Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

The Mets look to win their last game of the season today and take the series from the Braves. It has been a year of ups and downs for the Mets, who led the division for over 100 days, who have clinched a losing record. The Mets battled against injuries all season long and created an interesting mix of positive memories (bench mob!) and some infamous memories.

There’s the possibility for a lot of roster changes this off-season. But for today, we get to the see this group of Mets again for one last time.

Noah Syndergaard surprised us all with an opener in the second game of a doubleheader. He will be the opener again today as he continues to show the world his stuff after so long away from the game. He only threw fastballs and changeups. He struck out the first two batters he faced and got the third batter to ground out. The Braves have the following numbers against Syndergaard:

  • Jorge Soler 3-4, 2B, 2 BB
  • Freddie Freeman 10-22, 3 2B, 3B, HR, BB, 5 K
  • Dansby Swanson 8-18, 2B, 4 K
  • Ozzie Albies 2-12, HR, 2 K
  • Orlando Arcia 1-5, K
  • Joc Pederson 1-12, BB, 5 K
  • Adam Duvall 0-9, 6 K
  • Austin Riley 0-4, 3 K
  • Eddie Rosario 0-3, K

The Mets bats draw Charlie Morton for the finale. In 32 starts and 183.0 innings of work, Morton has a 3.39 ERA, 3.20 FIP, 1.055 WHIP and a 130 ERA+. Morton has already faced the Mets four times this season, totaling 24.0 innings against the Mets. He’s done well, holding the Mets to seven runs on 13 hits (2.63 ERA) while striking out 31 batters. The Mets have the following career numbers against him:

  • Michael Conforto 3-8, 2B, HR, K
  • Jeff McNeil 2-7, HR, 3 K
  • Dominic Smith 3-11, HR, 4 K
  • Pete Alonso 2-6, 2B
  • Jonathan Villar 3-13, HR, 7 K
  • James McCann 1-8, HR, 5 K
  • Kevin Pillar 2-13, BB, 7 K
  • Francisco Lindor 2-23, 2 2B, 8 K
  • Brandon Nimmo 0-5, BB, 2 K

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

The Mets continue their final series of the season tonight against the Braves. The Mets are coming off of a win as the Braves threw together a bullpen game last night designed with heavy bullpen usage and it looks like that’s the game plan for the Braves again tonight as they continue to set their team up for the first round of the playoffs.

We are looking tonight for the same thing we were last night – strong endings to the season for Mets players. Megill had a solid one-hit, 5.0 inning out last night to end his 2021 season. Edwin Diaz picked up a save in a clean inning of work. Nimmo hit two homers on the night and the team had 11 hits overall (including three from Pete Alonso).

Tonight Carlos Carrasco will make his last start of the season. In 11 starts and 48.2 innings this year, Carlos has a 5.73 ERA, 4.97 FIP, 1.397 WHIP and a 70 ERA+. He’s coming off of a rough start against the Brewers where he allowed five runs over 4.0 innings from seven hits and four walks. This will be his first start against the Braves this year and the Braves have the following numbers against him:

  • Eddie Rosario 10-31, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 BB, 9 K
  • Adam Duvall 1-5, 2B, K
  • Guillermo Heredia 1-5
  • Travis d’Arnaud 1-5, 2 K
  • Ehire Adrianza 2-10, 4 K
  • Orlando Arcia 0-5, BB, 2 K
  • Jorge Soler 0-5, BB, 3 K

Jess Chavez will make the start tonight in what will probably be a bullpen game for the Braves. Chavez, who has been pitching in the majors since 2004, has pitched in 29 games and made three starts this season logging 31.2 innings posting a 2.27 ERA, 2.06 FIP, 1.042 WHIP and a 196 ERA+. He has started the game each of his last two times on the mound pitching a total of 2.2 innings, allowing one hit, two walks and nothing else. In three games and 4.0 innings against the Mets this year he has allowed no hits while striking out 6 batters. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Javier Báez 2-2, HR
  • Jose Peraza 2-3
  • Francisco Lindor 2-7, 2B, HR, 2 K
  • Kevin Pillar 3-8, BB, K
  • Michael Conforto 1-4, 2B, 2 K
  • Jonathan Villar 1-6, 2B, 4 K
  • James McCann 2-9, 3 K
  • Pete Alonso 0-1, K

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

The Mets start their last series of the season tonight as they head down to Atlanta. This last weekend should be pretty quiet for both teams. The Mets will be working players out for the last time this year. The Braves just clinched the division last night and will be looking to rest up.

