Madison Bumgarner through a masterpiece of a game against the Mets in the 2016 Wild Card game. For a while last night it felt like the Mets would lose in a similar fashion but in the 6th inning Pete Alonso and Wilson Ramos both went deep and the Mets actually had the lead!
And then things went down hill. Callaway pulled Syndergaard from the game and the bullpen immediately allowed the tying run to score. Then the bullpen exploded in the 10th inning and the Mets lost 9-3. Depressing.
You know what the Mets need? A Jason Vargas day! Except this time, I’m not sure if I’m joking about it. Vargas is 1-3 over 9 games and 8 starts pitching 36.1 innings with a 4.46 ERA, 4.90 FIP, 1.514 WHIP and 90 ERA+. Since April 19th he has started 6 games tossing 30.0 innings with a 2.40 ERA and an opponents batting average of .213. Since coming back from injury he has pitched 12.0 innings over two games, the most innings per start stretch of the season. The Giants have the following numbers against him:
- Evan Longoria 7-28, 2B, HR, 2 BB, 4 K
- Buster Posey 6-14, 2B, HR, BB, 2 K
- Brandon Belt 3-12, 2B, 4 K
- Pablo Sandoval 3-11, BB, 5 K
- Brandon Crawford 1-9, K
- Kevin Pillar 2-8, HR, 2 K
- Joe Panik 1-5, 2B, K
The Mets bats draw Tyler Beede pitching in his 5th game and 3rd start this season. SO far he has allowed 12 runs, 11 earned over 12.2 innings leading to a 7.82 ERA, 5.59 FIP, 2.368 WHIP and 55 ERA+. His stats are heavily influenced by his first start and first bullpen session this year where he allowed 10 runs, 9 earned over 4.1 innings. Since then he has allowed 2 runs over 8.1 innings, including a start last week against the Marlins where he held them to 1 run over 6.0 innings. This will be his first start against the Mets and he hasn’t faced any Mets in a major league game.
Let’s Go Mets!