Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

Yesterday was a disaster for the Mets anyway you cut it. Before the game Callaway held his normal press conference before a series and walked around giving a direct public apology. About an hour or so later, he called back the press to give a direct apology but in the vein of “I got feedback for not giving a proper apology before so here you go.” The Mets then played the Phillies and both teams were hitting homers like crazy (or normal in a juiced ball era – Citizens Bank Park). While the Mets were imploding during the 6th inning a new story about the Mets hit Twitter. Allegedly BVW has at least once made a managerial decision from his home and relayed it to the dugout. Banner day for the team from Queens.

The Mets will try to make us forget all this tonight with Walker Locket. His last outing ended in disaster and he allowed 6 runs over 2.1 innings of work. The ball popped off opponents bats, he was locked out of the game by a poor bullpen performance behind him and the Mets just dropped the game. He made one start against the Phillies last year and it was pretty bad. He allowed 5 runs off 5 hits and 2 walks in 4.1 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against him:

The Mets bats draw Jake Arrieta today who is 6-6 over 15 games and 91.2 innings with a 4.12 ERA, 5.03 FIP, 1.385 WHIP and 109 ERA+. He’s coming off a good start where he allowed 1 run over 6.0 innings against the Nationals which followed a stretch of three starts where he allowed 13 runs over 15.2 innings. He had two different, back to back starts against the Mets back in April. First he he shut them down to 2 runs over 8.0 innings. The next week he allowed 4 runs, 3 earned over 6.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Let’s Go Mets!

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