Hopefully the Mets offense got sleep last night because they looked exhausted yesterday. The only bright spot came on a mammoth solo shot by Michael Conforto while the Mets booth was eating dumplings in the upper deck. Jacob deGrom put together a gutsy type outing where he didn’t have his best stuff but kept the Rockies to only two runs. The bullpen struggled and there was even a benches clearing incident with Ian Desmond getting hit. A surprising amount of excitement in a game that featured only 1 run by the Mets.
Steven Matz looks to push the Mets back in the right direction. He is 4-4 over 11 games and 56.2 innings with a 3.97 ERA (same as last year), 4.93 FIP, 1.376 WHIP, and a 101 ERA+. After back to back strong starts giving up 3 over 12.0 innings, Matz struggled his last time out allowing 5 runs over 6.0 innings against the Diamondbacks. Against the Rockies last year he allowed 6 runs off 11 hits and 2 walks in 11.2 innings while striking out 11. The Rockies have the following stats against Matz:
- Charlie Blackmon 8-13, 2 2B, BB, K
- Nolan Arenado 5-14, 2B, 4 HR, 2 K
- Daniel Muprhy 5-12, 2B, HR, BB, K
- Mark Reynolds 4-12, 3 2B, 2 K
- Trevor Story 4-10, 2 2B, BB, 4 K
- Ian Desmond 1-5, 2 BB
- Noel Cuevas 1-5
The Mets will get a look at Jon Gray today who is 5-4 over 12 games and 72.1 innings with a 4.11 ERA, 4.29 FIP, 1.286 WHIP and 124 ERA+. He is coming off of his best start of the season where he held the Blue Jays scoreless over 6.2 innings and in his last three starts he has posted a 2.37 ERA over 19.0 innings lowering his season ERA from 4.72 to 4.11. He’s been streaky this year as he had another stretch of three games in April where he posted a 0.92 ERA over 19.2 innings. His ERA in his other 6 games then is quite high. The last time he faced the Mets was in 2017 and it was a disaster of a start as he allowed 8 runs from 9 hits and 3 walks in 2.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:
- Michael Conforto 1-7, BB, 3 K
- Wilson Ramos 0-4, BB
- Adeiny Hechavarria 1-4
- Robinson Cano 1-1, 2B, BB
- J.D. Davis 0-1
Let’s Go Mets!