Game Preview: Mets @ Cardinals

The Mets picked up their third win a row yesterday as they started a crucial series with the Cardinals, who hold one of the Wild Card spots. The game started off rough for the Amazins’ with Niese needing to be pulled early, but the Mets kept fighting the whole game and the bullpen was able to pitch 8.2 innings of one run ball. Now the Mets need to keep it going to keep their postseason hopes alive behind Jacob deGrom.

Jacob has a tall task today because not only does he need to keep the line moving, but he also needs to go to deep for the pen. He’s 7-6 over 22 starts and 138.1 innings with a 2.73 ERA. He’s coming off the worst start of his season where he allowed 8 ER and 13 hits over 5.0 innings (coming after 4 starts and 27.2 innings with 2 ER). Last year he held the Cardinals scoreless and to 1 hit with 11 K’s over 8.0 innings. The Cardinals have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Carpenter 1-6
  • Peralta 2-6
  • Wong 0-5
  • Grichuk 0-3
  • Molina 1-2
  • Garcia 0-2

Carlos Martinez is 11-7 over 23 starts and 144.1 innings with a 3.24 ERA this season. After three less than stellar starts where he allowed 14 runs, 13 earned over 18.0 innings, in his last start he allowed only 1 ER over 7.0 innings. He faced the Mets once this season allowing 2 ER over 5.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Bruce 1-15, HR
  • Walker 4-16, 3B, 2 HR
  • Granderson 2-8
  • Cespedes 3-5, 2B, HR
  • Reyes 2-6

Let’s Go Mets!

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