Braves vs Mets: Dillon Gee Opposes Mike Minor In Tonight’s Second Game

Game Notes

The teams will resume play with none out in the top of the ninth inning on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. The regularly scheduled game is set to start 7:15 p.m. with Mets right-hander Dillon Gee and Braves lefty Mike Minor getting their starts.

Subject to availability tickets from Friday’s suspended game can only be redeemed for complimentary tickets to the Mets game either this evening Saturday, May 25 or this Sunday, May 26 both games against the Atlanta Braves.

The Mets have dropped three in a row and are 3-7 in their last 10 games…New York is 7-10 vs. the National League East this year. The Mets are 2-11 in their last 13 home games and 9-15 overall. Tonight is New York’s only Saturday night home game this year.

Since the start of the 2012 season, Daniel Murphy has 55 doubles, tied for the 2nd-most in the NL, 1 behind Paul Goldschmidt.

Ike Davis’ struggles at the plate continued on Friday. The first baseman went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and has just one hit and 18 strikeouts in his last 12 games, a span of 45 plate appearances.

Former Brave Rick Ankiel is hitting .343 since signing with the Mets on May 13, four days after being released by the Astros. He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Friday.

David Wright is hitting .311 (23-74) with three doubles, four home runs and nine RBI in May…He is fourth in the NL with a .402 on-base percentage. Wright is also hitting .400 with RISP, the 10th-best mark in the National League.

Marlon Byrd delivered a RBI single in the fifth inning last night that gave the Mets a 3-2 lead. Byrd has four go-ahead RBI this year tied for the third-most on the team. He’s batting .302 (13-43) with three home runs and a team-high 10 RBI this month..

Game Preview

The Mets and Braves will play 1.1 (or more) games today as they finish off last night’s game and then start tonight’s game. Last night the Mets had a 3-2 lead with Hefner in the game before the bullpen let the game get away. Right before the game was almost called, the Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to tie it causing tonight’s first game. Right now (7:50 AM), I am not sure who will start the resumed game for both teams so I can’t preview that. I can however preview tonight’s scheduled game between Dillon Gee and Mike Minor.

Dillon Gee is 2-5 on the season over 9 games with a 6.04 ERA while pitching 44.2 innings. May continues to be a struggle for Gee who has a 6.16 ERA over 19.0 innings. He didn’t face the Braves the first time around this year and last year he made one start against the Braves where he allowed only one earned run in 7 innings of work. The Braves have the following numbers against Dillon:

Uggla 4-19, 2B, 3B
Heyward 6-12, HR
McCann 3-14, 2B
Freeman 1-11
Upton 2-8, HR

Mike Minor is 5-2 on the season over 9 starts with a 2.78 ERA while pitching 58.1 innings. He has a 2.36 ERA in the month of May over four starts and 26.2 innings of work including his first start of the month against the Mets where he allowed 3 ER and 3 hits over 7 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Minor:

Wright 2-14, 2 2B
Tejada 5-16, 2 2B
Buck 1-11, HR
Turner 3-10
Duda 4-11, 2B, HR
Byrd 4-10, 2B
Murphy 2-8, 2 2B

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! You can follow me on twitter @213mfs