MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Diamondbacks, 9:40 PM

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The Mets (6-7) will attempt to improve their record to .500 on Tuesday night as they play the second game of their series with the Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Arizona.

Jenrry Mejia (1-0, 4.09 ERA) opposes right-hander Bronson Arroyo (1-0, 4.82) for the D’Backs. First pitch is at 9:40 PM.

Over his last six starts, Mejia is 2-2 with a 2.82 ERA (12 earned runs/38.1 innings). Mejia surrendered two homers to Justin Upton in his last start against the Braves, allowing four runs on six hits and four walks in five innings of work. He was very upset with himself afterward and I’m looking forward to see him come back with a strong effort.

Eric Young Jr. picked up his seventh stolen base of the year last night. Young is tied for second in the majors in stolen bases, two behind the Dodgers’ Dee Gordon. He has all seven of his stolen bases on this road trip. He’s also hitting .296 (8-27) with nine runs scored on this current road trip.

Lucas Duda went 4-5 with two RBI last night and tied his career-high with the four hits. It was his fourth four-hit game of his career and first since June 17, 2013 at Atlanta. Duda is hitting .409 (9-22) with one home run and three RBI with a .435 on-base  percentage during this road trip. Overall, Duda is hitting .306 (11-36) with a team-leading three home runs and seven RBI in 13 games this season.

Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young Jr., LF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Lucas Duda, 1B
  5. Andrew Brown, RF
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  8. Omar Quintanilla, SS
  9. Jenrry Mejia, RHP

Game Preview

Jenrry Mejia squares off against Bronson Arroyo tonight in Arizona. Mejia will be making his third start of the year. So far he is 1-0 over 11.0 innings with a 4.09 ERA while walking 9 and striking out 15 batters. Mejia has never faced the Diamondbacks in his career, which makes sense given his career trajectory so far and the infrequent pace the Mets and Diamondbacks play each other. Only one player for Arizona has faced Mejia, Martin Prado, who is 0-4.

The Mets batters will deal with Bronson Arroyo, who was linked to the Mets a little this offseason. Arroyo is 1-0 over two games with a 4.82 ERA and 9.1 innings this year. He has allowed 11 hits and 3 walks while striking out five. Last year for the Reds he went 14-12 over 32 games and 202.0 innings with a 3.79 ERA. The last time he faced the Mets was in 2012 where he allowed 3 ER and 4 hits over 6 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Bronson:

  • Wright 9-38, HR
  • Murphy 6-13, 2 2B
  • Davis 2-7
  • Granderson 3-9
  • E Young 2-8
  • Duda 1-4, HR
  • Tejada 2-3

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!