Game Preview: Braves vs Mets

The Mets return home for the their final home stand of the season against the Braves tonight. While the Mets locked up another losing season on the road, there are some major story lines to wrap up this week. Will Saturday be David Wright’s final game? Will he pitch hit before hand? Will deGrom make two starts this week instead of one? Will it be enough to sway the “wins are the most important stat” camp? Will Conforto reach 30 homers?

Noah Syndergaard is on the mound for the Mets tonight. He is 12-4 over 23 games and 139.1 innings with a 3.36 ERA, 2.87 FIP, 1.270 WHIP, and a 110 ERA+. He’s coming off a not so great start against the Phillies where he allowed 3 runs over 4.0 innings and that’s how things have gone for Noah the last 6 weeks or so. He’s been alternating between great (starts 1 and 3 this month 16.0 innings, 1 ER) and not great (starts 2 and 4 this month 10.2 innings, 7 ER). In two games against the Braves this season he has allowed 6 runs on 17 hits in 12.0 innings. The Braves have the following numbers against him:

  • Markakis 6-15, 2B, BB
  • Freeman 7-15, 2 2B, 3B, HR
  • Inciarte 3-11
  • Swanson 5-10
  • Duvall 0-9, 6 K
  • Albies 2-7, HR
  • Tucker 2-5
  • Acuna 2-4, 2B

The Mets bats draw rookie Touki Toussiant who is 2-1 over 5 games and 4 starts with 23.0 innings pitching posting a 4.30 ERA, 4.07 FIP, 1.348 WHIP and 95 ERA+. Since his first start he has allowed 10 runs over 17.0 innings, a 5.29 ERA. Across two levels of minor league ball he was 9-6 over 24 starts and 136.1 innings posting a 2.38 ERA. Tonight will be his first game against the Mets.

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets were one hit yesterday. Voth, the Nationals starter, who gave up 7 runs from 9 hits in his only other major league start, also against the Mets, only allowed 1 hit over 5.0 innings and then the Nationals bullpen took care of the rest. Hopefully the bats will be fully rested for this afternoon’s game.

Steven Matz is on the mound today. He’s 5-11 over 28 games and 145.0 innings with a 4.03 ERA, 4.68 FIP, 1.241 WHIP and 91 ERA+. He’s coming off a strong start against the Phillies where he allowed no runs over 5.0 innings. In his last 6 starts and 35.1 innings he has allowed 9 runs which is a 2.29 ERA while striking out 39. His starts against the Nationals have been interesting this year. He started off in April allowing an unearned run over 5, then later in the same month he allowed 3 runs over 4.0 innings. In July he allowed 3 runs over 6.1 innings then at the end of July he allowed 7 runs over 0.2 innings. His last start against the Nationals in August he held them to 1 run over 7.0 innings. Who knows which Matz we’ll see today. The Nationals have the following numbers against him:

  • Taylor 4-21, HR, 2 BB, 11 K
  • Rendon 7-22, 3 HR, 9 K
  • Turner 6-21, 2 2B, BB
  • Hraper 3-16, 2B, 2 BB
  • Zimmerman 3-16, 2B, HR, BB
  • Reynolds 4-11, 3 2B
  • Wieters 2-8, HR
  • Soto 3-8

The Mets bats draw 25 year-old Erick Fedde who is 2-3 over 9 games and 43.0 innings posting a 5.03 ERA, 4.25 FIP, 1.442 WHIP and 85 ERA+. Since being called up in September he’s been quite good compared to his other numbers allowing 6 runs over 15.0 innings (3.60 ERA) while striking out 22 over 3 starts. His last start of 2017 was against the Mets where he allowed 5 runs over 6.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Nimmo 1-4, 2 K
  • Flores 1-3, HR
  • Rosario 1-3
  • Smith 0-3
  • Reyes 0-0, BB

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets finally got Jacob deGrom a win for the first time in over a month last night. Jacob was as good as ever, getting out of trouble in the 2nd inning allowing only 1 run and then shutting everything down through 7. Although the bullpen made things interesting late in the game, the Mets came out on top and today it is the battle of the rookies.

