Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

The 2nd half of the 2019 MLB season started and we’re pretty sure no one told the Mets, who looked dreadful last night. Vargas struggled as a started, Gsellman struggled behind him and outside of a too-late-to-do-anything 2-run homer from Frazier in the 9th, the Mets bats just couldn’t keep up. So the Mets lost again to the Marlins and now only 5 games separate the two clubs.

Noah Syndergaard looks to move the Mets back to the right track today. Is this a tryout for other teams? His name has come up in trade talks this past week, similar to Wheeler a year ago. On the season he is 6-4 over 105.2 innings in 17 starts with a 4.68 ERA, 3.98 FIP, 1.278 WHIP and 86 ERA+. His last three starts have been rough – 12 runs, 11 earned in 16.2 innings with opponents getting on base at a .377 clip and posting a .884 OPS. His only start against the Marlins came back on May 19th where he held the fish to 2 runs over 7.0 innings in a game the Mets would eventually lose 3-0. The Marlins have the following numbers against Syndergaard:

The Mets draw the rookie Zac Gallan making his 4th career major league start today. Over his first three starts he has tossed 12.0 innings with a 4.50 ERA, 2.87 FIP, 1.417 WHIP and 94 ERA+. Zac tossed 10.0 innings during his first two starts, one where he allowed only 1 run over 5.0 and the other where he allowed 3 runs in the same amount of innings. His last outing was cut short by rain. Before getting called up this year he started 14 games and tossed 91.1 innings in New Orleans posting a sparkling 1.77 ERA and 0.712 WHIP.

Let’s Go Mets!

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