Game Preview: Mets @ Padres

The Mets have now won 6 of their last 7 and last night guaranteed at least a split with the Padres here in San Deigo. Last night the Mets were able to score 4 runs off Kyle Lloyd making his major league debut as Chacin got bumped to tonight’s game with a back issue. The game was back and forth for the majority of the night, but the Mets ended up on top.

Steven Matz looks to put himself back on the right track tonight. He is 2-3 over 8 games and 44.1 innings with a 4.67 ERA, 4.88 FIP and 1.398 WHIP. His last start wasn’t as terrible as his previous two where he allowed 12 runs over 5.1 innings. Last time he allowed 3 runs over 5.0 innings scattering 9 hits and was probably taken out of that game too early. Matz faced the Padres last year and held them to 1 hit and 2 walks over 7.1 innings. The Padres have the following numbers against Steven:

  • Szczur 3-6, 2B
  • Blash 0-3
  • Chacin 1-3
  • Myers 0-3

The Mets bats will get a look at Jhoulys Chacin who is 9-7 over 20 games and 114.0 innings this year with a 4.26 ERA, 4.38 FIP and 1.289 WHIP. He has been much better than his season numbers in his last 8 games going 5-2, (Padres are 6-2 over that time), pitching 50.1 innings with a 2.50 ERA. Batters are hitting .210 against him in this stretch and getting on base at a rate of .294. One of his worst starts this year was against the Mets where he allowed 8 hits in 0.2 innings leading to 7 runs. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Cabrera 1-9, HR, 3 BB
  • Duda 3-6, 2B, 2 HR, 3 BB
  • Granderson 2-6, 3 BB
  • Bruce 3-8, 2B, BB
  • Conforto 4-7, HR, BB
  • Flores 4-6, 2B, BB
  • d’Arnaud 1-6
  • Reyes 1-4
  • Cespedes 1-3
  • R Rivera 2-3, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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Mets Picture of the Day: Reyes, Bruce, Cabrera Warming Up

Final warm-ups for Reyes, Bruce and Cabrera before the game on 4/11/17 in Philly.

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Game Preview: Mets @ Padres

The Mets jumped right back into the win column last night! While it looked like for the majority of the game the Mets were going to win by a mile they ended up literally winning by inches. Jacob deGrom had a phenomenal start over 8 innings and the offense gave him 5 runs of support. The Padres came within inches of hitting  3-run walk-off homer with one out, but then Addison Reed got himself together and shut the door on the game.

Seth Lugo takes the mound tonight. He is 4-2 over 8 games, 7 starts and 46.2 innings with a 4.05 ERA,  3.87 FIP and 1.350 WHIP. After an average start against the Rockies, he rebounded in his last start allowing only 1 ER over 6.2 innings off 4 hits and a walk against the Cardinals.  Last year he tossed 2.1 clean innings against the Padres, striking out 2 batters and nothing else on the stat sheet. The Padres have the following numbers against Lugo:

  • Myers 0-1
  • Szczur 0-1

The Mets bats will get a look at Jhoulys Chacin who is 9-7 over 20 games and 114.0 innings this year with a 4.26 ERA, 4.38 FIP and 1.289 WHIP. He has been much better than his season numbers in his last 8 games going 5-2, (Padres are 6-2 over that time), pitching 50.1 innings with a 2.50 ERA. Batters are hitting .210 against him in this stretch and getting on base at a rate of .294. One of his worst starts this year was against the Mets where he allowed 8 hits in 0.2 innings leading to 7 runs. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Cabrera 1-9, HR, 3 BB
  • Duda 3-6, 2B, 2 HR, 3 BB
  • Granderson 2-6, 3 BB
  • Bruce 3-8, 2B, BB
  • Conforto 4-7, HR, BB
  • Flores 4-6, 2B, BB
  • d’Arnaud 1-6
  • Reyes 1-4
  • Cespedes 1-3
  • R Rivera 2-3, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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Mets Picture of the Day: Pitching to Grandy

Granderson’s first at bat on 4/11/17. He would eventually score on a Cespedes homer.

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Game Preview: Mets @ Padres

The Mets fell short yesterday in sweeping the Athletics, but they look to get back on the winning train tonight in San Diego. Yesterday the Mets were able to tie the game at 2-2 but allowed one more run and just couldn’t find the magic they had the previous night as they let the sweep deciding game slip away on a Sunday (a common theme this year).

