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

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The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies will play their second game of this four-game series tonight at Citi Field.

Matt Harvey (10-7, 2.76) will be on the mound for the Mets and will be opposed by lefty Chris Rusin (3-4, 4.66) for the Rockies, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM.

Matt Harvey is 6-2 with a 2.74 ERA in 11 home starts this season. He is 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA in his last five home starts dating to June 16 and the Mets are 5-0 in those games.

New York did not issue a walk last night and it was the second straight game and the 19th time this year the Mets staff did not issue a walk, setting the single-season franchise record. The Mets have not issued a walk in their last 20.0 innings.

Daniel Murphy has three hits in his last five at-bats with two outs and RISP. Over the past six seasons (2009-2014), Murphy hit .339 with two out and men in scoring position, the second-highest mark in the major leagues behind Miguel Cabrera (.352).

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. Juan Lagares                   CF
  2. Daniel Murphy                  1B
  3. Yoenis Cespedes              LF
  4. Juan Uribe                         3B
  5. Michael Cuddyer              RF
  6. Wilmer Flores                    2B
  7. Travis d’Arnaud                 C
  8. Ruben Tejada                    SS
  9. Matt Harvey                       P

The Mets and Nationals both won last night, so everything stayed the same with the Amazins clinging to a 1.5 game lead. The Mets were leading early 1-0 before the Rockies took a 2-1 lead. Luckily through some clutch hitting from Murphy and power from d’Arnaud, the Mets were able to pull ahead 4-2 and shut the door. Tonight Matt Harvey looks to get it done against Chris Rusin.

Matt Harvey is 10-7 over 21 starts and 140.0 innings with a 2.76 ERA. Since June 16th, Harvey has made 9 starts with a 4-3 record and 60.1 innings with a 1.64 ERA while striking out 49. On a smaller scale, in his last two starts he has allowed one run over 14.2 innings with 15 K’s. One of his best starts in 2013 was against the Rockies where tossed a complete game shut out. The Rockies have the following numbers against Harvey:

  • Blackmon 1-7
  • Descalso 1-4
  • LeMahieu 0-5
  • Hundley 2-4
  • Stubbs 0-3
  • Arenado 1-3
  • Gonzalez 0-3
  • Reyes 0-3

Chris Rusin is 3-4 over 14 games, 12 starts this year and 75.1 innings with a 4.66 ERA in his first season with the Rockies. In his last three starts he is 0-1 over 15.0 innings allowing 13 earned runs (7.80 ERA). He has never faced the Mets during his time with the Cubs and obviously this year with the Rockies, but has limited exposure to a few Mets:

  • Uribe 1-4
  • Cespedes 1-2
  • K Johnson 0-1
  • Carlos Torres 0-1 (Seriously)

Lets’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