MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets, 7:10 PM

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After moving back above .500 with a win against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, the Mets tackle them again tonight at Citi Field. Cards ace Adam Wainwright opposes Dillon Gee in a  7:10 PM start as the 4-game series continues.

Dillon Gee picked up his first win of the season in last start against Arizona, pitching 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing three hits, walking none and fanning three. He has tossed 6.0 or more innings in 24 of his last 26 starts dating back to May 30 of last year, going 15-11 with a 2.86 ERA.

Daniel Murphy swiped third base in the sixth inning last night, his 25th consecutive stolen base, dating to June 9, 2013. It is the third longest streak of consecutive steals in franchise history. Howard Johnson went 26 straight in 1989 and Kevin McReynolds swiped 33 straight from 1987 to 1989.

David Wright has eight RBI in his last eight games, including two multi-RBI games during that run and at least one RBI in three straight contests. He Extended his hitting streak to 12 games going 1-4 last night and is hitting .370 (20-54) during this span.

New York’s bullpen has tossed 10.1 scoreless innings over its last two games. Carlos Torres is 2-0 with one save, 15 strikeouts and a 0.79 ERA (one earned run /11.1 innings) in his last eight outings.

Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Curtis Granderson, rf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  5. Chris Young, cf
  6. Lucas Duda, 1b
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Game Preview

The Mets have a winning record! Last night, the Mets beat the Cardinals in a shutout win as they moved one game above .500. Now the Mets will have to face the heart of the St. Louis starting rotation for the next three days, so the order is tougher, but the Mets will be up to the challenge. Today Dillon Gee gets the start as he matches up with Adam Wainwright.

Dillon Gee is 1-0 on the season over 4 starts with a 3.71 ERA and 26.2 innings of work. His FIP this season is 5.03 as he has walked 7 and struck out 17. His last start against the Diamondbacks was by far his best of the season as he shutout them out over 7.0 innings while allowing only 3 hits, no walks and 3 strikeouts. Last year he was 1-1 over 10.2 innings and two starts with a 5.06 ERA while allowing 15 hits, 7 runs, 6 earned, 5 walks and 12 strikeouts. The Cards have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Holliday 2-12, 2 2B
  • Molina 3-12, 2 2B
  • Craig 4-8, HR
  • Jay 2-7
  • Carpenter 2-4, 3 BB
  • Ellis 0-3

The Mets match up against their long time foe in Adam Wainwright who is off to another great start this year where he has gone 3-1 over 4 starts with a 1.80 ERA, 2.28 FIP and 30.0 innings of work allowing 9 walks and striking out 32. Two starts ago were rougher Adam as he allowed 4 ER over 7.0 IP, but last time out he threw a complete game shutout. Against the Mets last year he pitched 13.0 innings over two starts with a 2.08 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Wainwright:

  • Wright 5-15, 2 2B
  • C Young 2-12
  • Duda 2-8, 2B, HR
  • Murphy 6-11, 2 2B, 3B
  • Quintanilla 4-12, 2 2B
  • Granderson 1-5

Lets Go Mets!

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