Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

The Mets and Nationals wrap up their three game series in Queens with a rubber match this afternoon. The Mets had a come from behind victory on Friday night erasing a 6-1 deficit to win 7-6. The Nationals had an extra innings come from behind victory last night overcoming an early 3-0 hole winning 4-3. The Mets got an awesome inning from Syndergaard last night and a good inning from Harvey before he fell apart and allowed 3 runs.

Now its up to Jacob deGrom to close out the season on a positive note and he fights the flu. He is 15-9 in 30 games and 195.1 innings with a 3.55 ERA, 3.55 FIP and 1.198 WHIP. He is coming off a strong start of 7.0 innings allowing 1 run in 5 hits and 2 walks. The last time he allowed only 1 run in an outing was against the Nationals in August where he held them to 1 run over 7.2 innings with 5 hits and only 1 walk while striking out 10. The Nationals have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Rendon 0-16, 4 BB, 5 K
  • Taylor 0-17, 1 BB, 10 K
  • Zimmerman 5-16, 2 HR, 6 K
  • Kendrick 2-17
  • Werth 1-15, 2 BB, 5 K
  • Turner 4-12, 2B, BB
  • Murphy 3-12
  • Wieters 3-12, HR

The Mets draw Max Scherzer who is 15-6 in 29 games and 191.1 innings with a 2.59 ER, 2.94 FIP and 0.915 WHIP. He leads the league in strikeouts (253), in WHIP and H/9 (5.7). He is coming off a strong rebound start from his last one. In the rebound he allowed 2 runs over 7.0 innings, in the two starts before that he allowed 11 runs over 12.0 innings. Earlier this season he allowed 8 runs in 14.0 innings in back to back starts against the Mets and then he faced the Mets again in June and allowed 1 run in 8.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers on Max:

  • Cabrera 14-61, 4 2B, HR, 3 BB
  • Reyes 9-26, 2B, HR, BB
  • d’Arnaud 3-15, 3B, 7 K
  • Flores 0-14, BB
  • Aoki 2-9, 2 BB
  • Lagares 1-11, BB
  • Plawecki 2-12, 4 K
  • Nimmo 1-5
  • deGrom 1-3

Let’s Go Mets!

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Mets Picture of the Day: Ricardo Cespedes striking out against Salazar

Video I captured from Ricardo Cespedes striking out against Danny Salazar in July.

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Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

A lot going on so let’s jump into it! Last night the Mets showed fight and beat back the Nationals. The Mets got a difficult start from Gsellman who allowed 6 runs, 5 earned over 5.0 innings. But the bullpen closed the door behind him and the bats came alive to give the Mets a 7-6 win. Travis d’Arnaud led the Mets with two homers and Aoki added three hits of his own (plus Lagares went 2-4).

Tonight Noah Syndegaard makes his first start since April 30th where he tore his lat. He will pitch only one inning and will then be replaced with Matt Harvey. That final start of his season was against the Nationals as he was charged with 5 runs in 1.1 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against Syndergaard:

  • Rendon 7-20, 2B, HR, BB
  • Werth 3-19, 2 BB
  • Murphy 3-13, 2 2B, BB
  • Kendtrick 1-12
  • Zimmerman 3-12, 2 2B
  • Turner 1-8
  • Lobaton 1-6

After an inning of Noah, we get the Dark Knight. He is 5-6 over 17 starts and 84.2 innings with a 6.59 ERA, 6.15 FIP and 1.665 WHIP. He is coming off a terrible start where he allowed 7 runs from 12 hits and 2 walks in 4.0 innings of work. In his last two starts he has allowed 12 runs and 19 hits in 7.1 innings and he has allowed 4 runs or more in four of his last five starts. The only time he faced the Nationals this year was a good one in April where he allowed 3 runs from 4 hits and 2 walks in 7.0 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against him:

  • Werth 5-24, 2B
  • Zimmerman 6-23, 2B, 2 HR, 2 BB
  • Rendon 9-21, 2B, 3B, HR
  • Taylor 4-18, 2B
  • Kendrick 2-11
  • Lobaton 2-10, HR

The Mets bats will try to get at Stephen Strasburg who is having an excellent season, his best in years, possibly the best in his career. He is 14-4 over 26 games and 162.2 innings with a 2.60 ERA, 2.78 FIP (league leading) and 1.027 WHIP. In his last five starts he has allowed 1 run over 35.0 innings, an ERA of 0.26 with a .167 opponent batting average. He is 1-1 against the Mets this season over 3 games and 19.1 innings allowing 5 runs on 14 hits with a 2.33 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Reyes 7-29, 2 2B, BB
  • d’Arnaud 4-16, HR, 2 BB
  • Cabrera 3-14, 2 HR
  • Lagares 2-14
  • Flores 2-12, 2B
  • Plawecki 1-6, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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Mets Picture of the Day: Mets Warming Up In St. Louis

The Mets warming up in St. Louis!

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Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

The Mets return for their final homestand of the 2017 season against the Nationals, a series that had much different implications when we looked at the calendar at the start of the season. Anyway, it has been a tough week for the Mets and hopefully they can do something positive against Edwin Jackson tonight.

