New York Mets (38-48) at San Francisco Giants (40-48)
Tuesday 7/9, 10:15 PM ET at AT&T Park
Dillon Gee (6-7, 4.45) vs Barry Zito (4-6, 4.44)
- Eric Young, Jr. – CF
- Daniel Murphy – 2B
- David Wright – 3B
- Marlon Byrd – RF
- Josh Satin – 1B
- Andrew Brown – LF
- Anthony Recker – C
- Omar Quintanilla – SS
- Dillon Gee – RHP
The Mets bullpen hurled 9.0 shutout innings last night. This month the pen has posted a 1.66 ERA (seven earned runs/38.0 innings), the fourth best mark in the majors. Mets relievers have combined to post a 4.07 ERA (131 earned runs in 289.2 innings) ranking 22nd in the majors. Since June 1, the pen has a 3.38 ERA (46 earned runs/122.1 innings).
Carlos Torres tossed 2.0 scoreless innings last night and has the lowest ERA (0.57) among NL relievers (min. 15.0 innings). He has allowed one run in 15.2 innings since his contract was selected on June 15 and currently has a 10.1 scoreless inning streak.
Dillon Gee has not allowed more than two runs in six of his last seven starts, compiling a 2.47 ERA (13 earned runs in 47.1 innings), over this stretch, which dates to May 30. His 2.47 ERA is the 12th lowest in the NL over that stretch. Gee also has 47 strikeouts during that span, tied for the eighth-most in the NL. In addition, Gee has only issued nine walks over his last seven starts.
Mets starter Jon Niese was told he could begin a throwing program by team doctors after a favorable follow-up exam Monday in New York. Niese has been sidelined with a partial left rotator cuff tear since he left a June 20 start with discomfort. Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said Monday’s MRI led to the decision to allow Niese to begin throwing.
Shaun Marcum was examined by Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis on Monday and the news is bad. The righthander will miss the remainder of the season with a blocked artery that will require surgery on Monday. Marcum continued to experience numbness and tingling in his cold right hand during a start Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.after the Mets starter felt tingling and numbness in his right hand the past two starts. Get well soon, Shaun…
The Mets continue their San Francisco series tonight as Dillon Gee takes on Barry Zito.
Gee is 6-7 on the year over 17 games with a 4.47 ERA over 97.0 innings of work. He is 4-1 over his last seven games with a 2.47 ERA and that includes a start where he allowed 5 ER over 5 innings. In short, Dillon Gee has returned. Last year he did not have a good day against the Giants allowed 7 ER over 6.2 innings of work. The Giants have the following numbers against him:
Pence 1-12 Blanco 2-4, 2B Sanchez 1-3, HR Sandoval 2-3, HR Crawford 1-3
The Mets bats will get a crack at Barry Zito who is 4-6 with a 4.44 ERA this season over 17 starts. He has pitched 32.2 innings in his last 6 starts while posting a 5.51 ERA and 23 strikeouts. Last year in two starts against the Mets he allowed 9 ER over 9.1 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Zito:
Young 7-27, 3 2B Wright 5-17, 2B Byrd 2-8, HR Davis 0-6 Murphy 1-5
Lets Go Mets!