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The Daily Stache:
New York Mets
This afternoon the Mets look for the sweep the Marlins. Jon Niese will try to continue the string of strong starts by Johan and Dickey. For the Fish, Rickey Nolasco will be on the hill.
Last night David Wright’s 2 run home run propelled him past Darryl Strawberry into the all time Mets lead for career RBI’s, with 735.
Today’s first pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm. As always, the game can be heard on WFAN 660 & seen on SNY.
Mets Starting Lineup
1. CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2. SS Ruben Tejada
3. 2B Daniel Murphy
4. 3B David Wright
5. RF Lucas Duda
6. 1B Ike Davis
7. C Josh Thole
8. LF Jordany Valdespin
9. LHP Jon Niese
Who’s Hot?…Josh Thole. Via Metsblog.com, Thole extended his hitting streak last night to a career-high eight games, during which he’s batting .375 in 24 at bats. He has reached base in all 16 games he has played so far this season, the longest streak to start a campaign by a catcher in franchise history,
Marlins Starting Lineup
1. SS Jose Reyes
2. CF Emilio Bonifacio
3. 3B Hanley Ramirez
4. LF Austin Kearns
5. 2B Omar Infante
6. RF Giancarlo Stanton
7. 1B Gabby Sanchez
8. C Brett Hayes
9. RHP Ricky Nolasco
Who’s Hot?…NOT Jose Reyes. Reyes is batting .217 and has a .276 on-base percentage so far this year.
On The Hill…
Jon Niese (2-0 2.89 ERA) has had 3 “quality” starts in a row to start off the season. In his last start against the Giants, Niese allowed 3 runs over 6 innings, while striking out 5. Initially I was worried that Jon would come out flat to start the season after signing his 5yr $25 million extension. But I’m glad he has proven me wrong. Jon is 1-4 with a 5.67 ERA in his career against the Marlins.
Ricky Nolasco (2-0 3.93 ERA) is 5-7 with a 5.27 ERA lifetime against the Mets. In Nolasco’s last start, he yielded 8 hits and 3 runs over 5.1 innings against the Cubs for the win.
BEST OF MAXIM
Jon Niese gave the Mets seven strong innings today and Captain Kirk put the exclamation point on a rally in the ninth for a Mets win this afternoon, 3-2.
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INTO THE RECORD BOOKS!
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