Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets

The Marlins have not announced the afternoon starter as I write this game preview this morning, but it looks like Jeff Brigham will finally get his second big league start. He was supposed to start game one of the series, then game two of yesterday’s doubleheader and now game two of today’s doubleheader.

Jason Vargas, rained out last night, will be his counterpart today. Vargas is 5-9 on the year over 17 starts and 73.1 innings with a 6.75 ERA, 5.50 FIP, 1.595 WHIP and a 55 ERA+. After a stretch of good starts, everything had to come to an end for Vargas who in his last start against the Dodgers on the 4th he allowed 5 runs, 4 earned from 6 hits in 3.1 innings. Before that game he allowed only 5 runs in 22.2 innings through 4 games, his best 4 games of the season. His last start against the Marlins was all the way back on May 21st where he allowed no runs over 5.0 innings, his first good start of the year. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:

  • Castro 3-10, 3 2B, 2 BB
  • Anderson 0-2
  • Brinson 0-2
  • Hernandez 0-2, 2 K
  • Realmuto 0-2
  • Rojas 1-2

In Jeff Brigham first start on the 2nd he allowed 3 runs off 4 hits and 4 walks in 3.0 innings against the Blue Jays in Miami. Across several levels of minor league ball this year he started 17 games totaling 95.1 innings with a 2.36 ERA. Last season he made 11 starts in high A and this year he made the jump to AA and then AAA.

Let’s Go Mets!

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