Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

Last night was one of the most memorable Mets games since 2015. Down three runs in the 4th, the Mets hit back to back homers (Alonso and Davis) to tie the game up. The Mets went into the bottom of the 9th down three runs, again. Two quick hits and Todd Frazier came up and sent a ball 437 feet down the line above where GKR were calling the game. Tie game. Then Conforto later in the inning hit a ball deep into the outfield to win the game! It was the first time the Mets won after trailing in the 8th inning all season.

You probably knew all of this, but it was just fun to rehash it.

Tonight Noah Syndergaard looks to keep the series moving in the right direction. Noah is 8-5 over 22 starts and 141.0 innings with a 3.96 ERA, 3.44 FIP, 1.206 WHIP and 104 ERA+. In his last five starts he has pitched 35.1 innings allowing 9 runs, 7 earned from 27 hits and 8 walks while striking out 39 batters. This has translated to a 1.78 ERA and opponents having a .209 BA, .257 OBP and .559 OPS against Syndergaard. So far Syndergaard has faced the Nationals three times this season totaling 20.0 innings with a 3.60 ERA. The Nationals have the following stats against Noah:

The Mets bats draw Patrick Corbin, the big off-season acquisition for the Nationals. On the season he is 9-5 over 23 starts and 141.2 innings with a 3.43 ERA, 3.25 FIP, 1.172 WHIP and 134 ERA+. He’s coming off of a rough start where he allowed 5 runs over 5.1 innings and in his last five games he has pitched 28.1 innings with a 3.81 ERA while opponents have a .266 BA, .328 OBP and .750 OPS against him. In four games against the Mets this year he has been his average season self, pitching 25.0 innings with a 3.60 ERA. Two games have good, one was great and the other was pretty terrible. But these games were in April and May and the Mets (and the Nationals) are both different teams from that point. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Let’s Go Mets!

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