MMO Game Thread: Mets @ Marlins, 4:10 PM

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The Mets look to get back in the win column as they take on the Marlins in the third game of a four game series. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 PM.

Jacob deGrom (0-4, 4.39 ERA) takes the ball for the Mets and he faces off against the Marlins Tom Koehler (5-5, 3.84 ERA).

deGrom is coming off his worst start as a major leaguer, pitching just 4.1 innings and allowing six earned runs last time out versus the Cardinals. It will be interesting to see how he bounces back, especially when he may be pitching for his rotation spot with Dillon Gee on his way back.

David Wright extended his on-base streak to five games when he doubled in the sixth inning of last nights game. David would also add an RBI single to get the Mets on the board in the eighth inning. He’s hit .318/.375/.682 with a pair of longballs over the last week, after struggling mightily for the past month.

Daniel Murphy on the other hand has not struggled. With back-to-back two hit nights, Murph has raised his season average to an even .300 on the season. More importantly, Daniel has been very consistent for this team, never hitting below .293 in any month thus far.

Starting Lineup

  1. Curtis Granderson- RF
  2. Daniel Murphy- 2B
  3. David Wright- 3B
  4. Lucas Duda- 1B
  5. Chris Young- CF
  6. Wilmer Flores- SS
  7. Taylor Teagarden- C
  8. Jacob deGrom- P
  9. Eric Young Jr.- LF

The Mets were so close and so far again last night in their 3-2 loss against the Marlins. The Mets were able to get hits, but just couldn’t get the runs across the plate. Anyway the Met made it close, got runners on base, and maybe today they can take it to the next level against Koehler tonight as he takes on deGrom.

Jacob deGrom is 0-4 this season with 7 starts and a 4.39 ERA over 41.0 innings. June has been an ugly month for deGrom. In 15.0 innings of work he has allowed 13 ER and 9 strikeouts. Today he makes his first of many starts against the Marlins. Obviously there are no relevant battery notes to make.

Koehler is 5-5 over 14 starts with 84.1 innings logged while posting a 3.84 ERA. In his last two starts he has logged 11.1 innings while allowing 9 ER, so also hasn’t been that strong as late. He has had two very different starts against the Mets, the first where he allowed 4 ER over 5.0 innings, the second where he shut the Mets down for 8 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Tom:

  • Murphy 5-16, HR
  • Wright 4-14, 3 2B
  • Duda 2-12, 2B
  • Tejada 3-13, 2B
  • Recker 0-8
  • E Young 1-9, 2B
  • Granderson 0-4
  • C Young 1-5, HR

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!