MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Rockies, 8:40 PM (SNY)

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The Mets will open a four-game series against the Rockies on Thursday night in Denver. Bartolo Colon (2-3, 4.50 ERA) opens the series for the Mets and will be opposed by Juan Nicasio (2-1, 5.27) for the Rockies in an 8:40 PM matchup.

Colon won his last start against the Cardinals at Citi Field, tossing 7.0 innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out eight and walking none. He has tossed at least 6.0 innings in 28 of his 35 starts dating to his first start of last season, allowing two runs or fewer 22 times.

Juan Lagares is expected to be activated from the disabled list for the series opener after doubling and scoring a run in a pinch hitting appearance for Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Terry Collins said he would begin employing a four-man rotation in the outfield.

Lagares told the Daily News that he doesn’t mind being part of a rotation with Curtis Granderson, Chris Young and Eric Young Jr., even if it means not playing every day.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been optioned back to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for Lagares.  

Starting Lineup

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Chris Young, lf
  6. Curtis Granderson, rf
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Bartolo Colon, rhp

Game Preview

The Mets escaped the rain last night with a postponed game and accomplished the rare one game sweep of the Phillies. Anyway, the Mets head off to the Mile High city to start a set with the Rockies tonight as they look to keep their winning ways alive. Bartolo Colon gets the start today as he squares off against Juan Nicasio.

Colon is 2-3 on the season over five starts with a 4.50 ERA and 32.0 innings of work. Since his bad start in LA, Colon has been on a similar roll to the start of the season. In his last two starts he has logged 14.0 innings with 4 ER and 14 strikeouts. He has made two career starts against the Rockies where he allowed 8 runs, 7 earned over 11.2 innings. The Rockies have the following numbers against Colon:

  • Morneau 0-11, 4 K
  • Barnes 2-6, 2 2B
  • Gonzalez 1-3
  • Pacheco 2-3, 2B
  • Stubbs 1-2

Juan Nicasio is 2-1 in the first month of the season with 5 starts and 27.1 innings while posting a 5.27 ERA. In his last two starts he has pitched 9.1 innings allowing 15 hits, 10 runs, 9 earned. Last year he picked up the win in one start against the Mets after allowing 6 hits and 4 earned runs over 5 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Juan:

  • Abreu 0-3
  • Granderson 0-2
  • Murphy 0-2
  • Wright 2-3, 2 HR
  • Duda 0-1
  • Gee 1-1
  • Tejada 1-2

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!