MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, 7:10 PM

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dillon geeTonight, the Mets open up a 3-game series against the Atlanta Braves. Dillon Gee (4-6, 3.84) will face off against lefty Alex Wood (9-9, 3.05) as the Mets look to some home cooking to get them back on their feet.

In his last start, Gee received the loss in the Mets’ 6-2 defeat against the Oakland Athletics on August 19th at the Oakland Coliseum. He pitched 5.2 innings, allowing four earned runs and a season-high eight hits, the most hits Gee has allowed since allowing nine hits against the Nationals on September 10th, 2013 at Citi Field.

Daniel Murphy will not start in tonight’s game and plans to see a doctor on Tuesday. For now he is considered day-to-day. David Wright is also being held out of the lineup with a sore shoulder.

Juan Lagares leads all major leaguers with a 3.5 defensive WAR this season and his range factor (putout and assists/innings) is 2.71 which leads all NL outfielders. Lagares has 29 defensive runs saved, second among all major leaguers to Atlanta’s Jason Heyward, who has 33.

Lucas Duda is tied for the major league lead with Giancarlo Stanton and Chris Carter with 12 home runs since the All-Star break. The franchise record for second-half home runs is 21 by Carlos Delgado (2008), Mike Piazza (1999), Darryl Strawberry (1985), Gary Carter (1985) and Dave Kingman (1975).

Josh Edgin has not allowed an earned run this month (11 games) over 8.1 innings and has surrendered two earned runs in his last 19.1 innings (0.93 ERA) dating back to June 5th. Edgin is unscored upon in 35 of his 41 outings this season and lefties are 10-59 (.169) with 16 strikeouts against him.

Starting Lineup

  1. Young LF
  2. Granderson RF
  3. Campbell 3B
  4. Duda 1B
  5. d’Arnaud C
  6. Lagares CF
  7. Flores 2B
  8. Tejada SS
  9. Gee P

After a ridiculous game in LA, the Mets return home to face the Braves. The Mets lost the first two against the Dodgers and then smacked 4 homers and turned a triple play in the series finale to come on a good note. Today Dillon Gee gets the start for the Mets as he takes on Alex Wood of the Braves.

Dillon Gee is 4-6 over 16 starts and 100.2 innings with a 3.84 ERA. He is coming off of back to back poor starts allowing 8 ER over 11.2 innings and 12 hits. His one start against the Braves was a great one as he allowed one earned run over 7.0 innings. The Braves have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Heyward 8-24, HR
  • Freeman 6-26, 2B, HR
  • J Upton 5-24, 2B, HR
  • C Johnson 3-13, 2B
  • Simmons 2-13, 2B
  • Gattis 1-12
  • BJ Upton 1-6, 2B

Alex Wood is 9-9 over 29 games and 18 starts this season with a 3.05 ERA over 130.0 innings. In his last three starts he has allowed 5 ER over 20.1 innings. In one start against the Mets this year he allowed 3 ER over 6.0 innings, allowing 6 hits and striking out 7. The Mets have the following numbers against Jones:

  • Murphy 5-11
  • Lagares 1-8, 2B
  • Duda 0-3, 2 BB
  • Wright 1-4
  • Campbell 1-3
  • Granderson 1-3, HR

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!