There are some personal stat goals that are still on the table for Mets players going into this last series. Pete Alonso hit two homers last night, which put him at 37 on the year. While hitting three more in the next three games seems unlikely, it is not impossible. We could also be seeing Michael Conforto’s last few days as a Met.

Tylor Megill will make the last start of his rookie season tonight. Over 17 games and 84.2 innings, he has a 4.78 ERA, 4.87 FIP, 1.335 WHIP and a 84 ERA+. September for Megill has been rough. Over four starts and 20.0 innings he has allowed 16 runs from 25 hits and 8 walks. It would be great if he could end the season on a high note. He’s done well against the Braves this year, allowing only 6 runs over 14.2 innings. The Braves have the following numbers against Megill:

  • Freddie Freeman 4-8, 3 K
  • Austin Riley 2-8, HR, 2 K
  • Ozzie Albies 2-8, HR, 2 K
  • Guillermo Heredia 1-3, BB
  • Ehire Adrianza 0-1, BB
  • Joc Pederson 0-2, BB
  • Dansby Swanson 1-6, 4 K
  • William Contreras 0-4, K

The Mets bats draw Huascar Ynoa. Over 17 games and 86.0 innings this year, Ynoa has a 3.98 ERA, 3.88 FIP, 1.081 WHIP and a 111 ERA+. He’s coming off of his worst start of the year where he allowed seven runs from seven hits in 4.2 innings against the Padres. This will be Ynoa’s first start this season against the Mets and the only Met who has seen him in a game is Javier Báez who is 1-2, with a homer against him.

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets

The Mets play their last home game tonight and their last game against the Marlins in 2021. Yesterday Taijuan Walker put together his best start of the season, holding the Marlins scoreless over 7.1 innings. Then Lugo came in behind him and promptly let up three runs, two being charged to Walker. The Mets offense could not recover from this set back and the Mets lost the game. In a lot of ways, this game felt like the Mets 2021 season – leading for most of the game, not getting offense but still in the game, leaving runners on, and a late inning collapse.

The Mets will try to forget about that while Rich Hill makes his last start of the season (and possibly his last start as a Met). In 31 games this year and 153.2 innings, he has a 3.87 ERA, 4.31 FIP, 1.191 WHIP and a 102 ERA+. He’s posted similar numbers as a Met, pitching in 12 games, logging 58.1 innings with a 3.86 ERA, 3.92 FIP, 1.234 WHIP and a 104 ERA+. He’s been great in the month of September, making five starts allowing only eight runs in 26.2 innings (2.70 ERA). In his two starts against the Marlins this year he has allowed two runs, one earned, over 11.0 innings. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:

  • Lewis Brinson 0-4
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. 1-5, BB, 2 K
  • Bryan De La Cruz 3-5, 2B, K
  • Lewin Diaz 0-3
  • Alex Jackson 1-3, K
  • Joe Panik 4-11, 3 BB, K
  • Miguel Rojas 2-6, 2B, BB
  • Jesus Sanchez 0-3, 3 K

The Mets will get another look at Edward Cabrera before the end of the season. The rookie Marlins pitcher will make his 7th start. In his first six starts he’s pitched 23.1 innings posting a 5.79 ERA, 6.76 FIP, 1.671 WHIP and a 74 ERA+. During that time he’s already faced the Mets twice. In the first game he allowed three runs from seven hits over 4.0 innings. Then in his next start he allowed four runs off only one hit (but four walks) in 2.1 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Michael Conforto 1-2, HR
  • Brandon Nimmo 2-2
  • Pete Alonso 1-3, HR, BB, K
  • Jonathan Villar 1-2, 2 BB
  • Jeff McNeil 1-3, 2B
  • Francisco Lindor 0-1, BB
  • Kevin Pillar 0-1
  • Patrick Mazeika 0-2

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets

The Mets had their first great day of baseball in forever yesterday! Too bad they already clinched a losing record for the season. However, there were some high, personal points for players.

