Originally written on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 3/18/15
Cole Hamels is back after making his first start of the season and now will face a New York Mets offense that is hitting a collective .218 with a .295 OBP. Let's be honest, if you're playing in a daily fantasy baseball league, you're thinking you have to jump all over that. However I'm going to tell you why you need to avoid this matchup.#186162729 / gettyimages.comSince his first full season in 2007, Hamels is 90-67 with a 3.31 ERA. For some reason he has always had trouble beating the Mets. Hamels is just 6-13 lifetime against the Mets, and has given up more hits than innings pitched in every season except 2012.Lets take a look at his stats against the Mets since 2007.2007 - 3 starts, 0-1, 4.00 ERA 18 IP, 21 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 5 HR, 9 BB, 17 K2008 - 2 starts, 0-2, 6.00 ERA12 IP, 17 H, 10 R, 8 ER, 2 HR, 4 BB, 10 K2009 - 3 starts, 1-1, 4.86 ERA16.2 IP, 28 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB, 13 K2010 - 4 starts, 0-4, 3.20 ERA25.1 IP, 29 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 3 HR, 6 BB, 24 K2011 - 4 starts, 1-2, 6.86 ERA21 IP, 26 H, 16 R, 16 ER, 2 HR, 9 BB, 23 K2012 - 4 starts, 2-0, 3.86 ERA28 IP, 26 H, 12 R, 12 ER, 6 HR, 4 BB, 33 K2013 - 5 starts, 2-3, 4.94 ERA31 IP, 35 H, 17 R, 17 ER, 1 HR, 12 BB, 34 KTotals - 25 starts, 6-13, 4.68 ERA152 IP, 182 H, 83 R, 79 ER, 20 HR, 47 BB, 154 KThere are a few players on the Mets who hit Hamels hard:Eric Young Jr.: 9-21 (.429), 2 doubles, 3 RBIDaniel Murphy: 12-34 (.353), 2 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBIDavid Wright: 22-63 (.349), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 15 RBI
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