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Game Preview: NYM @ HOU, 8:05pm, Monday, April 30, 2012 @Minute Maid Park

Mets, 13-9, 13-9 3rd, 1 GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: R.A. Dickey (37, RHP, 3-1, 4.44)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-1) 24.1 25 12 12 8 22 6 4.44
2011 (8-13) 208.2 202 85 76 54 134 18 3.28
2010 (11-9) 174.1 165 62 55 42 104 13 2.84
Last 7 GS 3-3 46.0 39 17 16 15 37 6 3.13 57
2012-04-25 MIA W 7.0 3 1 1 1 7 1 100 73
2012-04-18 @ATL L 4.1 8 8 8 2 5 3 79 18
2012-04-13 @PHI W 7.0 9 1 1 1 7 1 103 61
2012-04-07 ATL W 6.0 5 2 2 4 3 1 94 53
2011-09-24 PHI ND 7.0 3 1 1 1 4 0 101 70
2011-09-17 @ATL L 7.2 3 1 1 6 4 0 108 67
2011-09-12 WSN L 7.0 8 3 2 0 7 0 112 58
Last 5 v.HOU 1-2 28.2 34 13 13 5 14 4 4.08 50
2011-05-14 @HOU L 5.1 11 6 6 0 2 2 106 24
2011-04-20 HOU L 8.0 8 4 4 2 4 1 104 52
2010-08-29 HOU W 7.0 6 1 1 2 2 0 108 61
2010-08-18 @HOU ND 8.1 9 2 2 1 6 1 119 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-5    Road:    5-4    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   9-4    vsLHP:   4-5    1-Run:   6-1 
 vsEast: 10-5    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 22 Sun, Apr 29  @COL  W   6-5 (11)  13-9   3rd  1.0 gb
 21 Sat, Apr 28  @COL  W   7-5       12-9   3rd  2.0 gb
 20 Fri, Apr 27  @COL  L   9-18      11-9   3rd  3.0 gb
 19 Thu, Apr 26   MIA  W   3-2       11-8   3rd  3.0 gb
 18 Wed, Apr 25   MIA  W   5-1       10-8   3rd  4.0 gb
 17 Tue, Apr 24   MIA  W   2-1        9-8   3rd  4.0 gb
 16 Mon, Apr 23   SFG  L   2-7        8-8   3rd  4.0 gb
 15 Mon, Apr 23   SFG  L   1-6        8-7   3rd  4.0 gb
 14 Sat, Apr 21   SFG  W   5-4        8-6   3rd  3.0 gb
 13 Fri, Apr 20   SFG  L   3-4 (10)   7-6   3rd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:13-9 
Astros, 8-14, 8-14 5th, 6 GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Bud Norris (27, RHP, 1-1, 5.84)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. NYM Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-1) 24.2 29 17 16 8 22 5 5.84
2011 (6-11) 186.0 177 93 78 70 176 24 3.77
2010 (9-10) 153.2 151 94 84 77 158 18 4.92
Last 7 GS 1-3 41.1 45 24 22 13 32 7 4.79 48
2012-04-24 @MIL L 5.2 9 7 7 2 6 3 102 27
2012-04-19 @WSN W 6.0 10 4 4 2 6 1 108 40
2012-04-14 @MIA ND 6.0 6 4 3 1 2 0 82 47
2012-04-08 COL ND 7.0 4 2 2 3 8 1 105 66
2011-09-20 @CIN L 2.2 7 3 3 2 3 1 69 33
2011-09-14 PHI L 7.0 4 1 1 1 3 0 72 67
2011-09-09 @WSN ND 7.0 5 3 2 2 4 1 116 59
Last 5 v.NYM 1-1 26.0 25 14 14 9 23 4 4.85 51
2011-05-13 NYM ND 7.1 5 4 4 3 8 2 111 57
2011-04-20 @NYM ND 6.0 10 3 3 1 6 1 106 45
2010-08-29 @NYM L 5.2 8 5 5 3 5 1 104 35
2010-08-19 NYM W 7.0 2 2 2 2 4 0 123 67
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-5    Road:    4-9    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   7-10   vsLHP:   1-4    1-Run:   2-6 
 vsEast:  3-7    vsCntrl: 2-4    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 22 Sun, Apr 29  @CIN  L   5-6        8-14  5th  6.0 gb
 21 Sat, Apr 28  @CIN  L   0-6        8-13  5th  6.0 gb
 20 Fri, Apr 27  @CIN  W   6-4        8-12  5th  5.0 gb
 19 Wed, Apr 25  @MIL  W   7-5        7-12  5th  5.0 gb
 18 Tue, Apr 24  @MIL  L   6-9        6-12  5th  5.0 gb
 17 Mon, Apr 23  @MIL  L   5-6        6-11  5th  5.0 gb
 16 Sun, Apr 22   LAD  W  12-0        6-10  5th  5.0 gb
 15 Sat, Apr 21   LAD  L   1-5        5-10  5th  5.0 gb
 14 Fri, Apr 20   LAD  L   1-3        5-9   5th  5.0 gb
 13 Thu, Apr 19  @WSN  W  11-4        5-8   4th  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30: 8-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 15, 2011 NYM  7 @HOU  4        W:Chris Capuano (3-4), L: Aneury Rodriguez (0-2), S: Francisco Rodriguez (12)
Sat, May 14, 2011 HOU  7  NYM  3        W:J.A. Happ (3-4), L: R.A. Dickey (1-5), S: none
Fri, May 13, 2011 NYM  6 @HOU  4        W:Pat Misch (1-0), L: Jeff Fulchino (0-1), S: Francisco Rodriguez (11)
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 NYM  9  HOU  1        W:Chris Capuano (2-1), L: J.A. Happ (1-3), S: none
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 HOU  4 @NYM  3        W:Mark Melancon (2-1), L: R.A. Dickey (1-3), S: Brandon Lyon (4)
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 HOU  6 @NYM  1        W:Wandy Rodriguez (1-2), L: Jonathon Niese (0-3), S: none
Sun, Aug 29, 2010 NYM  5  HOU  1        W:R.A. Dickey (9-5), L: Bud Norris (6-8), S: none
Sat, Aug 28, 2010 HOU  4 @NYM  1        W:Brett Myers (10-7), L: Johan Santana (10-9), S: Brandon Lyon (9)
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 NYM  2  HOU  1        W:Mike Pelfrey (13-7), L: Nelson Figueroa (3-2), S: Hisanori Takahashi (2)
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 HOU  3  NYM  2        W:Bud Norris (6-7), L: Pat Misch (0-2), S: Brandon Lyon (5)
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - Tied 3-3; 2010 - NYM won 4-3; All-Time - HOU leads 304-256

