Know Your Foe #13: Rockies Looking to Right Ship vs Floundering Mets

NEW YORK - AUGUST 01: Former Met Darryl Strawberry talks during the Mets Hall of Fame induction ceremony prior to the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 1 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

New York Mets (15-19, 5th in the NL Central)

2011 Record vs. Colorado: 0-4

Last Series vs. Rockies: April 11-14, 2011 (L 0-4 at Citi Field)

Here's the funnest fact of the series that you all already know: Troy Tulowitzki homered in every game of that series.

Adam Meshell of NJ.com says it best:

The Mets Must Contain Tulowitzki - Round 2 | NJ.com
Tulowitzki has done most of his damage this year against the New York Mets. He also hit the crap out of the Dodgers and did some damage agains the Cubs, but he's been kind of "meh" against all of his other opponents.

The 4-game series vs the Mets wasn't quite the blowout it looks like when you read "4-game sweep". 3 of the 4 games were decided by one run, and the one 4-9 blowout had Chris Capuano giving up 7 runs in just under 6 innings. Given the Rockies' recent batting woes, I'm not going to just say "heh, pushovers", but the Rockies have a lot of room to get back on track against the Metropolitans.

 

Latest Series Results: L 1-2 vs the Giants, W 2-1 vs Dodgers

If you listened to this week's Purple Row Radio, we spent a lot of time discussing Jose Reyes and the potential for him being traded. Ted Berg makes the claim that when healthy, Reyes is an elite-level shortstop. But is he guaranteed trade bait? Given he's in a contract year, the Mets' record seems to be a hingepin for whether or not Reyes stays with his current club, and additionally, Sandy Alderson's work on an extended contract this offseason will be another big point.

Reyes is killing it right now, and while the Mets may not finish higher than 4th in the NL East, that's no guarantee that we're going to see some sort of firesale from the club.

Matchups and such past the jump.

Monday through Wednesday: 3-game series at Coors Field

Expected Pitching Matchups
Monday, May 9th at 6:40PM MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jhoulys Chacin 4-2 6 6 1 1 0 0 41.0 34 14 13 6 13 32 2.85 1.15


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Chris Capuano 2-3 7 5 0 0 0 0 31.2 42 19 19 4 9 24 5.40 1.61

 

Tuesday, May 10 at 6:40PM MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jason Hammel 3-1 6 6 0 0 0 0 37.2 36 13 11 4 11 22 2.63 1.25


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Mike Pelfrey 2-3 7 7 0 0 0 0 35.2 46 27 24 4 15 21 6.06 1.71

 

Wednesday, May 11 at 1:10PM MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Ubaldo Jimenez 0-2 5 5 0 0 0 0 26.0 22 18 17 3 16 27 5.88 1.46


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jon Niese 1-4 7 7 0 0 0 0 42.0 45 23 22 4 17 29 4.71 1.48

 

Expected Lineup

Name Position AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ HR SB
Jose Reyes SS .329 .378 .497 .390 147 1 12
Daniel Murphy 2B .247 .312 .400 .316 98 2 1
David Wright 3B .246 .347 .429 .358 126 5 8
Carlos Beltran RF .297 .383 .541 .396 151 5 0
Jason Bay LF .260 .339 .380 .325 104 1 0
Ike Davis 1B .303 .388 .563 .405 157 7 0
Jason Pridie CF .300 .349 .600 .410 161 3 1
Josh Thole C .247 .296 .292 .257 59 0 0

The Bench

Name Position AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ HR SB
Ronny Paulino C .467 .529 .533 .474 202 0 0
Justin Turner IF .278 .316 .333 .267 65 0 0
Scott Hairston OF .162 .279 .270 .256 58 1 1
Chin-lung Hu IF .059 .105 .059 .097 -47 0 1
Willie Harris OF .209 .303 .328 .274 70 1 1

Closer


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Francisco Rodriguez 1-0 15 0 0 0 9 1 15.1 16 2 2 0 10 19 1.17 1.70

 


New York Mets Injuries

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Bobby Parnell fingers 04/20/2011
Angel Pagan oblique 04/22/2011
Chris Young shoulder 05/02/2011
Pedro Beato elbow 05/02/2011

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Johan Santana shoulder 03/22/2011

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