National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Wednesday, April 16th
(All times Eastern)
New York Mets (7-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-13), 3:40 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Dillon Gee (0-0, 5.03)
Arizona - Brandon McCarthy (0-2, 7.78)
(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets can complete their first series sweep
at Chase Field since 2006 on Wednesday afternoon, when they visit the Arizona
Diamondbacks to complete a three-game set.
The Mets have outscored Arizona, 16-3, in the initial two games of the series
and have posted 29 runs while winning four straight overall games in the
New York will try for its first road sweep in this series since a four-game
set from June 8-11, 2006.
The Diamondbacks will try to avoid that by sending out right-hander Brandon
McCarthy has given up six runs in two straight starts, including a 6-0 loss to
the Los Angeles Dodgers in his most recent appearance on Friday.
He lost his lone career start against the Mets, 4-1, after surrendering two
runs in seven innings.
A win for New York would get them above .500 for the first time in nearly 12
months. The Mets were 10-9 last season on April 24, but finished 74-88 for the
second straight year.
Right-hander Dillon Gee gets the start for New York.
Gee is 1-1 in four career starts against Arizona with a 3.75 ERA, and he's
coming off a no-decision in his last start, in which he allowed four runs in 5
2/3 innings of a game the Mets ultimately lost, 5-4, to the Los Angeles Angels
He's allowed five home runs in three 2014 starts.
On Tuesday, Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the
Mets defeated the Diamondbacks, 9-0.
Nieuwenhuis was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to the game to replace
outfielder Juan Lagares on the active roster. The Mets placed Lagares on the
15-day disabled list with a pulled right hamstring. New York was also without
right fielder Curtis Granderson, who is considered day-to-day after running
into the fence, injuring his rib and forearm in Monday's win.
Eric Young collected three hits with two RBI and two runs scored and Andrew
Brown also knocked in two runs starting in place of Granderson.
New York starter Jenrry Mejia (2-0) went five innings and allowed just two
hits with three strikeouts and two walks to earn the win. Mejia was cruising
through the Diamondbacks order, but was taken out of the game after five
scoreless frames because of a blister on his throwing hand.
The Mets have won four of seven versus the Diamondbacks in each of the
previous two seasons.
04/16 10:27:33 ET