Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

The Mets and Phillies battle it out for the rubber game tonight! After losing the series opener, the Mets bounced back last night with a come from behind (twice!) victory. Gsellman was finally dealing but the Mets were in a 2-0 hole before Bruce made it 3-2. The bullpen promptly gave a run back but Bruce was able to tack on 2 more runs to it 5-3. The bullpen promptly gave back another run, but thankfully it was just one run and the Mets held on to a 5-4 lead. Fun note, Bruce is the third Mets player in history to have 5 RBIs in a game, and have all 5 RBIs be the only runs scored by the Mets (in a game they won). The other two are Todd Zeile and Carlos Beltran.

Noah Syndergaard gets the call today. He is 1-0 over 3 starts and 19.0 innings with a 0.95 ERA, no walks and 20 K’s on the young season. He was 2-0 in as many games last year against the Phillies pitching 14.0 innings allowing 7 hits and 2 runs while walking 4 and striking out 15. The Phillies have the following numbers on Syndergaard:

  • Herrera 1-12
  • Galvis 3-11, 2B, 2 HR, 3 K
  • Franco 3-9
  • Hernandez 1-6, 3 BB
  • Rupp 1-9, 5 K
  • Altherr 0-3

The Mets bats will get Aaron Nola who is 1-0 over two starts this season allowing 4 ER over 11.0 innings of work while walking 2 and striking out 13. He is coming off a 6-9 season over 20 starts and 111.0 innings with a 4.78 ERA. Nola managed to never start against the Mets in 2016, however in 2015 he had one start where he allowed 9 hits and 6 ER over 4.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Bruce 2-6
  • Cespedes 1-3
  • Granderson 1-3
  • Conforto 1-2, HR
  • d’Arnaud 1-2, 2B
  • R Rivera 1-2

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

The Mets will try to put it back together tonight as they have now dropped 4 games in a row after winning 5 games in a row. Wheeler was excellent last night allowing a solo homer to Herrera¬† in the first and shutting the game down from that point on through 5 innings, striking out 7 Phillies. The Mets scored two in the bottom frame of the first, and then did nothing for the rest of the game. Adding to the misery of Reyes’ batting woes, he dropped a popup that would have been the last out in the 8th and the Phillies would capitalize on that mistake to score the tying run and eventually the winning runs in extra innings.

The Mets will turn to Robert Gsellman to save them tonight who is 0-1 over 3 games and 2 starts allowing 11 ER and 13 hits over 10.2 innings. I have been at both of his starts this year (and will not be going to his start tonight). He got off to a rough start in Miami allowing a granslam in the 1st inning, settled down but then still found a way to allow four more Miami runs after the Mets gave him a 7-4 lead. Last year he managed to face the Phillies in 3 starts, even though he was called up towards the end of hte season, and he went 2-1 allowing 5 ER over 19.0 innings while striking out 20. The Phillies have the following numbers against him:

  • Altherr 1-7
  • Franco 2-8
  • Hernandez 2-9
  • Herrera 1-7
  • Galvis 3-8, 2B
  • Joseph 1-3
  • Rupp 2-2

The Mets bats will try to find themselves against Vince Velasquez who is 0-2 in as many starts this year allowing 9 ER over 9.0 innings and 10 hits while striking out 17. His last start was against the Mets and the Amazins were able to put up 5 ER over 5.0 innings and draw 4 walks. Our bats have the following numbers against Vince:

  • Cabrera 4-9, 2B
  • Cespedes 2-6, 2B, HR
  • Conforto 4-7, 2 HR
  • d’Arnaud 1-7 (He eats ice cream every night at midnight)
  • Duda 1-8
  • Granderson 0-4, 2 BB
  • Walker 1-7

Let’s Go Mets!

 

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Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

It’s been a rough three last games for the Mets. After winning 5 in a row including a 16-inning marathon they lost 3 in a row all at the end of the game. Sometimes the best cure for that is an off-day to reset yourself and that’s what the Mets had yesterday. You know also makes an off-day work? Following it with a series against the Phillies.

