Mets (36-47) at Brewers (34-51)
RHP Shaun Marcum (1-9, 5.03) vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo (6-8, 4.78)
- Eric Young, Jr. – LF
- Daniel Murphy – 2B
- David Wright – 3B
- Ike Davis – 1B
- Marlon Byrd – RF
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
- John Buck C
- Omar Quintanilla – SS
- Shaun Marcum – RHP
Zack Wheeler made his fourth start of the season last night and tossed five innings, allowed three runs – one earned – on seven hits, three walks and three strikeouts. He improved his record to 2-1 with a 4.29 ERA for the season. In 21.0 innings pitched, Wheeler has allowed 21 hits and walked 13 while striking out 16 batters.
First baseman Ike Davis went 3-for-5 with two RBIs on Friday in his return from a four-week stint with Triple-A Las Vegas. After a dreadful start to the 2013 season, Davis tweaked his swing during his Minor League stint and hit .293 with seven home runs in 75 Minor League at-bats.
The move will likely push Josh Satin, who has hit .375 during his current 10-game hitting streak, out of the everyday lineup. Satin has been an offensive revelation since seeing significant playing time during the team’s mid-June series in Atlanta and may see time at second, third or in left field with Davis’ return to first base.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis became the first Met in 13 years to reach base six times in a nine-inning game without benefiting from an error. Nieuwenhuis also became the first Mets player to collect four or more hits and drive in five or more runs in a game since David Wright accomplished the feat on August 10, 2005 at San Diego when Wright went 4-5 with six RBI.
Lefthander Josh Edgin earned his first major league save last night. Edgin has allowed one run in 13 outings over 10.2 innings since he was recalled from Las Vegas (AAA) on June 10. Lefties are 3-20 (.150) against Edgin since he was recalled from Vegas.
Seeking his first win since June 15, Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo has been pitching amid rumors he may be shipped out before the Trade Deadline. The 27-year-old right-hander is due $7.75 million this season and $11.25 million in 2014, with a $13 million club option for ’15 or a $600,000 buyout.
The Mets go for the series victory against the Brewers today as they look to build off of yesterday’s performance. The Mets bats broke out to score 12 runs including 3 hits from Davis making his return from Las Vegas and Kirk going 4-5 at the plate. Today Shaun Marcum gets the start for the Amazin’s as he takes on Yovani Gallardo.
Shaun Marcum is 1-9 over 73.1 innings while posting a 5.03 ERA as he goes into the home of his former team. He has now pitched 14.0 innings in his last two stars allowing only 3 ER and striking out 4 in the process. He has made one start against the Brewers where he allowed 6 hits and 4 ER and the following Brewers have stats against him:
Bentancourt 2-17, 2B, 3B Francisco 2-6, 2B A. Ramirez 0-5
The Mets bats look to continue what they started yesterday against Yovani Gallardo who is 6-8 with a 4.78 ERA over 101.2 innings of work this year. Yovani had a stretch of games in June where he didn’t allow any earned runs over 21 innings (3 games) but since then in his last two starts, has allowed 3 earned, 5 total over 4 and then 8 earned over 3. Last year he took the loss against the Mets allowing 2 ER over 6 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Gallardo:
Wright 3-16, HR Byrd 3-12 Buck 0-8 Davis 0-7 Murphy 3-9, 2B
Lets Go Mets!