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Game Preview: NYM @ HOU, 8:05pm, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 @Minute Maid Park

Mets, 13-10, 13-10 3rd, 1½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Jonathon Niese (25, LHP, 2-0, 2.81)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-0) 25.2 18 9 8 7 23 2 2.81
2011 (11-11) 157.1 178 88 77 44 138 14 4.40
2010 (9-10) 173.2 192 97 81 62 148 20 4.20
Last 7 GS 2-3 43.1 45 23 21 10 39 5 4.36 51
2012-04-26 MIA ND 7.0 4 2 2 0 6 1 97 67
2012-04-20 SFG ND 6.0 7 3 3 2 5 1 109 49
2012-04-14 @PHI W 6.2 5 0 0 1 5 0 102 68
2012-04-08 ATL W 6.0 2 4 3 4 7 0 102 57
2011-08-23 @PHI L 4.0 10 8 8 1 6 2 84 15
2011-08-16 @SDP L 6.0 10 3 3 0 3 0 87 43
2011-08-11 SDP L 7.2 7 3 2 2 7 1 122 60
Last 5 v.HOU 1-1 20.0 18 4 4 7 11 0 1.80 59
2011-04-19 HOU L 6.0 7 2 2 5 3 0 113 48
2010-08-16 @HOU ND 7.0 7 1 1 0 5 0 100 64
2009-07-25 @HOU W 7.0 4 1 1 2 3 0 106 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-5    Road:    5-5    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   9-5    vsLHP:   4-5    1-Run:   6-2 
 vsEast: 10-5    vsCntrl: 0-1    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 23 Mon, Apr 30  @HOU  L   3-4       13-10  3rd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-10
Astros, 9-14, 9-14 5th, 5½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: J.A. Happ (29, LHP, 1-1, 4.70)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. NYM Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-1) 23.0 26 12 12 9 24 4 4.70
2011 (6-15) 156.1 157 103 93 83 134 21 5.35
2010 (6-4) 87.1 73 37 33 47 70 8 3.40
Last 7 GS 2-1 42.0 36 17 17 20 42 6 3.64 55
2012-04-25 @MIL ND 5.0 7 4 4 2 8 2 103 43
2012-04-20 LAD L 6.0 8 3 3 4 3 1 115 43
2012-04-15 @MIA ND 6.0 5 2 2 2 8 1 102 60
2012-04-09 ATL W 6.0 6 3 3 1 5 0 92 52
2011-09-24 COL ND 7.0 3 2 2 4 5 0 126 64
2011-09-19 @CIN ND 6.0 3 2 2 3 9 1 105 64
2011-09-13 PHI W 6.0 4 1 1 4 4 1 112 60
Last 5 v.NYM 2-1 27.2 28 15 15 14 17 5 4.88 46
2011-05-14 NYM W 6.0 5 2 2 3 4 1 110 55
2011-04-21 @NYM L 4.2 6 6 6 1 5 2 109 32
2009-08-22 @NYM W 7.0 8 1 1 2 1 0 118 56
2009-06-09 @NYM ND 5.1 6 4 4 4 4 2 106 40
2008-07-04 NYM ND 4.2 3 2 2 4 3 0 96 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-5    Road:    4-9    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   8-10   vsLHP:   1-4    1-Run:   3-6 
 vsEast:  4-7    vsCntrl: 2-4    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 23 Mon, Apr 30   NYM  W   4-3        9-14  5th  5.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30: 9-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 HOU  4  NYM  3        W:Fernando Rodriguez (1-3), L: Manny Acosta (0-2), S: Brett Myers (5)

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)
Season Series: 2012 - HOU over 1-0; 2011 - Tied 3-3; 2010 - NYM won 4-3; All-Time - HOU leads 305-256

