MMO Game Thread: Phillies vs Mets, 12:10 PM Rubber Match

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Last night was the opposite of the first game of the series with the Phillies beating the Mets 6-0 behind Cole Hamels to setup a rubber match. This afternoon they look to take the series behind Zack Wheeler as he squares off against Kyle Kendrick in an early 12:10 PM matinee at Citi Field.

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. Juan Lagares – CF
  8. Ruben Tejada – SS
  9. Zack Wheeler – RHP

Wheeler is 5-8 over 21 starts and 121.0 innings with a 3.64 ERA. In his last five starts he is 2-0 with a 1.41 ERA allowing 5 earned runs over 32.0 innings while striking out 30 batters.

In his one start against the Phillies this year, he struck out 9 batters in Philly allowing one earned run over 6.1 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Rollins 2-9
  • Utley 1-8
  • Ruiz 1-7, 2B
  • Ruf 0-4
  • Brown 0-5
  • Asche 2-3, 3B

Kyle Kendrick is 5-10 over 21 games and 131.1 innings of work with a 4.87 ERA. In his last four games he has pitched 22.0 innings allowing 21 ER, which is a 8.59 ERA.

In two starts against the Mets he allowed 8 ER over 11.1 innings with a 6.35 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Kyle:

  • Wright 15-47, 3 2B, 3 HR
  • Murphy 7-33, 2B
  • Duda 4-20, 3 2B, HR
  • C Young 4-21, 2B, HR
  • Tejada 7-22, HR
  • Granderson 1-9
  • Lagares 3-5, 2B

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!