Game Preview: Rockies vs Mets

The Mets go for the sweep of the Rockies this afternoon behind Steven Matz. Last night the Mets got off to a quick start again putting up 7 runs in the first two innings including a 3-run homer from Bruce. They would later stretch their lead thanks to solo homers from Lugo and Reyes. Also for the second straight night the Mets got good starting pitching and efficient bullpen work.

Matz is 2-2 over 6 games and 38.1 innings with a 3.05 ERA, 5.10 FIP and 1.122 WHIP. After back to back starts shutting out opponents for 7.0 innings each, Matz’s last start was the roughest of the season allowing 5 ER over 4.1 innings against the Cards before the All-Star break. Last year he held the Rockies to 2 runs over 6.0 innings despite allowing 10 hits with a walk. The Rockies have the following numbers against Matz:

  • Blackmon 3-4, 2B
  • Arenado 0-3
  • Gonzalez 1-3, 2B
  • LeMahieu 1-2
  • Reynolds 1-3, 2B
  • Story 1-3

Jeff Hoffman gets start for the Rockies. He’s 5-1 over 10 games, 9 starts and 56.1 innings posting a 4.15 ERA, 3.48 FIP and 1.154 WHIP. July has been pretty average from Jeff as he allowed 7 runs over 14.0 innings in his last two starts. Before that, he allowed 1 run in 5 of 8 starts and only had bad start in that stretch. Hoffman has never faced the Mets nor has he faced any Mets players when they were with other teams.

Let’s Go Mets!


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