MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 7:05 PM

An article by posted on June 2, 2014

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The Mets and Phillies teams complete their rare five-game series at 7:05 p.m. on Monday at Citizens Bank Park. Bartolo Colon (4-5, 4.73 ERA) opposes right-hander Roberto Hernandez (2-2, 3.76).

Starting Lineup

  1. Matt den Dekker, CF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson, LF
  5. Bobby Abreu, RF
  6. Lucas Duda, 1B
  7. Wilmer Flores, SS
  8. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  9. Bartolo Colon, RHP

The Mets end their five game series with the Phillies today. So far the Mets are leading the series 3-1, and a 4-1 trip to Philly would be a fantastic step in the right direction to start off the month of June. The Mets and Phillies have struggled in this series to keep it to 9 innings with the Mets losing in 14, then winning in 14 then winning in 11. Today Colon will get the start as he faces off against Roberto Hernandez.

Colon is 4-5 on the season over 10 starts and 64.2 innings while posting a 4.73 ERA. In his last two starts he has allowed two earned runs over 15.1 innings with 14 strikeouts. He has not faced the Phillies yet this season and in his career he is 1-2 over 5 starts with 31.0 innings of work while posting a 4.65 ERA. The Phillies have the following numbers against him:

  • Rollins 5-15, 2B, HR
  • Brignac 3-9
  • Byrd 0-2
  • Howard 2-2, 2 HR
  • Ruiz 0-2
  • Utley 0-2

The Mets bats will contend with Roberto Hernandez who is 2-2 over 12 games and 9 starts over 52.2 innings with a 3.76 ERA. Hernandez had a tremendous month of May where he pitched in 6 games, making 4 starts logging 26.0 innings with a 1.73 ERA. He has pitched in parts of three games against the Mets including one start totaling 6.0 innings allowing 7 hits, 1 earned runs, three walks and four strikeouts. The Mets have the following numbers against Hernandez:

  • Granderson 18-43, 4 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 8 BB
  • Abreu 6-24, 6 BB
  • C Young 0-5
  • Lagares 0-4
  • Recker 1-3, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 2-3
  • Flores 1-3

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!

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