Robert Gsellman gets the nod tonight. He is 7-7 over 23 games and 20 starts over 108.2 innings with a 5.22 ERA, 4.92 FIP and 1.528 WHIP. Gsellman is coming off a strong start where he allowed one run, not earned, over 7.0 innings with only three strikeouts. In his last start against the Nationals he allowed 6 runs, 2 earned over 4.0 innings come from 9 hits. The Nationals have the following numbers against Robert:

  • Rendon 5-10, 3 2B
  • Turner 2-9
  • Murphy 5=8, 3B
  • Zimmerman 4-7
  • Werth 1-6
  • Wieters 1-6, 2B
  • Taylor 3-5, HR

The Mets bats draw Edwin Jackson who is 5-6 this season over 14 games and 11 starts pitching 65.1 innings with a 4.96 ERA, 6.38 FIP and 1.515 ERA. His numbers are a bit better when you focus on the 11 starts he made with the Nationals where his ERA is 4.77, FIP is 6.09 and WHIP is 1.392. He is coming off one his worst starts of the season where he allowed 7 runs over 2.1 innings with 6 hits and 2 walks. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Cabrera 5-28, 3 2B, HR
  • Aoki 4-22, 2B, 2 BB
  • Reyes 3-14
  • Lagares 1-3, 3B
  • Flores 1-2

Lets Go Mets!

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Mets Picture Of The Day: Ricardo Cespedes

Today’s Picture of the Day is a Ricardo Cespedes at bat as the Cyclones played a game in Oho. Pitching is MLBer Danny Salazar.

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Mets Picture of the Day: A Rainy Day in July

This summer I took a road trip to St. Louis and used the Mets playing in DC as a way to start it off on July 5th. Mother nature had other plans and it was an incredibly rainy night in DC as the game never happened. This picture is of the water pouring over the walls in DC.

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Mets Picture of the Day: Jose Uriate – Kingsport Mets

Todya’s picture of the day comes from beautiful, Bristol, TN where the Kingsport Mets played the Pirates on the road. Jose Uriate is at the plate.

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Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

The Mets and Marlins wrap up their series this afternoon as the Mets look to salvage a game. Last night the Mets were cruising into the 9th inning with a lead, even getting late insurance runs, but it wasn’t enough as the bullpen faltered and the Marlins walked off. Frustrating, and more frustrating that it wasn’t a surprise.

Rafael Montero gets the start this afternoon. He is 5-10 over 31 games and 16 starts with 106.1 innings posting a 5.08 ERA, 4.16 FIP and 1.702 WHIP. After a string of mostly strong starts, Montero took a step back in his last start allowing 3 runs over 4.2 innings from 7 hits and 2 walks. This season he is 1-0 in 6 games and 2 starts against the Marlins allowing 8 runs in 14.1 innings from 22 hits and 11 walks. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:

  • Gordon 5-18, 2B, BB
  • Ozuna 6-11, 4 BB
  • Realmuto 2-13, BB
  • Stanton 3-9, 2B, 3 BB
  • Yelich 1-8, 3 BB
  • Bour 1-4, 2 BB
  • Rojas 4-6
  • Suzuki 3-6, 3B
  • Ellis 1-3, 2B, 2 BB

The Mets bats will try to strike back against Jose Urena who is 13-6 over 31 games and 25 starts with a 3.62 ERA, 5.06 FIP and 1.233 WHIP in 151.2 innings. Before his last start he tossed 18.0 innings in three starts allowing only 3 runs from 11 hits and 6 walks. In his last start he allowed 5 runs, 3 earned in 6.0 innings. That start was against the Mets who have the following numbers against him:

  • Reyes 5-14, 2B, 3B
  • Cabrera 1-10
  • Flores 1-7, HR
  • d’Arnaud 1-4, BB
  • Reynolds 0-2
  • Lagares 0-1

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

Last night was a mess of a game for the Mets as they allowed 13 runs and scored only 1 in Miami. Harvey allowed 2 runs through 3 innings and then things went off the rails. He allowed 3 runs the next inning and was charged with 2 more the next. Robles and Milone also struggled and boom, 7 run 5th inning for the Marlins. The Mets will look to rebound tonight with Seth Lugo.

Seth Lugo is 6-5 over 16 starts and 15 games pitching 86.1 innings with a 5.21 ERA, 4.07 FIP and 1.459 WHIP. His last start against the Cubs was rough as he allowed 8 runs, 7 earned in 3.0 innings. He’s been alternating recently between terrible and good ad his pitch count has been limited. Earlier this season, in one start against the Marlins, he allowed 3 runs, 2 earned over 6.0 innings from 6 hits and a walk. The Marlins have the following numbers against Lugo:

  • Yelich 3-9, HR, BB
  • Gordon 1-8, 2B
  • Ozuna 0-4, 2 BB
  • Bour 1-5
  • Realmuto 2-6
  • Stanton 3-6, 2B, HR
  • Suzuki 0-5
  • Dietrich 0-0, BB

The Mets bats draw Orisamer Despaigne tonight who is 0-3 over 15 games and 5 starts in 39.1 innings with a 4.35 ERA, 4.38 FIP and 1.500 WHIP. He started September off with a strong 7.0 inning outing where he allowed 1 run from 5 hits and 2 walks. He followed that up with a start in Atlanta where he allowed 5 runs from 4 hits and 6 walks in 3.2 innings. In his only start against the Mets this year he allowed 8 runs, 3 earned from 5 hits and 4 walks in 4.2 innings. Later in the year he recorded one out in relief against the Mets while also allowing 2 hits, a walk and 3 runs. The Mets have the following numbers against Despaigne:

  • Reyes 2-6
  • Lagares 0-3, BB
  • Cabrera 2-3, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 0-3
  • Plawecki 0-2

Let’s Go Mets!

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