MMO Game Thread: Phillies vs Mets, 7:10 PM

juan lagares

The Mets and Phillies continue their three-game series at 7:10 pm ET on Saturday at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon (12-10, 3.82 ERA) will take the hill for the Mets and be opposed by RHP Jerome Williams (2-5, 6.71) for the Phillies.

Over his last six starts, the Colon has compiled a 2.88 ERA in 40.2 innings pitched and struck out 35. He received the win in the Mets’ 11-3 victory against the Dodgers in his last start, tossing 6.0 innings and allowing one earned run on five hits and a walk while striking out five.

Juan Lagares has at least one hit in six of his last seven games, batting .365 (10-for-26). He has four multi-hit games over that span with two home runs and seven RBI.

The Mets stole three bases last night, their eighth game with at least three steals this season. New York is tied for 10th in the majors with 81 stolen bases and Eric Young, Jr. is fifth in the NL with 28 stolen bases.

Eric Campbell stole home in the seventh inning, becoming the first Mets player to do so since Jason Pridie on May 15, 2011 at Houston. It was only Campbell’s second major league stolen base.

LHP Steven Matz tied his career-high with 10 strikeouts last night over 5.0 innings of work for Binghamton. Matz is 6-5 with a 2.27 ERA in 71.1 innings and 69 strikeouts in 12 starts. The 23-year old was the Mets’ second-round pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.

Starting Lineup

Juan Lagares, CF
Curtis Granderson, RF
David Wright, 3B
Lucas Duda, 1B
Travis d’Arnaud, C
Matt den Dekker, LF
Dilson Herrera, 2B
Wilmer Flores, SS
Bartolo Colon, RHP

The Mets try to take game two of the series tonight as the play the Phillies on Granderson Bobblehead night. Yesterday the Mets got off to a good start with a 4-1 win behind Jacob deGrom. Today, or at least right now at 9 in the morning, Bartolo Colon makes the start for the Amazin’s. There is a small chance he could get pulled to be traded, but that is looking less and less likely right now.

Assuming Colon makes the start, he is 12-10 on the year with 167.1 innings and a 3.82 ERA. Over his last three starts he has a 2-1 record over 21.0 innings of work while posting a 1.71 ERA and 19 K’s. He is 3-0 in three starts against the Phillies this year with a 1.59 ERA over 22.2 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against him:

  • Rollins 5-22, 2B, HR
  • Byrd 5-11, HR
  • Sizemore 1-11
  • Howard 2-11, 2 HR
  • Revere 5-12
  • Ruiz 4-12, 2B
  • Brown 1-8, 2B

Jerome Williams has pitched 78.0 innings with a 5.42 ERA over 31 games and 5 starts this season for the Astros, the Rangers and the Phillies. For the Phillies he has a 1.77 ERA over three starts. He has made three starts against the Mets with a 3.77 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Williams:

  • Granderson 1-5, HR
  • Wright 0-2
  • Seriously, that’s it.

Lets Go Mets!

About Elliot Teichman 1001 Articles
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!