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!