The Mets, HAVE A WINNING RECORD. The Mets swept the Marlins in a single-admission double header yesterday pushing them to 1-game above .500 and for the first time in forever, a positive run differential. In game one deGrom led the way and the Mets offense provided enough offense to bring the team back to .500. Then in the nightcap the Mets took an early lead only to see it fade away in the middle in the game. Conforto and Alonso said not fast, hit a homer each late putting the Mets ahead!
Now the Mets look to continue the good vibes with Zack Wheeler on the mound. Wheeler is 8-6 over 21 starts and 131.1 innings with a 4.45 ERA, 3.51 FIP, 1.226 WHIP and a 92 ERA+. In his first start coming off the IL he was great through the first five innings, and then allowed 3 runs in the 6th to to finish the game with a 5.1 IP, 3 ER line. Last time out he shut the White Sox down, throwing 7.0 scoreless innings. Against the Marlins back in May he allowed 2 runs over 7.0 innings from 9 hits and a walk while striking out 11. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:
- Starlin Castro 5-22, 7 K
- Martin Prado 5-18, 4 K
- Brian Anderson 3-14, 2B, BB, 4 K
- Miguel Rojas 4-11, 2 HR, BB, 2 K
- Curtis Granderson 4-9, 2 2B, BB, 4 K
- Lewis Brinson 0-8, 3 K
- Neil Walker 1-4, K
The Mets bats will get a look at Jordan Yamamoto. The 23 year-old rookie is 4-2 over his first 9 starts in the majors with a 3.94 ERA, 3.88 FIP, 1.042 WHIP and 106 ERA+. Since July 21st he has hit his first rough patch as a major league player. He has made three starts pitching 14.0 innings allowing 13 hits and 15 runs with opponents getting on base at a .323 clip and hitting a .841 OPS. Before this tumble, he was enjoying a 1.59 ERA. .258 Opponent OBP and .418 Opponent OPS over 6 starts and 34.0 innings. This will be his first start against the Mets.
Let’s Go Mets!