Game Preview: Yankees vs Mets

The Mets won two games in a row! The Mets yesterday had a come from behind victory against the Yankees, and several cosmic events aligned to make it happen. Outside of one inning where Wheeler allowed 2 runs, he was quite good in a long outing (probably to showcase his stuff). After blowing through a lot of pitches early he settled down and had a nice rhythm. Michael Conforto came through a critical time, knocking in the go-ahead runs to put the Mets in the lead. Edwin Diaz was able to overcome an infield hit that should have been an error (my opinion) and an interesting safe call on a stolen base to lock down the end of the game. And the Mets snapped the Yankee’s homer streak!

Jason Vargas will look to keep the good times rolling today (as long as he doesn’t see the press? Is it too soon to joke about how the Mets completely ignored this / downplayed this yet?). He is 3-3 over 14 games and 13 starts with 66.1 innings posting a 3.66 ERA, 4.37 FIP, 1.281 WHIP and 111 ERA+. He’s been steady in his last three starts allowing 2 earned runs in each (but 9 runs total) leading to a 3.60 ERA over 15.0 innings. Opponents are hitting only .148 against him and getting on at a .246 clip. He did start against the Yankees earlier this year allowing 3 runs over 6.0 innings from 7 hits and 2 walks (also setting up an uncommon situation where he and Wheeler started both games of both two game series vs the Yankees in 2019). The Yankees have the following numbers against him:

The Mets bats draw Domingo German who is returning from the Injured lIst today. On the season he has pitched in 13 games and made 12 starts totaling 70.0 innings with a 3.86 ERA, 4.10 FIP, 1.114 WHIP and 117 ERA+. Before landing on the injured list after his start on the 7th, he had a bad stretch of three starts allowing 14 runs over 14.2 innings from 21 hits and 3 walks. During that time he allowed 7 homers. He started against the Mets twice last year allowing 7 runs over 9.2 innings from 10 hits and 2 walks. Three of those 10 hits were homers. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Let’s Go Mets!

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