The Mets have a chance at a series split today with the Padres, thanks to Jacob deGrom! Jake was great yesterday, holding the Padres to just 3 hits over 7 innings while striking out 11, dropping his ERA to 0.62. Lugo and Diaz came in and shut the door behind him.
Francisco Lindor remained hot with Peraza and Lindor getting the scoring started for the Mets hitting solo homers in the 5th inning. Overall, the Mets collected 13 hits including another 2 hit day for Lindor and a 2 hit day for both Pillar and Villar!
Marcus Stroman will close the series out for the Mets. He’s made 11 starts and thrown 64.1 innings this year with a 2.66 ERA, 3.63 FIP, 1.057 WHIP and a 146 ERA+. He’s coming off of a tough start in Arizona where he allowed 3 runs from 7 hits and no walks over 6.0 innings, in a game that included a heated moment between him and Josh Rojas. This is also his first start since the Arizona announcing crew made racist remarks about Stroman. Since then, the Arizona announcer is taking a leave of absence.
The Padres have the following numbers against Stroman:
- Tommy Pham 1-1
- Victor Caratini 1-3, 2B, K
- Eric Hosmer 5-13, BB, 2 K
- Wil Myers 2-10, HR, BB, 5 K
- Jurickson Profar 2-10, 2B, BB
- Manny Machado 3-21, 2B, HR, 5 K
The Mets bats draw Chris Paddack! You might remember him as the starting pitcher who tried to start stuff with Pete Alonso back in April of 2019 when they were both rookies. Over 10 starts and 46.2 innings this year, Chris has a 4.24 ERA, 4.06 FIP, 1.179 WHIP and a 87 ERA+. He’s coming off of his worst start in the month of May where he allowed 5 runs from 6 hits, a walk, and 3 homers against the Cubs over 4.2 innings. A game that raised his ERA from 3.61 to 4.24. Before that he had a stretch of 4 games in May where he allowed only 3 runs in 19.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:
- Billy McKinney 1-2, HR
- Kevin Pillar 1-3
- Jonathan Villar 1-2, K
- Pete Alonso 0-4, 2 BB, 2 K
- Dominic Smith 0-2, K
Let’s Go Mets!