Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mets (20-15) vs. Brewers (15-20)

Dillon Gee 2-2, 4.78 ERA
Zack Greinke 3-1, 3.35 ERA

The New York Mets take of the Milwaukee Brewers in this short two game series. New York won the first game 3-1 on a heart wrenching ninth inning as usual. Francisco gives us the same type of anxiety as former closers Frankie Rodriguez and dare I say it, Armando Benitez. The Mets have battle so far all year and they have two bright spots in this line up named David Wright & Daniel Murphy.

Daniel Murphy is hitting .333 on the season with 10 doubles and 14 RBIs on the season. Honestly who would have thought that Murphy would be having this kind of season, especially after hurting his knee last year. Not only is Murphy hitting well, he is absolutely tearing it up at Citi Field, batting .382 and helping the Mets to an 11-6 home record. Last year the Mets were miserable at home but a new year brings new hope.

Another bright star in this line-up goes to David Wright. After playing last year with a broken back he has not missed a beat this year at all. Wright ranks among the leaders in MLB with his .398 average. He also leads the Mets with 21 RBIs on the season. Many have criticized Wright's lack of leadership and calling him unclutch at times but Wright in 2012 he trying to prove all the doubters wrong.

Quick Notes -

"He wanted to be in there bad, so I thought I should give him the opportunity," manager Terry Collins said. "I thought he made some better pitches. He's still got to get his secondary pitches in the strike zone." Terry Collins speaking on closer Frank Francisco who has struggle in the pen as of last. He converted his ninth save last night but still yields an ERA of 8.59. Francisco commented on his confidence as a closer by saying, “FIRST, I BELIEVE IN GOD. AND THEN I BELIEVE IN ME.” Granted Frankie has been squeezed a couple of times this year in the struck zone, he should never lose his composer as a closer because once that happens it's total MELTDOWN from their.

  • Dillon Gee Career vs. Brewers - 0-1, 3.00 ERA, 6.0IP 7H 4R 2ER 3BB 2K .292BAA
  • Zack Greinke Career vs. Mets - 0-1, 6.43 ERA, 7.0IP 5H 5R 5ER 1HR 2BB 2K .200BAA
  • Frank Francisco has an 11.81 ERA since April 18, a span of 13 outings.
  • Jason Bay was examined by a team doctor on Monday and will begin baseball activities at Citi Field. Bay went on the DL with a fractured left rib on April 24th and was recommended to not engage in any baseball activities since. 
  • David Wright went 1-for-3 Monday, lowing his average to .398. This marks highest batting average in franchise history through May 14 of a season. As made a spectacular grab at third last night. 
Mets all-time record vs Milwaukee Brewers - 57-39 

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