GIANTS (69-81) at METS (67-82)
RHP Yusmeiro Petit (3-0, 2.53) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (7-5, 3.22)
- Eric Young, Jr. – LF
- Juan Lagares – CF
- Daniel Murphy – 2B
- Lucas Duda – 1B
- Wilmer Flores – 3B
- Matt den Dekker – RF
- Travis d’Arnaud – C
- Ruben Tejada – SS
- Zack Wheeler – RHP
David Wright will not play in this series according to Jared Diamond… His status for the weekend in Philadelphia remains unknown at this point.
Flores is at third and batting fifth tonight…
Big thing is that Collins has Lagares and Den Dekker both playing, but it’s Lagares who’s in centerfield… That’s a first…
The Mets open up a series with San Francisco in New York tonight. The Mets had a good month back in July, and a lot of that was due to a fantastic trip to San Francisco, so hopefully the Mets can recreate that in Queens. Outside of Jerry Seinfeld broadcasting tonight, the Mets will have an odd homecoming of sorts as Yusmeiro Petit comes back to New York, the team that traded him away for Carlos Delgado a long time ago.
Wheeler will be pitching for the Mets tonight. He is 7-5 over 16 games with 95.0 innings of work and a 3.22 ERA. He is 3-3 in his last 7 starts pitching 44.1 innings with an ERA of 2.44. He faced the Giants earlier this year pitching 7.0 innings allowing 1 ER. The Giants have the following numbers against Wheeler:
Petit is 3-0 over 5 games and 4 starts this season pitching 32.0 innings with a 2.53 ERA. In his career he has pitched against the Mets once totaling 2.0 innings allowing 2 hits and nothing else. The only Met who has faced Petit in a game is Harang who is 0-2.
Lets Go Mets!