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

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After a dramatic 3-1 comeback victory against the Miami Marlins on Monday night, the New York Mets will keep the good times rolling in the second game of the series tonight at Marlins Park.

Rafael Montero (0-1, 4.15) gets a spot for the Mets he opposes right-hander David Phelps (1-0, 3.55) for the Marlins at 7:10 PM.

The Mets have won five straight games vs. Miami, tied for the third-longest winning streak vs. the Marlins in club history. The Mets won seven straight games vs. the Fish in 2012 and six consecutive games from 1997-1998.

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. Curtis Granderson – RF
  2. Juan Lagares – CF
  3. Lucas Duda – 1B
  4. Eric Campbell – 3B
  5. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  6. Ruben Tejada – SS
  7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
  8. Anthony Recker – C
  9. Rafael Montero – RHP

Montero gets the start tonight. Throughout the season Montero and others will get a start to push everyone back a day, specifically Harvey, to give them some rest throughout the season.

On the season Montero has posted a 4.15 ERA over 4.1 innings allowing 3 runs, 2 earned. last year he had a 4.06 ERA over 10 games, 8 starts, over 44.1 innings. Last year he logged only one inning against the Marlins where he allowed 1 hit and a walk and nothing else in 1 inning. The Marlins have the following numbers against Montero:

  • Gordon 0-2
  • Brignac 1-2
  • Hechavarria 0-1
  • Realmuto 0-1
  • Suzuki 1-1, 3B

David Phelps is on the bump for the Marlins tonight. He is 1-0 over 4 games and 2 starts this season with a 3.55 ERA over 12.2 innings. His first start of the season was against the Mets were he allowed one run over 4.2 innings while walking 3 batters. He is coming off of a strong start where he shut out the Phillies for 7.0 innings holding them to 3 hits and 2 walks. The Mets have the following numbers against Phelps:

  • Cuddyer 0-4
  • Duda 0-3
  • Murphy 1-3, 2B
  • Campbell 0-1
  • Flores 1-2
  • Granderson 0-2
  • Lagares 0-2
  • Tejada 1-1

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!