Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

The Mets continue to chase the Braves for first place in the NL East. Yesterday both the Mets and the Braves won, keeping the Mets 4.0 games out first place (and 3.5 games out of the wild card). The Marlins kept the game interesting last night, climbing back to tie the game on two occasions but eventually the Mets broke out and won 9-4. Francisco Lindor had a big 2-run hit to finally give the Mets some breathing room. Pete Alonso hit two homers on the night becoming the second fastest player ever to 100 homers.

Rich Hill takes the mound for the Mets tonight. In 27 games and 133.0 innings this year he has a 3.92 ERA, 4.56 FIP, 1.180 WHIP and a 100 ERA+. As a Met he has tossed eight games and 37.2 innings with a 4.06 ERA, 4.60 FIP, 1.221 WHIP and a 98 ERA+. Over his last two starts he has allowed only two runs in 11.0 innings from eight hits – both against the Nationals. He faced the Marlins at beginning of August, allowing one run, unearned, over 5.0 innings from three hits and a walk. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:

  • Miguel Rojas 2-4, 2B, BB
  • Jesus Aguilar 2-8 2B, HR, BB
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. 1-2, BB
  • Bryan De La Cruz 1-2, K
  • Joe Panik 4-11, 3 BB, K
  • Jorge Alfaro 0-2, K
  • Alex Jackson 0-1
  • Lewis Brinson 0-4

The Mets bats get to see Sandy Alcantara again. Over 28 starts and 171.2 innings, Sandy has a 3.36 ERA, 3.56 FIP, 1.124 WHIP and a 123 ERA+ (all better than his career averages). He had a streak of great starts snapped last week by the Mets. before he faced the Mets, he had a 1.24 ERA over four starts and 29.0 innings where he struck out 37 batters. Last week the Mets scored four runs off eight hits in 6.1 innings. The Mets have the following career numbers against Alcantara:

  • Patrick Mazeika 2-3, 2B
  • Jonathan Villar 1-4, HR, 2 K
  • J.D. Davis 4-10, 2 2B
  • Francisco Lindor 4-9, 2B, SB
  • Jeff McNeil 7-20, HR, 2 BB
  • Michael Conforto 6-23, 2 HR, BB, 3 K
  • Kevin Pillar 2-5
  • Pete Alonso 2-14, 2B, HR, BB, 4 K
  • Javier Báez 3-11, 2B, 5 K
  • Dominic Smith 1-10, K

Let’s Go Mets!

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