Game Preview: Mets @ Braves (Game 2)

This is asking for trouble – I’m writing this preview before the first game gets played today. With the amount of rain and the Mets not naming a starter yet for the afternoon, this could easily become a waste of an article.

The Mets are going for the bullpen game this afternoon using either Lugo or Gsellman to start the game, I guess depending on how the first game goes. Then they could possibly turn to PJ Conlon, so lets look at his only major league start. Conlon’s debut happened as a spot start for deGrom when he missed a start for his elbow. Conlon allowed 3 runs off 4 hits and 2 walks in 3.2 innings of work. In the minors this year he has posted a 6.58 ERA over 39.2 innings. To be fair, only Flexen is having a good year in the Las Vegas rotation right now.

The Mets bats will close the night with Brandon McCarthy who is 5-2 over 10 starts and 52.0 innings with a 4.67 ERA, 4.30 FIP, 1.577 WHIP and 83 ERA+. In his last two starts he has allowed 2 runs in 11.2 innings while striking out 13 batters. He faced the Mets as a member of the Dodger pitching staff last year holding the Mets scoreless in 6.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Cabrera 3-11, 2B, HR, 2 BB
  • Gonzalez 6-12, 2 B, HR, BB
  • Bruce 3-10
  • Reyes 0-9, BB
  • Mesoraco 3-5
  • Bautista 1-4, HR
  • Flores 1-3

Let’s Go Mets!

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