MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Brewers, 8:10 PM

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The Mets begin a four-game series against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night at Miller Park. Dillon Gee (4-2, 2.92) opposes right-hander Matt Garza (6-7, 4.04) in the 8:10 PM series opener.

Since May 30, 2013, Dillon Gee has a 14-7 record, with a 2.78 ERA (66 earned runs in 214.0 innings). During this time his 2.78 ERA is the seventh-lowest in the majors, with a minimum of 200.0 innings pitched. He allowed three runs or fewer in six straight starts, the longest such streak of his career, before Saturday when he allowed four.

Lucas Duda has reached safely in 24 of his last 26 games, compiling a .307 (27-88) batting average with a .413 on-base percentage. He has already tied his career-high and leads the team with 15 home runs.

The bullpen has allowed three earned runs in its last 25.2 innings (1.05 ERA) over its last 11 games. The pen is 4-1 with five saves during its last 15 contests and Met relievers are tied for second in the NL and tied for sixth in the majors with a 2.47 ERA this month.

Jeurys Familia has allowed one earned run over his last 19.1 innings dating back to June 12 for a 0.47 ERA…Familia has hurled 7.0 straight scoreless innings. He ranks sixth among NL relievers in ERA (1.92) with a minimum of 40.0 innings and leads the team with nine holds. Familia has surrendered six earned runs over his last 43 games (44.0 innings) for a 1.23 ERA dating back to April 25.

Jenrry Mejia has allowed one earned run in his last 13.0 innings (0.69 ERA) with 14 strikeouts since June 21. Mejia is 13-for-15 in save chances, including a save in each of his last five appearances. He is tied for ninth in the NL in saves (13) since May 12 (when he moved to the bullpen).

Starting Lineup

  1. Curtis Granderson – RF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Lucas Duda – 1B
  5. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  6. Chris Young – LF
  7. Wilmer Flores – SS
  8. Juan Lagares – CF
  9. Dillon Gee – RHP

The Mets started the road trip with dropping a series to the Padres, but responded yesterday by taking a series from the Mariners thanks to a fantastic start by Bartolo Colon who retired 20 batters straight to start the game. Tonight the Mets play in their first series in a hitters friendly stadium on the trip as the Mets look to start off strong in a four game set against the Brewers. Right now they are 3-3 on the road trip.

Dillon Gee returns to the rotation tonight. On the season he is 4-2 over 10 games and 64.2 innings with a 2.92 ERA before he went down with an injury. Last year in one start against the Brewers he allowed 4 ER over 6.0 innings with 7 hits while walking two and striking out two. The Brewers have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Lucroy 3-9, 2 2B
  • Overbay 1-9
  • Weeks 1-7
  • Braun 1-5
  • Ramirez 1-5

The Mets draw Matt Garza tonight who is 6-7 over 20 games and 124.2 innings with a 4.04 ERA. He started July off strong allowing 16.2 innings and 2 ER. In his first start from the All-Star game he allowed 5 ER while only retiring one batter. He shut out the Mets over 7 innings last year with 3 hits. The Mets have the following numbers against Garza:

  • Granderson 7-24, 4 2B, HR
  • Abreu 5-18, 2 2B
  • Duda 1-5, 2B
  • Wright 1-6, 2B
  • C Young 1-6
  • Tejada 1-4
  • Murphy 0-2

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!