Niese looks to lead Mets to series win over Philly

The New York Mets drew back into a tie for first place atop the NL East last night with a series-opening win against division rival Philadelphia.  This afternoon at 4:05 in Citizens Bank Park Jonathon Niese, who mildly flirted with a no-hitter in his first start of the season against Atlanta, will try to lead the Mets to a series clinching victory against Vance Worley and the Phillies.

New York has not had a lot of luck against Worley in the past as the 24-year-old righty posted a 3-1 record with a 3.00 ERA in 4 starts against the Mets last season.

Line-up:

Right now the question everyone’s mind is whether or not David Wright will play or if he’s headed for a DL trip.  Nothing has been announced just yet but a decision will likely be made once the third baseman is evaluated after his time in the batting cage.


David Wright is taking swings in the cage right now. Josh Satin is here, too. The team hasn’t made a move yet.
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Andy McCullough

Notes:


Game Day stat: Mets pitchers have 10 or more Ks in five straight games, the longest consecutive streak since April 15-April 20, 1990.
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If @ throws another quality start, his streak of 15 in a row would be longest by #Mets P since Dwight Gooden (1985-86)
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Mark Simon


Our hittracker crew had Jason Bay’s home run at an estimated 437 feet yesterday, 1 foot shy of his longest w/ #Mets (vs NYY, 2010)
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Mark Simon

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