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Official Starters and Line-Up Cards for Today’s Double-Header

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Game 3: 4/14/11 (12:10 PM)
R.A. Dickey (1-1, 2.45 ERA, 1.72 WHIP, 1.25 K/BB): Dickey doesn’t appear to be a 2010 fluke, but his pinpoint control from last season hasn’t quite shown up yet. The knuckleballer posted a spotless 2.2 BB/9 IP last season, but has already racked up 8 walks (6.5 BB/9 IP) in 11 IP in 2011. Also, after picking up a win in his debut this season, shutting out the Marlins over 6 innings, allowing only 5 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 7 batters, Dickey couldn’t keep Nationals hitters off-base or off-balance (5 innings, 6 hits, 3 earned-runs, 5 walks, and 3 strikeouts). If Dickey can control his knuckleball, Mets fans need not worry. (Career vs. Rockies: no record)

Greg Reynolds (0-0, 3.00 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 1.00 K/BB): With all the hoopla surrounding Ubaldo Jimenez, Jorge de la Rosa, Jhoulys Chacin, and now Esmil Rogers, it’s easy to forget about Greg Reynolds. However, it’s important to remember that Reynolds is a former 2nd overall pick from the 2006 draft. The right-hander hasn’t exactly blow hitters away in the minors (career 3.83 ERA, 1.33 WHIP. 2.38 K/BB ratio), but the Rockies have now given the former top prospect a chance to prove his first round worthiness. (Career vs. Mets: .204/.264/..429 line with a 4.85 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 1.75 K/BB ratio)

Game 4: 4/14/11 (4:10 PM)
Chris Capuano (1-0, 6.75 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, 4.00 K/BB): His 2011 season stats look ugly, but sometimes stats can be deceiving. Aside from a blow-up relief appearance in the first series of the season, Capuano’s debut as a starter was extremely promising. The former Brewer pitched 6 innings against the Nationals, giving up 7 hits, 4 earned-runs, 1 walk, and an astounding 8 strikeouts. The lefty gave-up 2 homeruns in the contest–which resulted in the 4 earned-runs–but those 8 strikeouts stand-out as his potential for the season. It will be interesting to see if Capuano can curb the gopheritis in 2011. (Career vs. Rockies: .228/.291/.344 line with a 2.98 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 2.38 K/BB ratio)

Jhoulys Chacin (2-0, 2.77 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 1.75 K/BB): Chacin opened a lot of eyes in 2010, when he posted a 3.28 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 2.26 K/BB ratio in 137.3 IP. However, his 4.0 BB/9 IP ratio seemed to cast a shadow over his successes. So far this season, Chacin has been done well, but his pedestrian 1.75 K/BB ratio suggests that there’s a little bit more to his 2.77 ERA/1.23 WHIP, and that 2011 will be a season of growing pains. (Career vs. Mets: .333/.500/.333 line with a 0.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, and 1.00 K/BB ratio)


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