The Mets head to Chicago looking to build on their last week. Despite losing on Sunday, the Mets did win 4 in a row, including the first 3 against the Reds. They were going for their first 5 game winning streak in 2017 but Sunday happened, and you know how the Mets are on Sundays. The Reds took an early 2 run lead but deGrom gained control for the rest of his outing, leaving with a 3-2 lead in a game the Mets eventually led 5-2. The bullpen then melted down between Sewald, Familia and Robles and the Reds won 10-5. On an unrelated note, we may get to see Rene Rivera.
Robert Gsellman gets the start for the Mets. He’s 6-6 over 21 games and 18 starts over 97.2 innings with a 5.44 ERA, 4.97 FIP and 1.567 WHIP. He’s coming off a good start where he allowed 3 runs, 2 earned over 6.0 innings from 5 hits and one walk. It also was a complete game as there was quite a bit of rain. This is his third good start in his last 4. This will be Robert’s first time against the Cubs and he has not faced any members of the Cubs while they were with other teams.
The Mets bats will get to see Jose Quitana who was traded across town mid-season. Overall he is 9-11 over 28 starts and 162.1 innings with a 4.32 ERA, 3.93 FIP and 1.275 WHIP. With the Cubs he is 5-3 over 10 games and 58.0 innings with a 4.03 ERA, 3.78 FIP and 1.190 WHIP. He is coming off a great start where he held the Pirates scoreless over 6.0 innings allowing six hits and 1 walk. The Mets have the following numbers against Jose:
- Cabrera 3-22, BB
- Aoki 7-17, 2 2B, BB
- Reyes 3-7, 2B
- Lagares 0-3
Let’s Go Mets!