Brewers vs Mets: Wright Out With Sore Thumb, Torres Tries To Even Series

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BREWERS (72-87) at METS (73-86)

RHP Yovani Gallardo (11-10, 4.23) vs. RHP Carlos Torres (4-5, 3.36)

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Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Lucas Duda – 1B
  3. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  4. Justin Turner – 3B
  5. Andrew Brown – RF
  6. Juan Lagares – CF
  7. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  8. Wilfredo Tovar – SS
  9. Carlos Torres – RHP

David Wright appears to have escaped serious injury when he was beaned by Johnny Hellweg with an 86 mph changeup in the third inning Thursday. However he injured his thumb when he fell, and Collins said it’s still a little sore so he’ll be on the bench tonight. The Mets hope Wright will return to the lineup Saturday.

Yovani Gallardo is 3-3 with a 3.72 ERA in eight career starts against the Mets, including one complete game. Torres gave up two earned runs in 2 1/3 innings in his lone relief appearance against the Brewers. Gallardo will face Mets right-hander Carlos Torres, who is coming off a quality start against the Phillies, limiting them to two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and three walks in six innings. Still, Torres has been much better out of the bullpen this season, working to a 1.47 ERA as a reliever against a 4.95 ERA as a starter.

Carlos Gomez was issued a one-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Thursday and sat out the opener against the Mets because of his participation in a benches-clearing incident against the Braves on Wednesday. Gomez, who was replaced in center field Thursday by Norichika Aoki, said he chose not to appeal the suspension because he did not want to risk it getting pushed back until the 2014 season opener.

With two stolen bases Thursday, Eric Young Jr. has caught Milwaukee’s Jean Segura for the National League lead at 44. And Young now firmly is targeting winning the league crown.

Game Preview

The Mets and Brewers play the second game of the series tonight as the Mets look for a couple of bright moments at the end of the season. First, the Mets will be looking to see if David Wright is ok after being hit in the head yesterday (I’m in the camp thinking he should at least sit out tonight, if not the rest of the season). Second, Eric Young stole two bases last night, now tied in the lead for stolen bases in the National League with 44, so now he has a few games to get the overall lead. Carlos Torres gets the start tonight as he goes up against Yovani Gallardo.

Torres is 4-5 over 32 games this year with 80.1 innings of work and a 3.36 ERA. He is 1-3 over 25.0 innings in September with a 4.68 ERA. In his career he has pitched 2.1 innings against the Brewers and has allowed 2 earned runs who have the following numbers against Torres:

Ramirez 0-3
Gomez 1-2, 2B
Lucroy 0-1
Aoki 0-1

Yovani Gallardo is 11-10 this season over 30 games with 174.2 innings and 4.23 ERA. In the month of September he has pitched 27.0 innings with a 3.33 ERA. In one start against the Mets this year, he allowed 4 ER over 6 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Gallardo:

Wright 3-19, HR
Murphy 5-12, 2 2B
Duda 3-7, 2 HR
Tejada 2-6

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!