Game Preview: Mets @ Pirates

The Mets winning streak finally came to an end last night and tonight they’ll try to start a new one with Marcus Stroman‘s first start as a Met. Last Sunday we got the bizarre news after the Mets beat the Pirates that the Mets were going to acquire Stroman. Since then there have been a ton of think pieces about “what are the Mets doing?”, “are the Mets buyers?”, “should the Mets lean into 2019?”, “should the Mets sell?”. Finally we get actually see Stroman on the mound.

For the Mets, they continue a recent tradition of finding players from Long Island, which is fine! Keep it local! Marcus Stroman is 6-11 this year over 21 starts and 124.2 innings with a 2.96 ERA, 3.51 FIP, 1.227 WHIP and 153 ERA+. In his last two starts he has pitched 14.0 innings allowing 1 run and in his last 7 games he has pitched 43.0 innings with a 2.30 ERA. A few Pirates have seen Stroman before:

The Mets bats get a look at Chris Archer again who is 3-8 over 19 games and 101.2 innings with a 5.58 ERA, 5.73 FIP, 1.436 WHIP and a 78 ERA+. He’s coming off of a start against the Mets where he allowed 6 runs, 5 earned over 5.0 inning with most of the damage coming in the first inning. In the month of July, Archer made 5 starts totaling 28.0 innings with a 5.79 ERA allowing 7 homers. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Let’s Go Mets!

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