Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

The Mets saw their three game winning streak snapped last night in Miami. The Mets took an early 1-0 lead thansk to a Granderson lead off homer but promptly gave the Marlins back the lead. The Mets would later tie the game but Neil Ramirez (and his 6.66 ERA going into the night) couldn’t record an out and by the end of the inning the Marlins had a 6-3 lead where the game stayed. The larger story of the game was, stop me if you have heard this before, an injury. This time Robert Gsellman strained his hamstring running to first. The Mets will look to put this game behind them tonight as Steven Matz takes on the Marlins.

Matz is 1-1 over 3 starts and 20.0 innings this year with a 3.60 ERA, 5.89 FIP and 1.100 WHIP. His first start of the season was fantastic, his second start was slightly below average and his last start was exactly on the quality line allowing 3 runs and 6.0 hits (but 5 walks, which is concerning). Last year he was 1-2 over 3 starts against the Marlins allowing 9 runs, 16 hits and 5 walks over 14.2 innings. The Marlins have the following numbers against Steven:

  • Yelich 3-11
  • Ozuna 2-8, 2 BB
  • Prado 4-8, 2 BB
  • Stanton 3-7, 2 HR, BB (1.786 OPS)
  • Ellis 3-7
  • Gordon 2-4, BB
  • Realmuto 1-4

The Mets bats will get a look at Jeff Locke in his first season with the Marlins after starting his career with the Pirates. He is 0-3 over 5 games and 23.2 innings with a 5.70 ERA, 4.24 FIP and 1.521 WHIP. Or in other words, his WHIP isn’t helping him at all, but neither is the fielding behind him. He is coming off his worst start of the season where he allowed 7 hits and 3 walks which led to 5 runs over 4.0 innings. Last year in one start against the Mets he allowed 9 hits and a walk over 4.0 innings leading to 7 runs. The Mets have the following numbers against Jeff:

  • Bruce 7-29, 3 2B, BB
  • Cespedes 1-6, 3 BB
  • Granderson 1-6
  • Cabrera 2-3
  • Flores 1-3
  • d’Arnaud 2-2, 2B, HR
  • Duda 0-2
  • R Rivera 1-2, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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