Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets lost to the Nationals last night, setting up a matinee rubber game today between Steven Matz and Tanner Roark. After drubbing the Nationals Monday night, the Nationals got the better of the Mets last night. A Mets win today will bring the season series between the two clubs to 3-3. Steven Matz is 6-1 over 7 starts and 41.2 innings with 43 K’s with an ERA of 2.81. However, when you take out the first start of the season, he is 6-0 in his last 6 starts with an 1.35 ERA over 40.0 innings with 42 K’s. He’s been a bit more human in his last two starts going 13.0 innings with 4 ER and 13 K’s. This will be Steven Matz’s first start against the Nationals and no one on the Nationals roster has seen him while a member of other teams.

Tanner Roark is 3-3 over 9 starts with 56.0 innings and 2.89 ERA in his return to the rotation this year. He is coming off back to back starts against the Marlins (4 0f his 9 starts are against the Marlins this year), one where he allowed 7 ER over 5.0 innings and one where he allowed 1 ER over 6.2 innings. Last year he logged 11.1 innings against the Mets over 5 games, 1 start with a 3.18 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Tanner:

  • Granderson 6-16, 4 2B
  • Lagares 2-11, 2B
  • Wright 2-9
  • Rivera 3-8, 2B
  • Cespedes 1-6, 2B
  • Walker 2-5, 2 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets got exactly what they needed out of Colon last night to help erase the feelings from the last two games against the Nationals last week. Colon had a strong outing and was backed by a 5-run Mets inning (featuring a 3-run jack from David Wright) and later a homer from Cespedes (who now leads the league). Now the Mets call on Harvey on a day they need him against Strasburg for round 2. In case you haven’t heard yet, tonight is Support Harvey Night hosted by The 7 Line, who are making an emergency trip down 95. Matt is 3-6 over 6 starts and 48.1 innings with a 5.77 ERA. His last outing (against the Nationals) was the worst of the season going 2.2 innings allowing 8 hits and 9 runs, 6 earned while walking 2 and striking out 2. The Nationals have the following numbers against Harvey:

  • Harper 1-22
  • Werth 4-20, 2B
  • Zimmerman 4-19, 2B, HR
  • Taylor 4-18, 2B
  • Rendon 5-15, 2B
  • Ramos 4-13, 2B
  • Revere 4-13, 3B
  • Robinson 4-11, 2B

Strasburg is having quite the season. He is now 7-0 over 9 starts and 61.0 innings with a 2.80 ERA. His last start was the first in a week or so that could be ranked as “great” where he went 6.0 innings allowing 1 ER with 6 hits, 1 walk while striking out 10. That start was against the Mets who have the following numbers against Strasburg:

  • Wright 7-25
  • Duda 2-15, HR
  • Granderson3-16
  • Walker 5-14, HR
  • Lagares 2-12
  • Cespedes 2-5
  • Conforto 0-6, 3 K

Let’s Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets head down to DC to avenge the last series against the Nationals that went real south, real fast in the last two games. Since then, the Mets have swept the Brewers and started to rebuild confidence. Bartolo will get the start tonight with a 3-3 record over 9 games, 8 starts, with 48.0 innings of work with a 3.75 ERA. His last outing was his shortest of the season, so he’ll be looking to get back at the Nationals personally where he went 4.2 innings, 5 hits with 3 ER while walking 5 batters. To put that in perspective, he had 4 walks throughout the season before that. The Nationals have the following numbers against Bartolo:

  • Revere 8-24, 2B
  • Harper 3-13, HR
  • Rendon 6-16, HR
  • Werth 5-10, 2 2B
  • Ramos 2-14, 2B
  • Taylor 2-9, 2B
  • Gonzalez 2-6, HR

The Mets draw Gonzalez in the series opener, who continued his recent dominance of the Mets in his last start. On the season he is 3-1 over 8 starts and 48.1 innings with a 1.86 ERA. In his last start he 6.1 innings holding the Mets to 5 hits and 1 ER with 5 K’s. The Mets have the following numbers against Gio:

  • Granderson 4-33, 2B, HR
  • Lagares 11-29, 3 2B, 3B, HR
  • Wright 6-24, 2B, 3B, HR
  • Cabrera 3-20
  • Campbell 3-18
  • Cespdes 4-7, HR
  • De Aza 2-3, 2 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

Game Preview: Brewers vs Mets

David. Wright.

