Mets vs Reds: Harang On Hill As Amazins Try To Extend Win Streak To Four

An article by posted on September 23, 2013

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Mets (71-84) at Reds (89-67) • 7:10 p.m.

RHP Aaron Harang (5-12, 5.69) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (5-2, 3.02)

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Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young Jr., LF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Lucas Duda, 1B
  5. Andrew Brown RF
  6. Juan Lagares CF
  7. Travis d’Arnaud C
  8. Omar Quintanilla SS
  9. Aaron Harang, P

Wilfredo Tovar became the ninth Met to make his major league debut this year for the club on Sunday against the Phillies. He had two hits, the game-tying RBI in the seventh inning, and a stolen base. Tovar became one of four Mets to have two or more hits, one or more RBI and one or more stolen bases in his major league debut, joining Rod Gaspar, Lenny Dykstra and Preston Wilson.

Daniel Murphy has swiped 19 consecutive stolen bases without being caught, tied for the third longest single-season streak in team history. Howard Johnson had 26 straight stolen bases in 1989, Kevin McReynolds was 21-for-21 in 1988 and Tommie Agee also had 19 straight stolen bases in 1971.

Game Preview

The Mets are fresh off a three game sweep of the Phillies and head off to Ohio to face the Reds. Aaron Harang gets the start for the Mets. So far with the Amazin’s he is 0-1 over 2 starts and 11.0 innings allowing 7 runs, 6 earned which is a 4.91 ERA which makes him 5-12 on the season with a 5.69 ERA. He is 3-0 over three starts and 19.0 innings with a 1.89 ERA when facing his old team. His old team has the following numbers against him:

Ludwick 14-36, 2B, 3 HR
Izturis 0-17
Choo 2-8, 2B
Paul 4-7, 2B
Bruce 0-5
Cozart 1-6

Johnny Cueto gets the start for the Reds. On the season he is 5-2 over 10 games with a 3.02 ERA. His last start was his first since June 9th, and in the first start back he allowed no runs over 5 innings. Earlier this season he faced the Mets and allowed 3 ER over 5.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Cueto:

Wright 5-19, HR
Murphy 2-10
Duda 2-6
Young 2-5
Turner 2-3, 2B
Tejada 0-2

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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