MMO Game Thread: Reds vs Mets, 1:10 PM

An article by posted on April 5, 2014

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Opening Day starter Dillon Gee makes his second start of the season when he opposes Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto on Saturday at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Gee was charged with four runs in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals.

Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson – RF
  5. Lucas Duda – 1B
  6. Juan Lagares – CF
  7. Anthony Recker – C
  8. Ruben Tejada – SS
  9. Dillon Gee – RHP

Anthony Recker gets the start behind the plate. He replaced Travis d’Arnaud on Friday night and then threw out Billy Hamilton who was pinch-running in the eighth inning with the Reds trailing by a run.

Eric Young is 0-for-12 batting leadoff with five strikeouts, but Terry Collins continues to stick with him.

Duda had a pair of two-run homers against Mike Leake to lift the Mets to a 4-3 win against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. The performance came on the day Terry Collins officially announced his intention to give Duda a prolonged look at first base.

Game Preview

Fresh off of their first win of the season, the Mets look for #2 today against the Reds as they also look for their first series win of the season. Not only did Mejia have a great game with a career high in strikeouts, Duda, the newly minted starting first basemen crushed a 2-run homer. Today Dillon Gee will make his second start of the season as he faces off against Johnny Cueto.

Dillon Gee on the record allowed 4 ER over 6.2 innings in his season debut, but one of those runs was allowed by the bullpen. He had a great start to the game and hopefully he will be able to channel that again today. He didn’t face the Reds at all last year but the year below he was 0-1 over 6 innings allowing 5 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned. The Reds have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Bernadina 4-15, 2 2B, HR
  • Bruce 1-3, HR
  • Cozart 0-3
  • Frazier 1-2
  • Phillips 1-3, HR
  • Santiago 2-3

Johnny Cueto gets the nod for the Reds as he makes start #2. He is 0-1 on the season allowing 1 ER over 7 innings and 3 hits. last season he was 5-2 with a 2.82 ERA over 11 starts and 60.2 innings. Last year he made two starts against the Mets with a 1-0 record and 3.00 ERA over 12.0 innings of work, 6 hits, 5 runs and 4 earned runs. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Wright %-20, HR
  • Murphy 2-13
  • Duda 3-8, HR
  • E Young 3-8
  • Davis 2-8
  • Granderson 1-5
  • Lagares 0-3

Lets Go Mets! Take the Series!

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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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