9/23/15 Game Preview: Perez vs. Colon

The Mets (85-66) complete their 3-game series with the Atlanta Braves (61-91) at 7:10 tonight at Citi FIeld. Rookie right-hander Williams Perez (5.16 ERA, 4.94 FIP, 1.57 WHIP, 104 2/3 IP over 18 starts and 3 relief appearances) faces Bartolo Colon (4.15, 3.86, 1.24, 182 1/3 IP over 29 starts and 1 relief appearance).


[NY Post]


  1. Nick Markakis, RF (L)
  2. Hector Olivera, 3B (R)
  3. Nick Swisher, 1B (S)
  4. A.J. Pierzynski, C (L)
  5. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  6. Jace Peterson, 2B (L)
  7. Cameron Maybin, CF (R)
  8. Michael Bourn, LF (L)
  9. Williams Perez, P (R)


  1. Curtis Granderson, RF (L)
  2. David Wright, 3B (R)
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2B (L)
  4. Yoenis Cespedes, CF (R)
  5. Lucas Duda, 1B (L)
  6. Travis d’Arnaud, C (R)
  7. Michael Conforto, LF (L)
  8. Ruben Tejada, SS (R)
  9. Bartolo Colon, P (R)

In four starts this season against Atlanta, Bartolo Colon has allowed 10 earned runs in 26 2/3 IP, good for a 3.51 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. Since his debacle in Colorado, across 5 starts and a relief appearance, Colon has an ERA of 1.21, a FIP of 2.98, and a WHIP of 1.02 over 37 1/3 IP (the first 31 of which were scoreless).

In two starts and a relief appearance against the Mets, Williams Perez has allowed 7 earned runs in 13 innings, good for a 4.85 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. After 3 straight starts allowing 4 ER or more, Perez has settled down over his last 3, with a 2.89 ERA, 3.62 FIP, and 1.29 WHIP in that span.

As always, LET’S GO METS!


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