MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Rockies, 4:10 PM

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The Mets will try and avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Colorado Rockies today when the two teams go toe-to-toe in a 4:10 PM matchup at Coors Field. Dillon Gee (2-1, 2.88 ERA) gets the assignment for the Mets and will be opposed by right-hander Jhoulys Chacin  for the Rockies.

Gee is 6-1 with a 2.52 ERA (17 earned runs/60.2 innings pitched) over his last nine road starts. He has won five straight decisions on the road and his last road loss came on July 27, 2013 at Washington.

Daniel Murphy had another four-hit game last night, giving him 10 games with four or more hits since 2012, the second-most in the majors behind Miguel Cabrera, who has 12 such games. He has 108 multi-hit games since the start of 2012, the fourth-most in the NL.

Curtis Granderson registered his second straight multi-hit game going 2-4 last night and has hit in four straight contests, going 6-15 (.400) with four runs scored and four RBI during that stretch. Grandy has also scored a run in six straight games.

David Wright went 3-5 with an RBI last night and is hitting .391 (52-133) during his career at Colorado’s Coors Field, his highest batting average in any ballpark (minimum of 20 at-bats).

Starting Lineup

  1. Juan Lagares – CF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson – RF
  5. Chris Young – LF
  6. Lucas Duda – 1B
  7. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  8. Omar Quintanilla – SS
  9. Dillon Gee – RHP

Game Preview 

The Mets look to avoid the four game sweep this afternoon after a night we would all like to forget. It was a long game last night that ended with a walk off win for the Rockies. Much like Mejia’s last start, the offense for the Mets got started early and it looked like the Mets would cruise to a victory. Also like last week, Mejia got caught up and exploded in inning, giving the opposing team the lead. Just like last week again, the Mets bats and pen brought them back into it, but it was too much. Now the Mets need to win in order to not fall back to .500. Dillon Gee gets the start for the Amazin’s today as he squares off against Jhoulys Chacin.

Gee is 2-1 in his first 6 starts of the year logging 40.2 innings with a 2.88 ERA and 27 strikeouts. In his last three starts he has been brilliant logging 21.0 innings with a 0.86 ERA. He faced the Rockies twice last year with a 1-1 record over 12.1 innings and a 4.38 ERA. The Rockies have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Gonzalez 3-4, 3B, HR
  • Tulowitzki 2-5
  • Rosario 1-5
  • Blackmon 1-4
  • Arenado 1-3
  • Culberson 0-3

Chacin will be making his first start of the season today. Last year he went 14-10 with a 3.47 ERA over 31 starts and 197.1 innings. Last year he had a strong start against the Mets where he allowed 7 hits and 2 ER against the Mets in 7 innings, but still picked up the loss. The Mets have the following numbers against Chacin:

  • C Young 4-18
  • Murphy 1-7
  • Wright 1-6
  • Abreu 1-3, 3B
  • Lagares 0-3
  • Tejada 2-3
  • E Young 1-2

Let’s 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!