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

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After five straight wins, the New York Mets will now try to  extend that and sweep the three-game series against the Miami Marlins tonight at 7:10 PM.

Matt Harvey (9-7, 2.91) will get the start for the Mets and he opposes right-hander David Phelps (4-7, 3.93) for the Marlins.

The Mets continue to hold a one-game lead over the Washington Nationals atop the NL East and will enjoy a day off on Thursday before they begin a weekend series with the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Mets upgraded their bullpen late Tuesday, acquiring Eric O’Flaherty and cash from the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later.

The team also designated Alex Torres for assignment to make room for O’Flaherty, who is a a lethal lefty specialist who has held left-handed batters to a .186 batting average.

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. Curtis Granderson    RF
  2. Daniel Murphy         2B
  3. Yoenis Cespedes      CF
  4. Lucas Duda              1B
  5. Juan Uribe                3B
  6. Michael Conforto      LF
  7. Kevin Plawecki          C
  8. Ruben Tejada            SS
  9. Matt Harvey                P

The Mets look to shut the door on the Marlins on their way out of Miami tonight by capping off the series with a win and a sweep. In the first game of the series, the Mets steamrolled the Marlins. Last night, the Mets had great pitching from Jon Niese and some late hitting with two outs to bring the final score to 5-1.

Harvey gets the not tonight in a ballpark where he has struggled throughout his career. On the year he is 9-7 over 20 starts and 133.0 innings with a 2.91 ERA. In his last four starts he has logged 28.2 innings with 25 K’s and a 2.20 ERA and he is coming off an outing where he held the Nationals to 1 ER over 7.2 innings. He has faced the Marlins twice this year, the first time he allowed 4 ER over 6.0 innings and in the second outing he allowed 4 ER over 8 innings. The Marlins have the following numbers against Harvey:

  • Hechavarria 3-13
  • Prado 3-12
  • Yelich 2-9
  • Gordon 2-7
  • Dietrich 1-6
  • Realmuto 1-6
  • Bour 1-4, HR

The Mets bats will look to keep it going against David Phelps. Phelps is 4-7 over 21 games, 17 stats with a 3.93 ERA and 105.1 innings of work. In his last three starts he is 0-2 over 16.2 innings with a 4.32 ERA. He has faced the Mets three times this year, picking up no decisions each time with a 2.70 ERA over 16.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against David:

  • Duda 1-8
  • K Johnson 1-7, 3B
  • Murphy 4-9, 2B
  • Cespedes 0-7
  • Granderson 1-7
  • Lagares 0-7
  • Tejada 1-7
  • Flores 2-5, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008 and worrying about the Mets roster for pretty much my entire life. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ. You can follow me on twitter @213mfs