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Mets vs. Cubs Preview: Game #85 — Dillon Gee vs. Jeff Samardzija

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Nuthin' but a Gee thang! (I'm so sorry.)
Nuthin' but a Gee thang! (I'm so sorry.)

Tonight's game notes, courtesy of @Mets.

Teams: Mets vs. Cubs
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2012 • 4:10 p.m.
Location: Citi Field • Flushing, NY
Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (6-7, 4.77) vs. RHP Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.34)
TV/Radio: SNY • WFAN • WQBU
Info: Game #85 • Home Game #45

Starting Lineup

Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Lucas Duda – RF
Jordany Valdespin – LF
Josh Thole – C
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Dillon Gee – RHP

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets are 6-3 in their last nine games...New York fell to 12-11 in one-run games with last night’s 8-7 loss.

AT HOME: The Mets are 25-19 at home this year...The 25 wins are tied for the fifth-most in the majors...New York is 6-4 in its last 10 games.

DAY BASEBALL: The Mets are 20-11 during day games this year...The 20 wins are tied for the third-most in the majors with Cincinnati...San Francisco has 21 and Detroit has 22 wins...David Wright leads the National League and is second in the majors with a .390 batting average during the day while Daniel Murphy is fifth in the NL with a .350 mark in day action.

SATURDAY: Daniel Murphy owns the second-best batting average (.435) in the majors on Saturdays (min. 20 at-bats)...Texas’ Adrian Beltre is first (.438)...New York is 9-4 on Saturday’s this year...The nine wins are tied for the third-most in the majors.

WRIGHT AT HOME: David Wright doubled in the eighth inning last night to extend his home hitting streak to 14 games dating back to June 4 …Wright is batting .351 (20-57) during this span…It is Wright’s secondlongest home hitting streak of his career…He had a 16-game home hitting streak from May 19-June 24, 2007…Wright has reached base safely in his last 19 games at Citi Field.

WRIGHT DOUBLES: David Wright now has 27 doubles, tied for the second-most in franchise history with Kaz Matsui (2004) prior to the All-Star break…Carlos Beltran holds the team mark with 28 first-half doubles in 2008.