MMO Game Thread: Phillies vs Mets, 7:10 PM #HammerHamels

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The Mets continue their series against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at Citi Field. Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49) opposes left-hander Cole Hamels (5-5, 2.72) in the 7:10 PM matchup.

In his last start, Gee lost, 9-1, against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 24 at Miller Park. He pitched 5.0 innings for the second consecutive start, his shortest outings of the season, and allowed a season-high six runs, all earned, including a home run to Jonathan Lucroy.

Jeurys Familia has allowed one earned run over his last 20.1 innings dating back to June 12 for a 0.44 ERA, the third-lowest ERA in the majors over that span. Familia has hurled 8.0 straight scoreless innings and ranks seventh among NL relievers in ERA (1.88) with a minimum of 40.0 innings and leads the team with 10 holds.

In what was his final start before the non-waiver trade deadline, Colon notched career win No. 199 on Monday. Colon will try to join Juan Marichal (243) and Pedro Martinez (219) are the only Dominican-born pitchers to reach the 200-win plateau. Martinez notched No. 200 as a Met back in 2006.

Daniel Murphy registered his fourth straight multi-hit game last night, tying his career-high. He has had four straight multi-hit games six previous times. Murphy has
at least one hit in nine of 10 games, batting .341 (14-41) during that span and is tied for the NL lead with 127 hits with the Giants’ Hunter Pence.

Maybe some day Duda will learn to hit against LHP or maybe he won’t. One thing is certain and that is it will never happen if he keeps sitting against them – even during the most torrid hot streak of his career.

Adam Rubin calculates that Jenrry Mejia and Anthony Recker are currently projected to earn Super 2 status and get arbitration eligibility this offseason. Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia will miss the cutoff. Super 2 status does not expedite free-agency, which occurs after a player accumulates six years of service. It merely means the players get four years of arbitration eligibility rather than three.

Starting Lineup

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

The Mets got off to a strong start on the homestand with a 7-1 to win last night. The offense started strong dropping 4 runs on AJ. Burnett before tagging him for more before he was pulled out. Meanwhile the Mets pitching was on point. Tonight they look to replicate that with Dillon Gee on the mound has he squares off against Cole Hamels.

Dillon Gee is 4-3 over 11 games and 69.2 innings with a 3.49 ERA. His last two starts have been rough as he has allowed 10 ER in 10 innings of owrk. Before that he had a 2.56 ERA for the season. In his only start against Philly this year, he allowed 3 ER over 6.0 innings of work. The Phillies have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Rollins 11-22, 2 2B, HR
  • Utley 5-20, 2 2B
  • Howard 9-18, 2B, 6 HR
  • Brown 4-15, 2B
  • Ruiz 1-13, 2B
  • Revere 3-8

The Mets will get a look at a familiar foe tonight in Cole Hamels who is 5-5 on the season over 18 starts and 122.1 innings with a 2.72 ERA. In his last 2 starts he has tossed 15.0 innings while allowing 10 hits, only 2 ER and striking out 19 batters. He has faced the Mets three times this season with mixed results. The first time he allowed 6 ER run over 4.2 innings. The next two times he allowed a combined 2 ER, 3 total over 14.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Cole Hamels:

  • Wright 24-73, 4 2B, 3B, 5 HR
  • Murphy 17-44, 4 2B, HR
  • Rejada 9-31, 3 2B
  • E Young 1-28, 2 2B
  • C Young 6-23, 2B, 3B
  • Lagares 8-20, 3 2B
  • Duda 1-13
  • Campbell 3-6, 2B

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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!