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

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The Mets (5-7) open a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-11) on Tuesday night at Chase Field.

Zack Wheeler (0-2, 5.73 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and is opposed by Josh Collmenter (0-0, 2.25 ERA) for the Diamondbacks. First pitch is at 9:40 PM.

Wheeler is looking to snap a four-game losing streak, the longest of his career, dating back to September 6, 2013. He has a 4.50 ERA (14 earned runs/28.0 innings pitched) over those four decisions, five starts.

Wright has seven career home runs in 28 career games (125 plate appearances) at Chase Field. His 17.8 home run per plate appearance is his best ratio in any road ballpark.

Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, LF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson, RF
  5. Lucas Duda, 1B
  6. Juan Lagares, CF
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  8. Ruben Tejada, SS
  9. Zack Wheeler, RHP

Game Preview

The Mets look to move on from yesterday’s game as they face the Diamondbacks tonight. Nothing was working  for the Mets yesterday. The Angels got to Colon early hitting back to back to back jacks in the first. The umpire had a crazy strikezone which led to Murphy and Wright being ejected at the same time. Positives: we will forever have in our minds (and in our records) David Wright yelling, “YOU ARE THE WORST OF ALL TIME.” Anyway Wheeler gets the nod tonight as he faces Josh Collmenter.

Wheeler is 0-2 this season allowing 7 ER over 11.0 innings with a 5.73 ERA. Last year in one start against Arizona he allowed one earned run over 6.1 innings and 6 hits while walking none and striking out 4. The Diamondbacks have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Goldschmidt 1-3
  • Hill 1-3, HR
  • Prado 1-3
  • McCarthy 0-2
  • Parra 1-2
  • Pennington 1-2

The Mets bats will get a look at Josh Collmenter who is getting his first start since 2012. This year as a reliever he has pitched 8.0 innings allowing 2 earned runs. Last year he was 5-5 with a 3.13 ERA over 49 games and 92.0 innings. Against the Mets last year he logged 6.0 innings over 3 games allowing 2 ER, walking 3 and striking out 3. The Mets have the following numbers against Josh:

  • Wright 2-9, 2 HR
  • Murphy 3-7, 2B
  • Davis 2-4, HR
  • Tejada 2-5
  • Recker 1-4
  • Satin 1-2, 2B

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!