Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets only had a 1.1% if making the playoffs yesterday, so it’s not like the results were heartbreaking. The Mets lost both games they played and were eliminated from a playoff berth by the end of the first game. For a season filled with not making expectations, its fitting (possibly relieving) that the Mets eliminated themselves from contention, and not any other team winning yesterday.

Anyway, we say good bye to Mets baseball today. What an odd season. From being only 60 games, to 7-inning doubleheaders and BVW making head scratching trades – the Mets packed a lot of “Mets” into a short time period. Next season starts off a new chapter with the Mets with a new owner and most likely a new front office.

But today is for the current Mets. Seth Lugo looks to close out his season as a starter. He’s pitched 35.1 innings this year with a 3.82 ERA, 4.28 FIP, 1.217 WHIP and 111 ERA+. Lugo dominated in his first three starts – pitching 11.2 innings allowing only 2 runs while striking out 20. Then he struggled for two starts, allowing 9 runs over 7.0 innings. He bounced back in his last start, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned over 6.1 innings against the Rays. In one outing against the Nationals this year he held the reigning champs scoreless over 2.0 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against him:

  • Juan Soto 2-7, HR, BB, 4 K
  • Trea Turner 2-13, HR, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Andrew Stevenson 1-4, BB, K
  • Victor Robles 1-7, 2B, 3 K
  • Kurt Suzuki 1-7
  • Michael A Taylor 1-9, 3 K
  • Asdrubal Cabrera 0-3

The Mets will end their season against Austin Voth who make his 11th start today. Over 44.2 innings he’s posted a 6.25 ERA, 6.36 FIP, 1.478 WHIP and a 73 ERA+. His last two starts he has really found himself though – pitching 12.0 innings allowing 2 runs while striking out 13. Overall this month he has dropped his ERA from 8.26 down to 6.25. In his one start against the Mets he allowed 3 runs from 6 hits including 2 homers in 4.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Voth:

  • Dominic Smith 2-2, 2B, HR
  • Luis Guillorme 2-2
  • Brandon Nimmo 2-8, 2 2B, BB, 3 K
  • Amed Rosario 1-5, 2 K
  • J.D. Davis 0-3, 2 K
  • Jeff McNeil 0-1
  • Pete Alonso 0-3, K
  • Todd Frazier 0-2, K

Let’s Go Mets!

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