The Mets played baseball again last night! Pete Alonso, Kevin Pillar and Seth Lugo all rejoined the Mets yesterday and Alonso made his presence felt early in the game with a two-run homer. The entire lineup acted liked their were relieved to have him back on the team – Lindor had two hits (including a double), Smith had two doubles, McKinney hit his 2nd homer as a Met (5th of the season).
That was coupled with a strong start by Jacob deGrom who shutout the Diamondbacks over 6 innings and the Mets rolled to their 5th straight win, the second time in May they hit that mark. The Mets look to keep the magic going tonight.
Marcus Stroman will make his start on regular rest tonight, bumping David Peterson again. Through 10 starts this season and 58.1 innings Stroman has a 2.47 ERA, 3.65 FIP, 1.046 WHIP and a 155 ERA+. Stroman is coming off of a strong start against the Rockies where he allowed no runs over 6.0 innings from 3 hits and 2 walks. He missed the Diamondbacks earlier this season and the Diamondbacks have the following numbers against him:
- Nick Ahmed 2-9, 3 K
- Eduardo Escobar 2-12, 2 2B, BB, K
- Carson Kelly 0-2, K
- Domingo Leyba 0-1, K
- Ketel Marte 1-4, 2 BB, K
- David Peralta 0-3, HR
- Josh Reddick 4-9, 2B, HR, BB, 3 K
- Josh Rojas 1-3
- Stephen Vogt 3-6, HR
- Christian Walker 1-6, 2B, BB, K
Caleb Smith gets the start for the Diamondbacks. He’s made 1 start this season and has pitched in 19 games totaling 33.0 innings with a 3.27 ERA, 3.60 FIP, 1.364 WHIP and a 126 ERA+. His only start was his first game of the season where he allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 3.0 innings against the Rangers. In his last two outings he has allowed 1 run from 5 hits over 5.1 innings. He faced the Mets twice at the start of May where he allowed 2 runs off 3 hits and 2 walks over 2.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Caleb:
- James McCann 1-1, HR
- Francisco Lindor 2-5, 2 HR, BB, 2 K
- Dominic Smith 1-2
- Jose Peraza 1-3
- Pete Alonso 1-9, 2 BB, 5 K
- Tomas Nido 0-1, BB
- Kevin Pillar 0-1, K
- Jonathan Villar 0-1, K
Let’s Go Mets!