He’s had a tough week, he’s had a really tough season.

Yesterday he was looking at a 3-0 count with the bases loaded and one out on a take pitch with a wild pitcher on the mound and he just took a fastball to the right side of centerfield to drive in the winning run, because that’s what captains do. Today the Mets look to beat the Brewers for the third day in a row behind Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard is 4-2 over 8 starts and 53.1 innings with a 2.19 ERA. In his last three starts he has tossed 21.0 innings with a 1.71 ERA with a 2-1 record and 21 K’s. Last year he allowed 1 ER over 6.0 innings with 5 K’s against the Brewers. The Brewers have the following numbers against Thor:

  • Braun 1-3
  • Anderson 1-2
  • Gennett 0-2

The Mets draw Chase Anderson one start after one of the best of his career. Right now he is 2-5 over 8 start and 44.0 innings with a 5.32 ERA. In his last start he pitched 8.2 innings allowing 2 ER over 3 hits (2 homers) after flirting with a no hitter. His first two starts of the season were quite good but then things went haywire for the next 4 starts. Last year he had a 4.50 ERA over 2 starts allowing 5 ER over 10.0 innings and 16 hits. The Mets have the following numbers against Chase Anderson:

  • Granderson 1-5
  • Duda 1-5, HR
  • Lagares 3-5, HR
  • Rivera 1-3
  • Walker 1-4
  • Cabrera 0-2
  • Campbell 1-2
  • Syndergaard 1-2

Let’s Go Mets!

Game Preview: Brewers vs Mets

The Mets and Brewers will play the second game of their set this afternoon! The Mets were able to squeak by the Brew Crew yesterday thanks to a strong return to the rotation from Steven Matz and a critical, go-ahead 2-run homer from Conforto, who has been receiving criticism in the last week. Jacob deGrom will look to keep it going today. He is 3-1 over 6 starts and 36.0 innings with a 2.50 ERA and 23 K’s. May in general has been more human for deGrom pitching 18.1 innings with a 3.93 ERA and 9 K’s with an 0-1 record. Last year he made two starts against the Brewers going 2-0 allowing only 1 ER over 14.0 innings while striking out 13. The Brewers have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Braun 0-10
  • Lucroy 2-9, 2B
  • Gennett 3-8, 2B
  • Peralta 0-3
  • Perez 1-3, 2B

Zach Davies is 1-3 over 6 starts this season over 30.2 innings with a 5.58 ERA. He’s almost at the point he was last year in terms of amount pitching. In 2015, his major league debut, he pitched to a 3-2 record over 6 starts with a 3.71 ERA over 34.0 innings, so 2015 was nice than 2016. Things have returned to normal though in May. He’s 1-0 over 17.1 innings with 10 K’s and a 3.12 ERA. He has never faced the Mets before but Neil Walker has seen him (0-3, BB).

Let’s Go Mets!

Game Preview: Brewers vs Mets

Yesterday was a night to forget for the Mets as they couldn’t get anything strong going against Strasburg and Harvey struggled. Alas, today is a new day, and an opportunity for the Mets to get back on the right path against the Brewers as they come to town for their only trip to Citi Field this year.

