Tuesday Night Matchup: Marlins vs Mets

Ok, so last night is the night I’m pretty sure I’m throwing in the flag. As a fan (because that’s all I really am), I’ve been pretty optimistic about a potential comeback and the Mets kind of had me looking good at times as they kept it in a punch’s distance. But last night’s loss to a Miami Marlins team that currently has over 100 losses, is a bad blow at a terrible time for all of us.

Noah Syndergaard is the man taking the mound for the New York Mets and will likely have Tomas Nido behind the dish, Syndergaard and Nido put the fish down earlier on this season so we can hope to replicate results. Unfortunately, his last four times out have been pretty grim as he’s allowed four earned runs in three of them.

In his career, Syndergaard owns the the Miami Marlins as he’s 7-1 with an ERA of 1.83 in 10 starts against the fish. Overall on the 2019 campaign, Syndergaard is 10-8 with a 4.22 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, all while striking out 186 batters in 185.2 innings pitched.

The Miami Marlins will send Sandy Alcantara to the bump for his 31st start of the season. In his four starts in September, the right hander owns a 1-2 record while pitching to a 2.83 ERA. On the year, Alcantara is 5-14 with an ERA of 4.00, a 1.33 WHIP and has struck out 140 batters in 184.1 innings.

Robinson Canó will likely be in the lineup after taking a game off due to left hander Caleb Smith being on the hill as well as a bruised toe he sustained on Sunday afternoon after being hit by a pitch. In his last 30 games, Canó is batting .302/.353/.575 with seven home runs in that 106 at-bat stretch.

Also read: #MetsCrushMonday: Carlos Cortes

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