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Preview: D-Backs at Mets April 24, 2011

Arizona Diamondbacks (8-11) at New York Mets (8-13) 1:10pm

Armando Galarraga (3-0 6.00) vs. Jon Niese (0-3 5.87)

TV: SNY Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets have a chance at a sweep today against the D-Backs. They were terrible last season and they look just as bad this season. The D-Backs have won all three games that Galarraga started despite the fact that his pitching has been pretty average, at best. Over his last two starts against Cincinnati and St. Louis, he allowed 8 earned runs over 11 innings of work.

Niese’s last start against the Astros, a loss, was a good recovery from two really bad starts. He went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs.

It’ll be interesting to see if Carlos Beltran starts in right field today. He’s been playing for a long time without a break. With Angel Pagan on the disabled list, the Mets need Beltran to play as much as possible.

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Preview: D-Backs at Mets April 23, 2011

Arizona Diamondbacks (8-10) at New York Mets (7-13) 1:10pm

Barry Enright (0-1 6.23) vs. Dillon Gee (1-0 1.59)

TV: WPIX          Radio: WFAN

What to watch: If the weather holds out for the game today, the Mets will go for their third straight win. Gee is on the mound again for Chris Young after having a nice start in Atlanta. He went 5.2 innings against the Braves only allowing 1 run.

Enright hasn’t been very good in his three starts for the D-Backs this season as evidenced by his 6.23 ERA. He did have two good starts against the Mets last season though. He was 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA last season against the Mets.

Mets 4 – D-Backs 1 April 22, 2011

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The Mets won their second game in a row behind a really strong start by Mike Pelfrey. Pelf went 7 innings allowing 1 run and lowering his ERA by 2.5 runs. He looked like the Pelf when he was going strong last season, his sinker was working for strikes and he mixed in a couple of curveballs for strikes too. It’s a shame that he hasn’t been able to be more consistent when you see him pitch like he did tonight.

The Mets couldn’t get much going offensively against Joe Saunders managing only 2 hits off him. They finally got on the board when the D-Backs bullpen took over and Ike Davis hit a 2-run homer. It was initially called a double off the center field wall. But Terry Collins asked for a review and got one. The instant replay clearly showed it was over the line of the wall for Davis’ second homer in two days.

The Mets put up some insurance runs in the eighth as the D-Backs kicked the ball around. And Jason Isringhausen and K-Rod locked down the late innings. This game was just how Collins would have drawn it up. I hope they can keep the good vibes going.

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Preview: D-Backs at Mets April 22, 2011

Arizona Diamondbacks (8-9) at New York Mets (6-13) 7:10pm

Joe Saunders  (0-2 6.32) vs. Mike Pelfrey (0-2 9.72)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The D-Backs are playing pretty badly and just got out of the NL West basement by winning a series in Cincinnati. They don’t have much pitching but Justin Upton and Chris Young are both playing really well. Saunders had allowed 9 earned run in his last two starts over 9.2 innings.

Pelfrey has been almost as bad as Saunders allowing 7 earned runs in his last two starts over 10.1 innings. His 9.72 ERA is hideous and Pelfrey needs to do something tonight. His sub-par pitching is really killing this team for a guy that was supposed to hold down the #1 spot in the rotation until Johan Santana comes back.

D-Backs 14 – Mets 1 August 1, 2010

New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese throws a pitch in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field in New York City on August 5, 2009. UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

The Mets were completely annihilated by the D-Backs in the rubber game of the series this afternoon. It’s a shame they put on such a poor show in front of a good crowd there for the Mets Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Jon Niese started the game well then got crushed for 3 runs in the fourth inning and 4 more in the fifth. He wasn’t helped out by the sloppy defense either. The Mets had 2 errors in the game but there were plenty of careless plays that made the Mets look like they were sleepwalking through this one.

The Mets only had 5 hits and 1 walk as a team. So there weren’t any standouts on offense to write about.

Oliver Perez did mop up the final two innings allowing 4 more runs to score. He heard some pretty hearty boo’s when he entered the game in the eighth inning.

The Mets are off to Atlanta then Philly this week.

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Preview: D-Backs at Mets August 1, 2010

Arizona D-Backs (38-66) at New York Mets (53-51) 1:10pm

Daniel Hudson (1-1 6.32) vs Jon Niese (7-4 3.43)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets and D-Backs play the rubber game of the series after the Mets took a thriller in the bottom of the ninth last night. Today is also the Mets Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It’s a great game to have a ticket for. Hudson was roughed up badly in two of his three starts this season. This is only his sixth career big league start. Niese had another fantastic game against the Cardinals in his last start allowing only 1 run over 6 innings.

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Preview: D-Backs at Mets July 31, 2010

Arizona D-Backs (38-64) at New York Mets (52-51) 7:10pm

Barry Enright (2-2 2.73) vs Hisanori Takahashi (7-5 4.47)

TV: WPIX   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets need this one to avoid the D-Backs taking the series here. Enright has pitched really well in his last three starts including July 20 against the Mets. He went 8 innings allowing 1 run in that start. Takahashi pitched an inning of relief on Wed. and last started a game on July 22. His start was very good against the Dodgers going 7 innings and allowing 2 runs. But he’s been very inconsistent this year. The Mets will need to be ready with a quick hook for Takahashi.

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D-Backs 9- Mets 6 July 30, 2010

New York Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey throws a pitch to the Chicago Cubs in the second inning of their MLB National League baseball game in New York April 20, 2010. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Mike Pelfrey just hasn’t been able to get it together once again tonight. He went 5.2 innings and gave up 4 earned runs on 8 hits and 4 walks. The umpire behind the plate was pretty bad with one of the smallest strike zones I’ve seen in a while. That certainly didn’t help.

Surprisingly, Pelfrey wasn’t the worst pitcher of the night for the Mets. Raul Valdes had his worst game as a Met giving up 4 runs without recording an out in the sixth. He gave up two homers and had absolutely nothing. It was a surprise because he’s been so good with what doesn’t appear to be great stuff.

The bright spot of the night was David Wright going 3 for 4 with two homers in his first two at-bats. Those homers resulted in 5 RBI’s tonight for him.

This is the Mets fourth straight loss to the horrible D-Backs team. They need to toughen up and get some payback this weekend.

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