The Mets left DC in frustration. Heading into the 9th, they were down 7-4, all of their scoring coming in one inning. If Wheeler pitched better early on, maybe the game is tied at this point. But in the 9th they got a couple of hits and some more hits and very quickly the Mets trailed 7-6 with the bases loaded. Then Keon Broxton struck out to end the game. And at some point that’s what the entire season has felt like. The Mets on the cusp of being good but falling short due to failures to deviate from the personnel brought in.
So the Mets go to Miami tonight, two games below .500, in an attempt to end the weekend above .500. Carlos Gomez who has been on fire in Syracuse will be joining the team as Jeff McNeil was taking out of yesterday’s game with abdominal soreness and Michael Conforto left with a concussion.
In positive news, it’s deGrom day! Jacob is 3-4 over 8 games and 47.0 innings with a 3.26 ERA, 3.12 FIP, 1.106 WHIP and 119 ERA+. In the month of May, deGrom has started three games, going 7.0 innings each for a total of 21.0 innings allowing 3 run while striking out 21 posting an ERA of 1.29 and an opponents batting average of .162. He has pitched 14.0 innings against the Marlisn this year allowing 1 run on 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 22. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:
- Starlin Castro 8-26, 2 BB, 4 K
- Miguel Rojas 4-23, 3 BB, 3 K
- Brian Anderson 5-16, HR, BB, 3 K
- Neil Walker 3-15, BB, 4 K
- Lewis Brinson 4-15, 2B, 5 K
- Martin Prado 3-13, 2B, BB, 5 K
- JT Riddle 1-6, 5 K
- Curtis Granderson 0-3, BB, 2 K
The Mets bats will try to mount a consistent attack against Trevor Richards who is 0-5 over 8 games and 42.1 innings with a 4.46 ERA, 5.20 FIP, 1.370 WHIP, and 87 ERA+. He’s coming off a rough start where he allowed 4 runs over 5.0 innings which was preceded by his best start of the season where he allowed no runs over 4.1 innings. His second start of the year was against the Mets and he allowed 3 runs over 6.0 innings from 5 hits and 3 walks. The Mets have the following numbers against him:
- Brandon Nimmo 1-8, BB, 4 K
- Amed Rosario 2-6, 3B, HR, BB, K
- Jeff McNeil 3-5, 3B
- Wilson Ramos 2-3, HR, 2 BB, K
- Pete Alonso 1-3, 2B
- Robinson Cano 0-3
- Dominic Smith 1-3, 2B
Let’s Go Mets!