Found June 22, 2012 on 213 Miles From Shea:
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The roller coaster part of the Mets series started about two weeks ago when the Yankees swept the Mets at Yankee Stadium. The Mets followed that by a sweep of the Rays, before being swept by the Reds after which the Mets swept the Orioles. The Yankees since that series went on to win 10 straight games and more recently have dropped two games in a row against the Braves. The Mets look to build off of what they have built in this last series to keep their momentum headed in the right direction. Jon Niese takes on Andy Pettitte.

Niese is 4-3 on the season with a 3.82 ERA over 75.1 innings. He is 2-1 in his last five starts over 32.2 innings with a 2.48 ERA. One of those starts was a great one against the Yankees where Niese pitched 7 innings and allowed 0 earned runs, but the defense behind him led to 2 unearned runs. The Yankees have the following numbers against Niese:

Ibanez 4-16, HR
Swisher 1-7
Cano 4-6, 2B
Granderson 2-6
Jones 0-6
Martin 1-5
A-Rod 1-5, HR
Jeter 1-3

Andy Pettitte is 3-2 on the season with a 2.77 ERA over 48.2 innings of work. In his last two starts he has allowed 5 runs, 4 earned in 13.0 innings of work exactly matching his 2.77 ERA on the season. One of those starts was a 6.0 inning start against the Mets where allowed 3 runs, 2 earned. The Mets have the following numbers on Andy:

Wright 11-24, 2 2B, 2 HR
Hairston 6-15, 3 2B, HR
Torres 1-6
Duda 0-3
Rottino 1-3
Valdespin 1-2, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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