Game Preview: Mets @ Padres

If the Mets lose two games in a row in the middle of the night, did they really lose? The Mets look to bounce back this weekend and split the series with the Padres, and the first step to doing that is winning today.

You can’t blame last night on the pitching – the arms did exactly what they had to do. Joey Lucchesi went 4.2 innings and allowed 1 run over 67 pitches. Drew Smith went 1.2 innings allowing a run. Together they saved the bulk of the Mets of bullpen from having to do a ton of work. Trevor May also had a good outing after a few rough ones.

Jacob deGrom will look to keep the strong pitching going for the Mets. In his 8 starts and 51.0 innings this year, he has a 0.71 ERA, 1.10 FIP, 0.569 WHIP and a 551 ERA+. Just unreal numbers. Since returning from the IL he has made two starts and tossed 11.0 innings allowing 1 run from 5 hits and no walks while striking out 17. The Padres have the following numbers against deGrom:

The Mets bats will try to wake up against Joe Musgrove tonight. Musgrove is off to a career start in 2021. In 11 games, 10 starts and 60.2 innings he has has a 2.08 ERA, 2.76 FIP, 0.758 WHIP and a 177 ERA+. He got off to a rough start in May, allowing 10 runs, 9 earned, over 10.0 innings. Since then he has allowed 1 run over 21.2 innings from 8 hits and 5 walks while striking out 25. The Mets have the following numbers against Joe:

Let’s Go Mets!

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