The Mets took the opener against the Reds yesterday! Matt Harvey wasn’t terrible last night and Nimmo hit two homers (including back to back blasts with Juan Lagares) leading to 7-2 win. Tonight Seth Lugo will look to keep that momentum going against Amir Garrett of the Reds.
Seth Lugo is 5-4 over 14 games and 13 starts with 77.1 innings of work posting a 5.00 ERA, 4.12 FIP and 1.435 WHIP. It is worth noting that Seth’s Lugo’s FIP is still better than his 2016 number (4.33). Lugo’s first September start was ineffective as he allowed 4 runs of 8 hits and 2 walks in 5.0 innings of work bringing his total numbers since returning to the rotation to 6 runs, 12 hits, 2 walks in 8.2 innings. Seth Lugo has not faced any members of the Reds in a major league game before.
Amir Garrett is 3-6 over 12 games and 58.1 innings posting a 7.41 ERA, 7.28 FIP and 1.560 WHIP in his rookie season. He will be making his first start since June where he allowed 6 runs over 3.2 innings. If you look at his season numbers he either allowed 2 runs or less (7 starts) or he allowed 6 or more runs (5 times), so inconsistent. In the minors this year he pitched 67.2 innings over 14 games with a 5.72 ERA. He has not faced any members of the Mets in a major league game.
Let’s Go Mets!