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2012 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst

For the 2011 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Mets Batters (4.00 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.41 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 20.Norris
G/S/vB
58.Abad*
G/S/vB
28.Carpenter
G/S/vB
55.Cruz
G/S/vB
59.Lopez
G/S/vB
41.Lyles
G/S/vB
37.Lyon
G/S/vB
39.Myers
G/S/vB
43.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Baxter* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/37 .235/.350/.441/.791 .333/.820 .727 21/.929 0/0 1/0
29.Davis* G/S/vP 9/.708 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 6/.733 ··· ··· 149/99 .302/.383/.543/.925 .493/1.142 .924 83/.528 0/0 7/1
21.Duda* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 347/279 .292/.370/.482/.852 .715/.886 .857 89/.773 1/0 10/3
12.Hairston G/S/vP 6/1.133 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 6/.333 3/.666 ··· ··· 145/57 .235/.303/.470/.773 .702/.886 .826 46/.760 1/1 7/2
19.Lutz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 8/.250 / /
28.Murphy* G/S/vP 6/1.166 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 4/1.500 ··· 4/.000 423/332 .320/.362/.448/.809 .755/.825 .838 99/.741 5/5 6/10
4.Nickeas G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/29 .189/.246/.264/.510 .476/.545 .377 19/.503 0/1 1/0
9.Nieuwenhuis* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 84/.855 / /
11.Tejada G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/1.100 ··· ··· 376/279 .284/.360/.335/.696 .704/.692 .713 94/.770 5/1 0/12
30.Thole* G/S/vP 10/1.025 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.800 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 1/3.000 386/342 .268/.345/.344/.690 .525/.709 .680 70/.852 0/2 3/2
2.Turner G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 487/345 .260/.334/.356/.690 .629/.715 .654 24/.519 7/2 4/13
1.Valdespin* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 4/.000 / /
5.Wright G/S/vP 12/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/.733 ··· 9/.555 42/.933 ··· 3/5.000 447/351 .254/.345/.427/.771 .806/.761 .773 85/1.094 13/2 14/19
IP 186.0 19.2 27.2 71.0 94.0 13.1 216.0 52.1 12.0 TOTAL .269/.343/.397/.741 .733/.766 .825 .741 6/6 18/19
ERA-K/9 3.77/8.5 7.32/6.9 2.93/9.4 /0.0 2.79/7.1 5.36/6.4 11.48/4.1 4.46/6.7 3.96/9.8 1.50/8.2 4.14/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Nickeas (9-4-4)
 Thole (65-17-16)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 795/.250 99/.326 125/.272 / 298/.264 415/.285 71/.409 917/.267 231/.264 44/.154 .261  Baxter
 Duda
 Murphy
 Hairston
3/0/10/1
4/0/42/1
1/0/0/0
10/10/15/0
OPS .732 .946 .809 .686 .817 1.133 .751 .781 .583 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 405/.811 45/.630 54/.697 / 108/.804 186/.795 25/2.071 404/.786 88/.755 30/.205 .816
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 390/.650 54/1.257 71/.889 / 190/.619 229/.834 46/.628 513/.724 143/.796 14/1.352 .740
Home 446/.750 57/1.105 70/.692 / 155/.684 200/.787 38/1.146 424/.779 126/.801 22/.897
Last 28d days 112/.814 8/1.875 44/.717 33/.589 47/.489 25/.720 35/.900 21/.640 49/.766 23/.664
HR/SB/CS 24/16/6 5/1/0 3/1/0 // 6/1/2 14/4/0 4/2/0 31/15/6 6/7/1 1/2/0 26/19/5
Usage ·····X·· ··o····· X···X··· ······X· o·o·o·o· X······· ·X····Xo ··o·oo·· X·X··X·o ·o··o·o·