Corey Oswalt is 3-2 over 55.2 innings over 15 games, 10 starts with a 6.31 ERA, 5.88 FIP, 1.365 WHIP and a 59 ERA+. He started last weekend against the Red Sox but only lasted 2.2 innings allowing 1 run over 3 hits and a walk. I imagine today he will have a low maximum pitch count as he continues to build his way back into the rotation. His two games against the Nationals though couldn’t be more different. He started against them back in July holding them to 1 run off 2 hits in 5.0 innings. In relief against them in August he allowed 6 runs on 6 hits in 1 inning. The Nationals have the following numbers against him:

  • Eaton 1-3
  • Rendon 2-3
  • Soto 1-3
  • Difo 1-2
  • Taylor 0-2
  • Turner 0-2
  • Wieters 0-2
  • Harper 1-1
  • Reynolds 1-1, HR (Grand Slam)

The Mets draw rookie Austin Roth making his second career start and pitching in his third game overall. He was recalled from the minors last week where he threw one cleaning inning of relief. His major league start was against the Mets on July 14th where he allowed 7 runs over 9 hits in 4.1 innings, so he’s probably looking to even the score today. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Conforto 1-3, HR
  • Flores 2-3
  • Nimmo 0-3
  • Plawecki 2-3
  • Reyes 2-3
  • Rosario 1-2

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets beat the Nationals 5-4 in 12 innings tonight, and the Mets look to score runs on the mound today with Jacob deGrom. The Mets were able to raise Scherzer’s ERA from 2.54 to 2.57 yesterday but weren’t able to saddle him with the loss. Conforto also hit his 27th homer of the season as he gets closer to 30.

Jacob deGrom is 8-9 over 30 starts and 202.0 innings with a 1.78 ERA (league leading), 2.05 FIP (league leading), 0.950 WHIP and a 207 ERA+ (league leading). He’s coming off a human start against the Red Sox where he allowed 3 runs over 7.0 innings. In two starts agasinst the Nationals this year he has allowed 5 runs, 4 earned over 13.1 innings while striking out 17. The Nationals have the following numbers against him:

  • Harper 1–28, 2 2 B, 2 HR, 7 BB
  • Rendon 2-21, 2B, 5 BB
  • Taylor 1-24, BB, 13 K
  • Zimmerman 5-22, 2 HR, 8 K
  • Turner 7-22, 2B, HR, BB, 9 K
  • Reynolds 0-15, 3 K
  • Wieters 3-15, HR
  • Difo 2-7

The Mets draw Joe Ross making his second start of the season as he continues to come back from Tommy John. . Last week against the Cubs he allowed 2 runs over 5.0 innings and 4 hits. Last year he was 5-3 over 13 games and 73.2 innings with a 5.01 ERA, 4.99 FIP, 1.466 WHIP and 90 ERA+. His two seasons before that he was a mid 3’s ERA pitcher. Joe managed to face the Mets 3 times in 13 games in 2017 racking up 17.0 innings and a 4.76 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Florew 3-14, BB
  • Bruce 3-12, HR, 4 K
  • Reyes 2-11, 3B, HR
  • Conforto 3-6
  • Nimmo 5-6
  • Jackson 1-1, 2 BB
  • Frazier 1-2, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

With yesterday’s loss against the Phillies the Mets clinched another losing season. Now with the winning record dream gone, not that there was much of a chance anyway, they head down 95 to play for pride against the Nationals.

And nothing says, “Hey! Let’s go out there and have some fun” quite like Jason Vargas. Yay Vargas. Vargas is 6-9 over 18 starts and 79.1 innings with a 6.47 ERA, 5.42 FIP, 1.538 WHIP and 57 ERA+. He’s coming off an average to good start where he allowed 2 runs over 6.0 innings and in his last 6 games he is 4-1 allowing 12 runs, 11 earned, over 32.0 innings which is a 3.09 ERA (made even better when you recall one of those starts was 5 runs, 4 earned over 3.1 innings). He shut out the Nationals in one start this year over 6.0 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against him:

  • Wieters 6-21, 2B, BB
  • Reynolds 3-8, 2 2B, BB
  • Zimmerman 3-7, 2B
  • Eaton 1-5
  • Harper 0-3
  • Randon 0-3
  • Turner 0-3

The Mets could do deGrom a huge favor tonight and tag Scherzer for a bunch of runs and get him a loss. He is 17-7, leading the league in wins over 31 games and 206.2 innings (league leading, but deGrom is close despite missing starts). Over that time he has posted a 2.53 ERA, 2.66 FIP, 0.915 WHIP (league leading) and a 168 ERA+. In his last 6 starts he has pitched 43.0 innings allowing 9 runs while posting a 1.88 ERA. In one start against the Mets this year he allowed 3 runs off 5 hits in 7.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Reyes 10-31, 2B, HR, 2 BB
  • Conforto 7-21, 3 HR, 2 BB
  • Bruce 5-16, 2B, 3B, HR, 2 BB
  • Flores 0-17, BB, 8 K
  • Plawecki 3-15, HR, 5 K
  • Nimmo 2-11, HR, BB, 6 K
  • Frazier 0-8, 3 K
  • Rosario 1-2, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

Everything went south for the Mets last night after Matz left the game. Matz left with a 2-0 lead, partially thanks to a homer himself but the bullpen let up 5 runs immediately and the Mets bats without the slugger Matz in the lineup fell apart.

