Originally posted on 213 Miles From Shea  |  Last updated 9/14/13
The Mets stopped their slide last night with a 4-3 win against the Marlins and today they try to make it three wins with a doubleheader sweep. Fans that come to the ballpark today will be treated to Daisuke Matsuzaka followed by Carlos Torres as they face off against Henderson Alvarez and Jacob Turner. Matsuzaka finally had a good start in a Mets uniform his last time out pitching 5.2 innings allowing one run, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. As a Met he’s 0-3 over 4 starts pitching 18.0 innings with an 8.00 ERA. In his career he has had one start against the Marlins allowing 4 ER in 5.1 innings of work. THe Marlins have the following numbers against him: Polanco 2-9 Mathis 1-11 Dobbs 1-3 Stanton 1-2, HR In the first game the Mets will get a look at Henderson Alvarez who is 3-4 with a 4.34 ERA over 13 games and 74.2 innings. In the month of September he has pitched 10.0 innings with 8 ER. In one start against the Mets this year he allowed 2 ER in 7.1 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Alvarez: Murphy 1-6 Young 1-3, 2B Baxter 3-3, 2B, 3B Duda 0-3 Lagares 0-2 In the second game today, Carlos Torres looks to get back on the right track. On the season he is 3-4 with a 3.53 ERA over 66.1 innings. In his last start he allowed 6 ER over 4.0 innings and his previous two starts he allowed 4 ER over 13.0 innings. He has only pitched one inning against the Marlins this year and it was a quiet inning. The Marlins have the following numbers against the Torres: Hill 0-3 Polanco 0-3 Stanton 0-2 Morrison 0-1 Pierre 1-1 In the nightcap, the Mets will try to deal with Jacob Turner who is 3-6 over 18 games with a 3.43 ERA and 107.2 innings. In his last four starts he is 0-2 while allowing 13 ER over 20.1 innings which is a 5.75 ERA. He is 1-0 against the Mets in 13.1 innings with a 2.03 ERA (3 ER). The Mets have the following numbers against Turner: Murphy 3-10 Duda 2-7 Tejada 1-7, 2B Lagares 0-3 Lets Go Mets! Tweet
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