Giants vs Mets: Harang Goes Up Against Cain, Centeno Starts At Catcher

An article by posted on September 18, 2013

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Giants (70-81) at Mets (67-83)

RHP Matt Cain (8-9, 4.24) vs. RHP Aaron Harang (0-1, 4.50)

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Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Josh Satin – 3B
  3. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  4. Andrew Brown – RF
  5. Lucas Duda – 1B
  6. Juan Lagares – CF
  7. Ruben Tejada – SS
  8. Juan Centeno – C
  9. Aaron Harang - RHP

On Wednesday night at Citi Field, Cain faces the Mets, looking for just his ninth win of the season after finishing the 2012 campaign sixth in National League Cy Young Award voting. The right-hander is in jeopardy of not reaching double-digit wins for the first time since 2008.

Aaron Harang is making his second start for the club. He pitched well over six innings in his last outing, giving up three runs on four hits with 10 strikeouts. But he couldn’t avoid the long ball, surrendering three of them in an eventual Mets loss to Washington.

Game Preview

The Mets dropped the series opener to the Giants last night as both starters struggled. Matt Cain will get the start tonight for the Giants as he goes up against Aaron Harang making his second Mets start. On the whole, Harang is 5-12 over 126.1 innings with a 5.70 ERA over 23 games. As a Met, he pitched 6.0 innings allowing 4 hits with 3 ER. He has made 18 starts and pitched 115.0 innings in his career against the Giants with a 3.13 ERA. The Giants have the following numbers against Harang:

Pence 10-33, 2B
Sandoval 4-23
Scutaro 2-14, 2B
Pagan 3-11
Posey 4-8, 2B, HR
Crawford 1-6
Belt 0-5

Matt Cain is 8-9 over 28 starts this season logging 169.2 innings with a 4.24 ERA. He has pitched 37.2 innings in his last 6 games with a 3.13 ERA. He had a poor start against the Mets in July where he was pulled in the first inning after allowing 3 ER over 0.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Cain:

Young 2-14
Murphy 3-10, 2B
Tejada 3-8, HR
Baxter 0-3
Duda 1-3, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

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My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!

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