Game Preview: Marlins @ Mets

After a terrific start to a game that saw deGrom tie a major league record for striking out the first 8 batters in a game, the Mets eventually lost last night to the Marlins by the score of 6-5. Bartolo Colon will try to get the Mets back on the right track tonight. On the season he is 13-12 over 28 starts and 182.2 innings with a 4.14 ERA. He is coming off of a rough start against the Nationals where he allowed 6 runs, 5 earned over 3.0 innings. In two of his last three starts he has allowed at least 5 earned runs. Or in four of his last six starts he has allowed a maximum of two earned runs (take the statistic based on how optimistic you feel today). He has made one start against the Marlins this year allowing 3 ER over 7 innings. The Marlins have the following numbers against Bartolo:

  • Salty 5-18, 2B, HR
  • R Johnson 4-14
  • G Jones 0-5
  • Yelich 0-4
  • Alvarez 0-2

The Mets batters will face off against Nathan Eovaldi tonight who his 6-11 this season over 30 starts and 182.1 innings with a 4.29 ERA. In the month of September he has allowed 7 ER over 10.1 innings and 16 hits. He has made only one start against the Mets this year allowing 5 hits and 3 ER over 7.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Nathan:

  • Murphy 5-14, 2 2B, HR
  • Tejada 2-10
  • Duda 2-11
  • E Young 1-7
  • Abreu 0-2
  • d’Arnaud 0-2
  • Granderson 2-3, HR

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets

The Marlins come to town and the Mets are looking to get back on the winning track tonight after dropping three of four to the Nationals this past week. The Mets pitching was for the most part solid yesterday, but the offense could not click together and left a good amount of runners on base, leading to a scoreless showing. Tonight Jacob deGrom gets the start against Jarred Cosart.

Jacob is 8-6 on the year over 20 starts and 127.1 innings with a 2.62 ERA. Over his last three starts, deGrom has allowed 2 runs, none earned over 21.0 innings with 20 K’s. In three starts against the Marlins this year he is 2-0 with a 0.45 ERA over 20.0 innings with 21 K’s. The Marlins have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Jones 1-9, 2B
  • McGehee 2-8, 2B
  • Ozuna 2-8
  • Lucas 2-6
  • Yelich 2-6

Cosart is 13-9 over 27 starts and 163.0 innings this year with a 3.70 ERA. Against the Marlins he was 4-2 over 7 starts and 46.2 innings with a 1.93 ERA. In his last two starts he has pitched 13.2 innings with a 2.63 ERA. Cosart has never made a start against the Mets and the Mets do not have any statistics against the Marlins.

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

After a disappointing performance last night, the Mets try to split the series with the Nationals today with Jon Niese on the mound against Jordan Zimmermann. Niese on the season is 8-10 over 27 games and 168.0 innings with a 3.59 ERA. He started September off with a terrible start allowing 6 ER and 10 hits over 6 innings against the Marlins. Last time out he bounced back allowing only one earned run over 6.2 innings against the Rockies. He has not been overly effective against the Nationals this year allowing 11 runs, 9 earned over 10.0 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against Niese:

  • Werth 8-25, 2B
  • Desmond 4-21, 2 2B
  • LaRoche 5-18, 2B, 3 HR
  • Espinosa 6-15, 2B, HR
  • Harper 3-8

The Mets bats will get to see Jordan Zimmermann again who is 11-5 over 29 games and 178.0 innings and a 2.93 ERA. In his last four starts he has pitched 26.1 innings with a 3-0 record and a 2.73 ERA. He is 2-0 in three starts against he Mets this year with a 2.89 ERA allowing 6 earned runs over 18.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Murphy 16-47, 5 2B, 3 HR
  • Duda 6-27, 2 2B
  • Lagares 4-17, 2B
  • Tejada5-18
  • Granderson 2-10
  • d’Arnaud3-8, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

The Mets finally beat the Nationals in Queens last night by the score of 4-3 thanks to a big hit from d’Arnaud and pitching that was able to hold off some late pushes from the Nationals. Today, Zack Wheeler tries to keep it going against the Nationals to guarantee a series split against Doug Fister.

