MMO Game Thread: Phillies vs Mets, 1:10 PM

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The Mets and Phillies play the rubber game of the weekend series this afternoon at Citi Field. Dillon Gee  (5-6, 3.77) is tasked with the start for the Mets, while A.J. Burnett (7-14, 4.30) opposes him for Philadelphia. First pitch is at 1:10 PM.

Curtis Granderson gets a day off after starting 23 straight games. He is 1-for-17 on the homestand and hitting .147 (16-for-109) with two extra-base hits in August.

Starting Lineup

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Matt den Dekker, lf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Wilmer Flores, ss
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, rf
  7. Dilson Herrera, 2b
  8. Anthony Recker, c
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Colon and the Mets couldn’t get it done last night against the Phillies, and they will try again today as A.J. Burnett takes on Dillon Gee. On the positive last night. Herrera had his first major league hit and although offense was pretty weak for the Amazin’s, they didn’t look too bad int he field.

Dillon Gee is 5-6 on the season over 17 starts and 107.1 innings with a 3.77 ERA. After two back to back poor starts where he allowed 8 ER over 11.2 innings, he bounced back last time allowing 2 ER over 6.2 innings. In three starts against the Phillies he has a 4.12 ERA over 19.2 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Rollins 13-28, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Utley 5-25, 2 2B
  • Howard 9-23, 2B, 6 HR
  • Brown 5-20, 2B
  • Ruiz 4-19, 2B, HR
  • Revere 4-14

A.J. Burnett is 7-14 this season, league leading in losses, over 28 games and 178.0 innings with a 4.30 ERA. He had back to back to back poor starts where he allowed 14 ER over 19.2 innings, but rebounded in his last start as well allowing 1 ER over 7.0 inning and striking out 12 against DC. He is 0-2 in three starts against the Mets this year allowing 17 ER over 18.0 innings while striking out 23. The Mets have the following numbers against Burnett:

  • Wright 4-31, 2B
  • Granderson 5-21, 3 2B, HR
  • Lagares 4-10, 2 2B
  • d’Arnaud 5-9, 2B, 2 HR
  • Duda 2-7, 2B
  • Tejada 1-9

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!