Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

I guess last night was thanks to BVW?

The Mets held off being eliminated last night thanks to Robinson Chirinos, the catcher the Mets inexplicably acquired at the trade deadline with Todd Frazier from the Rangers. Robinson had two hits including a homer thus knocking in all three runs for the Mets. The Marlins and Phillies each won yesterday as well. The Mets continue to have a nearly impossible odds of making the post-season, but they aren’t gone yet.

Rick Porcello will look to keep the Mets in the hunt for another night as he makes his 12th and final start of the year. In 56.0 innings he has a 5.46 ERA, 3.15 FIP, 1.429 WHIP and a 78 ERA+. He’s coming off his best start of the year against the Braves where he allowed 1 run and 3 hits over 7.0 innings while striking out 10. He’s also had success against the Nationals this season – pitching 13.0 innings over two starts allowing only 3 runs. The Nationals have the following numbers on Porcello:

  • Victor Robles 2-4
  • Juan Soto 3-8, 2B, BB, 2 K
  • Yan Gomes 6-18, 3 2B, 2 K
  • Eric Thames 2-5
  • Trea Turner 2-9, HR, K
  • Kurt Suzuki 7-29, 2 2B, HR, 4 BB, K
  • Asdrubal Cabrera 18-67, 3 2B, 3 BB, 11 K

The Mets bats draw Max Scherzer’s last start of the season. He has pitched 61.1 innings over 11 starts with a 3.67 ERA, 3.18 FIP, 1.386 WHIP, and 125 ERA+. After a terrible start on 9/13 where he allowed 6 runs over 5.1 innings he rebounded in his last start allowing 2 runs, both unearned, in 5.2 innings against the Marlins. In a fun, meaningless stat – he’s tossed 119 pitches in back to back games. He had two starts against the Mets in 2020. He left after the first inning in one start and then the next time he allowed 1 run over 6.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Max:

  • Luis Guillorme 3-4, 2B, K
  • Andres Gimenez 1-3, 3B, K
  • J.D. Davis 4-9, 2B, 2 K
  • Brandon Nimmo 3-21, 2B, HR, 6 BB, 12 K
  • Jeff McNeil 3-13, 2B, BB, 3 K
  • Robinson Cano 3-21, 2 HR, BB, 5 K
  • Amed Rosario 4-15, 2B, 7 K
  • Wilson Ramos 4-20, 2B, 2 K
  • Todd Frazier 1-13, 2B, 4 K

Let’s Go Mets!

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