Game Preview: Mets @ Blue Jays

The Mets travel to Toronto Buffalo tonight as they take on the Buffalo Toronto Blue Jays! Just as a quick recap – Canada has taken the global pandemic much more seriously than the United States and it logistically it was going to be impossible to have the Blue Jays play in Toronto. The Blue Jays went through several different plans of splitting time time at other major league stadiums and ultimately had to settle with playing their games at their AAA site in Buffalo – which seemed like the best plan anyway compared to the Blue Jays going to their Spring Training site or any other city. But I digress.

The Mets are coming off an improbable comeback win against the Orioles. After being down early (and down often), the Mets slugged their way back into the game and played some of their best defense in recent memory. Now the Mets are 4 games under .500 in a rapidly concluding season. Can they pull this off?

Jacob deGrom will take the mound tonight. Over 8 starts and 48.0 innings he has a 1.69 ERA (league leading), 2.03 FIP, 0.875 WHIP, 256 ERA+ and a 13.1 K/9 rate (league leading). In his last four starts he has pitched 26.0 innings with a 1.04 ERA and opponents have hit .160/.210/.266/.476 against him. The Blue Jays have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Randal Grichuk 3-8, 2B, 2 HR, BB, 3 K
  • Travis Shaw 3-8, 2B, 3 BB, 3 K
  • Joe Panik 3-19, 2B, 3 BB, 5 K
  • Jonathan Villar 2-12, 2B, BB, 6 K
  • Caleb Joseph 0-3, 2 K

The Mets bats will try to keep their momentum against Chase Anderson who is in his first season with the Jays after four years with the Brewers. This year in 23.2 innings and 6 starts he has a 4.94 ERA, 4.91 FIP, 1.437 WHIP and 92 ERA+. He started against the Mets last April allowing 2 runs and 5 hits over 4.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Brandon Nimmo 2-4, 2B, HR, BB, 2 K
  • Robinson Cano 2-4, 2B
  • Michael Conforto 2-11, 2 HR, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Jeff McNeil 1-3, 2B
  • Amed Rosario 1-3
  • Pete Alonso 0-2, BB, K
  • Todd Frazier 1-12, BB, 4 K

Let’s Go Mets!

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