The Mets return home tonight after dropping a series against the Phillies and the Cardinals only to face the Phillies again. Syndergaard struggled again yesterday allowing 6 runs, 4 earned over 5.0 innings and luckily for the Mets Gsellman came in and tossed 3.0 perfect innings not only to keep the Mets in the game but to save the bullpen. In addition to the Mets pitching woes, the Mets fielding woes continued with Rosario recording to errors on the day which puts him at 5 on the year.
The Mets offense yesterday came as four solo homers from Conforto, Alonso, Cano and Syndergaard furthering the narrative that 2019 is the year of the homer.
Stven Matz will look to put the Mets back on track. His last start was one to forget as a combination of just not having it + the defense behind him led to the Phillies scoring 8 runs in the first inning without recording an out. With the game now at Citi Field, this should be a little tougher for the Phillies to replicate. On the season, mainly due to that game, Matz has allowed 13 runs, 9 earned over 16.1 innings leading to a 4.96 ERA, 5.24 FIP, 1.347 WHIP and 82 ERA+. The Phillies have the following numbers against him:
- Bryce Harper 4-17, 2 2B, 3 BB, 3 K
- Cesar Hernandez 3-9, 5 BB, 2 K
- Rhys Hoskins 1-10, HR, 2 BB, K
- J.T. Realmuto 4-10, 2B, BB, 3 K
- Aaron Altherr 1-6, 2B, 2 BB
- Scott Kingery 4-8, 2 HR
- Maikel Franco 3-6, HR
- Odubel Herrera 1-5, BB
- Andrew McCutchen 2-5, BB
The Mets bats draw Jake Arrieta who last Wednesday tossed a stellar game against them holding the Mets to 2 runs over 8.0 innings from 6 hits and 2 walks. On the season he is 3-1 over 4 games and 28.0 innings with a 2.25 ERA, 4.70 FIP, 1.107 WHIP and 199 ERA+. The Mets have the following numbers against Jake:
- Robinson Cano 5-25, 2 2B, 4 BB, 5 K
- Todd Frazier 7-23, 2B, 2 HR, 8 K
- Michael Conforto 4-15, HR, 2 BB, 4 K
- Amed Rosario 0-10, K
- Travis d’Arnaud 3-9, BB
- Jeff McNeil 5-10, 2B
- Wilson Ramos 4-7, 2 BB
- Keon Broxton 0-9, 4 K
- Brandon Nimmo 2-7, 2B, 2 BB, 3 K
- Pete Alonso 1-4, K
Let’s Go Mets!