Noah Syndergaard will take the mound today for the Mets. He is 12-3 leading the league in the useless stat of winning percentage over 22 starts and 135.1 innings with a 3.26 ERA, 2.69 FIP, 1.256 WHIP and 113 ERA+. Two starts ago he performed poorly against the Phillies allowing 4 runs and 12 hits over 6.2 innings. He rebounded his last time out allowing no runs over 7.0 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against him:

  • Hernandez 8-20, 3 BB, 5 K
  • Bour 6-21, 2B
  • Herrera 1-19, 2 BB
  • Franco 5-19, 2B
  • Ramos 7-18, 2 2B, BB
  • Hoskins 2-6, 2B, HR, 4 BB
  • Williams 1-10, 4 K
  • Cabrera 4-7, 2 2B, 2 BB

The Mets see Zach Eflin, again. Zach is 10-7 over 22 starts and 120.1 innings with a 4.26 ERA, 3.88 FIP, 1.271 WHIP and 99 ERA+. After a bad start against the Mets on the 8th, he rebounded in his last start allowing only 1 run over 6.1 innings against the Marlins. In three games against the Mets this year he has allowed 13 runs off 16 hits in 14.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Conforto 3-13, 2B, HR, BB
  • Reyes 3-10, 3 2B, 2 K
  • Rosario 3-8, 3 2B
  • Nimmo 1-6, BB
  • Smith 1-6, BB
  • Flores 1-6
  • McNeil 2-6, 2B, 3B
  • Bruce 2-3
  • Frazier 1-2, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

The Mets offense came back last night as they tagged the Phillies for 9 runs in a game that was quite back and forth until the end. Conforto was the star of the night recording 6 RBIs including a homer to bring him to 26 on the season. The Mets failed to get Jacob deGrom a win on Sunday but they can help him by tagging Aaron Nola tonight.

Steven Matz takes the mound for the Mets. He is 5-11 over 27 games and 140.0 innings with a 4.18 ERA, 4.68 FIP, 1.236 WHIP and 88 ERA+. In his last five starts he has pitched 30.1 innings with a 2.67 ERA including a start against the Phillies where he allowed 2 runs over 5.0 innings, which was way better than his start coming back to the rotation on August 16th against the Phillies where he allowed 6 runs, 4 earned over 2.0 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against him:

  • Hoskins 1-8, HR, BB
  • Ramos 3-11
  • Santana 1-11, HR
  • Hernandez 3-8
  • Bour 0-6
  • Herrera 1-5, HR
  • Altherr 1-4, 2B
  • Franco 2-5
  • Alfaro 1-3

Aaron Nola is 16-5 over 30 games and 193.2 innings for the Phillies posting a 2.42 ERA, 2.97 FIP, 0.971 WHIP and a 174 ERA+. In the month of September though he has allowed 11 runs and 14 hits over 17.2 innings which is a 5.60 ERA raising his year ERA from 2.10 to 2.42. One of those starts was against the Mets where he allowed 3 runs over 7.0 innings (besides that he has been very good against the Mets allowing 4 runs over 25.0 innings in 4 starts). The Mets have the following numbers against Nola:

  • Conforto 3-18, HR, 2 BB, 6 K
  • Bruce 4-14, HR, BB, 4 K
  • Nimmo 1-10, 5 BB, 5 K
  • Rosario 3-12, 2B
  • Plawecki 0-7
  • Reyes 1-10, 3 K
  • Frazier 0-7, BB
  • Smith 1-9, HR
  • McNeil 2-6, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

The Mets dropped their last two games in Boston by slim margins. Yesterday, the Mets burned another deGrom start, at least this time deGrom wasn’t saddled with the loss. The Mets will head down I-95 past home and all the way to Philly.

