Game Preview: Mets @ Blue Jays

The Mets made up for years of not providing deGrom with run support last night as they trounced the Blue Jays 18-1. It was the type of night that ended up being good for everyone’s stats. Conforto had his ninth homer of the season, Dominic Smith hit a grand slam, Ramos went 3-5 with two doubles and a homer, the Mets in total had 19 hits. Jacob lowered his ERA to 1.67. Ramirez got three shutout innings of relief in and gave the rest of the bullpen the night off. Just a good night for the Mets.

Now the Mets are only 3 games below .500 as they continue to push for a late post-season berth. It’s still an uphill battle as the Mets are 2.5 games behind the Phillies for the second NL East berth and 2 games out of the wild card.

Seth Lugo will look to keep the momentum going today. In 12 games, 3 starts, and 22.0 innings this year he has a 2.05 ERA, 2.96 FIP, 1.000 WHIP and 213 ERA+. As a starter he has pitched 11.2 innings with a 1.54 ERA. During that time opponents have hit .190/.261/.333/.594 against him. In his last outing, he reached 81 pitches and 5.0 innings as he continues to stretch out. Several members of the Blue Jays have faced him before:

  • Travis Shaw 1-4, HR, K
  • Randal Grichuk 1-4, 2B, K
  • Joe Panik 2-7, BB
  • Jonathan Villar 0-3, K
  • Derek Fisher 0-2, 2 K

The Mets draw Robbie Ray, long time pitcher of the Diamondbacks who was traded to the Blue Jays at the deadline. On the season, Robbie has pitched in 9 games and made 8 starts, totaling 38.1 innings with a 7.51 ERA, 7.36 FIP, 1.983 WHIP and a 59 ERA+. As a Blue Jay – his time has been mixed. In debut was good, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned over 3.1 innings. Then he allowed 4 runs over 4.0 innings his next time out. The Mets have the following numbers against Ray:

  • Pete Alonso 0-1, K
  • Robinson Cano 5-9, HR, 2 K
  • Michael Conforto 0-2, 2 K
  • J.D. Davis 1-1
  • Todd Frazier 1-4, HR, K
  • Jake Marisnick 0-3, 2 K,
  • Brandon Nimmo 1-2, HR, K

Let’s Go Mets!

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