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The Mets travel tonight to start another road trip after a disappointing but not completely tragic home stand. They finished the home stand on a high note, beating the Braves 6-5 and surviving a potential ninth inning meltdown after a fantastic Niese performance. Chris Young will take on Mat Latos for the opener.
Chris Young is 3-6 over 12 games and 68.1 innings with an ERA of 4.87. He already faced the Reds once this season where he allowed 3 runs, 2 earned over 7 innings of work. Recently, he has had one really good start (7 innings, 1 ER) sandwiched between two bad starts (4 IP 6 ER and 4.1 IP 7 ER). The Reds have the following numbers against Young:
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Mat Latos is 10-3 over 141.2 innings with an ERA of 3.81. In the last three games he has pitched 22.1 innings with 3 ER. Earlier this season Mat faced the Mets allowing 7 hits and 3 earned runs over 5 innings of work while striking out 7. Mat has the following numbers agains...
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The Mets put in a waiver claim and now have C Kelly Shoppach from the Red Sox.
He is pretty good against lefties with a career line of .270/.364/.530 .
The 32 year old will split time now with Thole I am sure for the remainder of the season.
Shoppach will be a free agent at season's end.
The Mets have been in the market for a catcher that has some pop.