Game Preview: Rockies vs Mets

The Mets will kick off the second half of their season with the Rockies at home. One of the lowest points of last season was the end of July home series with the Rockies, who won 3 of the 4 games. It would be the next week that the 2016 Mets started their run at the Wild Card. Can the Mets do it this year? Do the Mets start to break the team apart this week?

Rather than jumping into those questions, lets look at tonight’s game featuring Jacob deGrom. Jacob is 9-3 over 17 games and 111.0 innings with a 3.65 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 1.216 WHIP. He is coming off his first rough start in a while where he allowed 4 runs off 8 hits and no walks against the Cardinals, a game he still won. In the previous four starts he allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 32.0 innings. He had an average start against the Rockies in May of 2016, allowing 3 runs over 4 hits and 3 walks in 6.1 innings. Then in July he had a tremendous start allowing no runs on 5 hits and a walk over 7.0 innings in a game where the Mets lost 2-1. The Rockies have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Arenado 1-12, 2B
  • Blackmon 0-11, BB
  • LeMahieu 2-11, 2B, BB
  • Parra 1-12, HR
  • Reynolds 0-12, K
  • Gonzalez 3-7, 2B, HR, 2 BB
  • Story 1-6
  • Wolters 1-3

The Mets will get a look at Jon Gray who is making his third start since returning from injury. Last year he was 10-10 over 29 starts and 168.0 innings with a 4.61 ERA, 3.60 FIP and 1.262 WHIP. This year he is 2-0 over 5 starts and 24.0 innings with a 3.75 ERA, 3.36 FIP and 1.458 WHIP. In his two starts since returning he has tossed 11.2 innings allowing 5 runs, 4 earned over 15 hits and 2 walks. He faced the Mets in May of last year where he allowed 2 runs over 7.0 innings with 5 hits and a walk. The Mets have the following numbers against Gray:

  • Granderson 2-9, 2B
  • Cespedes 2-8, 2B, HR
  • Duda 2-8
  • Conforto 0-5, BB
  • Bruce 2-3, 2B, HR
  • Cabrera 1-2
  • d’Arnaud 1-3, HR
  • Flores 1-2

Let’s Go Mets!

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