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GAME 2 PREVIEW: Mets at Tigers, 7:05 PM

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Chris Capuano (6-7. 3.99 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 2.96 K/BB): Capuano has been giving up a lot of hits this season (10.8 Hits/9), but he’s still been limiting the damage. In addition, as the months have gone on, Capuano has become more dominant. He posted a .315/.362/.500 line against in March/April, a .257/.323/.442 line against in May, and a .261/.320/.339 line against so far in June. Capuano’s 2.32 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in June is also his lowest of any month this season. (Career vs. Tigers: .250/.250/.429 line with a 3.86 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 0.00 K/BB)

Phil Coke (1-7, 4.32 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 1.29 K/BB): Coke has endured a shaky transition from reliever to starter. His 4.32 ERA/1.39 WHIP is certainly respectable, however, his abysmal 4.4 K/9 and league-average 3.5 BB/9 indicates that this is the best it will get. While Coke was never a dominating pitcher, he did sport a 7.4 K/9 last season (and owns a 6.4 K/9 for his career). To Coke’s credit, he has been taking care of lefties (.193/.287/.261 line against), but unfortunately for him, the Mets are stacked from the right side (.291/.349/.393 line against). (Career vs. Mets: .300/.300/.300 line with a 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 0.00 K/BB)