Dodgers vs Mets: Starting Lineup, Notes, Game Preview

Mets Notes

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have won two games in a row and improved to 6-2 in their last eight home games…New York is 7-10 overall at Citi Field.

COMEBACK: The Mets trailed 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 last night but rallied for a 6-3 win, the team’s sixth come-from-behind victory of the year…New York had 21 comeback wins in 2010.

BAY WATCH: Jason Bay went 2-4 with an RBI last night…The Mets are 9-3 (6-0 at home) when Bay plays this season and 5-15 when he does not…Bay began the year on the Disabled List with a strained left rib cage…He was activated on April 21…He missed the first two games of the Giants series while on the Paternity Leave List…The Mets are hitting .265 (108-408) and have scored 59 runs (4.9 runs per game) in the 12 games Bay has played and have hit .239 (163-683) and scored 78 runs (3.9 runs per game) in the 20 games he has not played…Bay has at least one hit in all six games he’s played at Citi Field (8-22, .364) this season.

BELTRAN IN THE CITI: Carlos Beltran has a .793 slugging percentage this season at Citi Field, the best mark for any major league player at his home park…Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun is second (.735)…Beltran had a .399 slugging average at Citi Field from 2009-2010…Overall, Beltran is hitting .379 (22-58) at Citi Field, the seventh-highest home average in the majors.

AT HOME: Carlos Beltran and Ike Davis each have a 10-game home hitting streak…Beltran is hitting .417 (15-36) with seven runs scored, six doubles, three home runs and nine RBI over this stretch which dates back to April 19…Davis is batting .333 (12-36) with seven runs scored, two doubles, five home runs and nine RBI on his
nine-game home streak.

IKE DAVIS: Has hit one home run in five of his last eight home games and the Mets first baseman is tied for sixth in the National League with seven home runs overall.

JASON PRIDIE: Hit his third home run of the year last night, a three-run shot; his second, three-run home run of the year…Pridie has three home runs in 41 major league at-bats (one per every 13.6 at-bats)…He is tied for the National League lead among rookies with three home runs…According to Elias, Pridie has hit two home runs at Citi Field with two men on base, which is tied for the second-most home runs with two or more men on base at the ballpark…David Wright has three such home runs…Seven other players have two.

MINOR NOTE: Ruben Tejada went 3-4 last night with a home run for Buffalo (AAA) of the International League last night vs. Louisville… Tejada has four consecutive multi-hit games…Since May 2, the shortstop is hitting .500 (9-18) with two doubles, a home run and four RBI…He leads the Bisons with 18 RBI.

Starting Lineup

  1. Jose Reyes – SS
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Carlos Beltran – RF
  5. Jason Bay – LF
  6. Ike Davis – 1B
  7. Jason Pridie – CF
  8. Josh Thole – C
  9. Chris Young – RHP

Game Preview

The Mets go for three straight tonight against the Dodgers at Citi Field. Last night, the Mets were trailing most of the game but they got some three-run pop out Jason Pridie, who would put the Mets ahead for good. Despite all of the negative feelings around this team, with trade talk rumors, the team is, maybe surprisingly, only 4 games below .500. Anyway, Chris Young gets the start for the Amazins tonight and he will face Jon Garland.

After Young’s disappointing game in Washington when he returned from injury, he threw an absolute gem in Philly last Sunday night of 7 scoreless innings. However the Mets batters left a ton of batters on base, and the game would eventually go on for 14 innings. Anyway on the season he has pitched 4 games over 24 innings of work (about 6 innings a game, which is exactly what to normally expect of Young) with an ERA of 1.88. The last time he faced the Dodgers was in 2009 where he faced them 3 times totaling 18 innings and posting an ERA of 4.00. The Dodgers have these numbers on Chris:

Ethier 12-29, 2 2B, 6 HR
Loney 6-17, 2 2B
Kemp 5-15, HR
Uribe 2-11, 2B

The Mets bats will try to crack Jon Garland tonight with is 1-2 on the year over 4 starts with a 3.81 ERA in 26 innings of work. Last season he picked up the loss in one game against the Mets where he pitched 6 innings, allowed 3 ER over 8 hits. The Mets have the following numbers on Jon:

Beltran 11-37, 3 2B, 2 HR
Wright 1-13
Reyes 5-6, 3B
Murphy 1-4, 2B
Bay 1-3
Davis 2-3

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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!