Lagares is hitting .326 (15-46) with six runs scored, four doubles, one triple and three RBI.
Eric Young Jr. was 2-4 with one run scored and two RBI last night, and in in three games with New York, Young is hitting .250 (3-12) with two RBI.
Josh Satin has reached base safely in his last five plate appearances (three hits and two walks), including the go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning on Thursday at Atlanta. Satin has hit in three straight games, going 3-5 (.600).
New York placed southpaw Jonathon Niese on the disabled list Friday, a day after he had to depart his start early. Doctors diagnosed the left-hander with a partial rotator cuff tear. Niese, a 13-game winner last season, will be on a strength program for two weeks.
Tim Byrdak tossed a scoreless inning with one walk and one strikeout today in the Gulf Coast League. It marked Byrdak’s first game action since undergoing surgery on Sept. 6, 2012 to repair a torn anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder.
The Mets were able to beat the Phillies and Hamels last night in Philly and win their 5th game in their last 7! The Amazin’s hope to keep rolling this afternoon and clinch their second straight series win by beating Jonathan Pettibone and the Phills behind Dillon Gee.
Dillon Gee is 5-7 on the season with a 4.56 ERA while pitching 79.0 innings. In his last four starts, Dillon Gee is 3-1 over 29.1 innings with a 1.53 ERA. In that stretch he has an amazing 32 strikeouts to 4 walks. Philly has not been nice to Gee this year. His second start was at Philly and he allowed 7 ER over 3.0 innings. His second start he allowed 4 ER over 6.0 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against Dillon:
Mayberry 4-14, 2B, 2 HR
Rollins 8-13, 2B
Utley 3-13, 2B
Howard 4-12, 4 HR (Seriously)
Nix 3-9, 2B
Young 6-8, 2 HR
Jonathan Pettibone is 3-3 in his rookie season making 11 starts with a 4.40 ERA over 61.1 innings. He’s coming off of two poor starts where he allowed 6 runs, 4 earned over 5.1 innings and then 7 runs, 6 earned over 3.0 innings. His second career start was against the Mets and he allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs over 5.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Pettibone:
Wright 2-3, 2B
Valdespin 1-2, 2B
Lets Go Mets!
About the Author: Elliot Teichman
55 Comments + Add Comment
- Alwayzamazin: on Mets Back Off On Bartolo Colon Due To Demands: Walter Mercado? what is our future?
- Alwayzamazin: on Mets Back Off On Bartolo Colon Due To Demands: Hotstreak, I'm glad you got it! ...
- Jeru: on Mets Back Off On Bartolo Colon Due To Demands: I wouldnt count this one though... Adam Rubin...
- Jeru: on Mets Back Off On Bartolo Colon Due To Demands: to use size as some one size...
- Alwayzamazin: on Mets Ramping Up Efforts To Trade Daniel Murphy,: Hi Joey, The Mets are subtle but effective...
2014 Opening Day
Write For Metsmerized Online
Mets Merized Online is reloading and looking for new writers to help cover the Hot Stove Season. We're also looking for passionate writers who would like to contribute new and original features.
Contact us now at GetMetsmerized@aol.com for more info and join the #1 Mets Fansite on the web!
Check Out These Great MLB Links!
Mets Autograph Signings
Mets Fan Apparel
Mets Autographed Baseballs
Baseball Card Supplies
For the best seats and lowest MLB ticket prices, go to PurchaseSeats.com. Get your Mets Tickets now and follow them on the road with Yankees Tickets, Phillies Tickets, Nationals Tickets and Braves Tickets!