Mets Game Preview: Can Pelfrey Play Stopper Against The Giants?

Here is this afternoon’s starting lineup:

  1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Ike Davis, 1B
  5. Jason Bay, LF
  6. Lucas Duda, RF
  7. Josh Thole, C
  8. Ruben Tejada, SS
  9. Mike Pelfrey, RHP

The Mets and Giants play game two of their four game set this afternoon as Mike Pelfrey takes on Vogelsong. In the first game, the Mets were able to rally in the ninth inning to bring the game to extras, but then lost. The Mets look to end their three game slide today where they need to get their pitching and hitting to coincide again. In Pelfrey’s first two starts he has pitched 11.2 innings with an ERA of 3.09. In his second start of the season he pitched 6 innings where he allowed one earned run over 8 hits. Last season he was 1-1 against the Giants in two starts over 13.2 innings with an ERA of 1.98. The Giants have the following numbers against Pelfrey:

Cabrera 3-12
Sandoval 3-13, 2B
Blanco 4-11
Huff 4-12

The Mets bats get a crack at a Ryan Vogelsong today who has pitched 6.1 innings this season allowing 2 ER. Last season he made two starts against the Mets where he pitched 11.0 innings where he allowed 7 ER. The Mets have the following numbers against Ryan in his career:

Wright 2-7
Murphy 2-5
Duda 0-4
Thole 2-4
Davis 1-2, HR
Hairston 2-3
Tejada 1-2

Let’s 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!