The New York Mets look to bounce back from three straight losses tonight as they play their second game of their series against the Chicago Cubs tonight at 8:05 PM ET at Wrigley Field.
#Mets Tue. lineup at Chicago: Nieuwenhuis-CF, Tejada-SS, Wright-3B, Duda-RF, Davis-1B, Hairston-LF, Murphy-2B, Thole-C, Gee-RHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 26, 2012
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 26, 2012
RHP Dillon Gee (5-5, 4.27 ERA) will take the hill for the New York Mets tonight. Gee has been great recently. In his last start Gee allowed two runs on three hits in 7 1/3 innings pitched, while tying a career high by striking out nine hitters.
RHP Randy Wells (1-2, 4.91 ERA) will take the hill for the Chicago Cubs tonight. Wells has not been very good this season, so I really do expect the Mets to score some runs off of this guy, and that’s not asking very much in my opinion.
- Scott Hairston does not hit righties very well at all, so I’d like to see Hairston prove to Mets fans that he can hit them.
- The Mets lineup past 1-5 is bad. Hairston can’t hit righties (as I said), Murphy hasn’t been hitting well recently, neither has Thole, and Gee is a pitcher. Someone mentioned this on Twitter or on a blog (I’m sorry that I forgot where I read it, so if you know tell me so I can give credit), that the sole purposes of Daniel Murphy and Josh Thole being on this team is to get on base. They both have taken defensive strides forward, but they don’t hit for power. They need to get on base. That is the bottom line.
- Having Ruben Tejada back is big for this team. I like him batting second. He can get on base and he plays great defense. I’m not sure why this belongs in the game notes section, but I’m just saying…
LET’S GO METS!