Jacob deGrom starts things off for the Mets on their west coast trip. he is 11-3 over 19 games and 125.2 innings with a 3.37 ERA, 3.70 FIP and 1.178 WHIP. In his last 7 starts he has tossed 53.2 innings and is 7-0 with a 1.51 ERA. Opponents are batting .180 against him in that stretch with a .220 OBP and .307 SLG. He had two different starts against Padres last year. Back in May he allowed 8 hits and a walk over 5.0 innings leading to 3 runs and then in August he allowed 3 hits and a walk leading to only 1 run over 7.0 innings. In the May game he struck out 2. In August he struck out 9. The Padres have the following numbers against him:

  • Myers 1-6, HR
  • Spangenberg 0-3
  • Blash 0-2
  • Hand 0-1
  • Szczur 1-1

The Mets bats will take a shot at Clayton Richard who is 5-10 over 20 games and 119.1 innings with a 5.35 ERA, 4.52 FIP, and 1.601 WHIP. He’s allowing a whopping 11.8 hits per nine innings which is why he is leading the league in hits allowed at 156 (he also led in 2012 allowing 228 hits in 218.2 innings with a respectable 3.99 ERA). Against the Mets last year he allowed 2 runs off 3 hits and 3 walks in 5.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Bruce 5-18, 3 2B
  • Reyes 3-14, HR, 3 BB
  • Granderson 1-10, BB
  • Cabrera 4-9, 3 2B
  • Duda 2-6, 2B, HR
  • Flores 1-1, HR, BB
  • TJ Rivera 1-2

Let’s Go Mets!

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Mets Picture of the Day: Granderson and Sherlock

Granderson got to 3rd on 4/11/17 in Philly. Here he is chatting with Sherlock before Cespedes brought him in on a homer.

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Mets Picture of the Day: Cespedes and Granderson at the Plate

Granderson is greeting Cespedes at the plate after Cespedes’ first homer of the night on 4/11/17 in Philly.

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Game Preview: Athletics vs Mets

Last night was a game to stick with! Wheeler got off to a bumpy start, allowing 4 runs in the first inning and an additional run in the 2nd. The Mets down 5th, looked doomed for a blowout. But the Mets put together a huge inning late in the game to bring the game to 5-4, then tied it an inning later. Down to their last out, Wilmer Flores played hero punching a solo homer to extend the Mets winning streak to 4 games.

The next challenge for the Mets will be a Rafael Montero start. He is 1-6 this year over 19 games and 5 starts with 45.0 innings of work. Over that time he has posted a 5.40 ERA, 3.39 FIP and an 1.822 WHIP. In his last start he allowed 4 runs, 2 earned over 6.0 innings and 7 hits. The only player on the Athletics roster who has seen Montero in a game is Rajai Davis who is 0-1 against him.

The Mets bats will take a crack at 24 year old rookie, Daniel Gossett. Gossett is 1-5 over 7 starts and 37.1 innings with a 5.79 ERA, 5.88 FIP and 1.366 WHIP. In his last four starts he has allowed 28 hits and 4 walks over 21.1 innings leading to an 0-3 record and 6.75 ERA. Opponents are batting .315 with a .344 OBP in that stretch. Before being called up this year, he was 3-3 in Nashville over 11 starts with a 3.41 ERA.

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Athletics vs Mets

Despite everything else going around the team right now, the Mets have now managed to win three straight games. For a second straight game, the Mets benefited from an interesting defensive play by an opponent, this time allowing TJ Rivera to round the bases and for a total of 3 runs to score. The real hero of yesterday’s game was Conforto and his 2 homers.

Zack Wheeler looks to keep the Mets in the win column tonight. He is 3-7 over 16 games and 81.1 innings with a 4.98 ERA, 4.81 FIP and 1.549 WHIP. July hasn’t been kind to Wheeler. He started off allowing 2 runs off 2 hits and 2 walks in 3.2 innings against Philly, then he held the Cards to 2 runs over 6.0 innings, but still allowed 8 hits. In his last start he allowed 7 hits and 4 walks leading to 4 runs over 5.1 innings against the Cards. Very few Athletics have seen him in a game:

  • Alonso 2-4, 2B, BB
  • K Davis 0-2
  • Lowrie 0-1

The Mets bats will get a look at Sean Manaea who is 8-5 over 17 games and 100.1 innings with a 3.68 ERA, 3.45 FIP and 1.206 WHIP. In his last 4 starts he is 2-1 over 27.0 innings with a 2.67 ERA. It is important to note that there has been only one game in his last 10 that he hasn’t pitched at least 6.0 innings, and that game he pitched 5.2. He is coming off a rookie year where he posted a 7-9 record over 25 games, 24 starts and 144.2 innings with a 3.86 ERA, 4.08 FIP and 1.189 WHIP.

Let’s Go Mets!

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Mets Picture of the Day: Cespedes Coming Home

Cespedes scored a lot on 4/11 with his three homers. He’s completing the last 90 ft here!

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