Game Preview: Mets @ Pirates

Last night was a quintessential Mets night. The Mets had the lead going into the 9th inning and they ended up losing the game in the 10th inning. Many members of the Mets pen are still to on pace for a ridiculous high amount of appearances and they just seem to be running out of gas at this point. On the positive side, both d’Arnaud and Duda had a great night, and the Mets will need all members of the lineup on overdrive until the bullpen can get out of this phase they are in.

Hoping to helpĀ the bullpen get some rest tonight is Matt Harvey who is 3-3 over 9 starts and 50.1 innings with a 5.36 ERA, 6.05 FIP and 1.470 WHIP. To put this in perspective, in 2013, he led the league in FIP at 2.01 and his current FIP is nearly double his career numbers. His WHIP is 0.3 points higher than his career number and is nearly identical to last year. He’s coming off a short, but better start where he allowed 3 hits and 4 walks that led to only 2 runs in 5.0 innings, the first time since April 11th, he allowed only 2 runs. The Pirates have the following numbers against him:

  • Stewart 0-6
  • McCutchen 2-4, HR
  • Polanco 1-4, 3B
  • Freese 1-3
  • Harrison 2-3, 2B
  • Mercer 0-3

The Pirates will sent Tyler Glasnow who is 2-3 over 9 starts and 40.1 innings with a 6.69 ERA, 5.31 FIP and 1.934 WHIP. Last year he posted a 4.24 ERA, 4.26 FIP and 1.500 WHIP in 7 games, 4 starts for a total of 23.1 innings. He has been better of late allowing only 4 ER (6 runs total) in his last two starts and 11.0 innings with 10 K’s. Tonight will be his first start against the Mets and his first time facing anyone on the Mets roster in a major league game.

Let’s Go Mets!

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