Game Preview: Padres vs Mets

Hopefully the Mets stayed dry last night as last night’s rubber game against the Yankees was washed out. Being cold and damp is a great way to spread colds to each other. Speaking of viruses, in another edition of “How More Mets Can This Mets Team Get?” Noah Syndergaard landed on the DL yesterday with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease, and incredibly painful ailment. We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.

Jacob deGrom will take the mound tonight to help us all forget about Syndergaard’s Syndrome, Reyes’ increase in playing time, the Familia Trade, Cespedes’ heels and general roster woes. Jacob is 5-4 over 19 games and 123.1 innings with a 1.68 ERA (league leading), 2.33 FIP (league leading), 230 ERA+ (league leading) and 0.973 WHIP. In the month of July he has allowed 1 run over 16.0 innings from 9 hits, 2 walks and 15 K’s. In San Diego in April, he allowed no runs off 5 hits and 3 walks in 7.1 innings of work. The Padres have the following numbers against him:

  • Galvis 10-28, 7 K
  • Myers 2-13, HR, BB, 6 K
  • Ellis 1-6, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Pirela 2-6, 2B, BB
  • Hosmer 2-5, BB
  • Renfroe 1-3, HR

The Mets bats will get a look at rookie Eric Lauer who is 5-6 over 16 games and 77.2 innings with a 4.87 ERA, 4.59 FIP, 1.674 WHIP and 82 ERA+. He is coming off a rough start against the Cubs where he allowed 5 runs over 2.0 innings. Before that he had an impressive streak where he went 2-1 over 30.2 innings in 5 games with a 1.76 ERA with only one terrible start (before that streak his ERA was 6.20). This will be his first game against the Mets.

Let’s Go Mets!
In case you were wondering how 8 pitchers the Mets acquired during the 2017 Trade Deadline are doing (Smith, Ramos, Nogosek, Bautista, Callahan, Ryan, Hanhold, & Rhame) click here.

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