Wheeler is 11-7 over 28 games and 175.1 innings with a 3.23 ERA, 3.19 FIP, 1.135 WHIP and 114 ERA+. His last start was spectacular against the Marlins where he shut them out over 8.0 innings allowing only 4 hits and nothing else. In his last 9 games he has pitched 61.0 innings with a 1.18 ERA. One of his last poor starts was against the Phillies where he allowed 3 runs from 7 hits in 4.2 innings (July 14th). The Phillies have the following numbers against him:

  • Ramos 3-12, 2B
  • Cabrera 1-10, BB
  • Hernandez 7-11
  • Herrera 1-9, HR
  • Bour 1-7, 2 BB
  • Fanco 1-7, HR, 2 BB
  • Santana 1-1, 4 BB

The Mets bats draw Jake Arrieta who is 10-9 over 28 games and 159.2 innings with a 3.66 ERA, 4.22 FIP, 1.240 WHIP and 115 ERA+. In his last four starts he has allowed 15 runs off 21 hits in 21.1 innings leading to a 6.33 ERA. His last good start was against the Mets where he allowed 1 run over 6.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Frazier 6-20, 2B, 2 HR, 7 K
  • Flores 4-19, 2B
  • Bruce 3-16, 2B, BB, 8 K
  • Confortio 1-9, 2 BB
  • Jackson 4-9
  • Reyes 3-7, 2B
  • Nimmo 1-5

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Red Sox

The Mets close out their series with the Red Sox today with a marquee match up. Jacob deGrom vs Chris Sale. Jacob deGrom is still trying to prove people who believe in wins as a stat that he should be the Cy Young. Chris Sale is about to get the bump that is “pitcher facing Jacob deGrom”. Yesterday the Red Sox were able to snap the Mets winning streak after the Mrets went up 3-0 early. Lets hope the Mets can get back on the winning track today.

Jacob deGrom is 8-9 over 29 starts and 195.0 innings with a 1.71 ERA, 2.06 FIP, 0.954 WHIP and a 216 ERA+. Since the start of August deGrom has pitched 8 games going 3-3 over 56.2 innings with an even smaller ERA at 1.43. He has struck out 75 during this stretch. The Red Sox have the following numbers against him:

  • Nunez 3-6, 3B
  • Phillips 0-5
  • Betts 1-3
  • Bogaerts 0-3
  • Bradley Jr 0-3, 2K
  • Holt 1-3
  • Martinez 1-3

Chris Sale has been as advertised this year going 12-4 over 24 starts and 147.0 innings with a 1.96 ERA, 1.95 FIP, 0.850 WHIP and a 222 ERA+. Now he’s coming back from a stint on the DL for the second time in the last two months. Last time he pitched 1.0 inning allowing a hit and 2 K’s. On August 12th he allowed 1 hit over 5.0 innings while striking out 12. The Mets strategy today, and it’s a tough one against a strikeout master like Sale, is to work counts and get him out of the game quickly. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Jackson 2-37, 2B, 2 BB, 17 K
  • Frazier 3-10, 3 HR, 3 K
  • Reyes 2-8
  • Bruce 1-2

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Red Sox

The Mets and Noah Syndergaard had a resounding victory against the Red Sox last night and Corey Oswalt will look to keep it going today. Syndergaard shut the Red Sox out for 7.0 innings last night and the Mets hit 4 homers leading to 8 runs in a rout at Fenway.

Oswalt is starting today thanks to mother nature. Ever since Monday’s rainout, today was became a question mark as who could go with a double header scheduled for Tuesday, which then really happened on Wednesday. At least Oswalt got more of a heads up for this start. On Sunday he found out pretty close to game time as the Mets didn’t want to send out deGrom after the rain delay with a threat of more rain.¬†On the season Oswalt is 3-2 over 14 games and 9 starts with 53.0 innings with a 6.62 ERA, 6.02 FIP, 1.358 WHIP and a 56 ERA+. As a starter (43.2 innings), he has posted a 5.36 ERA and a 1.282 WHIP.

The Mets bats will get a look at long time Tiger and now long time Red Sex, Rick Porcello today. He is 16-7 over 30 game sand 179.1 innings with a 4.27 ERA, 4.00 FIP, 1.177 WHIP and a 102 ERA+. In his last five starts he has pitched 27.2 innings with a 5.53 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Rick:

  • Reyes 6-12, 3B
  • Lobaton 3-8, BB
  • Frazier 0-3, BB
  • Bruce 0-2, BB
  • Jackson 0-3

Let’s Go Mets!

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