Game Preview: Mets @ Diamondbacks

It just would have been too good for the Mets to stretch a 5 game winning streak into 6 games on the first day of their nemesis – June. The last several years, (2020 excluded for obvious reasons), June has been terrible for the Mets and last night was the first time in a while the bullpen faltered, blowing the save not once, but twice.

Even in that, there were positive signs last night. First, the Mets scored 5 runs and scored in the top of the 10th after blowing save in the 9th – shows fight. Second, Dominic Smith hit his third homer of the year, the day after he hit two doubles. The Mets sorely need him to start heating up. Yesterday was a frustrating loss but the Mets can put that behind them on YouTube today.

YouTube. Because MLB remembers that time they made a game only available on Facebook and decided they want more of that. I would love the option to watch SNY on YouTube. I think many fans looking to drop cable would love that. What we didn’t want was random afternoon games ONLY being able in-market on YouTube and other streaming services not working in-market. MLB will eventually get it. I hope.

David Peterson will make his first start in a while after being bumped both for deGrom and Stroman over the last two days thanks to weather this past weekend. In 9 starts and 44.0 innings, Peterson has a 4.91 ERA, 4.63 FIP, 1.273 WHIP and a 79 ERA+. He has allowed 6 runs over his last two starts, 10.2 innings, from 10 hits and 4 walks while striking out 8. HIs shortest outing of the year came against the Diamondbacks on May 7th where he allowed 3 runs from 3 hits and 3 walks over 1.2 innings – a game that the Mets eventually won 5-4. The Diamondbacks have the following numbers against Peterson:

The Mets draw Madison Bumgarner in the series finale, who famously threw a no-hitter this year that baseball is not recognizing because it lasted only 7 innings due to a construct that baseball created. In 11 starts and 57.2 innings this year he has a 5.15 ERA, 4.33 FIP, 1.162 WHIP and a 80 ERA+. His last two seasons in Arizona have been his only two with an ERA+ below 100. The last two starts have been terrible – 14 runs, 11 earned over 10.0 innings from 13 hits, 4 walks and 3 homers. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Let’s Go Mets!

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