Announcement is hiring paid news desk writers. Apply here! ×

Official Starters and Line-Up Cards for Today’s Game


Game 2: 4/12/11 (7:10 PM)
Jon Niese (0-1, 6.55 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 5.00 K/BB): Niese looked more like an Opening Day starter than Pelfrey in his first start this season, hurling 7 quality innings, giving up just 4 hits, 2 earned-runs, 1 walk, and striking out 3 batters. But in his second start, the lefty looked more human (4 innings, 8 hits, 6 earned-runs, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts). Niese’s abilities are obviously somewhere in-between, so as long as the youngster can endure a full-season of baseball, he might become the glowing star in the Mets rotation. (Career vs. Rockies: .301/.358/.479 line with a 4.91 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 2.40 K/BB ratio)

Esmil Rogers (1-0, 1.23 ERA, 0.68 WHIP, and 7.00 K/BB): Rogers was originally signed as a shortstop by the Rockies, but the franchise made the smart decision to let him take the hill instead. While the hard-throwing right-hander only owns a less-than-mediocre 6.04 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, and 2.46 K/BB ratio in 76 career Major League innings, Rogers has surprised fans by running out of the box so far in 2011. There is still a journey-ahead for the rather newish pitcher, but it’s hard to ignore his debut outing. (Career vs. Mets: .182/.308/.182 line with a 3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 2.00 K/BB ratio)


Tags: Ben Berkon Colorado Colorado Rockies Mets Mets Rockies Mets Rockies Lineups Mets Rockies Starters New York New York Mets New York Mets Colorado Rockies New York Mets Colorado Rockies Lineups New York Mets Colorado Rockies Starters Rising Apple Rockies

comments powered by Disqus