Wheeler is 10-9 over 29 starts and 170.1 innings with a 3.38 ERA. After terrible start against the Marlins allowing 5 runs over 4.2 innings, in his last start he allowed 1 ER over 6.0 innings while striking out6 against the Reds. In three starts against the Nationals this year he is 1-2 over 18.2 innings with a 4.34 ERA and 16 K’s. The Nationals have the following numbers against Zack:

  • Span 8-18, 2 2B
  • Werth 5-16, 2 2B, HR
  • Desmond 4-16, 2B, HR
  • LaRoche 2-11, HR
  • Rendon 4-11
  • Harper 1-11
  • Ramos 2-9, 2B

Doug Fister is in the midst of a career season with a 13-6 record over 22 starts and 142.1 innings while posting a 2.53 ERA. After a stretch of three starts that were not characteristic of his season pitching 16.2 innings with a 5.94 ERA, he bounced back in his last start by shutting out the Braves over 7.0 innings. He has be phenomenal against the Mets year shutting the Mets out over 14.1 innings despite allowing 13 hits. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Granderson 3-20, HR
  • Abreu 3-16, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 1-9, 2B
  • Lagares 3-8
  • Murphy 2-9
  • Duda 3-6
  • Flores 4-6
  • E Young 2-3

Lets Go Mets!

 

 

Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

The Nationals snapped the Mets winning streak last night as they beat the Amazin’s by the score of 6-2. The Mets now drop to five games below .500, making the goal of .500 just a little more difficult by the end of the month. Dillon Gee gets the start tonight and on the season he is 6-7 over 19 starts and 120.1 inning with a 3.74 ERA. In his last three starts he is 2-1 over 19.2 innings with a 3.20 ERA while striking out 14. In two starts against the Nationals this year he allowed 8 ER over 12.2 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Desmond 9-37, 3 HR
  • Werth 11-37, 3 2B, HR
  • LaRoche 6-28, 2B, 3 HR
  • Span 5-25, 2 2B, HR
  • Ramos 4-19, 2B, HR
  • Rendon 2-20, 2B
  • Harper 5-13, 2 HR

Gio Gonzalez starts for the Nationals and on the season he is 8-9 over 24 games and 138.0 innings with a 3.78 ERA. After back to back average starts 3 ER over 6.0 innings, last time out he allowed 2 runs, 1 earned over 6.0 innings. He has pitched against the Mets three times this year and has posted an 1-2 record allowing 10 ER over 15.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Gio:

  • Granderson 2-19, HR
  • Abreu 1-16, 2B
  • Murphy 5-14, 3B
  • Lagares 5-14, 2B, 3B, HR
  • Tejada 4-11
  • Duda 1-9
  • Campbell 2-5

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

The Mets enter a critical four game game series tonight with the Nationals if they want to make it to .500 or better by the end of the season. Last night the Mets completed the sweep against the Rockies and put themselves only 4 games away from the .500 mark. Bartolo Colon will look to make this happen for the Amazin’s as he squares off against Tanner Roark.

Bartolo Colon is 13-11 over 27 starts and 179.2 innings with a 3.96 ERA. Colon rebounded after his poor start against Philly by pitching 7.0 innings allowing 2 ER in his last start. He is 1-2 over three starts against the Nationals this year allowing 7 runs, 6 earned over 21.0 innings with a 2.57 ERA. The Nationals have the following numbers against Colon:

  • Span 0-10
  • Cabrera 1-11, 2B
  • Rendon 2-10
  • Desmond 4-9, 2 HR
  • LaRoche 2-7, 2 2B
  • Harper 0-5
  • Ramos 2-6, 2B

Tanner Roark is 12-10 this season over 28 starts and a 2.97 ERA while pitching 179.0 innings. In his last two starts he has pitched 12.1 innings allowing 7 ER and striking out 12 batters. He is 2-0 over two games against the Mets this season allowing 4 ER over 11.0 innings while striking out 9 batters. The Mets have the following numbers against Roark:

  • Murphy 3-9, 2B
  • E Young 3-10, 2B
  • Duda 2-9
  • Lagares 1-5, 2B
  • Tejada 1-7
  • Granderson 2-5, 2 2B

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Rockies vs Mets

The Mets go for the sweep tonight against the Rockies. Last night the Mets got another masterful performance out of Jacob deGrom who pitched 8 shut out innings. Things got dicey in the top of the ninth as the Rockies loaded the bases with 1 out, but the Mets were able to close the door and now Montero looks to lock that door shut against Tyler Matzek.