Yesterday the Mets beat the Marlins twice, sweeping the double-header. The real headline for the Mets was Noah Syndgergaard took the mound for the first time since the end of the 2019 season and he looked good – he recorded two strikeouts and got a ground out. Additionally, in the first game, Lindor hit his 19th homer of the season, which gives him a good chance to end the season around 20.

Taijuan Walker gets the start today and is looking to end his season on a high note. Over 29 games and 151.2 innings, Walker has a 4.57 ERA, 4.64 FIP, 1.207 WHIP and a 87 ERA+. He’s coming off of a bad start against the Red Sox where he allowed six runs from six hits over 2.0 innings. Overall in September he has allowed 19 runs from 21 hits over 17.1 innings – including eight homers. He also hasn’t been the best against the Marlins this year, allowing nine runs over 16.1 innings spread across three games. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:

  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. 2-4, 2 2B, BB, K
  • Bryan De La Cruz 4-5, K
  • Alex Jackson 1-5, HR, 2 K
  • Lewis Brinson 1-3, K
  • Jesus Sanchez 1-3, K
  • Joe Panik 4-15, BB, 2 K
  • Miguel Rojas 2-11, 2B, K

The Mets bats will get a look at Elieser Hernández tonight. Hernández has made 10 starts, pitching 46.2 innings, with a 4.24 ERA, 5.58 FIP, 1.329 WHIP and a 99 ERA+. Hernández, like Walker, is also coming off of a rough start. His last time out he allowed four runs from seven hits and two walks over 4.0 innings. In the month of September he allowed 12 runs, 11 earned, over 19.1 innings (5.12 ERA). His second start of the season was against the Mets, way back in April, where he held the Mets to one run over 5.0 innings, scattering five hits. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Jose Peraza 1-1
  • Michael Conforto 3-7, HR, BB, 2 K
  • Brandon Nimmo 3-8, 2B, K
  • Jonathan Villar 1-4, HR
  • Francisco Lindor 0-1, BB
  • Jeff McNeil 1-5
  • Dominic Smith 0-4
  • Pete Alonso 0-6, 4 K

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets, Game 2

The Mets have a special treat for us tonight in Game Two.

Did you think this was just a meaningless, Tuesday night game? No! It’s Thorsday! Noah Syndergaard will make his 2021 debut tonight. Noah Syndergaard had Tommy John surgery before the 2020 season, going down to injury right before the pandemic. He was originally supposed to return late in the first half of this year but had a couple set backs leading up to tonight’s return. This is familiar territory for Thor who made a rehab start after a long absence due to injury (October 1st, 2017). A few Marlins have seen Syndergaard in a game before:

  • Lewis Brinson 1-3
  • Miguel Rojas 5-18, BB, 3 K
  • Joe Panik 5-19, BB, 2 K
  • Magneuris Sierra 1-6, 2B

Noah will pitch opposite of Trevor Rogers in the nightcap. Rogers has been a tremendous boon to the Marlins this season, pitching 24 games, logging 128.0 innings with a 2.67 ERA, 2.61 FIP, 1.172 WHIP and a 156 ERA+. His last five starts haven’t been the best, allowing 13 runs, 10 earned, over 21.2 innings, a 4.15 ERA. The last time that Rogers faced the Mets was way back on April 10th. He held the Mets scoreless over six innings, allowing only three hits while striking out 10. The Mets have the following numbers against Rogers:

  • Jeff McNeil 2-5, 2 2B, 2 BB, K
  • Dominic Smith 2-4, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Luis Guillorme 1-3, BB, 2 K
  • Brandon Nimmo 1-5, 2B, 2 BB
  • Francisco Lindor 0-2, K
  • Jonathan Villar 0-2, 2 K
  • Pete Alonso 0-8, 4 K
  • Michael Conforto 0-5, 5 K

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets, Game 1

The Mets and Marlins kick off their last series together with a double header. Once upon a time, this looked like a big series for the Mets as playing the Marlins at the end of the year could have been the boost to get over the edge. Now the Mets are playing to wrap up the year strong, evaluate players for next year, etc.

