MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Angels, 10:05 PM

An article by posted on April 11, 2014

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New York will begin Interleague action tonight at Anaheim when they take on the Los Angeles Angels. RHP Dillon Gee (0-0, 4.50) will oppose LHP Tyler Skaggs (1-0, 0.00) in a game that will start at 10:05 PM.

The last time the Mets faced the Angels was in 2011 when they lost two of three at Citi Field. Previously, the Mets played against the Angels in Anaheim in 2008 when they went 2-1 and manager Willie Randolph was fired. The Mets are 6-6 vs. the Angels all-time, including 4-2 on the road.

Gee will be making his third start of the season for the Mets and is still looking for his first win. Perhaps this game will be the charm for him. In his last 19 starts, dating back to last season, Gee has lasted at least six innings, while going 7-4 with a 2.93 ERA.

Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young – LF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Andrew Brown – DH
  5. Curtis Granderson – RF
  6. Josh Satin – 1B
  7. Juan Lagares – CF
  8. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  9. Ruben Tejada – SS

Interesting, Duda and Davis are gonna sit this one out…. Granderson has been moved from cleanup to fifth… Brownie batting cleanup…

Game Preview

The Mets return to Anaheim tonight to start an interleague series against the Angels. The last time the Mets were playing against the Angels, the Mets ended up firing their manager 3 AM local time in an event that can just be described as, “very modern/current day Mets”. Anyway, the Mets look to pull themselves up to .500 for the first time this season, thanks to series victories against the Reds and the Braves. Dillon Gee will get the start tonight as he squares off with Tyler Skaggs.

Dillon Gee has pitched in two games this year with a 1-0 record over 14.0 innings where he has allowed 7 ER, 3 BB and 9 K’s. Dillon Gee has never faced the Angels before, however a few players on their roster have faced Gee with their former teams:

  • Freese 3-11
  • Ibanez 1-7
  • Pujols 0-3

Tyler Skaggs, who is coming over from the D’Backs, is 1-0 this year in one start where he pitched 8.0 innings allowing 4 hits, one run, none earned while walking 5 and striking out 5. Last year he went 2-3 over 7 games and 38.2 innings with a 5.12 ERA while striking out 36. With his limited time as a Diamondback, Skaggs never faced the Mets and has never faced any one on the Mets roster, so for the second day in a row, the Mets hitters will be flying blind against their opposing starting pitcher.

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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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