Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

A week ago yesterday looked like it was going to be a major day in Mets history with possible historic trades and the revealing of a vision for either contending next year or in 2021/2022. Instead, we got not vision except to expect the same Mets next year in 2019 and got a historic loss instead. The Mets lost 25-4. For positives: Jeff McNeil got a homer, played a role in the 9th inning “rally”. The Mets were already losing an embarrassing 19-1 when Jose Reyes got the call to the mound and did so bad that the Mets had to get their bullpen warming up, which defeats the purpose of having Jose pitch.

But the Mets have the return of Syndergaard today! Syndergaard comes back from missing 10 days with hand, foot and mouth disease which shortened his last start causing a dip in velocity in his last inning and shortness of breath. On the season he is 6-1 over 13 games and 74.2 innings with a 2.89 ERA, 2.57 FIP, 1.246 WHIP and 132 ERA+. In his two starts after returning from his longer DL trip he allowed 2 runs over 10.0 innings from 15 hits and 2 walks. One of those starts was against the Nationals where he allowed 1 run over 5.0 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against him:

  • Harper 6-21, 2B, 4 BB, 7 K
  • Rendon 8-23, 2B, HR, B, 5 K
  • Murphy 3-15, 2 2B, 2 BB
  • Zimmerman 3-12, 2 2B, BB
  • Turner 1-9
  • Taylor 2-7
  • Soto 1-3

The Mets will get to see an old friend this afternoon in Tommy Milone. Tommy pitched in 11 games for the Mets last year, including 5 starts where in 27.1 innings he posted a 8.56 ERA, 7.15 FIP, 1.756 WHIP and 49 ERA+. In his first start as a National he allowed 3 runs off 8 hits in 5.0 innings against the Marlins. There are very few Mets who are not injured right now who have seen Milone:

  • Jackson 3-16, 2B, BB
  • Reyes 2-6
  • Bautista 0-3, 2 K

Let’s Go Mets!

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