The Mets opener against the Reds was one to forget as the Mets lost 14-4. The positive note for the Mets would be Dom Smith collecting two hits. On the “needs improvement” side, starting pitcher Flexen allowed 7 runs while Bradford allowed 6 runs, 4 earned in his relief appearance. Also Terry double switched out Rosario even though the point now in the season is not to win but to get time for young bats and arms.
Speaking of getting a chance, Montero will continue his tonight! He is 2-9 on the season over 27 games and 12 starts through 83.0 innings while posting a 5.64 ERA, 4.37 FIP and 1.759 WHIP. His last time out was in relief against the Nationals where he allowed 2 runs over 0.1 innings and 2 hits. Before that in three starts he logged 17.1 innings allowing only 6 runs off 18 hits and 7 walks leading to a 3.12 ERA. The Reds have the following numbers against Montero:
- Cozart 0-1, 2 BB
- Peraza 0-3
- Barnhart 0-1, BB
- Duvall 1-1, HR, BB
- Votto 1-2
Bailey left his start due to pain his right shoulder but he’s going to pitch tonight! He is 4-6 over 12 games and 56.1 innings this season posting a 7.99 ERA, 5.54 FIP and 1.970 WHIP. When he was taken out of his last game early, he was on track to do well allowing no runs and 1 hits over 3.0 innings. If you look at all of his starts, he is either great or terrible, there is only one start of the 12 that is average. The only Mets who have seen him in a game are Cabrera who is 3-9 with 2 walks and Reyes who is 1-5.
Let’s Go Mets!