Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets and Nationals wrap up their wild five game series this afternoon with the Mets looking to win 4 of the 5 games! Yesterday felt like a more condensed version of Game 1 on Saturday. The Mets went up 4-0 in the first inning, the Nationals clawed back, the Mets increased their lead again, the Nationals clawed back. Eventually the game was 6-6. The Mets went ahead in the 8th inning and then went off in the 9th inning to win the game decisively at 13-6. By the end of the game, the Mets offense, that has gone missing for long stretches of the season, recorded 16 hits including 4 homers.

The Phillies and the Braves both won their games too, so the division race has not changed. The Mets are still 3.5 games out. The Phillies are still 2.0 games out.

Trevor Williams looks to keep the good times going today as he pitches in his 5th game as a Met. Overall this season he has pitched in 17 games, 14 starts, totaling 71.2 innings with a 4.27 ERA, 4.24 FIP, 1.423 WHIP and a 99 ERA+. Over four games and 13.0 innings as a Met he has a 0.69 ERA, 2.93 FIP, 0.923 WHIP and a 584 ERA+. Williams is coming off of his best start as a Met this season where he held the Marlins to one unearned run and four hits in 4.1 innings. His first start as a Met came against the Nationals where he held them to one un from three hits and two walks in 4.1 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against Williams:

  • Josh Bell 1-2, HR
  • Adrian Sanchez 1-2, 2B
  • Carter Kieboom 1-2
  • Ryan Zimmerman 1-7, HR, BB, K
  • Juan Soto 1-9, 3 BB, 2 K
  • Alex Avila 0-3, BB, 2 K
  • Andrew Stevenson 0-4, K
  • Luis Garcia 0-2

The Mets bats will get a look at Patrick Corbin today. Over 26 starts and 141.0 innings he has a 6.26 ERA, 5.65 FIP, 1.447 WHIP and a 65 ERA+. Corbin leads the National League in earned runs (98) and homers (33). Last year he lead the league in hits allowed (85). Since July 17th Corbin has made nine starts and pitched 47.2 innings with a 7.93 ERA. In that stretch he has one good start (1 ER over 6.1 innings vs the Brewers, 8/20) and everything else has been four earned runs or more. In his last two starts he has allowed 12 ER from 13 hits in 8.0 innings.

Corbin has had one good start and one bad start against the Mets this year. At the end of April the Mets scored four runs from four hits and three walks in 4.0 innings. In late June, Corbin held the Mets to two runs from four hits and a walk in 6.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Corbin:

  • Michael Conforto 10-27, 2 2B, 5 HR, BB, 7 K
  • J.D. Davis 9-28, 3 2B, 4 HR, 3 BB, 8 K
  • Pete Alonso 8-27, 2 2B, 3 HR, 4 BB, 11 K
  • Jonathan Villar 10-21, 3 2B, 5 K
  • James McCann 3-7, 2B, BB, 2 K
  • Kevin Pillar 3-11, 2B, HR, BB, 3 K
  • Javier Báez 5-17, 2 HR, 4 K
  • Francisco Lindor 3-11, 2 K
  • Jeff McNeil 3-16, 2B, BB, 3 K

Let’s Go Mets!

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