Interleague play this year is with the AL Central and for the first time in a while the Twin are coming to Queens, albeit for a short two game series. The Mets tonight will look to forget parts of Sunday’s game where Wheeler was tagged for 7 runs and walked 7 batters and the Mets as whole walked 12 batters. The Mets in Sunday’s game were able to get back 8 runs in the final 3 innings of the game to make it close, 12-9, thanks to the bats of Alonso and Conforto. Sunday showed that the Mets are not perfect and have some holes, but that they also have some fight.
Sunday was also Jacob deGrom bobblehead day and today is actual deGrom day. Happy deGrom day! Jacob is 2-0 over as many starts this year pitching 13.0 innings allowing no runs on 8 hits and 2 walk while striking out 24. In his last start, the Mets almost let entire game slip away in the ninth, and it would have been vintage 2018 Mets squandering a deGrom start. Thankfully that didn’t happen. Jacob missed the Twins the last time the interleague schedule paired up with the AL Central and has never faced them however he has seen a few players on the Twins when they were with other teams:
The Mets bats will get to wrestle with long time Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson who made his debut for the Twins in 2013 and has been pitching with them since. In his first start this season he allowed 6 runs, 5 earned over 4.2 innings from 8 hits and 2 walks but he’s coming off of his best season in bigs. Last year he pitched in 32 games and 196.2 innings (career high) posting a 3.62 ERA (career best), 4.13 FIP, 1.302 WHIP and 122 ERA+ (career high). He faced the Mets back in 2016 where he allowed 3 runs over 5.0 innings from 7 hits and 2 walks. The Mets have the following numbers against Kyle:
- Robinson Cano 8-30, 2B, BB, 3 K
- Wilson Ramos 3-6, 2 2B
- Travis d’Arnaud 1-4, BB
- Michael Conforto 2-3
- Keon Broxton 1-2, 2B
- JD Davis 1-1
- Juan Lagares 2-2
Let’s Go Mets!