Marcus Stroman gets the start for the Mets for another double header. On the season he has pitched in 32 games and 174.0 innings with a 3.00 ERA, 3.43 FIP, 1.138 WHIP and a 133 ERA+. In three starts against the Marlins this year he has held them to three runs over 12.2 innings from 11 hits and one walk. That’s a 2.13 ERA. Stroman is coming off of a rough start where he allowed four runs in 5.0 innings. He’s in line right now to start again on Sunday, so he should get at least one more time in the rotation, but a good start today could help him lock in a season ERA below 3.00. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:

  • Sandy Leon 4-8, 2B, 2 K
  • Joe Panik 1-3
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. 1-6, 2 K
  • Miguel Rojas 1-6, 2 K
  • Lewin Diaz 0-3, K
  • Jesus Sanchez 0-3, 2 K

The Mets bats draw Zach Thompson for the opener. In his rookie season, Thompson has pitched in 22 games and made 13 starts, including 71.0 innings of work. He has a 3.30 ERA, 3.80 FIP, 1.211 WHIP and a 127 ERA+. He’s pitched in the bullpen in September and has allowed five runs, four earned, over 8.1 innings. The only time he has faced the Mets this year was as a starter, where he allowed three runs, two earned, over 4.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Dominic Smith 1-2, 2B, K
  • Tomas Nido 1-2
  • Pete Alonso 0-1, BB
  • Michael Conforto 0-1, BB
  • Brandon Nimmo 0-3
  • Kevin Pillar 0-1
  • Jonathan Villar 0-2, K
  • Jeff McNeil 0-3

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Brewers

The inevitable happened yesterday – the Mets were eliminated from post-season contention. The Mets, who were in first place for a large chunk of the season, faced an absurd amount of injuries this year. Coupled with several key players underperforming, together, for long periods of time, the Mets spiraled out after a terrific start. Now they enter play at 73-81, a winning record impossible this year. If they win out though, they can finish the year at .500.

The Brewers however are on the verge of clinching the division. If they win this afternoon, or the Cardinals lose, they will clinch the division. The Mets could be witness to a big party. Knowing where the Mets were a few months ago, I would like to not witness that party this afternoon.

Carlos Carrasco looks to stop the bleeding tonight for the Mets. Over ten starts and 44.2 innings he has a 5.24 ERA, 4.71 FIP, 1.276 WHIP and a 77 ERA+. In his last three starts he’s looked like the Carrasco of old, pitching 16.0 innings and allowing only five earned runs, a 2.81 ERA, from 15 hits. Homers remain his weakness this year as he’s allowed slightly less than one per start, on average. The Brewers have the following career stats against Carlos:

  • Willy Adames 3-5, K
  • Luis Urias 1-2
  • Daniel Vogelbach 3-11, HR, BB, 5 K
  • Lorenzo Cain 15-40, 2B, 3B, BB, 9 K
  • Eduardo Escobar 2-11, 2B, HR, 2 K
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. 2-10, HR, 6 K
  • Omar Narvaez 2-11, 2B, 3 BB, 3 K
  • Avisail Garcia 9-39, 2B, HR, BB, 12 K
  • Christian Yelich 2-13, 2B, 9 K
  • Jace Peterson 0-2, BB, K
  • Manny Pina 0-3, K
  • Kolten Wong 0-4, K

The Mets bats draw Freddy Peralta. The all-star has pitched in 27 games and 139.0 innings this year with a 2.65 ERA, 3.05 FIP, 0.964 WHIP and a 160 ERA+. He’s coming off of an average start against the Cardinals where he allowed three runs from seven hits over 6.0 innings. The last month hasn’t been great to him, he’s allowed 13 runs, 11 earned, over 19.2 innings over his last five starts. That’s a 5.03 ERA. The Mets have the following career numbers against him:

  • Francisco Lindor 0-0, BB, SB
  • Jose Peraza 3-11, 2B, K, SB
  • Javier Báez 2-12, BB, 6 K
  • Kevin Pillar 0-1, K

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Brewers

The Mets are knocking on the door to another season with a losing record – can they fight back?

If the Mets wanted to avoid a losing record, they need to win tonight. The Mets are sitting with 80 losses on the season, and have an elimination number of two. If they lose tonight, the best they can do this season is finish at .500. A loss and a Braves win tonight will eliminate the Mets from the division race.

