Game Preview: Mets @ Pirates

The Mets look to take the rubber game of their series with the Pirates after evening the series 1-1 last night with a come back win. Stroman struggled but battled in his debut and Wilson Ramos had a break out game as a Met with 4 hits and 6 RBI’s. Edwin Diaz made things a bit closer in the 9th, allowing a 2 run homer to bring the Pirates within in 2 (the inning had shades of last Sunday’s game against the Pirates) but the Mets held on and now look to Syndergaard to lead them out of Pittsburgh with a win.

Noah Syndergaard is 705 over 21 starts and 134.0 innings with a 4.10 ERA, 3.47 FIP, 1.239 WHIP and 100 ERA+. In his last fours tarts he has tossed 28.1 innings allowing 8 runs, 6 earned, for a 1.91 ERA while striking out 36. During this stretch opponents have a .278 OBP against him with a .612 OPS. In each game he has pitched at least 7.0 innings and this streak has lowered his season ERA from 4.68 to 4.10. Noah missed the Pirates last week and only three players on the Pirates roster have ever seen him in a major league game:

The Mets bats will look to take down Joe Musgrove today, who is 8-9 over 23 games and 22 starts over 121.1 innings posting a 4.23 ERA, 4.11 FIP, 1.195 WHIP and 103 ERA+. Joe had a July with a couple of bad starts, a couple of average starts and one good start, but not in a pattern that makes sense to evaluate. He ended June with a 4.27 ERA and ended July with a 4.23, so his July basically averages out to his season. He missed the Mets last week but faced them last year in Pittsburgh where he allowed only 1 run off 5 hits and 2 walks in 7.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Joe:

Let’s Go Mets!

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