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
Mets Batters (3.96 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.35 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Happ*
G/S/vB
58.Abad*
G/S/vB
28.Carpenter
G/S/vB
55.Cruz
G/S/vB
59.Lopez
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/18 .333/.417/.476/.893 .333/.944 1.145 24/.893 1/0 0/0
29.Davis* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 6/.733 ··· ··· 87/50 .185/.241/.309/.550 .719/.503 .945 87/.550 0/0 3/1
21.Duda* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 90/53 .256/.344/.436/.780 .430/.983 .828 90/.780 0/0 4/1
12.Hairston G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 6/.333 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 47/19 .244/.277/.467/.743 .909/.526 1.000 47/.743 0/0 2/0
28.Murphy* G/S/vP 7/1.143 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 4/1.500 ··· 5/.000 103/58 .298/.350/.362/.711 .660/.786 .650 103/.711 0/1 0/5
4.Nickeas G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/4 .188/.316/.188/.503 .500/.500 .971 19/.503 0/0 0/1
9.Nieuwenhuis* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 88/52 .325/.386/.475/.861 .685/.934 .869 88/.861 1/0 2/1
11.Tejada G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/1.100 ··· ··· 98/56 .299/.361/.391/.752 1.053/.658 .747 98/.752 1/1 0/2
30.Thole* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.800 1/.000 5/.000 ··· 1/3.000 74/49 .317/.403/.429/.831 1.181/.679 .688 74/.831 0/0 1/4
56.Torres# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.666 9/2.238 ··· ··· 7/7 .167/.286/.167/.452 /.452 .500 7/.452 0/0 0/0
2.Turner G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/7 .227/.292/.227/.519 .286/.857 .000 24/.519 0/0 0/0
1.Valdespin* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 5/.000 0/0 0/0
5.Wright G/S/vP 15/1.841 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/.733 10/.500 42/.933 ··· 3/5.000 89/54 .389/.494/.569/1.064 .994/1.065 1.187 89/1.064 2/3 3/1
IP 23.0 1.2 9.2 8.2 13.0 8.1 6.2 11.0 5.1 TOTAL .268/.341/.390/.731 .735/.747 .796 .731 6/6 18/21
ERA-K/9 4.70/9.4 16.20/0.0 2.79/6.5 2.08/8.3 2.77/4.2 3.24/7.6 1.35/6.7 4.09/9.8 5.06/8.5 4.09/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Nickeas (5-2-1)
 Thole (16-4-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 101/.286 9/.444 44/.263 33/.214 48/.208 36/.333 24/.130 50/.250 24/.200 .260  Duda
 Baxter
 Valdespin
 Nieuwenhuis
 Torres
 Hairston
0/0/22/1
6/0/1/0
1/0/0/0
1/21/0/0
0/2/0/0
8/5/3/0
OPS .855 1.889 .717 .589 .479 .874 .558 .749 .633 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 23/.794 5/1.400 11/.899 12/.523 13/.462 9/.944 9/.111 13/1.815 15/.133 .797
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 54/.910 4/2.500 19/.436 15/.606 17/.235 25/.711 12/1.000 27/.536 8/1.482 .730
Home 53/.791 6/1.167 15/.350 13/.748 18/.333 16/.688 8/.536 18/.863 16/.713
Last 28d days 101/.855 9/1.889 44/.717 33/.589 48/.479 36/.874 24/.558 50/.749 24/.633
HR/SB/CS 4/0/0 3/0/0 1/1/0 0/0/1 1/0/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 2/6/0 0/1/0 26/19/5
Usage ·····X·· o··o···· ·X···X·· ·······X oo·o·o·o o·X····X o··o·oo· oX·X··X· o·o··o·o
Astros Batters (4.52 RS/G) vs. Mets Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Niese*
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 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 95/61 .360/.404/.547/.951 1.237/.909 .728 95/.951 4/0 1/3
19.Bogusevic* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 80/52 .209/.338/.343/.681 .717/.708 .578 80/.681 3/2 1/0
6.Buck* G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.143 ··· 6/1.167 ··· 1/no AB 2/2.500 ··· 36/30 .273/.333/.424/.758 .500/.778 .940 36/.758 0/0 0/1
15.Castro* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 58/43 .231/.298/.308/.606 .800/.542 .495 58/.606 0/0 0/2
16.Downs G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.666 34/22 .212/.235/.515/.750 .600/.818 .714 34/.750 0/0 2/0
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/24 .231/.250/.308/.558 .801/.500 .668 40/.558 0/0 0/1
23.Johnson G/S/vP 6/.833 4/.000 3/.666 1/no AB 2/2.500 2/1.000 ··· ··· 7/.000 90/61 .279/.311/.372/.683 .298/.802 .676 90/.683 2/0 0/2
45.Lee G/S/vP 9/.583 3/.000 21/.453 ··· 4/.750 4/1.000 1/.000 6/.834 47/1.081 86/53 .273/.349/.390/.738 .310/.945 .895 86/.738 0/0 2/1
4.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 73/41 .297/.384/.422/.805 .466/.954 .544 73/.805 1/0 2/0
14.Martinez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 95/57 .282/.411/.449/.859 .925/.723 .937 95/.859 0/0 3/0
22.Maxwell G/S/vP ··· 4/1.833 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 24/11 .227/.250/.364/.614 .633/.636 1.067 24/.614 0/1 1/1
1.Schafer* G/S/vP 8/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.000 3/.000 99/67 .276/.351/.356/.707 .500/.801 .900 99/.707 8/3 2/0
18.Snyder G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 6/1.834 37/18 .121/.216/.121/.337 .350/.399 .301 37/.337 0/0 0/0
IP 25.2 11.0 10.1 7.0 9.1 10.2 13.1 10.2 24.0 TOTAL .257/.330/.376/.706 .644/.740 .713 .706 18/6 14/15
ERA-K/9 2.81/8.1 9.00/7.4 7.84/8.7 3.86/14.1 7.71/9.7 3.38/12.6 5.40/6.8 2.53/3.4 2.25/10.9 4.35/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (13-1-1)
 Snyder (6-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 101/.191 56/.311 52/.325 28/.200 47/.317 47/.289 58/.320 40/.135 101/.184 .260  Schafer
 Bogusevic
 Maxwell
 Martinez
 Buck
 Downs
0/22/0/2
0/2/17/1
1/5/2/1
21/0/0/0
4/0/6/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .545 .984 .976 .579 1.017 .741 .768 .362 .514 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 19/.263 32/1.130 29/.907 15/.500 30/1.233 25/.695 23/.859 17/.686 24/.356 .833
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 58/.641 21/.804 23/1.066 12/.533 13/.769 21/.833 27/.779 17/.059 52/.662 .687
Road 25/.448 34/1.143 16/.388 16/.779 22/1.459 24/.833 28/.886 13/.490 35/.624
Last 28d days 101/.545 56/.984 52/.976 28/.579 47/1.017 47/.741 58/.768 40/.362 101/.514
HR/SB/CS 2/0/0 3/3/0 2/3/1 1/0/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 0/2/0 0/2/0 0/3/1 23/21/6
Usage ····X··· X··X·o·X ·X·o···X oooo·o·· ·XX···X· oX·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.