Cardinals vs Mets: Dillon Gee Opposes Shelby Miller, Spin Leads Off Again

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St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets

Shelby Miller (7-3, 1.91) vs Dillon Gee (4-6, 5.20 ERA)

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Starting Lineup

  1. Jordany Valdespin, 2b
  2. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Daniel Murphy, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Marlon Byrd, rf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Game Notes

New York has lost three in a row and seven of its last eight games, following a season-high five-game winning streak. The Mets are 1-6 this month and are 3-7 in their last 10 games.

Mets starting pitchers have collected six consecutive quality starts at home, compiling a 1.73 ERA (eight earned runs/41.2 innings) over this run, which began on May 26. Over the team’s last 15 games, Mets starters have compiled a 3.10 ERA (33 earned runs/95.2 innings) with 90 strikeouts.

Over his last two starts, Dillon Gee is 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA (two earned runs/14.1 innings) and he has has racked up 19 strikeouts and issued only one walk over that span. Gee’s 19 strikeouts since May 30 are tied for the fourth-most in the National League. He has pitched 7.0 innings or more in both contests. Since May 19, Gee has the third-best strikeout to walk ratio (14.50) in the majors among pitchers with at least 20.0 innings pitched.

Matt Harvey leads the majors with eight no-decisions. Over his last nine starts, Harvey has one decision, a win on May 17 at Chicago-NL. He has compiled a 2.66 ERA (18 earned runs/61.0 innings) and allowed 53 hits with 63 strikeouts over that span. The Mets have scored a total of 18 runs (2.0 per start) while Harvey has been on the mound over these nine games. In Harvey’s first four starts of the season, the offense scored 23 runs (5.75 runs per start).

Omar Quintanilla extended his hitting streak to eight games, with a home run in the first inning, equalling his career-high. Quintanilla is hitting .342 (13-38) during his stretch, which dates back to May 31. He also hit in eight straight games from June 14-30, 2008.

Jordany Valdespin is hitting .385 (5-13) with one run scored and one double in June.

Ike Davis went 0-for-3 with two walks and a run in his first game for Triple-A Las Vegas in its 8-6 walk-off, comeback win over Tacoma on Tuesday night at Cashman Field. Davis’ father, Ron, is going to Las Vegas to help his son.

Game Preview

The Mets had a new look on the field last night and if the game ended after the first inning, it would have looked great. As the game went on the defense started to fall apart and the pitching couldn’t stop the bleeding as the Mets ended up allowing 7 unearned runs. The Mets look to reverse this tonight, as well as score some runs as Dillon Gee takes the mound against Shelby Miller.

Dillon Gee is 4-6 over 64.0 innings of work and 12 starts with a 5.20 ERA. Gee is coming off of back to back excellent starts where he has combined to throw 14.1 innings while allowing 2 ER and 19 strikeouts. The only downside is he allowed 12 hits in his last start, which is living on the edge a bit too much. Gee faced the Cards the first time around this season allowed 6 runs, 5 earned over 4.0 innings and 9 hits. The Cards have the following numbers against Gee:

Freese 3-8
Holliday 2-8, 2 2B
Molina 0-9Beltran 2-7
Craig 3-5

The Mets bats will get a look at Shelby Miller tonight who is 7-3 over 12 starts and 75.1 innings with a 1.91 ERA (geeeezzzeeeee). In a start against the Mets earlier this season he allowed 0 runs over 5.2 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Miller:

Murphy 2-4, 2B
Duda 0-3
Wright 1-3
Buck 0-2

Lets Go Mets!

About Elliot Teichman 1189 Articles
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