Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets

The Mets wrapped up a disappointing week last night heading into the weekend with another loss, this time against the Marlins. The Mets will look to even the series today behind Rafael Montero as he takes on former Phillie Vance Worley. Last night the Mets lost 3-1 in another game where the bullpen did a good job but the offense went flat (Rosario, however did record two hits). After the game, my favorite player, my heart and soul, Curtis Granderson was traded to the Dodgers.

Rafael Montero is 1-8 over 24 games and 10 starts and 71.1 innings with a 5.80 ERA, 4.61 FIP and 1.752 WHIP. He is coming off of a strong start against the Yankees where he allowed 3 runs over 6.0 innings with 5 hits and 2 walks. It was one of the best starts I’ve seen from Montero. He looked like an ace for the first three innings, got into a lot of trouble in the 4th but didn’t melt down and allowed only one run. He allowed a solo shot later in the game. Was this a turning point for Montero? We’ll find out tonight! He hasn’t been good against the Marlins this year allowing 7 runs over 8.1 innings parts of 5 games including 16 hits and 8 walks. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:

  • Gordon 4-15, 2B, BB
  • Ozuna 3-8, 4 BB
  • Realmuto 2-10, BB
  • Stanton 3-8, 2B, BB
  • Yelich 1-5, 3 BB
  • Suzuki 3-6, 3B
  • Ellis 1-3, 2B, 2 BB
  • Rojas 4-4

Vance Worley has been all over the place since leaving the Phillies in 2012 including Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Miami (and DC, but he didn’t play in an official game with the Nationals). This year he is 2-2 over 16 games and 8 starts logging 50.2 innings posting a 4.97 ERA, 3.77 FIP and 1.500 WHIP. He had two good to great starts at the beginning of August allowing 1 run over 13.0 innings but in his last start he allowed 3 runs over 4.0 innings. He made back to back relief appearances against the Mets earlier this season where he allowed nothing in 2.0 innings with 4 K’s. The Mets have the following numbers against Vance:

  • R Rivera 0-4
  • d’Arnaud 1-3
  • Lagares 1-3
  • Reynolds 0-2
  • Cespedes 0-1

Let’s Go Mets!

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