Preview: Mets at Braves June 15, 2011

New York Mets (33-34) at Atlanta Braves (38-30) 7:10pm

Dillon Gee (7-0 3.05) vs. Tim Hudson (5-5 4.06)

TV: SNY              Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets can win the series in Atlanta tonight if they take this game. You would have to think they have a great chance to do it behind Gee. The Mets are 9-0 in Gee’s starts this year. He’s been incredible. Gee has only allowed 1 run in his last two starts over 15 innings.

The Mets beat up on Hudson pretty badly on June 5th for 5 runs in 4 innings. Since then, he beat the Astros going 6 innings and allowing 2 runs.

It’ll be interesting to see if Jason Bay is back in the lineup tonight.

Preview: Mets at Braves June 14, 2011

New York Mets (32-34) at Atlanta Braves (38-29) 7:10pm

Jon Niese (5-5 3.51) vs. Jair Jurrjens (8-2 1.82)

TV: SNY              Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Braves have won six of seven games since losing the series against the Mets at Cit Field a week and a half ago. In that series Jurrjens got knocked around a bit by the Mets and took a loss. He gave up 3 earned runs in 6.1 innings. Since then, he won a game against the Marlins.

Niese has been awesome in his last five starts. In that span he’s given up 5 runs over 33.2 innings (1.36 ERA). His curve ball has been working lately but his control has been inconsistent. He walked 4 batters in two of those five starts.

Preview: Mets at Pirates June 13, 2011

New York Mets (32-33) at Pittsburgh Pirates (31-33) 7:05pm

Mike Pelfrey (3-4 5.35) vs. Paul Maholm (2-7 3.39)

TV: SNY              Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets can take three of four games in this series with a win tonight. Pelfrey is on the hill and has been very inconsistent over his last four starts. His last start in Milwaukee was a good one going 6 IP and allowing 2 runs. But he allowed the Pirates to score 7 in 5 innings at Citi Field in his prior start.

Maholm has been inconsistent recently too. The Mets tee’d off on him last week for 6 runs in 5.2 innings. But he came back in his last start to throw 6 shutout innings only allowing 1 hit.

Preview: Mets at Pirates June 12, 2011

New York Mets (31-33) at Pittsburgh Pirates (31-32) 1:35pm

Chris Capuano (4-6 4.86) vs. Kevin Correia (8-4 3.64)

TV: SNY              Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets blew a winnable game yesterday on a bad play at third base by Daniel Murphy. I’d expect to see Justin Turner there today. Capuano lost a game to the Pirates last week at Citi Field. His record and ERA are pretty bad but he’s been a victim of bad defense and lack of run support this season.

Correia pitched a solid game against the Mets last week (6 IP, 2 ER) and then lost to the D-Backs in his next start (5 IP, 4 ER).

Preview: Mets at Pirates June 11, 2011

New York Mets (31-32) at Pittsburgh Pirates (30-32) 7:05pm

R.A. Dickey (3-6 4.04) vs. James McDonald (3-4 4.97)

TV: WPIX              Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets are going for their third straight win tonight and their sixth in seven games. They’ll do it behind Dickey who’s been pitching really well since the middle of May. He’s still got a bad foot but it doesn’t appear to be slowing him down anywhere but at the plate.

McDonald has also been pitching really well since mid-May for the Pirates. Over his last four starts he’s pitched 22.2 innings and allowed only 7 runs (2.84 ERA).

It’ll be interesting to see if Jason Bay is back in the lineup tonight. The lineup seems to be much more consistent without him.

Preview: Mets at Pirates June 10, 2011

New York Mets (30-32) at Pittsburgh Pirates (30-31) 7:05pm

Dillon Gee (6-0 3.33) vs. Charlie Morton (6-2 2.52)

TV: SNY              Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets arrive in Pittsburgh coming off a big series win in Milwaukee. That isn’t easy to do. The Brewers have been nearly unbeatable at home this season. The Pirates have won three series in a row from the Mets, Phillies, and D-Backs.

Morton has been pitching really well for the Pirates. He hasn’t allowed more than 2 runs in his last five starts. The Pirates are 6-5 in his 11 starts this year.

The Mets are 8-0 in Gee’s starts this year. He was fantastic in his last start against the Braves at home throwing 7 shutout innings and getting his sixth straight win.

Jason Bay will ride the pine again for the second straight game in an attempt to get his swing together.

Preview: Mets at Brewers June 9, 2011

New York Mets (29-32) at Milwaukee Brewers (35-27) 8:10pm

Jon Niese (4-5 3.75) vs. Yonani Gallardo (8-2 3.72)

TV: ESPN              Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets and Brewers play the rubber game of the series tonight before a four game series starts tomorrow in Pittsburgh. The Mets should have closed out that win last night because they’re going against one of the better pitchers in the league tonight in Gallardo. He’s won the last six straight games that he started. And he hasn’t allowed more than 2 runs in any game during that span. In his career against the Mets (4 games), he’s 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA.

The Mets have a shot with Niese though. He’s pitched extremely well in his last four starts. He’s 2-1 and hasn’t allowed more than 2 runs in a game during those four starts. Maybe Jason Bay could help him out tonight by remembering how to hit.