Steven Matz will get the start tonight, skipped in the rotation last week for elbow issues and an abundance of caution. Reports circulating the last couple of days seem to point to some form of pitch count tonight. He’s 5-1 on the season over 6 starts and 34.2 innings with a 2.86 ERA. However in his last 5 starts he has pitched 33.0 innings with 34 strikeouts while posting a 1.09 ERA. This will be Steven Matz’s first time against the Brewers and no one on the Brewers’ roster has seen Matz as a member of other teams.

The Mets bats draw Wily Peralta who is 2-4 over 8 starts and 40.2 innings with a 7.30 ERA. In the month of May he’s pitched 16.1 innings with a 7.16 ERA and its down. After the first three games of the season he was sitting at 10.12. Last year he had one start against the Mets where he allowed 5 ER over 5.0 innings. The Amazin’s have put up the following numbers against Wily:

  • Walker 4-14, 2B, HR
  • Duda 3-9, 2 2B
  • Granderson 5-8, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Wright 0-8
  • Campbell 2-3, 2B
  • Lagares 2-3

Let’s Go Mets!

Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

Last night seemed like a carbon copy of last year for the Mets with regards to Gio Gonzalez (who has been dominant against the Mets). Coupled with a wild Colon, something we haven’t seen in a while, it was just a bad night for the Amazin’s. However they still get the rubber game tonight with Stephen Strasburg vs Matt Harvey.

Matt Harvey is looking to put his season back together. He’s 3-5 over 8 starts and 45.2 innings with a 4.93 ERA while striking out 41 batters. His last start was potentially the worst of the season and it came on the heals of the best start of the season. On May 8th he went 6.0 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 earned runs, while striking out 1-. Then on May 13th he went 5.2 innings, allowing 11 hits and 5 earned runs. Last year Harvey was 2-2 against the Nationals over 6 starts with a 2.31 ERA over 39.0 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers facing Harvey:

  • Harper 0-20, 7 K
  • Werth 4-19, 2B
  • Taylor 4-18, 2B
  • Zimmerman 4-17, 2B, HR
  • Rendon 4-13
  • Robinson 4-11, 2B
  • Revere 2-10

Strasburg is having a strong season, possibly he’s best season. He’s 6-0 with a 2.95 ERA over 8 starts and 55.0 innings of work. He has been more human in his last 5 starts pitching 33.1 innings with a 4.05 ERA. Last year he was 1-2 when facing off against the Mets pitching 18.0 innings with a 4.00 ERA. The Mets have put up the following numbers vs Stephen over his career:

  • Wright 6-22
  • Duda 2-12, HR
  • Granderson 3-13
  • Lagares 2-12
  • Walker 3-11
  • Harvey 0-5
  • Cespedes 1-3

Let’s Go Mets!

Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

The Mets and Nationals played the first game of their highly anticipated series last night with the Mets taking the first game the way they’ve been winning all year: strong pitching and homers. Granderson smacked a homer on the first pitch in the game and Conforto added a second solo homer in the third inning. Besides that, the game was all Syndergaard. Tonight Colon will look to keep that going as the Mets go for game two.

Colon is 3-2 over 8 games and 7 starts over 43.1 innings with a 3.53 ERA. He’s coming off his worst start of the season allowing 5 ER over 5.0 innings. Last year he was 1-0 over 2 games, 1 start against the Nationals going 7.0 innings allowing 1 ER and striking out 9 Nationals. Six of those innings happened during his Opening Day start, one of those innings happened in the last game of the season when he was transitioning to the pen. The Nationals have the following numbers against Colon:

  • Revere 8-21, 2B
  • Harper 3-13, HR
  • Ramos 2-14, 2B
  • Rendon 4-13, HR
  • Werth 4-9, 2 2B
  • Taylor 2-9, 2B
  • Zimmerman 1-5
  • Gio Gonzalez 1-4, HR

