MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Diamondbacks – Sweep the Snakes!

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The Mets will be looking for their first series sweep of the season this afternoon at 3:40 PM, when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Dillon Gee (0-0, 5.03 ERA) will make his fourth start of the season for the Mets, still search searching for his first win, and he will be opposed by right-hander Brandon McCarthy (0-2, 7.78) for the D’Backs.

Since defeating the Yankees on May 30, 2013, Gee is 10-5 with a 2.98 ERA (56 earned runs/169.0 innings pitched) in 54 starts.

In his last start, he earned his third no-decision of the season in the Mets’ 5-4 loss in 11 innings to the Los Angeles Angels on April 11 at Angel Stadium. Gee allowed four runs including two home runs, walked four and struck out five.

The Mets reached the .500 (7-7) mark with last night’s win for the first time this year. The last time New York was .500 or better was on April 25, 2013 when the club was 10-10.

The last time the Mets swept a series of three or more games in Arizona was in 2006 when New York went 4-0 from June 8-11.

Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Ike Davis – 1B
  5. Andrew Brown – RF
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
  7. Anthony Recker – C
  8. Ruben Tejada – SS
  9. Dillon Gee – RHP

Game Preview

This is the time of year when things start to seriously get into swing as Dillon Gee makes his 4th start of the season. In his first three starts he is without a decision while posting a 5.03 ERA and 19.2 innings of work. Over that stretch he has allowed 16 hits, 11 earned runs while walking 7 and striking out 14. Last year he faced Arizona once allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs, walked 2 batters and struck out 7 all over 7.0 innings. The Diamondbacks have the following numbers against Dillon:

  • Prado 4-23, 2B
  • Parra 2-10, 2B
  • Montero 2-7, HR
  • Goldschmidt 2-6
  • Chavez 0-6
  • Pennington 1-4, 2B
  • Hill 1-3

McCarthy joins Gee in making his fourth start of the season. In his first three he has allowed 17 runs in an identical amount of innings (19.2) which is a 7.78 ERA. In that stretch he allowed 23 hits, 3 walks and 11 strikeouts. He is 0-2 this season. He faced the Mets once last year where he allowed 2 ER over 7 innings while walking 1 and striking out 4. The Mets have the following numbers against Brandon:

  • Granderson 2-14
  • E Young 2-6
  • Davis 2-2, 2B
  • Lagares 1-3, HR
  • Murphy 0-3

Lets go for the sweep!

homer the dog

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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!