Game Preview: Mets @ Padres

The Mets luck with come back wins in extra innings was going to come to an end soon and soon decided to come yesterday. The Mets found themselves in a gem of a pitching match-up between Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Martinez. Both team’s bullpens faltered late in the game and the Mets and Cards played free baseball for the matinee crowd in St. Louis. After the Mets took the lead, they promptly gave it back up and game toiled along for a few more innings until it came to its inevitable end in the 13th. I think I speak for many people when I say: It’s a relief the Mets don’t match up again with the Cardinals for the rest of the regular season.

Anyway, the Mets head to the most perfect place in the United States tonight: San Diego. Jacob deGrom will get the start, he’s 2-0 over 5 starts and 32.0 innings with a 2.53 ERA, 2.35 FIP, 1.031 WHIP and a 154 ERA+. His last start may be his best as he allowed no runs off 4 hits and 2 walks in 7.0 innings with 10 K’s, his second game in a row with at least double digit strikeouts. Last year in San Diego Jacob held the Padres to 2 runs off 2 hit sand 5 hits over 8.0 innings with 8 K’s. The Padres have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Galvis 8-25, 6 K
  • Myers 1-9, HR, BB, 4 K
  • Ellis 1-6, 2 BB
  • Headley 1-7
  • Hosmer 2-3
  • Renfroe 1-3, HR

The Mets’ bats will see veteran Clayton Richard tonight who is 1-2 over 5 starts and 27.0 innings with a 5.67 ERA, 5.42 FIP, 1.630 WHIP and 68 ERA+. His first start was by far his best of the season where he went 7.0 innings allowing 1 run, he has a 7.20 ERA in 20.0 innings in his last four starts. Last season he was 8-15 over 32 starts pitching 197.1 innings with a 4.79 ERA, 4.23 FIP, 1.515 WHIP and 87 ERA+. He did lead the league last year in losses (15, although not the best stat), hits (240), and complete games (2, which I’m assuming a handful of pitchers had). Last year against the Mets he allowed 5 runs from 12 hits and 2 walks over 8.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Clayton:

  • Bruce 7-22, 3 2B
  • Gonzalez 11-20
  • Reyes 4-18, HR, 3 BB
  • Cabrera 7-13, 4 2B
  • Flores 2-5, 2 HR
  • Conforto 1-5, 2B
  • Frazier 4-5, 2B, HR
  • Cespedes 1-2, 3B, 2 BB

Let’s Go Mets!

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