Know Your Foe #4: Meet the Mets, Meet the Mets...

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: (L-R) Jose Reyes #7, Angel Pagan #16, David Wright #5, Carlos Beltran #15 and Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets line up during pregame festivities against the Washington Nationals during the Mets' Home Opener at Citi Field on April 8, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

...If you have a pulse, you can beat the Mets! You know, unless you're the Marlins.

New York Mets (4-5, 3rd in the NL East)

2010 Record vs Colorado: 3-3

Last Series vs Rockies: August 10-12, 2010 (Rockies L 1-2)

After the Rockies took 2 of 3 in an April matchup in Coors Field, New York reared its apple-shaped head and continued its reign of terror over the Rockies. The series led off with Mike Pelfrey, Hisanori Takahashi, and Francisco Rodriguez shutting out the Rockies, despite a 1-run effort from Ubaldo Jimenez. The following game showed the Rockies beating up on the same Takahashi and Manny Acosta for 5 runs (along with the 1 they got off of Jonathon Niese) to coast in for a 6-2 victory that Jeff Francis got a No-Decision for. Despite a passable effort from Jason Hammel (7.0 IP, 4K, BB, 4ER) in the rubber match, Johan Santana went ahead and threw a complete-game 4-hitter, striking out 10 and walking 2. The team batted .186/.231/.237, striking out 24 times over those 3 games.

Last 2 Series Results: L 1-2 vs Washington, L 1-2 @ Philadelphia

Regardless of the outcome, the Mets batted remarkably decently over their past 2 series, posting a .296/.361/.361 line against the Phillies. Games 1 and 2 of the Nationals series, batting .234/.315/.438. Game 3, however, featured 17 strikeouts in its 11 innings of fervor. Jason Marquis - yes, THAT Jason Marquis, struck out 9 Mets batters, Tyler Clippard knocked down another 3, Chad Gaudin 2 of his own, Drew Storen another, and Sean Burnett 2. But hey, they managed 3 runs despite all them strikeouts - that's good, right? Jose Reyes showed up pretty well, notching 3 hits and going 3-for-5 on the day.

 

Check out the work over at Amazin Avenue to learn more about the New York Metropolitans Baseballing Club. Also, be sure to listen to this week's Purple Row Radio to hear our interview with Eric Simon previewing the series.

Pitching matchups and such after the jump

Monday-Thursday: 4-game series @ Citi Field

Expected Pitching Matchups:

Monday, April 11 @ 5:10PM MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jason Hammel 1-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 6 4 4 2 3 2 7.20 1.80


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Mike Pelfrey 0-1 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.1 12 12 11 2 5 3 15.63 2.68


Tuesday, April 12 @ 5:10PM MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Esmil Rogers 1-0 3 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 4 1 1 0 1 7 1.23 .68


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jon Niese 0-1 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 12 8 8 0 2 10 6.55 1.27

 

Wednesday, April 13 @ 5:10PM MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jorge De La Rosa 1-0 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 5 2 2 1 4 7 1.74 .87


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - R.A. Dickey 1-1 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 11 4 3 0 8 10 2.45 1.73

 

Thursday, April 14 @ 11:10PM MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Greg Reynolds 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 3 2 2 1 2 2 3.00 .83


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Chris Capuano 1-0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 10 5 5 2 2 8 6.75 1.80

 

Expected Lineup

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Jose Reyes SS .297 .316 .378 .694 .081 .324 .325
Willie Harris LF .316 .381 .579 .960 .263 .417 .424
David Wright 3B .303 .361 .485 .846 .182 .409 .367
Carlos Beltran RF .240 .321 .560 .881 .320 .211 .377
Angel Pagan CF .167 .324 .267 .591 .100 .148 .312
Ike Davis 1B .345 .412 .621 1.033 .276 .391 .433
Brad Emaus 2B .200 .333 .200 .533 .000 .235 .266
Josh Thole C .350 .435 .400 .835 .050 .438 .364

Bench

Name Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Daniel Murphy 1B/OF .273 .333 .364 .697 .091 .375 .312
Chin-lung Hu IF .143 .143 .143 .286 .000 .250 .127
Mike Nickeas C .125 .125 .125 .250 .000 .167 .048
Scott Hairston OF .077 .200 .077 .277 .000 .143 .154

Closer


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Francisco Rodriguez 1-0 4 0 0 0 1 1 3.2 3 1 1 0 4 5 2.45 1.91



New York Mets Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
R.A. Dickey fingers 04/10/2011

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jason Bay other-excused 03/25/2011
Ronny Paulino other-excused 04/10/2011
Johan Santana shoulder 03/22/2011
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