Tonight’s Game Rained Out, Doubleheader On Thursday

The game has been scheduled as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Thursday, starting at 12:10 pm.

In other words, a traditional doubleheader, and a very nice gesture by the Mets.

Starting Lineup

  1. Jose Reyes – ss
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2b
  3. David Wright – 3b
  4. Carlos Beltran – rf
  5. Ike Davis – 1b
  6. Angel Pagan – cf
  7. Willie Harris – lf
  8. Josh Thole – c
  9. Jon Niese – p

Terry Collins said that Daniel Murphy is at second base because of how well he played last night. This could be something to watch.

Mets Notes

IKE DAVIS: Had an RBI single in the eighth-inning last night tobecome the first player in Mets history to drive in at least one run in nine of the team’s first 10 games of the season… Research courtesy of Elias… Davis is tied for the major league lead with 11RBI this season… The only game this year Davis did not drive in a run was April 7 at Philadelphia.

JASON ISRINGHAUSEN: Made his first outing with the Mets since pitching at Wrigley Field on July 31, 1999 vs. the Cubs last night… According to Elias, the 11-year, 254-day span between appearances is the longest in team history… RHP Bob Miller held the previous mark… Miller pitched for the 1962 Mets and then10 years and 362 days later he had an outing for the club in September, 1973.

JOSE REYES: Collected two triples last night to extend his hitting streak to nine games… It was the fifth time in Reyes’ career, he’s had two triples in a game… He last accomplished the feat on May 2,2008 at Arizona… The second triple was his 85th career triple,extending his franchise record… Since entering the league in 2003, Reyes’ five, two-triple games are tied for second with Curtis Granderson… Carl Crawford is first with seven, two-triple contests… Reyes is batting .372 (16-43) during his nine-game hitting streak… Reyes is tied for the major league lead with 16 hits.

MULTI-HIT GAMES: Jose Reyes went 2-5 last night for his sixth multi-hit game of the year, which is tied for the most in the majors with Paul Konerko and Brandon Phillips… Ike Davis is tied for fourth with five, multi-hit contests this season.

FIRST INNING RUNS: For the third straight game the Mets scored in the first-inning with one first-inning run last night… The Mets have scored five first-inning runs over their last three contests… New Yorkis 1-2 in those games… The Mets have scored eight first-inning runs and are 2-2 when they score in the initial frame.

ONE-RUN GAME: New York played its first one-run game of the year last night, losing 7-6 to the Rockies… The Mets were 25-30 in one-run games last season… New York was 0-4 in one-run contests after 10 games in 2010.

RISP: The Mets were 3-10 last night with runners in scoring position and have hit .257 (28-109) with RISP, the sixth-best mark in the National League… New York is 6-19 (.316) with runners in scoringposition over their last two games after going 0-10 on Saturday.

THIS DATE IN METS HISTORY: Upon returning home after their Opening Day loss at St. Louis, the Mets are given a ticker tape parade and a City Hall reception on April 12, 1962… Ron Darling hurls a five-hit, 3-0, complete-game shutout over the Expos on April12, 1988… Rey Ordonez’s game-winning single in the 10th-inning gives the Mets a 1-0 win over Atlanta at Shea on April 12, 2001.

Game Preview

The Mets are on a slide right now, and they will look to Jon Niese to pull the team up. Last night the Mets and the Rockies went back and forth and then sadly the bats couldn’t squeeze another run out and the bullpen couldn’t stop the bleeding. Jon Niese is coming off of a bad game after a great game. He is now 0-1 on the season with a 6.55 ERA over 11 innings pitched. Last season he faced the Rockies twice, pitching 12 innings while posting 4.50 ERA. Over those 12 innings he walked only one batter while striking out 9. The Rockies have these numbers on Jon:

Helton 4-10, 2 2B
Tulowitzki 2-7
Fowler 1-6
Iannetta 2-5
Gonzalez 0-3

The Mets batters will deal with Esmil Rogers tonight, who allowed one earned run in 7.1 innings of work in his first start of the season. Last season he was 2-3 over 72.0 innings of work while posting a 6.13 ERA. Last season he pitched in relief for three innings over two games against the Mets allowing one earned run. The Mets have the following numbers on Rogers:

Wright 0-0, 2 BB
Reyes 1-1
Pagan 1-1

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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!