The Mets ended their 4 game winning streak yesterday with a 9-8 loss to the Tigers. Noah Syndergaard struggled and allowed 6 runs and Gagnon had his first bad outing in a while allowing 3, so despite the Mets offense getting surprising homers and support that went missing for large stretches this month, they just fell short.
Jason Vargas will look to get the Mets back on track today as he returns from the injured list. On the season he is 1-2 over 7 games and 6 starts pitching 24.1 innings with a 5.92 ERA, 5.72 FIP, 1.562 WHIP and 67 ERA+. Before his last start in May where he allowed 3 runs over 4.0 innings, he had a nice streak of starts where he allowed 3 runs over 14.0 innings (but three starts) posting a 1.93 ERA and opponents hit .180 against him. The Tigers have the following numbers against him:
- Miguel Cabrera 6-20, 4 2B, HR, 8 BB, 2 K
- Nicholas Castellanos 5-20, 2 HR, 4 K
- Gordon Becham 6-15, 2B, 2 BB, K
- Josh Harrison 0-2
- Jordy Mercer 0-2
The Mets bats will get a look at Ryan Carpenter who hasn’t had a good first two starts of the season, lasting 9.0 innings allowing 14 runs, 13 earned. His last time out was on May 14th and he allowed 8 runs in 4.0 innings from 9 hits and 3 walks. Before getting called up this year he had a 4.15 ERA over 7 games and 39.0 innings in Toledo, the AAA home of the Tigers. The only Met who has seen Carpenter, who made his debut in 2018, is Rajai Davis who is 1-3.
Let’s Go Mets!