MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Giants, 4:05 PM

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The Mets will try to halt five game losing streak when they take on the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park this evening at 4:05 PM.

Zack Wheeler (2-5, 3.89 ERA) gets tasked with being the Mets stopper and will oppose right-hander Tim Lincecum (4-4, 5.01) for the Giants.

Wheeler, who is facing the team that originally drafted him, tossed 6.2 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in his last outing against the Cubs. He has posted a 1.37 ERA over his last three starts.

Last night was New York’s 20th loss after holding a lead at any point during the game, the most in the majors. Eleven of those 20 losses have come on the road.

Lucas Duda has 11 RBI over his last 13 games and is hitting .308 (12-39) with three home runs and a .460 on-base percentage over that span.

Starting Lineup

  1. Matt den Dekker – CF
  2. Ruben Tejada – SS
  3. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  4. Curtis Granderson – RF
  5. Chris Young – LF
  6. Lucas Duda – 1B
  7. Eric Campbell – 3B
  8. Anthony Recker – C
  9. Zack Wheeler – RHP

The Mets look to salvage the last game of their series in San Francisco today as they try to avoid a sweep by the Giants. Yesterday was another close loss on the week filled with mental mistakes. Today, Wheeler looks to get the Mets back on track while the Mets bats look to rough up Lincecum.

Wheeler is 2-5 on the season over 12 starts with a 3.89 ERA over 69.1 innings of work. In his last three starts he is 1-1 over 19.2 innings with a 1.37 ERA walking 3 batters and striking out 23 batters. Last year he faced the Giants twice allowing 5 ER over 12.0 innings of work. The Giants have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Blanco 0-5
  • Pence 0-5
  • Posey 0-6
  • Crawford 2-5
  • Sandoval 1-3

Lincecum is 4-4 this season over 12 starts and 64.2 innings while posting a 5.01 ERA. He is coming off of his worse start of the year where he allowed 8 ER over 4.1 innings shooting his ERA from 4.18 to 5.01. Last year he made one start against the Mets allowing 3 ER over 6 hits in 7.0 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • C Young 8-51, 3 2B, 2 HR
  • Wright 3-23
  • Murphy 6-17, 2 2B
  • Tejada 3-9, 2B
  • Granderson 0-6

Lets Go Mets!

MMO

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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!