The Mets fell short of the sweep, but still took the series from the Padres yesterday and now welcome the Cubs to Citi Field. The Mets got strong starting pitching yesterday from Joey Lucchesi but between a short bullpen and a short bench, the Mets fell apart after allowing a grand slam to Fernando Tatis Jr. That being said, Lucchesi’s start was confidence inducing as the Mets head into a stretch with multiple double headers.
The low point for the Mets this season came against the Cubs as the Cubs swept the Mets in three games in Wrigley, leading to a Mets slide that took them under .500 before building up to where they are now.
Speaking building up – that’s the goal tonight for David Peterson. Let’s build some confidence back for the pitcher that carried the Mets rotation in 2020. Peterson has pitched in 11 games and 47.0 innings this year with a 6.32 ERA, 4.92 FIP, 1.511 WHIP and a 61 ERA+. His last two starts have been disastrous, allowing 9 earned runs over 3.0 innings from 11 hits and 4 walks. His last start against the Cubs wasn’t great either as he allowed 6 runs, 3 earned, over 3.1 innings from 4 hits and 2 walks. The Cubs have the following numbers against Peterson:
The Mets bats get another look at Jake Arrieta. In 12 starts and 58.0 innings this year, he has a 4.97 ERA, 5.31 FIP, 1.448 WHIP and a 77 ERA+. He’s coming of off a strong start where he held the Padres to 1 run from 4 hits and a walk over 5.0 innings. Before that he allowed 18 runs, 14 earned, over 15.2 innings (8.04 ERA) in four games. He faced the Mets in April, allowing 1 run over 5. innings, which lowered his season ERA to 2.86. April 30th is when the seasons started to unravel a bit for Jake. The Mets have the following numbers against him:
- Tomas Nido 3-5, 2B
- Dominic Smith 7-16, 2 2B, HR, 2 BB, 2 K
- Billy McKinney 1-6, HR, BB, 2 K
- Kevin Pillar 6-15, 2 2B, BB, 2 K
- Jonathan Villar 5-14, 2B, 5 BB, 5 K
- Jose Peraza 2-7, 2 K
- Pete Alonso 5-21, 2B, 2 K
- Francisco Lindor 1-5, BB, K
- Brandon Drury 0-9, 2 K
- Luis Guillorme 0-3, K
- James McCann 0-4, 2 K
Let’s Go Mets!