The Mets and Yankees play the rubber game for a National televised game tonight after the Mets couldn’t capitalize yesterday and lost 8-7.
The Mets started out rough yesterday thanks to a 5-run second inning for the Yankees. After that fairly major setback, Walker was able to settle in and keep the Yankees off the scoreboard. The Mets bats were able to claw back in and took the lead 6-5 before extending it to 7-5. But then the Yankees started to rally, eventually took the lead 8-7 and despite getting additional runners on base, the Mets could not bring them in.
Carlos Carrasco gets the start for the Mets tonight. Over eight games and 33.2 innings he has a 5.88 ERA, 4.50 FIP, 1.277 WHIP and a 68 ERA+. In his last start he allowed four runs but only one was earned over 5.0 innings from seven hits and a walk. In his last three starts he has allowed nine runs, six earned, over 17.1 innings which is a 3.12 ERA. This will be Carrasco’s first start against the Yankees this year and the Yankees have the following career numbers against him:
- Anthony Rizzo 3-4, 2B, HR, BB
- Joey Gallo 2-6, 2 HR, BB, 2 K
- Brett Gardner 6-22, 2B, 3B, 5 BB, 6 K
- Andrew Velazquez 1-3, K
- Rougned Odor 3-11, 2B, 4 K
- Aaron Judge 0-2, BB, 2 K
- Giancarlo Stanton 0-1, K
After the game last night, Aaron Boone declined to formally name a starter for tonight’s game. he did say that Andrew Heaney and Clark Schmidt could both see time tonight on the mound in some capacity – so we’re going to preview both pitchers.
Andrew Heaney was traded from the Angels to the Yankees at the deadline. He has pitched in 27 games and made 23 starts this year totaling 124.1 innings with a 5.86 ERA, 4.78 FIP, 1.311 WHIP and a 76 ERA+. As a Yankee he has pitched in nine games, making five starts with 30.1 innings of work posting a 7.71 ERA, 7.02 FIP, 1.319 WHIP and a 56 ERA+. The main difference between his time with the Angels and Yankees – the long ball. As an Angel Heaney had a 1.5 HR/9 inning. As a Yankee that number has ballooned to 3.3 HR/9. He hasn’t started a game since August 24th where he allowed two runs over 4.0 innings against the Braves.
Clark Schmidt is hoping to make his 2021 baseball debut. Last year he pitched in three games for the Yankees, logging 6.1 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and five walks (7.11 ERA). Across four minor league levels this year he has gotten into 8 games and pitched 27.1 innings with a 2.96 ERA and 1.244 WHIP. He has spent the most time at AAA ball where he has a 3.00 ERA over 4 games.
Let’s Go Mets!