Gio is 2-1 over 7 starts this season with a sparkling 1.93 ERA over 42.0 innings of work. Gonzalez has only had one bad start on the season allowing 5 ER over 5.0 innings against the Cubs on May 7th, and rebounded with 5.0 innings allowing 2 runs, none earned against Miami on the 13th. He has allowed 13 runs to 9 earned. He’s only reached 7.0 innings once this year. He was 2-0 in 4 starts against the Mets last year logging 23.2 innings with an 1.14 ERA and 26 K’s. The Mets have the following numbers vs Gio:

  • Granderson 4-30, 2B, HR
  • Lagares 10-26, 3 2B, 3B, HR
  • Wright 6-21, 2B, 3B, HR
  • Duda 3-19, 2B
  • Cabrera 2-17
  • Campbell 2-15
  • Cespedes 2-4
  • De Aza 2-3, 2 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

The Mets and Nationals will finally play each other this season! The Mets are coming off of a rough road trip that started off fine with splits against the Padres and the Dodgers but ended by being swept by the Rockies. Meanwhile, the Mets slide has coincided with a rise with the Phillies and the Marlins and now the top four teams in the division are incredibly tight. The Mets can cause some additional chaos with a strong series with the Nationals.

Noah Syndergaard will start it off for the Amazins. He’s 3-2 over 7 starts over 46.1 innings this year with a 2.53 ERA. In his last two starts he has allowed 12 hits and 4 ER over 14.0 innings striking out 11 batters and posting a 2.57 ERA. Last year Noah was 1-0 0ver 3 starts against the Nationals logging 20.0 innings with a 1.80 ERA and 23 K’s. The Nationals have the following numbers against Thor:

  • Harper 3-9
  • Rendon 3-7, 2B, HR
  • Lobaton 1-6
  • Robinson 1-5, HR
  • Taylor 1-6
  • Werth 0-6
  • Espinosa 0-4

The Mets bats will get a tough assignment in Max Scherzer to start off the series. He’s 4-2 over 8 starts and 52.0 innings with a 4.15 ERA. Important note, he does lead the league in homers allowed at 11. He’s coming off of the best start of the season where he pitched a complete game striking out 20 batters allowing 2 solo homers. That start was preceded by a start where he allowed 7 ER over 5.0 innings and 4 homers. The Mets never really quite figured him out last year going 1-2 over 4 starts over 29.2 innings with a 1.82 ERA and 41 K’s. The Mets have the following numbers against Max:

  • De Aza 12-46, 2 2B, HR
  • Cabrera 12-45, 4 2B, HR
  • Granderson 7-26, 3 2B, HR
  • Cespedes 7-15, 2 2B, 3B, 2 HR
  • Walker 3-9, 2 HR
  • Wright 0-9
  • Lagares 1-8
  • Duda 2-8
  • Conforto 1-6,HR

Let’s Go Mets!

Game Preview: Mets @ Rockies

The Mets will try to savage a game in Colorado this afternoon behind Jacob deGrom before finally heading home. Jacob is 3-1 over 5 starts on the season and 29.2 innings of work while posting a 2.12 ERA. In his last start in LA, responded from his worst start on the season by going 7.0 innings allowing 2 ER, no walks and striking out 4. Last year deGrom made one start against the Rockies holding them scoreless over 7.0 innings and striking out 10 batters. The Rockies have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Parra 1-9, HR
  • Reynolds, 0-9
  • Arenado 1-6, 2B
  • Blackmon 0-6
  • LeMahieu 1-6, 2B
  • Gonzalez 0-2

The Mets bats will get a look at Tyler Chatwood who missed all of 2015 and has returned in 2016 with a 4-3 record over 7 starts and 43.2 innings with an ERA of 3.09. Its been a while since he faced the Mets. The last time they matched up was back in 2013 allowing 1 ER over 6.0 innings with 4 hits, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. The Mets have the following numbers against Chatwood:

  • Cabrera 1-4, HR, 2 BB
  • Granderson 1-3, HR
  • Lagares 1-3
  • Rivera 0-2
  • Wright 1-2
  • Duda 0-1

Let’s Go Mets!