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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Scouting Report for LHP Greg Smith

The Mets are facing LHP Greg Smith for the first time, so here is the scouting report on the Rockies starting pitcher tonight.

A 26 year old lefty, who tops out at 87-88 mph, has a average curve ball and a plus change-up. He relies on good command/control, but has walked too many guys in the past (87 in 190 innings in 2008), and doesn't strike batters out (less than 5k/9). He missed most of last year with shoulder problems. Was traded to Colorado in the Matt Holliday trade (and was previously in the Dan Haren trade). He also has a good pick-off move.

In other words, the Mets have a chance to put up a crooked number tonight versus Smith, but with J Maine on the mound, it may need to be a big number. Let's hope the Mets start this series/road trip off on the right foot.

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