Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

Today the Mets and Marlins play the marquee matchup of their three game set as Jacob deGrom, arguably the ace of the Mets staff faces Jose Fernandez, the ace of the Marlins staff. Jacob deGrom is 6-4 over 16 starts this year with 102. innings of work while posting a 2.38 ERA. He’s coming off the best start of his career: a complete game, one hitter. In his last four starts he has tossed 29.0 innings with a 0.93 ERA while striking out 27 (that inning to start ratio is even better considering one of those starts he was limited to 5.0 innings due to the rain). His last start before the All-Star break was his only start against the Marlins where he allowed 2 ER over 7.0 innings while striking out 7. The Marlins have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Ozuna 6-22, 2B
  • Yelich 7-22, 2 2B
  • C Johnson 5-17, 2B
  • Stanton 4-12, 2B, 2 HR
  • Hechavarria 3-13, 2B
  • Dietrich 3-8
  • Prado 3-8, 2B
  • Realmuto 1-6

Jose Fernandez has been his amazing self this season. Over 18 games and 113.2 innings, he has an 11-4 record and a 2.53 ERA. More recently, he’s been either completely on, or off. In his last 6 starts, he has had 3 that he can be considered completely dominant, one that was good (his last one, 2 ER over 6.1 innings) and two that were terrible. He has been on in his two starts against the Mets this year logging 12.0 innings allowing only 1 ER and striking out 19 batters. The Mets have the following numbers against Jose:

  • Walker 2-10
  • Cabrera 1-8, 2B
  • Loney 3-7
  • Granderson 2-5, 2 2B
  • Conforto 1-4
  • De Aza 1-3
  • K Johnson 1-2, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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