MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 1:35 PM

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The Mets and Phillies play their fourth game of the series as Jon Niese (3-3, 2.74 ERA) opposes left-hander Cole Hamels (1-3, 4.43) on Sunday at 1:35 PM.

Niese has allowed three earned runs or less in 14 straight starts, tied for the third-longest streak in the majors. Since returning from the DL on August 11, 2013, Niese has gone 8-5 in 20 starts and has complied a 2.88 ERA (41 earned runs/128.1 innings pitched), the ninth-best mark in the NL.

Buddy Carlyle tossed three scoreless innings in his Mets debut. The 36-year-old last had appeared in the majors in 2011, and earned his first major league win since Sept. 24, 2008, with the Braves.

David Wright drove in the game-winning run in the 14th inning last night with an RBI single. For his career, Wright is hitting .333 (40-120) in extra-innings, tied with Adam Dunn.for the highest batting average in the majors among active players.

Starting Lineup

  1. Juan Lagares – CF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Eric Campbell – 1B
  5. Chris Young – LF
  6. Curtis Granderson – RF
  7. Ruben Tejada – SS
  8. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  9. Jon Niese – LHP

The Mets and Phillies played extras again yesterday, this time with the Mets on top. David Wright brought in the winning run in the 14th, deGrom was great minus a mistake in the 7th inning and Ruben Tejada had a huge day at the plate. With the Mets 2-1 so far in the series, a win today would clinch a series win for the Mets in the rare 5 game set. Today Jon Niese gets the start against Cole Hamels.

Jon Niese is 3-3 over 10 games while pitching 62.1 innings with a 2.74 ERA. In the month of May he pitched 29.2 innings with a 3.34 ERA. He has also made two starts this season against the Phillies allowing a total of 4 earned runs over 13.0 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against Niese:

  • Rollins 10-46, 3 2B
  • Mayberry 9-34, 2 2B, 3 HR
  • Utley 3-28
  • Ruiz 8-23
  • Howard 3-21
  • Byrd 6-11, 2B, HR

Hamels is 1-3 this season over 7 starts and 44.2 innings with a 4.43 ERA. In the month of May he pitched 5 games over 34.0 innings while posting a 3.71 ERA. One of those starts was against the Mets where he allowed 7.0 innings, one earned run, walking three and striking out 10 batters. The Mets have the following numbers against Cole:

  • Wright 23-70, 3 2B, 3B, 5 HR
  • Murphy 17-40, 4 2B, HR
  • Tejada 9-28, 3 2B
  • C Young 5-20, 2B, HR
  • Duda 1-13
  • Lagares 6-16, 3 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!