Hefner To Close Out Season Against The Marlins

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • 4:10 PM

Marlins Park • Miami, FL

RHP Jeremy Hefner (3-7, 5.32) vs. RHP Tom Koehler (0-0, 5.40)

Starting Lineup

  1. Ruben Tejada – SS
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Ike Davis – 1B
  5. Scott Hairston – RF
  6. Lucas Duda – LF
  7. Kelly Shoppach – C
  8. Andres Torres – CF
  9. Jeremy Hefner – RHP

The Mets end their 2012 season, for better or for worse, today in Miami. It’s been an interesting ride and even though it has been exhausting for a while, there were moments of pure exhilaration and at the start of the season until June, there was a lot of hope. As always, I’ll miss this team in the off-season.

Hefner gets the nod for the Mets today. Jeremy is 3-7 on the season over 86.1 innings with a 5.32 ERA. Hefner’s last start was a good rebound. If you recall, two starts ago, Hefner allowed 7 earned runs without recording a single out. Last time out he pitched 7 innings of shutout ball. Against the Marlins this year he has allowed 2 ER over 7 innings of work. The Marlins have the following numbers against Hefner:

Lee 2-4
Reyes 1-4
Stanton 1-4
Dobbs 1-3
Peterson 1-3, 2B

Tom Koehler will be making his first major league start of his career this afternoon. In 7 games this year he has pitched 8.1 innings allowing 5 ER. He has pitched 1.2 innings against the Mets this year allowing one earned run, thus the Mets have the following numbers against him:

Tejada 0-2
Baxter 1-1, 2B
Bay 0-1
Hairston 0-1
Murphy 1-1
Shoppach 1-1, 2B
Wright 0-1

Let’s Go Mets!

Thank you readers for following these Game Preview Posts for another year. I still post all off-season long at 213 Miles From Shea, which will be covering the October Post Season, the November Qualifying Rounds of the World Baseball Classic, Daily Baseball Cards, the Winter Meetings of December, the World Baseball Classic in February  and, of course, Spring Training.

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I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008 and worrying about the Mets roster for pretty much my entire life. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ. You can follow me on twitter @213mfs