Wheeler will be on the mound tomorrow, he’s 1-1 over as many starts with 9.2 innings of work allowing 8 ER this year. However, that’s heavily skewed. When he was taken out of the game in his last start, he allowed only 1 ER and loaded the bases. Robles promptly allowed a Grand Slam. That start was also against the Phillies, so Wheeler has a chance to get some early season revenge. The Phillies have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Hernandez 3-5
  • Blanco 1-2
  • Herrera 0-2
  • Kendrick 0-3
  • Franco 0-2
  • Galvis 0-2
  • Joseph 1-2, 2B
  • Rupp 0-2

The Mets bats draw rookie Zach Efflin who will be making his 2017 debut. Last year he went 3-5 over 11 starts in 63.1 innings. He posted a 5.54 ERA despite pitching two complete games, including a complete game shutout. Last year against the Mets he allowed 3 ER over 5 hits in 6.0 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Zach:

  • Cabrera 0-3
  • Cespedes 0-2, BB
  • Granderson 1-2, BB
  • Lagares 1-3, 3B
  • Reyes 1-3, 2B
  • Walker 0-3

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

The Mets will play their 7th game against the Marlins this season as they close out their four game set with the Marlins? Are you tired of seeing the Marlins? I am. Anyway, Happy Easter and Happy Harvey Day! Let’s dive in.

A lot more eyes than usual will be on Matt Harvey tonight. Harvey made the start in the game in Philly when the Mets launched 7 homers. The only sour note on the game is Harvey left with an out to go in the 6th inning with a tight hamstring after covering first. The Mets have been saying its minor all week but I’ll believe when I see it. He’s 2-0 so far this season allowing 4 ER over 12.1 innings while walking 1 and striking out 10. Last year against the Marlins he went 0-1 in two games allowing 7 runs, 6 earned in 10.2 innings while walking none and striking out 7. The Marlins have the following numbers against Harvey:

  • Yelich 4-18
  • Ozuna 5-17, 3B
  • Stanton 2-15
  • Dietrich 4-14, 2 2B
  • Realmuto 5-12
  • Bour 1-10, HR
  • Gordon 3-10
  • Koehler 3-4 (Really)

The Mets bats will get a look at Dan Straily who is 1-1 this season over 2 games and 8.1 innings allowing 9 runs, 8 earned. Last year as a member of the Reds he went 14-8 over 34 games, 31 starts, totaling 191.1 innings with a 3.76 ERA, his best year in the majors by far. Fun note, he’s been on 5 different teams in the last 5 years (Oakland, Chicago Cubs, Houston, Cincy, Miami). The last time he faced the Mets was in 2014 where he allowed 7 runs, 5 earned in 5.1 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Reyes 2-7
  • Cabrera 2-3, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 1-3
  • Duda 0-1, 2 BB
  • Granderson 0-3
  • Bruce 1-2, HR
  • Lagares 1-2, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

The Mets streak couldn’t last forever and last night the Marlins were able to walk-off the Mets snapping their win streak at 5. So tonight, the Mets look to start another streak!

Remember that strange looking pinch hitter from Friday night? He’s getting the start tonight! Jacob will be looking for his first win tonight. He’s 0-0 on the season over two games where he has allowed 2 ER and 8 hits over 12.0 innings while walking 3 and striking out 9. Last year he was 1-2 in as many starts against the Marlins allowing a whopping 22 hits and 10 ER over 15.2 innings with 7 walks and 18 strikeouts. The Marlins have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Yelich 11-26, 2 2B
  • Ozuna 7024, 2 2B
  • Gordon 5-18
  • Stanton 7-15, 2B, 3 HR
  • Bour 5-9, 2B
  • Dietrich 3-10
  • Realmuto 2-9
  • Rojas 1-8
  • Ichiro 0-4

The Marlins will be sending out Adam Conley, again. He’s 1-1 on the season over 1 game and one relief outing going 6.0 innings allowing 2 ER. His relief outing came in 16th inning where he allowed the winning run to the Mets. Now the Mets will get to see him as the actual starter in a game like they did back on 4/8. On 4/8 he pitched 5.0 innings against the Mets holding them to a Lucas Duda solo shot and nothing else while striking out 6. The Mets have the following numbers against Adam:

