Game Preview: Braves vs Mets

If last night was deGrom’s last game of the season, then it was a very good one. Jacob tossed 8.0 scoreless innings allowing only 2 hits and striking out 10, lowering his absurd ERA to 1.70 capping off one of the top seasons by a Mets pitcher for all time. The Mets bats managed to squeeze out a few runs and deGrom will finish with a winning record, something that doesn’t really matter but apparently matters to the people voting. Also Conforto hit his 28th homer of the season as he inches closer to 30.

Jason Vargas gets the start for the Mets. His year has been pretty horrible but there were a few gems. Overall he is 6-9 over 19 games and 85.0 innings with a 6.25 ERA, 5.31 FIP, 1.494 WHIP and 59 ERA+. His last two starts have been an improvement, especially compared to his season numbers where he has allowed 4 runs over 11.2 innings. He is 1-2 against the Braves this year allowing 10 runs over 14.2 innings. The Braves have the following numbers against him:

  • Suzuki 10-43, HR, 3 BB, 6 K
  • Markakis 8-35, 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 BB, 8 K
  • Flowers 1-9, H, BB
  • Albies 3-8, 2B
  • Freeman 2-7
  • Acuna 4-5, 3B, HR

The Mets bats get Julio Teheran in his final start before the playoffs. He is 9-8 over 30 games and 169.2 innings with a 4.03 ERA, 4.83 FIP, 1.191 WHIP and 100 ERA+. He’s coming off of a rough start against the Phillies where he allowed 4 runs over 6.1 innings and before that he was on a good streak posting a 2.12 ERA over 3 games and 17.0 innings. Over his four starts against the Mets this year he has allowed 5 runs from 16 hits from 26.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Bruce 8-37, 3 2B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 8 K
  • Reyes 6-30, 2 3B, 3 BB, 6 K
  • Conforto 5-20, HR, BB
  • Frazier 3-17, 2B, HR
  • Rosario 1-10, 2B, 3B

Let’s Go Mets!

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