The Mets will turn to Rich Hill tonight. Over 30 games this season and 148.2 innings, Hill has a 3.87 ERA, 4.33 FIP, 1.191 WHIP and a 102 ERA+. His numbers are similar as a Met – 11 starts and 53.1 innings with a 3.88 ERA, 3.93 FIP, 1.238 WHIP and a 104 ERA+. September has been great for Rich Hill though, in four games and 21.2 innings he has allowed only six runs, a 2.49 ERA. The Brewers have the following numbers against Hill:

  • Lorenzo Cain 3-7, 2B, 3B, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Christian Yelich 4-11, 3 2B, BB, 3 K
  • Manny Pina 2-6
  • Eduardo Escobar 0-1
  • Kolten Wong 1-6
  • Avisail Garcia 1-6, 2 K
  • Luis Urias 0-2, 2 K
  • Willy Adames 0-3, K

The Mets bats will get a look at Corbin Burnes who is having an excellent season. The All-Star has made 26 starts this season pitching 158.0 innings with a 2.34 ERA, 1.58 FIP (league leading), 0.973 WHIP and a 182 ERA+ (league leading). Burnes is also leading the league in HR/9 (0.3), K/9 (12.6) and K/BB (6.91). That all said, September has been average for Bunes. He has one great start where he held Cleveland scoreless over 8.0 innings while striking out 14 batters. In his other two starts he has allowed six runs over 11.0 innings from 12 hits while still striking out 18 batters. Against the Mets earlier this year, Burnes held the Mets to one run over 5.2 innings, scattering six hits and no walks. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Jose Peraza 1-1
  • Pete Alonso 3-4, 2B
  • Brandon Nimmo 1-3, 2B, K
  • Tomas Nido 1-2
  • Jeff McNeil 1-4, K
  • Javier Báez 1-12, HR, 8 K
  • Francisco Lindor 1-5, 3 K
  • Kevin Pillar 0-2
  • Dominic Smith 0-3, 2 K
  • Michael Conforto 0-3

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Brewers

The Mets start a series with the Brewers tonight who have recently clinched a spot in the playoffs and could very well clinch the division this weekend, as their elimination number is down to three. On a similar note, the Mets could very well be eliminated from the division this weekend as their elimination number has dropped to four, going 2-8 in their last ten games. At this point in the season, it would be a struggle for the Mets to even return to .500 for the year, but still not impossible.

Tylor Megill looks to keep the dream alive for the Mets. Over 16 starts and 80.2 innings, Megill has a 4.57 ERA, 4.38 FIP, 1`.289 WHIP and a 87 ERA+. Megill is coming off of a rough start where he allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks over 3.0 innings against the Cardinals. Before that start, he had one of his best of the season, holding the Yankees to two runs on four hits and a walk over 7.0 innings. Last time Megill faced the Brewers, he held them to one run on two hits and two walks over 5.0 innings. The Brewers have the following numbers against Tylor:

  • Omar Narvaez 1-1, HR
  • Willy Adames 1-2, 2B
  • Jace Peterson 0-1, BB
  • Tyrone Taylor 0-2, 2 K
  • Luis Urias 0-3
  • Christian Yelich 0-2, 2 K
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. 0-2

The Mets bats will get a look at Eric Lauer tonight Lauer has pitched in 22 games and made 18 starts pitching 107.0 innings with a 3.03 ERA, 3.99 FIP, 1.140 WHIP and a 140 ERA+. September has been a fantastic month for Lauer. He has allowed three runs over four starts and 24.2 innings, that’s a 1.09 ERA. Overall, he’s dropped his ERA from a season high value of 5.21 all the way to 3.03 since late June. The Mets have the following numbers against Lauer:

  • J.D. Davis 1-1, 2B, BB
  • Michael Conforto 4-4, HR
  • Kevin Pillar 3-6, 2 HR, K
  • Pete Alonso 1-1, BB
  • Javier Báez 3-5, HR, BB, 2 K
  • Jose Peraza 5-10, 2B, K
  • Brandon Nimmo 0-1, BB, K

Let’s Go Mets!

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