Found July 08, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Mlb-mets-giants
Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Lucas Duda – RF Scott Hairston – LF Jordany Valdespin – CF Josh Thole – C Jonathon Niese – LHP The Mets bounced back from Friday night’s loss with a good looking win yesterday. Gee had a great outing yesterday and the Mets bats scratched out two homers to support him. Today the Mets will send out Jon Niese as he takes on Ryan Dempster, who is making his first start since landing on the Disabled List. Jon Niese is 7-3 on the season over 16 games and 96.2 innings of work with an ERA of 3.35. In his last six starts he 4-1 over 41.1 innings of work with an ERA of 1.74. In that stretch he faced the Cubs where he pitched 7.0 innings, allowed 1 ER, 8 hits, BB and 6 K’s. The Cubs have the following numbers against Niese: Soriano 3-11, 2B Soto 2-8, 2B, HR Baker 4-9 Castro 3-9, 3B Mather 3-8 Rizzo 1-3, 2B Ryan Dempster is on the trade block right now, so there should be a good amount of scout activity aro...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Niese Shelled, Offense Stifled, Mets Lose Rubber Game To Cubs 7-0

Recap: It was simply not a good day for the New York Mets as the Cubs exploded for seven runs off of Jonathon Niese to take the rubber game of the final series prior to the All-Star Break by a final score of 7-0. Niese took the hill going toe to toe with Cubs ace Ryan Dempster and was hit hard from the get-go. Reed Johnson led things off with a single which opened the door to a...

Tejada Proving To Be A Core Player For The Mets

I’m marveled at the incredible season we are seeing from our starting shortstop Ruben Tejada. Who could have expected such poise and confidence in someone so young and in fact younger than most of our top prospects who are still toiling in the minors. When the Mets let Jose Reyes go this Winter and announced that 22-year old Tejada would be the everyday shortstop and that...

Cubs make quick work of Niese, blank Mets

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs peppered Jon Niese with one hit after another Sunday, sending the New York Mets into the All-Star break shaking their heads not at their surprisingly successful first half but about another defeat to a dismal team. The Cubs entered Sunday tied for the worst record in the major leagues, but their 7-0 victory at Citi Field marked their fourth win in six...

Ruben: He’s Not Just a Sandwich. He’s Our Shortstop

Ruben Tejada has been fantastic at the top of the Mets lineup. Let’s hop in our blue and orange Delorean and type in the date Dec 4 2011.  Now let’s get this bad boy up to 88 mph (faster than a Chris Young fastball), and go back in time. “John from Queens, you’re on the FAN”, comes over the radio as the car appears on Roosevelt Ave.  ”Tanks fuh takin’ my cawl.  Tuh...

Post-Game: Cubs Blank Mets In First Half Finale, 7-0

Starlin Castro hit a three-run home run off of Jon Niese to cap off the scoring and make the score 7-0   The New York Mets ended the first half of the season prior to the All Star Game on Sunday in an afternoon game against the Chicago Cubs. Unfortunately for the Mets and their fans they fell by a score of 7-0. Jon Niese pitched well for the Mets but a rough first inning and one...

Cubs 7, Mets 0

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs peppered Jon Niese with one hit after another Sunday, sending the New York Mets into the All-Star break shaking their heads not at their surprisingly first half but about another defeat to a dismal team. The Cubs entered Sunday tied for the worst record in the major leagues, but their 7-0 win at Citi Field marked their fourth win in six games against...

Pre-Game: Chicago Cubs (32-52) @ New York Mets (46-39)

Ryan Dempster comes off the DL today to face Jon Niese. This afternoon at Citi Field, the Mets will be looking for the series victory over the Chicago Cubs. Yesterday afternoon the Mets played a solid game in a 3-1 win.  Dillon Gee had probably his best outing of the year.  Gee threw eight innings and allowed one run on seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts.  The most...

Rubber Game: Mets vs. Cubs 1:10 PM EDT

The New York Mets will play the Chicago Cubs today in search of winning their last series before the all-star break. The Mets and Cubs have split the first two games of this series. The Mets lost on Friday, but bounced back to win last night. Today’s first pitch will be at 1:10 PM EDT. Today’s Lineups: #Mets Sun. lineup vs. Cubs: Tejada-SS, Murphy-2B, Wright-3B, Davis-1B, Duda...

Tejada's heroics preserve Mets' 3-1 win over Cubs

By Dave BuscemaThe Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- The ball started to fall, dropping into what New York Mets starter Dillon Gee called "the Bermuda Triangle," in shallow left-center field. Gee watched it on television in the trainer's room, his victory and his team's in jeopardy in the top of the ninth inning as Chicago Cubs right fielder Bryan LaHair's blooper...

Santana Leads Mets Into Last Series Before All Star Beak – Bring On The Cubs!

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Ronny Cedeno – 2B David Wright – 3B Scott Hairston – LF Lucas Duda – RF Justin Turner – 1B Mike Nickeas – C Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF Johan Santana – LHP The Cubs and Mets start their last series before the All-Star break tonight as the Mets look for revenge from the last Cubs/Mets series. Last night the Mets were on the verge of...

Game Preview: Cubs @ Mets 7:10 PM ET

The New York Mets begin a series against the Chicago Cubs tonight at 7:10 PM ET at Citi Field. The game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN. Starting Lineups: #Mets Fri. lineup vs. Chicago: Tejada-SS, Cedeno-2B, Wright-3B, Hairston-LF, Duda-RF, Turner-1B, Nickeas-C, Nieuwenhuis-CF, Santana-LHP — New York Mets (@Mets) July 6, 2012 #Cubs lineup @Mets 7/6: Johnson RF, Barney SS,...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.