Game Preview: Mets @ Brewers

Last night’s game was terrible, and hopefully the Mets can move on. On the positive side, Rosario and Conforto continued their offensive resurgence but the Mets scoring three runs (three comeback runs) wasn’t enough as the bullpen imploded in the 10th inning and allowed a walk-off walk. Now the Mets turn to Jason Vargas to get back on the winning path.

On the season Jason Vargas is 1-3 over 4 games and 17.1 innings with a 9.87 ERA, 6.57 FIP, 2.077 WHIP, and a 39 ERA+. His last start was by far the best of the season as he held the Marlins scoreless through 5.0 innings from 2 hits and a walk while striking out 7. The difference between last time out and his first three starts? Last time he hit his spots on the corners. In his first three starts he was missing spots on the edges, coming over the plate with not electric stuff. He doesn’t have the speed variance of a Bartolo Colon but if Vargas is going to be successful tonight, he is going to have to paint a Rembrandt. The Brewers have the following numbers against Vargas:

  • Cain 2-11, 2 BB
  • Saladino 1-9, 2 BB
  • Thames 3-8, 2 2B
  • Franklin 1-4, HR
  • Braun 0-3
  • Villar 1-3

The Mets bats will try to wake up against Chase Anderson, who is 4-3 over 9 games and 51.1 innings with a 3.86 ERA, 6.01 FIP, 1.130 WHIP and 104 ERA+. He is coming off a good start after two bad starts. His last start he went 6.0 innings allowing 2 runs. Before that he allowed 9 ER over 10.2 innings from 11 hits and 6 walks. One of his best starts of the year was against the Mets where he allowed 1 run over 6.1 innings off 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. The Mets have the following numbers against Anderson:

  • Gonzalez 9-21, 2 2B, HR, 5 BB
  • Bruce 1-17, BB, 9 K
  • Frazier 0-10, BB (DL)
  • Confortion 1-7, HR, BB
  • Cabrera 1-7, BB
  • Reyes 2-8
  • Cespedes 2-5, 2B (DL)
  • Mesoraco 1-2, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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