MMO Game Thread: Padres vs Mets, 1:05 PM

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The Mets play a rubber game Sunday against the San Diego Padres at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0, 2.95 ERA) opposes right-hander Ian Kennedy (5-7, 3.63) in the Father’s Day finale.

Starting Lineup

  1. Curtis Granderson – CF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright -3B
  4. Bobby Abreu – RF
  5. Andrew Brown – LF
  6. Lucas Duda – 1B
  7. Wilmer Flores – SS
  8. Anthony Recker – C
  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka – RHP

The Mets find themselves in another rubber game today as they take on the Padres. Yesterday the Mets were just not able to find their bats, but at least fans got to see 50 cent after the game. Anyway, today Ian Kennedy takes the mound for the Padres while Daisuke Matsuzaka goes up for the Amazins.

Matsuzaka is 3-0 over 19 games and 3 starts this year pitching 39.2 innings with a 2.95 ERA. He was able to bounce back from his tough start in Chicago with a good start against the Brewers picking up the win after allowing 1 ER over 6.0 innings of work. He has made one career start against the Padres picking up the win after allowing 5 hits and one earned run over 6. Only three current Padres have seen him during a major league game:

  • Quentin 1-7, 2B
  • Smith 5-5, 2B, HR (Really)
  • Headley 1-1

The Mets bats will get a look at the old Yankee prospect and 2011 league leader in wins Ian Kennedy who is 5-7 this year with a 3.63 ERA over 14 starts, 86.2 innings of work and a 3.63 ERA. His last start was the second worst of the season allowing 5 ER to the Phillies over 7.0 innings and in two starts againsst the Mets last year he allowed 7 ER over 13 hits in 11.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Ian:

  • Wright 5-13, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Murphy 2-10, HR
  • Brown 1-7
  • Granderson 1-4
  • Recker 2-5, 2B
  • Tejada 2-5
  • Duda 0-3

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!