Game Preview: Rangers vs Mets

The Mets snapped their losing streak yesterday as they beat the Rangers 5-4. Tonight they will go for the two game sweep! Yesterday the Mets took the lead early thanks to solo first inning homers from Conforto and Cespedes (d’Arnaud would later add a homer). Flexen was able to hold the Rangers back enough of 5.2 innings and the Mets won!

Rafael Montero is 1-7 over 22 games and 8 starts with 62.1 innings with a 5.78 ERA, 4.42 FIP and 1.765 WHIP. Montero was trending positively for about a month and he’s slipped back in his four starts. In his last 4 he has pitched 23.1 innings with a 5.79 ERA. That might seem like he’s pitching at his average rate this season, but remember he started the season off terribly, and then pitched well for a month to sink his numbers in a positive direction. The only Ranger who has seen Montero in a game is Mike Napoli who has a hit in one AB.

The Mets bats draw Martin Perez who has been with the Rangers since he debuted as a 21 year old in the 2012 season. This year he is having his worst in his career sitting at 5-10 over 117.0 innings with a 5.46 ERA, 4.80 FIP and 1.667 WHIP. For comparison,  his career line is 4.51 ERA, 4.80 FIP and 1.456 WHIP. His numbers are more inflated as of late since he has allowed 15 runs in his last 9.0 innings of work. Only three members of the Mets have seen Perez:

  • Cespedes 5-13, 2B, 3B, 2 BB
  • Cabrera 3-5, 2 2B
  • Bruce 1-3

Let’s Go Mets!

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