Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

The Mets did it!

By winning yesterday, the Mets locked up the top Wild Card spot giving them one game in the regular season of “meaningless” baseball. (For those wondering, a Mets loss and a Giants win today will put them with the same record, but the Mets won the season series this year). Anyway, as the Mets await to find out if they are facing the Giants or the Cardinals, they will play one last regular season game.

Originally Syndergaard was going to start today, then it the word was if the Mets clinch, Syndergaard would pitch only one inning (which raised a lot of eyebrows). Instead the Mets are going with Gabriel Ynoa today, which makes way more sense. He’s 1-0 on the season over 9 games and 2 starts totaling 13.2 innings with a 7.90 ERA. His last start was on the 23rd and it was a short one as he allowed 5 hits and 2 ER over 2.0 innings (which was also his first time facing the Phillies). Last time out he allowed no runs and 3 hits over 1.2 innings against the Marlins). The Phillies have the following numbers against Ynoa:

  • Hernandez 1-2
  • Herrera 1-2
  • Quinn 1-2
  • Asche 1-1
  • Galvis 1-1
  • Hellickson 0-1
  • Howard 0-1

Jerad Eickhoff will make his last start of the season today. He was 11-14 over 191.1 innings with a 3.72 ERA. He’s coming off of a short but effective outing against the Braves where he allowed on hit, a solo homer, over 4.0 innings while striking out 5. He hasn’t faced the Mets since mid-July where he allowed 2 ER over 5 hits in 6.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Jerad:

  • Granderson 2-14, 2B, HR
  • Conforto 5-12, 2 2B, HR
  • Cespedes 2-12, 3B
  • K Johnson 4-9, 2B
  • Cabrera 4-8, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 1-6, 2B
  • Duda 2-5, 2 2B

(That being said, I’ll be surprised to Granderson, Cespedes, Cabrera, etc in the lineup today).

Let’s Go Mets!

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