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Astros Batters (4.55 RS/G) vs. Mets Pitchers (4.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 43.Dickey
G/S/vB
46.Acosta
G/S/vB
47.Batista
G/S/vB
40.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
48.Francisco
G/S/vB
39.Parnell
G/S/vB
52.Ramirez
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
57.Santana*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Altuve G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 234/174 .276/.297/.357/.654 .766/.618 .651 91/.984 7/3 2/2
19.Bogusevic* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 182/167 .287/.348/.457/.805 .421/.839 .811 77/.710 4/2 4/2
6.Buck* G/S/vP 3/2.667 ··· 7/.143 ··· 6/1.167 ··· 1/no AB 2/2.500 ··· 160/142 .228/.275/.342/.617 .300/.654 .662 33/.785 1/1 2/1
15.Castro* G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 / /// / 55/.641 / /
16.Downs G/S/vP 2/2.500 1/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/.666 222/169 .276/.347/.518/.864 1.032/.812 .948 30/.682 0/0 10/6
23.Johnson G/S/vP 14/.643 3/.000 3/.666 1/no AB 2/2.500 2/1.000 ··· ··· 7/.000 405/302 .251/.291/.378/.670 .635/.681 .601 87/.691 2/2 7/15
45.Lee G/S/vP 21/1.048 3/.000 21/.453 ··· 4/.750 4/1.000 1/.000 6/.834 47/1.081 653/498 .275/.342/.446/.788 1.028/.715 .796 86/.738 4/3 18/7
4.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/.833 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 341/224 .252/.303/.382/.685 .876/.582 .778 69/.793 1/1 6/15
14.Martinez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 226/169 .274/.319/.423/.742 1.119/.620 .755 94/.869 0/1 6/1
22.Maxwell G/S/vP ··· 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 / /// / 23/.642 / /
1.Schafer* G/S/vP 7/.858 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.000 3/.000 338/256 .242/.309/.315/.624 .560/.645 .662 95/.693 22/4 2/2
18.Snyder G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 6/1.834 119/84 .271/.376/.396/.772 .826/.750 .523 37/.337 0/1 3/0
IP 208.2 47.0 60.0 37.2 50.2 59.1 68.2 52.0 TOTAL .260/.333/.380/.713 .648/.752 .733 .713 17/5 13/15
ERA-K/9 3.28/5.8 3.45/8.8 3.60/4.7 3.82/11.2 3.55/9.4 3.64/9.7 2.62/8.6 4.85/6.2 /0.0 4.34/8.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Snyder (17-6-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 876/.256 204/.269 262/.225 168/.239 218/.246 268/.258 282/.216 225/.269 / .263  Lee
 Bogusevic
 Martinez
 Schafer
 Buck
 Wright
 Downs
80/0/0/10
13/0/40/9
51/0/1/5
0/79/0/1
25/1/14/0
0/0/1/0
0/0/3/0
OPS .690 .759 .681 .688 .721 .679 .596 .799 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 357/.776 86/.673 100/.906 110/.604 133/.819 115/.685 78/.611 118/.757 / .847
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 519/.632 118/.823 162/.541 58/.857 85/.568 153/.672 204/.590 107/.839 / .696
Road 406/.754 92/.763 120/.757 92/.717 81/.598 133/.558 121/.480 113/.947 /
Last 28d days 102/.864 50/1.030 52/.976 27/.603 47/1.017 46/.758 58/.768 40/.362 101/.514
HR/SB/CS 18/7/3 6/5/3 2/4/0 3/1/1 7/13/1 4/9/0 3/13/2 11/1/1 // 22/20/5
Usage ····X··· ··X·o·X· X·o···X· ooo·o··· XX···X·· X·o·o·X· o·XX·oo· X···XX·· X····X··

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.