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Mets 101 Game Preview: Texas Rangers at New York Mets

July 5th, 2014 at 3:53 PM
By Mike Phillips

After a 6-5 win last night, the New York Mets are looking to build a winning streak for the first time in two weeks. The Mets (38-48) will look to win their second game in a row against the Texas Rangers (37-49) tonight as the two teams continue their holiday weekend series at Citi Field. First pitch for tonight's contest is scheduled for 7:15 pm.

The Mets will send 41 year old right hander Bartolo Colon (8-6, 3.88 ERA) to the mound. Colon took a loss in his last outing, allowing five runs in six innings in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates last Sunday. The Rangers will counter with right hander Colby Lewis (5-5, 5.71 ERA), who has struggled this season. Lewis took a no decision in his last outing, allowing two runs in six innings against the Minnesota Twins last Sunday.

Local Coverage:

Television: FOX

Radio: WOR

New York Mets Lineup:

  1. RF Curtis Granderson
  2. 2B Daniel Murphy
  3. 3B David Wright
  4. LF Bobby Abreu
  5. 1B Lucas Duda
  6. CF Juan Lagares
  7. C Travis d'Arnaud
  8. SS Ruben Tejada
  9. SP Bartolo Colon

Pre-Game Notes:

  • The Mets will finally get David Wright back in the lineup after he missed a week with a bruised left rotator cuff. The Mets went 2-5 without their captain.
  • Tonight's game will be broadcast on Fox, the only national telecast scheduled for the Mets this season. Kenny Albert and former Met Cliff Floyd will be on the call.
  • The Mets go lefty heavy at the top of the lineup again, with Wright the only right handed bat among the team's first five hitters.
Tags: Bartolo Colon, Baseball, Cliff Floyd, Colby Lewis, David Wright, Fox, Kenny Albert, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Texas Rangers

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