Game Preview: Giants vs Mets

The Mets had a disappointing road trip where they went 2-5 and may have possibly been able to pull off an opposite record of 5-2 if more things went their way but through bullpen mishaps, bad starts, etc the Mets were a 2-5 team over the last week. Now they come home to face the Giants, a team they shoud be able to beat on paper and maybe start moving closer to the .500 line.

More importantly, tonight Ron Darling returns to the SNY booth. Ron announced yesterday that his cancer has stabalized and he has been cleared to return to work. Ron, we are relieved to hear this and are so happy you’re back!

Noah Syndergaard is 3-4 over 12 games and 75.1 innings with a 4.90 ERA, 3.63 FIP, 1.274 WHIP and 82 ERA+. The entire month of May Syndergaard has flip flopped between being terrible or great with his last start, 3 runs over 6.0 innings, being his first just average start. Overall in May he dropped his ERA from a season high of 6.35 to 4.90, hitting his lowest mark of 4.50 on May 19th. Last year against the Giants he allowed 3 runs over 15.0 innings while striking out 17. The Giants have the following numbers against him:

  • Brandon belt 0-14, 4 BB, 5 K
  • Joe Panik 4-16, 3 K
  • Brandon Crawford 2-12, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Buster Posey 3-12, K
  • Evan Longoria 3-10, 5 K
  • Kevin pillar 0-4, K

The Mets draw madison Bumgarner for the series opener. On the season he is 3-5 over 12 games and 74.0 innings with a 4.01 ERA, a career high, 3.59 FIP, 1.189 WHIP and 104 ERA+. He has gotten into a bit of a grove in his last two starts tossing 12.0 innings allowing 4 runs off 12 hits and 10 K’s. His one start against the Mets last year was very good, holding the Mets to 1 run over 8.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Madison:

  • Carlos Gomez 4-18, 3 BB, 3 K
  • Wilson Ramos 5-18, 2 2B, HR, BB, 3 K
  • Todd Frazier 6-15, 2B, 2 HR, 3 K
  • Michael Conforto 0-6, 5 K
  • Adeiny Hechavarria 2-6, 2B, K
  • Amed Rosario 0-4, K
  • Aaron Altherr 2-4, HR
  • Robinson Cano 1-3, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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