MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 7:10 PM (Dilson Debuts In Flushing)

jacob degromTonight the Mets open up a series against the division rival Phillies. Although these two teams aren’t going anywhere this year, beating the Phillies always feels good. The Mets will send Jacob deGrom (6-6, 3.13) to the hill against right-hander David Buchanan (6-7, 4.21).

Jacob deGrom had his career-high five-game win streak snapped in the Mets’ 7-4 loss at Dodger Stadium on August 23rd. He threw 6.0 innings, allowing five hits and five earned runs, including a home run to Adrian Gonzalez in the loss. deGrom walked two and struck out seven in his first start since coming off the 15-Day Disabled List.

Dilson Herrera will wear #2 and will start at second base tonight. Herrera, a native of Cartagena, Columbia, will become the 14th player born in Columbia to appear in the majors and the first with the Mets. At age 20, he was the youngest player in the Eastern League this year where he hit .340 (82-241) with 50 runs scored, 17 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 48 RBI and nine stolen bases in 61 games.

Mets Lineup

  1. Juan Lagares-8
  2. Curtis Granderson-9
  3. David Wright-5
  4. Lucas Duda-3
  5. Travis d’Arnaud-2
  6. Matt den Dekker-7
  7. Dilson Herrera-4
  8. Wilmer Flores-6
  9. Jacob deGrom-1

The Mets dropped the series to the Braves last night, and look to get back on the winning track tonight against the Phillies. Joining the Mets tonight is 20 year old prospect Dilson Herrera from Double-A, which is exciting, for a team looking something the in the latter part of the season.

Jacob deGrom gets the nod tonight. He is 6-6 on the season over 17 games and 106.1 innings of work while posting a 3.13 ERA. His first start back from the DL did not go so well as he allowed 5 ER and 5 hits over 6.0 innings. On the positive, he struck out 7 batters. In one start against the Phillies this year he allowed 3 ER over 6.1 innings and struck out 11 batters. The Phils have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Byrd 0-3
  • Howard 1-3, HR
  • Revere 0-3
  • Rollins 1-3
  • Utley 1-2
  • Brown 0-1

The Mets draw the rookie David Buchanan in the first start, who is 6-7 over 14 games and 83.1 innings with a 4.21 ERA. In the month of August he pitched in four games with 24.0 innings and a 3.75 ERA. In two games against the Mets he has a 4.26 ERA and two losses and 12.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against David:

  • Lagares 1-5, 2B
  • Wright 2-7
  • Duda 1-6
  • Granderson 0-4
  • Flores 1-5
  • den Dekker 1-3, 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!