  • Cespedes 1-13, 2B, 7 K
  • Cabrera 4-11, 2B
  • Granderson 1 -11
  • d’Arnaud 2-10, HR
  • Flores 1-10, 2B
  • Lagares 1-8
  • Bruce 2-8, 2B
  • Duda 1-3, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

The Mets are streaking! After playing almost two games worth of baseball last night, the Mets won their 5th game in a row and moved to an even 2-2 against the Marlins this season. It was a real back and forth game as the Marlins jumped out to an early 4-0 lead before the Mets tied it up and then took a 7-4 lead. More odds and ends later and the game 8-8 until the 16th where the Mets got a lead off homer from d’Arnaud and two scoreless innings from Hansel Robles.

Noah Syndergaard will take the mound tonight and will try to carry the sleep deprived Mets. Noah is 1-0 over 2 games this season logging 13.0 innings allowing 10 hits, 2 runs only 1 earned. His last start was against the Marlins where he held them to 2 runs, 1 earned over 7.0 innings while walking none and striking out 9. The Marlins have the following numbers against Noah:

  • Ozuna 3-11, HR
  • Stanton 0-11, 6 K
  • Yelich 2-12, 2 2B, 5 K
  • Bour 4-11, 2B, 5 K
  • Dietrich 5-10, 2 2B
  • Gordon 2-9, 7 K

The Mets bats will get another look at Edinson Volquez who is 0-1 over 2 games and 11.0 innings this season with a 3.27 ERA. After a good opener against the Nationals, where held them scoreless over 5.0 innings, the Mets hit him hard in his last start allowing 7 hits and 5 runs, 4 earned over 6.0 innings. He still managed 7 strikeouts although he gave up 2 homers. The Mets have the following numbers against Volquez:

  • Bruce 9-19, 2B, 2 HR, 4 BB
  • Duda 5-17, 2B, 5 BB
  • Walker 4-22, 2B
  • Granderson 2-16, 2 HR, 5 BB
  • Cabrera 6-18, HR
  • Reyes 8-15, 2B, 3B
  • Cespedes 4-15
  • Lagares 3-10, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

The Mets start a series with the Marlins today in Miami. If this feels redundant, it is! The Mets just wrapped up a three game series with the Marlins at home where Miami took the first two games and the Mets were able to salvage the third.

Robert Gsellman wasn’t the best in his first start of the season as he allowed 3 ER over 5.0 innings and 6 hits against the Marlins but he only walked 2 batters and he struck out 7 (and gave up a massive homer to Ozuna). Coupled with his Opening Day outing, he has now allowed 3 ER over 6.0 innings this year, or exactly average. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:

  • Bour 0-2, BB
  • Pzuna 1-3, HR
  • Realmuto 1-3, 3B
  • Rojas 1-1, 2B
  • Stanton 3-3 (All singles, so that’s an accomplishment, right?)
  • Yelich 0-3

The Mets will see Wei-Yin Chen for the second time this season. He made his debut against the Mets where he held them to 1 ER over 6.0 innings and 7 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Last year he went 5-5 over 22 games and 123.1 innings with a 4.96 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Cabrera 3-22, HR
  • Granderson 5-20, 2B, 2 HR
  • Cespedes 5-19, HR
  • Reyes 4-15, 2B
  • Rene Rivera 4-10, 2 2B
  • Walker 2-7, 2B
  • Flores 1-5

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

The Mets will close out their series with the Phillies tonight before hopping on a plane, going down the coast to start another weekend with Marlins. Tonight, the Mets are hoping that the Zack Wheeler got the yips out in his last start as he goes against Vince Velasquez.

