The Mets will try to do something they’ve done only twice so far this year – win the rubber game. The Mets jumped out early against the Rockies last night only to see the Rockies tie the game not to long later. Then in the 7th and 8th the Mets got a couple of insurance runs (thanks to a tremendous homer from Pete Alonso) and the bullpen held on!
Noah Syndergaard is 3-4 over 13 games and 82.0 innings with a 4.83 ERA, 3.60 FIP, 1.268 WHIP and 82 ERA+. In his last two starts he has allowed 6 runs over 12.2 innings, a 4.26 ERA as he settles into being “average” instead of his swings from being terrible to amazing. He was good in one start against the Rockies last year allowing 2 runs off 6 hits and 4 walks in 6.0 innings of work. The Rockies have the following batting lines against him:
- Daniel Murphy 6-21, 3 2B, 3 BB, 2 K
- Ian Desmond 3-10, HR, BB, 5 K
- Charlie Blackmon 2-8, 2B, BB, 2 K
- Nolan Arenado 1-4, HR, 2 BB
- David Dahl 4-6, 2 2B
- Mark Reynolds 1-6, 2 K
- Trevor Story 0-3
The Mets bats look to heat up today against Jeff Hoffman who is making his 5th start of the season. In his first 4 he has allowed 17 runs over 21.0 innings leading to a 7.29 ERA, 4.86 FIP, 1.476 WHIP and 70 ERA+. He was only in 6 games last year but faced the Mets twice as a reliever on back to back days. In his second outing against the Mets he allowed 2 hits and recorded two outs. In his first outing he allowed 2 hits, was tagged for a total of 5 runs as he also walked 3 batters and recorded only 1 out. The Mets have the following lines in limited plate appearances against Hoffman:
Let’s Go Mets!