Game Preview: Mets @ Cardinals

The Mets are coming off of the uncommon, unplanned, double off-day thanks to a rain out in Atlanta on Sunday and a travel day yesterday. For the Mets, it may be a good thing the game got rained out to give some physical distance between Saturday’s disastrous end and tonight’s game. In case you forgot, or have blocked it from your mind, here’s a recap! Jacob deGrom had an excellent game. Immediately after he pitched his last frame, the Mets put up 3 runs. The bullpen gave back 2 runs in the 8th and 2 runs in the 9th. Game Over.

Zack Wheeler has allowed 4 runs in 13.0 innings this year from 9 hits and 4 walks leading to a small sample size 2.77 ERA, 3.69 FIP, 1.000 WHIP and 141 ERA+. If we go one step farther and look at his game log, his first start was a 1 run, 7 inning gem, and his second start (against a good Nationals team despite what their record says) was an average 3 run over 6 inning performance. Wheeler faced the Cardinals in back to back starts last year first allowed 2 runs off 8 hits and a walk in 6.0 innings in St. Louis and then allowed 4 runs off 7 hits and 4 walks in 5.1 innings in Queens. The Cardinals have the following numbers against him:

  • Ozuna 3-15, 3B,, 6 K
  • Gyorko 1-9
  • Carpenter 2-5, 2B
  • Molina 3-6, 2B
  • Pham 2-3, 3 BB
  • DeJong 3-5, 2B, 2 HR

The Mets bats draw Luke Weaver who is 2-1 over 4 starts and 21.1 innings this season posting a 4.22 ERA, 2.88 FIP, 1.266 WHIP and 90 ERA+. Last season he pitched in 13 games, 10 starts, totaling 60.1 innings with a 3.88 ERA, 3.17 FIP, 1.260 WHIP and 109 ERA+. His first start of the year this year was against the Mets where he held the Mets to 1 run over 5.0 innings with 5 hits, 3 walks and 3 K’s in a game the Cardinals won fairly decisively. The Mets have the following numbers against Luke:

  • Bruce 1-3, 2B
  • Cabrera 1-3
  • Cespedes 1-3
  • Frazier 0-2, BB
  • Flores 0-2
  • Lagares 1-2
  • Rosario 1-2

Let’s Go Mets!

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