D-Backs vs Mets: Satin’s Hot Bat Keeps Him In Lineup, Marcum On The Hill

Shaun Marcum

D-backs (42-39) at Mets (33-45)

LHP Wade Miley (4-7, 4.55) vs Shaun Marcum (1-9, 5.40)

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Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Marlon Byrd – RF
  5. Josh Satin – 1B
  6. John Buck – C
  7. Juan Lagares – CF
  8. Omar Quintanilla – SS
  9. Shaun Marcum – RHP

Game Notes

Ruben Tejada is on his way to continue his rehab at Triple-A Las Vegas according to Adam Rubin. Tejada, who has been on the DL since May 30 with a strained right quadriceps, played nine innings today for the GCL Mets, Terry Collins has said that the everyday job belongs to Omar Quintanilla when Tejada is activated.

Zack Wheeler suffered his first major-league loss on Sunday, allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings. Wheeler had a dominant first inning, with a fastball averaging 96.1 mph, but averaged below 95 mph in each of the next four innings, with a low of 92.9 in the fifth inning. Wheeler had allowed four hits on the 145 fastballs he threw in his first two starts. He allowed five, including two homers, on the 59 he threw on Sunday afternoon.

Josh Satin has reached base safely in 11 straight games and hit safely in six in a row. The first baseman went 2-for-4 on Sunday and smacked a double in the ninth inning, his fourth of the year, before scoring on a home run by catcher John Buck. Satin is batting .375 this season in 14 games since being called up from Triple-A Las Vegas. Satin has New York’s longest active hitting streak. Outfielder Eric Young Jr. had an eight-game streak snapped with an 0-for-4 on Sunday.

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt leads the NL with 67 RBIs, four ahead of runner-up Allen Craig of St. Louis. Goldschmidt’s 4.2 WAR rating ranks third in the NL, trailing only Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez(5.0) and David Wright (4.5).

2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo has been voted in by fans to the July 14 Futures Game at Citi Field. Nimmo, 20, will join Mets farmhands Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero in the All-Star showcase for top prospects. Nimmo is hitting .277 with one homer, 22 RBIs and four steals in 202 at-bats with low-A Savannah. He missed a month of the season with hand and back injuries.

Game Preview

The Mets start a series with the Diamondbacks tonight fresh off dropping a series with the Nationals. Yesterday the wheels (really no pun intended, I say this a lot) fell off for the Mets as they just couldn’t get anything positive going. The game ended with Recker pitching, which is, well a white flag. Anyway, Shaun Marcum pitches for the Mets tonight as he faces Wade Miley.

Marcum is 1-9 on the season pitching 67.1 innings with a 5.08 ERA. He had two bad outings in a row before his last one where shut out his opponents for 8.0 innings. The last time he faced the Diamondbacks was back in 2011 where he allowed 7 hits and 4 ER over 6.0 innings of work. The Diamondbacks have the following numbers against him:

Kubel 4-14, 2B
Bloomquist 3-10
Prado 2-9, 2B
Montero 3-5, 2B, HR
Chavez 2-5, 2B
Parra 1-5

The Mets bats will try to figure out Wade Miley. Miley is 4-7 over 16 starts with a 4.55 ERA while pitching 95.0 innings and striking out 69 batters. In the month of June he made five starts 30.1 innings with a 3.56 ERA. Last year he was 0-1 over 2 games and 11.1 innings allowing 16 hits and 7 ER. The Mets have the following numbers against Miley:

Brown 0-5
Murphy 2-6, 2B
Wright 1-4
Young 0-3
Buck 1-2, 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!