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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Game 2- Mets vs Marlins

Here is tonight’s lineup vs Ricky Nolasco (RHP):

SS Alex Cora
2B Luis Castillo
3B David Wright
1B Mike Jacobs
LF Jason Bay
CF Gary Matthews Jr.
RF Jeff Francoeur
C Rod Barajas
SP John Maine
Yes, this is the same exact line-up from opening day. Guess Jerry will "continue to play the hot hand."
Nolasco has struggled in the past versus the Mets (5.99 ERA), but he is a good pitcher with a live fastball and a nasty slider. He was one of the best pitchers in the national league in the 2nd half of the year, with a FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching - a measure that runs on a similar scale to ERA but strips out factors such as defense, run and bullpen support) of 2.34 after June 7th.
Prediction: Mets lose 5-1, as Nolasco shuts down this poor offense, and Maine doesn't get out of the 6th inning.

1 comment:

  1. I am calling a Met win tonight, 7-5. The Mets tend to hit Nolasco well and even when he has had a strong start vs. the Mets, he unravels mid-game. I will back the 5.99 ERA and the so-so lineup of the Mets. They better win--first game I can sit down and actually watch. Maine will be ok--not great, not terrible, just ok.