MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 1:10 PM

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The Mets open a three game series against the Marlins beginning with a Labor Day matchup in Miami at 1:10 PM. Zack Wheeler  (9-9, 3.44) starts for the Mets, while Henderson Alvarez (10-6, 2.75) pitches for the Marlins.

Bobby Parnell says he won’t throw off a mound until after Christmas. He will remain in Florida through the Winter rehabbing and tossing flat-ground sessions until then. The Mets closer says he’s feeling great.

Terry Collins confirms that rookie righthander Rafael Montero will make at least one major league start later this month.

Starting Lineup

  1. Juan Lagares – CF
  2. Curtis Granderson – RF
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Lucas Duda – 1B
  5. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  6. Matt den Dekker – LF
  7. Dilson Herrera – 2B
  8. Wilmer Flores – SS
  9. Zack Wheeler – RHP

Fresh off of a series win against the Phillies, the Mets look to end the season with their first game in the last month against Miami. Today, Wheeler takes the mound. On the season he is 9-9 over 27 starts and 159.2 innings with a 3.44 ERA. He has three starts in a row where he has allowed exactly 2 earned runs (although multiple more total runs due to defense behind him) totaling to a 2.79 ERA over 19.1 innings with 20 K’s. On the year he has made four starts against the Marlins he is 2-0 with a 0.65 ERA over 27.2 innings and 31 strikeouts. The Marlins have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Stanton 1-12
  • Hechavarria 2-14, 2B
  • Jones 1-12
  • McGehee 4-9, 2B
  • Yelich 1-10
  • Ozuna 1-11, 5 K
  • Salty 1-8, 6 K

Henderson Alvarez is 10-6 with a 2.75 ERA over 25 starts and 157.0 innings. Overall on the season he has been fantastic, which earned him a start in the All-Star game. However in his last two starts he has allowed 9 ER over 12.1 innings. He is last poor start before that was back on July 11th where he allowed 6 ER over 8 hits and 5.0 innings against the Mets who have the following numbers against him:

  • Granderson 4-25, 2B, 7 K
  • Wright 9-19, 2 2B, HR
  • Duda 3-18, HR
  • E Young 2-13, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 4-12
  • Lagares 2-7, 2 2B
  • den Dekker 2-3, 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!