With the regular season to Major League Baseball dwindling down, the New York Mets chances of reaching that second Wild Card spot has become extremely slim. Yesterday afternoon’s 3-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds may have put the proverbial nail in the proverbial coffin, putting the Orange & Blue back 4.5 back with eight games left to play.
The Cincinnati Reds will send one of their “Trade Deadline” pick ups to the mound on Sunday afternoon as Trevor Bauer gets the ball. In Bauer’s three September starts, he’s pitching to a 3.26 ERA and a 1-0 record. Overall, Trevor Bauer is 11-12 with an ERA of 4.41, a 1.26 WHIP while having struck out 245 batters in 206.0 innings pitched.
The New York Mets will have a super strong personality of their own take the hill this afternoon. Marcus Stroman has put together back to back strong outings and the Mets will look for the animated right hander to string another solid start together. Stroman is currently 9-13 and has lowered his ERA back down to 3.21 with a 1.31 WHIP and 149 strikeouts in 173.2 innings pitched.
New York Mets super utility man Jeff McNeil has hit 5 home runs in his las 15 games and currently has 23 so far during his 2019 campaign. McNeil hit three home runs in 2018 and it seems like the difference maker has been in “The Flying Squirrel’s” batting stance. It was mentioned during a previous telecast that Chili Davis has suggested that McNeil stand’s a bit more upright in the batters box and the results have been uncanny.