Mets vs Padres: Burke Recalled, Mejia To DL, Harvey Wraps Up Finale In San Diego

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Mets at Padres • 4:10 PM • Petco Park

RHP Matt Harvey (9-4, 2.23) vs. LHP Eric Stults (8-10, 3.68)

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Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Justin Turner – 2B
  3. Marlon Byrd – RF
  4. Josh Satin – 1B
  5. Wilmer Flores – 3B
  6. Juan Lagares – CF
  7. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  8. Omar Quintanilla – SS
  9. Matt Harvey – RHP

Game Notes:

Reporters are announcing that reliever Greg Burke has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas and that Jenrry Mejia is heading to the DL. Mejia confirmed he departed Saturday night’s game in the fourth inning because of a flare-up of discomfort related to the bone spur in his right elbow. Mejia also experienced the discomfort during a July 31 start in Miami, but said this time it was “a lot more” uncomfortable.

Wilmer Flores returned to the lineup after missing the last five games with a twisted right ankle and went 1-for-4 with a double last night. After the game, Terry Collins said Flores is still not 100% as far as his ankle, but he can now play. “Certainly the issue is whether he can cut and stop and start. That’s the pressure it puts on your ankle. We had him run the bases and he showed he was fine — he’s not a blazer — so I’m not worried about him losing a lot of speed. It’s making sure he can stop and start.” Flores is hitting .281 with a homer and nine RBI in 34 plate appearances over nine games since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Game Preview

Happy Harvey d’Arnaud day!

After dropping last night’s game 8-2, the Mets look to take the four game set and leave San Diego on a high note. The true story of the game is the battery pair for the Mets with Harvey on the mound and d’Arnaud behind the plate. As a bonus, this game will be on 4:00 local time so people like me who fall asleep hella early can finally watch a Mets game for the first time in a week. Anyway Harvey will face off against Eric Stults.

Matt Harvey is 9-4 this season with a 2.23 ERA over 24 starts and 165.2 innings and 181 strikeouts. His last outing was fairly human where he allowed 4 ER over 6 innings and three strikeouts against a good team. His first start of the season was against the Padres where he allowed no runs over 7 innings while striking out 10, kicking off Harvey Day as a weekly holiday. The Padres have the following numbers against Harvey:

Alonso 2-6, 2B, HR
Venable 1-5, 3B
Amarista 0-5
Headley 1-2, HR
Hundley 0-2

Eric Stults is 8-10 with a 3.68 ERA over 25 starts and 156.1 innings of work. In that stretch he has walked 33 batters and struck out 97. He has pitched 11.2 innings in the month of August and allowed 7 ER. His first start of the season was against the Mets where he shut the Amazin’s out for 5.0 innings, allowing 3 hits and struck out 7. The Mets have the following numbers against Eric:

Turner 3-3, 2 2B
Young 1-2
Buck 1-2
Byrd 0-2
Davis 0-2

Lets Go Mets!

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I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008 and worrying about the Mets roster for pretty much my entire life. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ. You can follow me on twitter @213mfs