Phillies vs Mets: Niese Tries To Stop Five Game Losing Streak

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Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Citi Field • 7:10 PM

Kyle Kendrick (10-10, 4.51) vs Jon Niese (5-6, 4.03)

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Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. Andrew Brown – RF
  4. Ike Davis – 1B
  5. Wilmer Flores – 3B
  6. Juan Lagares – CF
  7. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  8. Omar Quintanilla – SS
  9. Jonathon Niese – LHP

Game Notes

Barely a day after learning of the torn ligament in Matt Harvey‘s elbow, the Mets made a waiver deal that will also significantly impact the rest of 2013, trading outfielder Marlon Byrd, catcher John Buck and cash to the Pirates for Minor League infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.

The Mets are involved in multiple trade talks, and there is a high degree of probability at least one deal will be consummated in the next 24 to 48 hours, a source told ESPN New York. Trade candidates include Marlon ByrdJohn Buck and Pedro Feliciano as well as players who remain under the team’s control beyond this season. Byrd has been claimed, which means the Mets can only deal him to that undisclosed team, which is believed to be in the National League.

Injured Mets third baseman David Wright (strained right hamstring) will head to Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday to ramp up baseball activities. Mets manager Terry Collins recently said he expected Wright would leave by Tuesday or Wednesday, but the third baseman still has a few more things to do before departing.

Mets closer Bobby Parnell (neck) saw the doctor on Monday and is progressing, but he’s yet to decide whether he wants to undergo surgery to repair the herniated disc in his neck. Parnell said he has scattered doctor appointments within the next two weeks, and hopes to decide in that time span about undergoing surgery. The closer said the worry with not having surgery is the disc popping out again, but he also acknowledged that he’d like to avoid an operation.

Double-A left-hander Chase Huchingson has been suspended for 50 games without pay for a second violation involving a drug of abuse, MLB announced. Huchingson, 24, was 3-2 with a 1.61 ERA in 45 relief appearances with Binghamton this season.

Game Preview

The Mets and Phillies play game two tonight as the Mets look to bounce back from dropping another game (and from yesterday’s terrible news regarding Harvey. Last night the Mets just struggled getting runners to come around a touch home plate. Tonight they look to reverse that against Kyle Kendrick against Jon Niese.

Jon Niese is 5-6 over 17 starts and 96.0 innings with a 4.03 ERA.  In that stretch he has walked 38 batters and struck out 72 batters. In his last two starts he’s pitched 13.0 innings allowing 2 ER striking out a total of 18 batters. He has made one start against the Phillies this year allowed 3 runs, 1 earned over 6.2 innings. The Phiillies have the following numbers against him:

Rollins 8-37, 2 2B
Mayberry 9-31, 2 2B, 3 HR
Ruiz 7-20, 2B, HR
Utley 2-18
Young 3-5, HR

The Mets bats will try to get back on track against Kyle Kendrick today who is 10-10 over 26 games this season with a 4.51 ERA over 159.2 innings and allowing a league leading 182 hits this season. In the month of August he has made 4 starts pitching 21.1 innings with a 5.91 ERA. He has pitched 3 games and 20.2 innings against the Mets this year with a 3.48 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Kyle:

Davis 6-24, 2 2B
Murphy 4-24, 2B
Duda 3-16, 2 2B, HR
Buck 3-16, 2B, HR
Lagares 2-2, 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