As a positive, it was great to see Wheeler on the mound again last week. He’s been away for two years with numerous health setbacks. He struggled, but that’s not unexpected at this point. The Mets, and the rest of us, hope that he continues to take strides forward in the right direction tonight. He picked up the loss in his first start as he allowed 5 ER over 4.0 innings while waking 1 and striking out 4. In 2014 he was 2-0 in 3 starts against the Phillies allowing 6 ER and 14 hits over 19.0 innings (2.84 ERA) while walking 5 and striking out 18. The Phillies have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Blanco 1-2, BB
  • Hernandez 1-2

The Mets bats draw Vince Velaquez who picked up a loss in his first start in 2017 allowing 4 ER over 4.0 innings and 5 hits with 3 walks with an astounding 10 strikeouts. Last year he was 8-6 over 24 starts and 131.0 innings with 45 walks and 152 strikeouts. He was 1-1 in three starts against the Mets last year where he held the Amazin’s to 6 runs, only 3 earned over 15.1 innings (1.76 ERA) while walking 4 and striking out 20. The Mets have the following numbers against Vince:

  • Granderson 0-4, 2 BB
  • Cabrera 3-6, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 1-6
  • Cespedes 1-5, HR
  • Conforto 2-5, HR
  • Duda 1-5
  • Walker 0-5
  • Flores 0-2, 2 BB

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

The Mets and Phillies continue their series tonight in the city of Brotherly Love as the Mets look to make it three wins a row behind Matt Harvey. The Phillies outhit the Mets last night but the Mets got larger hits including two homers from Jay Bruce that put the game in the win column. Actually, most off the offense last night went through Jay Bruce who had 2 RBI’s, one from each homer plus an additional run.

Harvey had a good start his last time out going 6.2 innings allowing 3 hits and 2 ER while walking none and striking out 4. The blemish was both runs came off solo shots to Matt Kemp. Last year he made only one start against the Phillies picking up the loss after allowing 3 ER over 6.0 innings and 6 hits including a homer while walking 2 and striking out 3. The Phillies have the following numbers against Harvey:

  • Galvis 3-9
  • Herrera 2-12, HR
  • Kendrick 1-9
  • Hernandez 3-6
  • Blanco 2-3
  • Franco 1-3
  • Rupp 1-3

The Mets will get their first look at Clay Buchholz who was traded from Red Sox to the Phillies in December. In his first Phillies outting he allowed 4 ER and 8 hits over 5.0 innings. As a member of the Red Sox last year he posted a 4.78 ERA and 8-10 record over 21 starts and 37 games totaling 139.1 innings. Clay has never faced the Mets before but several Mets have seen him while playing as members of other teams:

  • Reyes 8-32, 3B
  • Granderson 2-17, HR
  • Cabrera 6-14, 2B, 2 HR
  • Rivera 0-6
  • Cespedes 1-5, 2B
  • Walker 1-2, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

The Mets start their first road series in 2017 today as they head down 95 to Philly to meet the Phillies. Coming off the late game last night, the Mets avoided being swept and returned to .500 on the young season. Meanwhile, Philly beat the Nationals for a second straight day as their offense has been clicking. The Mets on the other hand, had a couple of solo shots last night and one rally, but it still feels like our offense is stuck in neutral.

Jacob deGrom didn’t pick up a decision in his first game of the season but he allowed only 2 hits and no runs over 6.0 innings while waking 1 and striking out 6. Jacob went 2-0 in as many starts against the Phillies last year allowing 1 ER over 15.0 innings while allowing 6 hits and striking out 13 (1 walk). The Phillies have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Herrera 3-15
  • Galvis 5-14
  • Kendrick 1-13
  • Hernandez 2-8
  • Rupp 1-6, HR
  • Franco 0-6

The Mets bats will take a crack at Jerad Eickhoff who is 0-1 over 6.2 innings with 5 hits and 2 ER in his first start of the season. Last year, his first full season in the majors, he went 11-14 over 33 starts and 197.1 innings with a 3.65 ERA. Last year he went 0-2 in 4 starts against the Mets holding the Mets to 8 runs, 7 earned over 24.0 innings (2.63 ERA) while walking 7 and striking out 23. The Mets have the following numbers against Jerad:

  • Granderson 2-15, 2B, HR
  • Conforto 5-14, 2 2B, HR
  • Cespedes 2-12, 3B
  • Cabrera 4-9, 2B
  • Duda 2-8, 2 2B
  • Walker 1-8
  • d’Arnaud 1-6, 2B
  • Bruce 1-2

Let’s Go Mets!

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