Rafael Montero is 0-3 over 7 games and 6 starts in his rookie season. He has pitched 32.2 innings with a 5.23 ERA. His last start on August 17th was one of his better starts as he allowed 1 ER over 7.1 innings of work while striking out 6. Overall in the minors this year he has a 3.45 ERA over 86.0 innings of work. He has never faced the Rockies before in a major league game and has never faced anyone on their roster in a major league game.

For the second straight night in a row, the Mets bats will also get to look at a rookie tonight in Tyler Matzek. Overall on the season he is 5-9 over 17 games, 16 starts with 100.0 innings with a 4.32 ERA. He is coming off the best start in his career where he pitched a complete game shutout against the Padres. In total in his last three starts he has pitched 23.0 innings and 2 ER. He has never faced the Mets before in a major league game and has never faced anyone on the Mets roster in a major league game.

Another game of rookie vs rookie! Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Rockies vs Mets

The Mets walked off winners last night after a good start from Niese and very late, but not too late, hitting from Flores as the Mets continue a late season push to the .500 mark. Jacob deGrom gets the start tonight. On the season he is 7-6 over 19 games and 119.1 innings with a 2.79 ERA. In his last two starts he has allowed 2 runs, none earned over 13.0 innings. Jacob missed the Rockies the last time the Mets played him this year, and he has never faced the club in his career (since this is his first year in the league). He has also never faced anyone on the Rockies roster in a major league game before.

Christian Bergman is starting for the Rockies with a 2-2 record over 6 career games. In that stretch he has pitched 32.2 innings with a 5.23 ERA. Since he was called up at the end of August he has made three starts with a better 3.57 ERA. Like deGrom, he has never faced his opponent in his career and never faced any individual batters in a major league game.

So its a game of mysteries tonight with two rookies on the mound.

Lets Go Mets!

Game Preview: Rockies vs Mets

The Mets look to build off of a series win against the Reds with a series against the Rockies tonight as a strong month could allow the Mets to flirt with a .500 record for the year. Yesterday the Mets had strong pitching from Wheeler, which led him to his 10th win of the season, and received timely hitting from Recker and Granderson, the latter who is two homers away now from a 20 homer season. Tonight Jon Niese takes the mound against Jordan Lyles.

Jon Niese is 8-10 over 26 starts with 161.1 innings of work and a 3.68 ERA. Niese had a stretch of four strong starts where he allowed 3 ER or less but allowed 6 ER over 6.0 innings in his last start against Miami. He missed the Rockies earlier this season and last year he allowed 3 ER over 6.0 innings and 9 hits in a loss. The Rockies have the following numbers against Niese:

  • Stubbs 2-13
  • Barnes 1-2, 2B
  • Morneau 2-3, 2B
  • Rutledge 1-2, HR

Lyles is 6-2 on the season over 18 starts and 103.1 innings with a 4.35 ERA. He is also coming off of a poor start where he allowed 6 ER over 8 hits and 6.1 innings. Before that he allowed 11 ER over 16.2 innings. It has been a while since he has faced the Mets as he missed them this year and last year. Back in 2012 he allowed 1 ER over 3 hits and 6.0 innings on his way to a win. The Mets have the following numbers against Jordan:

  •  Tejada 0-3
  • Wright 2-3, HR
  • E Young 1-2
  • Niese 1-2

Lets Go Mets!

 

Game Preview: Mets @ Reds

The Mets had some great pitching last night, but their offense was spent from the previous night and couldn’t really do much of anything. Wheeler gets the start for the Mets tonight. On the season he is 9-9 over 28 games and 164.1 innings with a 3.45 ERA. Over his last starts he is 2-1 over 24.0 innings, 28 K’s, with a 3.00 ERA. Wheeler has never faced the Reds in his career, and has never faced anyone on the Reds roster.

On the other side of the field, Mat Latos will be getting the start. He is 5-4 over 15 starts this season and 96.1 innings on the year with a 3.46 ERA. He is coming off of two poor starts where he allowed 9 ER over 12.0 innings. He allowed 5 ER over 13.2 innings against the Mets last year. The Mets have the following numbers against Latos:

  • Wright 2-14, 2B, HR
  • Duda 3-11, 2 2B
  • E Young 3-12, 3B
  • Centeno 0-3
  • Lagares 0-3
  • Captain Kirk 1-3

Lets Go Mets!