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Mets Pitching Rotation Update
The New York Mets continue to surprise many this season, hanging right in the NL East race and making good on some of our free MLB picks choices. Much of that has been thanks to the starting rotation. Here’s a quick look at how the Mets pitching is set up for this weekend.
New York got a quality start from Chris Young in winning the first game of a four-game series vs. the Dodgers in LA Thursday night 3-2. So after missing almost all of last season and the start of this season after shoulder surgery Young has yet to allow more than three runs in any of his five starts this year.
Friday the Mets will send RA Dickey to the hill against Aaron Harang for the Dodgers. New York will then go with Johan Santana Saturday against Nathan Eovaldi. And Sunday the Mets will throw Dillon Gee against Clayton Kershaw.
Dickey has been a wonder so far this season for New York, throwing consecutive one-hitters, going 40-plus innings without allowing an earned run, and making a case for starting the All-Star game for the National League. But it will be interesting to see how he performs coming off a rough outing vs. the Yankees last Sunday in which he gave up five runs in six innings.
Santana has eight quality starts this year, including that no-hitter vs. St. Louis, and has given up more than three runs just three times. So for the most part he’s keeping the Mets in games. Santana has allowed just 71 hits in 90 innings, and has 90 whiffs.
Finally, Gee has five quality starts out of his last seven outings, but he’s been pitching in a bit of bad luck. Just in the last month or so Gee allowed two runs vs. Philly but the Mets lost 10-6; he gave up two runs vs. St. Louis but the Mets lost 5-4; he allowed three runs in seven innings vs. the Yankees but the Mets lost that one 4-2; and he gave up three earned runs in six innings vs. Cincinnati but New York got beat 7-3. He also had a couple similar outings earlier this year. So while his numbers might not show it Gee is giving the Mets a chance to win on a regular basis.
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R.A. Dickey bounced back from one of his worst starts of the year to lead the New York Mets over the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night. Dickey tossed eight scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, with ten strike outs, en route to his MLB leading 12th victory and winning his career-best 10th decision in-a-row:
Dickey cruised through the first six innings retiring 17...
The New York Mets continue to have success on the field and as part of our free MLB picks (like Thursday night).
Can they continue those winning ways this weekend in Los Angeles, and beyond?
With three games already in the win column and being on the verge of a four-game sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles for the first time EVER, the answer is a resounding yes.
Coming into this...
Before the seventh inning of last night’s game against the Dodgers, the only hit R.A. Dickey had allowed was a fly ball to left-center field that should have been caught by the centerfielder Andres Torres.
As legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully put it during the broadcast, “The Dodgers have been flailing away at R.A. Dickey. That’s the best word I can come...
Johan Santana scattered three hits over eight innings, Ike Davis hit a three-run homer, and the New York Mets handed the Los Angeles Dodgers their season-worst seventh straight loss with a 5-0 victory Saturday.
In his fifth start since pitching the first no-hitter in Mets history on June 1 against St. Louis, Santana (6-4) did not give up a hit between Dee Gordon's leadoff single...
It seems like the first two games in Chicago are just a blimp on the Mets memories these days as they continue to knock around the Dodgers. After a close game on Thursday, the Mets went back to one-sided ball games with an offensive explosion and another great start from R.A. Dickey.
R.A. Dickey continues to put up big bids on being the All-Star Game starter, and tonight is no different...
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The New York Mets turned their offense around on Wednesday afternoon in the series finale against the Chicago Cubs and the bullpen followed suit Thursday evening vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. After another strong start from Chris Young the Mets pen combined for 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Tim Byrdak and Jon Rauch set things up for Bobby Parnell in the 9th who closed out...
Andres Torres – CF
Ruben Tejada – SS
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Lucas Duda – RF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
Josh Thole – C
R.A. Dickey – RHP
It is hard to understate the importance of last night’s game as the Mets won a game where the bullpen played a pivotal roll. The Mets look to build off that momentum as they take on the...
The New York Mets (43-36) defeated the Dodgers (43-36) once again last night by the score of 5-0. The Mets have now taken the first three games of this four game series.
Winning Pitcher: Johan Santana (6-4, 2.76) was the winning pitcher for the Mets last night. Santana pitched eight innings allowing just three hits, two walks, and had three strikeouts. Santana was brilliant...
It's very rare that the outcome is proportional to the probable pitchers for that night. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I look at a matchup for a Mets game and think "sure win", and the Mets get clobbered. It happens the other way as well. Usually those pesky outside factors get in the way.But when I saw that Aaron "Lemon" Harang was pitching...
The stage is set for Game 2 of this four game set between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Once the headlining team in the National League this year, the Dodgers have lost their best players to injury, currently trying to make do without Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.
Right now, the Mets can kick the while their down to make up ground on the Washington Nationals and to...
I’m starting to sound like a broken record on Sunday’s. ”The Mets go for/try to avoid the sweep…”. Luckily today it’s, “The Mets go for the 4 game sweep of the Dodgers tonight” on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. It’s almost like we don’t even have to bother watching (although why wouldn’t you?) when RA or Johan pitches. Just put another one in the win...