Game Preview: Mets @ Reds

Maybe the Mets just need a change of scenery right now. For the second game in a row the Mets got a great start from their starting pitcher but could not translate it into a win with a cold offense. Yesterday the Mets went up 2-0 quick and a few winnings later it became 2-2 which it stayed for the majority of the game until the Rockies were able to pull away late and sweep the Mets. Now the Mets will travel to the Reds and hopefully find themselves.

Originally Jacob deGrom was supposed to make his scheduled start tonight but the Mets announced yesterday that deGrom was going to the DL to rest up his hyperextended elbow. It was a mystery for most of the day who would start instead and in the evening the Mets announced that P.J. Conlon, their prospect out of Ireland, will make his major league debut. Conlon is the first player from the Columbia Fireflies organization to make his major league debut and he had a Non-Roster invite to Mets camp in 2017 and 2018. In Vegas this year he has a 6.75 ERA over 5 games and 24.0 innings. The year before in Binghamton he had a 3.38 ERA in 28 games, 22 starts and 136.0 innings. At 213 Miles From Shea we have a deeper preview of him here from this past winter.

The Mets bats will try to find something positive to work with from Homer Bailey who is 0-4 over 7 games and 39.1 innings with a 4.81 ERA, 5.68 FIP, 1.246 WHIP and 83 ERA+. In his last three starts he has allowed 12 runs off 20 hits and 4 walks in 15.2 innings, a 6.89 ERA. He faced the Mets twice last year. The first time he was effective allowing only 2 runs off 4 hits and a walk in 6.0 innings. He lost the game 2-0. The next time he allowed 5 runs over 6.0 innings from 6 hits and 3 walks. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Gonzalez 11-25, 2 2B, 6 HR, BB
  • Cabera 5-15, 2B, 2 BB
  • Reyes 2-10, 2B
  • Cespedes 1-6
  • Nimmo 1-5
  • Plawecki 2-6, 2B, HR
  • Lagares 0-5
  • Flores 1-3, 2B
  • Frazier 1-2

Lets Go Mets!

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