Thursday Night Lineup: Mets vs Giants

  1. Jeff McNeil – RF
  2. J.D. Davis – LF
  3. Pete Alonso – 1B
  4. Todd Frazier – 3B
  5. Robinson Canó – 2B
  6. Amed Rosario – SS
  7. Tomás Nido – C
  8. Juan Lagares – CF
  9. Noah Syndergaard – RHP

In what looks to be an excellent pitching matchup, the New York Mets and Noah Syndergaard will take on the San Francisco Giants and Madison Bumgarner on Thursday night in San Francisco.

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is coming off of a very good seven-inning start in Miami and he hopes to carry the momentum with him on the West Coast. However, this won’t be the Marlins he’ll be facing, this Giants club has been on an offensive tear as of recent and it probably will be a hard night’s work for Syndergaard.

The Texas born right hander and Mets star pitcher is currently 7-4 with an ERA sitting at 4.55, WHIP of 1.24 and has 110 strikeouts in 112.2 innings pitched. In his last 7 starts, Syndergaard is 4-0 with a 3.95 ERA over 43.1 innings.

Madison Bumgarner has been a hot name that has been floating around the market during trade deadline season and this could be the lefty’s last go at it in a San Francisco Giants uniform. It’ll be interesting to see if he goes, where he goes, and what the Giants would get in return.

Bumgarner is 5-7 with an ERA of 3.86, a 1.21 WHIP, and has struck out 121 opposing batters in 116.2 innings pitched. The young veteran is 2-2 in his last 7 starts and has an ERA of 3.44 in that 36.2 inning stretch.

I like the way the Mets have positioned their lineup vs left handed pitchers and with the Mets on a little mini surge of their own, this should call for a great game tonight. I just hope everyone in New York and the East Coast can stay awake for this one.

Friday Afternoon Lineup: Mets vs Cubs

  1. McNeil RF
  2. Alonso 1B
  3. Canó 2B
  4. Conforto CF
  5. J.D. Davis 3B
  6. D. Smith LF
  7. Hechavarría SS
  8. Nido C
  9. Vargas LHP

Vargas has been consistent since rejoining the team from the Injured List, unfortunately he was removed from the last game with what was deemed as a left calf cramp. However, fortunately the cramp was nothing more than that (I hope) and Jason Vargas will make his scheduled start today against the Cubs and Yu Darvish.

Vargas possesses a 3-3 record and a 3.74 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 44 strikeouts in 55.1 innings pitched and 12 games. He’s 2-2 in his last 7 starts with a 2.45 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 40.1 innings.

Thursday Night Lineup: Cardinals vs Mets

  1. McNeil 2B
  2. Conforto RF
  3. Alonso 1B
  4. D. Smith LF
  5. Frazier 3B
  6. Ramos C
  7. Rosario SS
  8. Gomez CF
  9. deGrom RHP

The 33-34 Orange and Blue head back to Flushing, Queens where they’ll be waiting for the arrival of the 33-33 St. Louis Cardinals.

St. Louis will send the 4-3 Jack Flaherty to the mound to take on a potentially surging Mets team. The 23 year old righty owns a 4.08 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, as well as 73 strikeouts over 68.1 innings pitched and and 13 starts.

Jacob deGrom will take the mound for the home team Mets for his 14th start of the season. The reigning N.L. Cy Young owns a 3-6 record with a 3.45 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 94 strikeouts over 75.2 innings pitched. In his last 7 starts, he’s pitched 42.2 innings while striking out 45 and maintaining a 3.16 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.

Against the Cardinals throughout his career, deGrom is 4-2 with a 4.21 ERA against the red birds.

Monday Night Lineup: Mets vs Yankees

  1. McNeil 2B
  2. Conforto RF
  3. Alonso DH
  4. D. Smith 1B
  5. Frazier 3B
  6. Ramos C
  7. J.D. Davis LF
  8. Rosario SS
  9. Lagares CF
  10. Vargas LHP

Jason Vargas and the Mets will head out to the Bronx to kick-off a what should be an exciting 2-game series against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees in New Yankees Stadium at 7:05 PM.

Vargas owns a 2-3 record alongside a 3.57 ERA and 37 strikeouts over 45.1 innings and 9 games started. The crafty lefty pitched a complete game shutout his last time out against the San Francisco Giants, the shutout would go down as Vargas’ 8th of his career.

Vargas has a 1.85 ERA in his last 7 starts, allowing just 28 hits in 39.0 innings and striking out 34.

Yankees veteran Masahiro Tanaka has a 3-5 record, with 67 strikeouts in 76.1 innings while maintaining an ERA of 3.42 and a 1.19 WHIP. The right hander has given up 8 runs in previous 12 innings pitched.

Wednesday Night Game Recap: Mets vs Dodgers

Mets 8 Dodgers 9

  • Top of the 1st: After a Dom Smith opposite field single, Alonso followed with a 2-run home run, giving the Mets the early 2-0 lead.
  • Top of the 2nd: Todd Frazier would hit a line drive single before Adieny Hechavarria would drive him in with a hard hit double out to left-center field, Hechavarria would end up getting caught in a rundown as the Mets take the 3-0 lead.
  • Bottom of the 2nd: The Dodgers hit the scoreboard when Matt Beaty doubled in Corey Seager, who hit a double of his own. Beaty would then come into score on a Alex Verdugo double, cutting the Mets lead to 3-2.
  • Bottom of the 3rd: Max Muncy would score on a Justin Turner single, tying the game at 3 a piece.
  • Top of the 5th: Just like in the first inning, Dom Smith singled before a Pete Alonso bomb. The home run would give the Mets the 2-run lead at 5-3 but would also tie Alonso with Mark McGwire for the most home runs by a rookie before June 1st.
  • Top of the 6th: Adieny Hechavarria drove in Frazier for the second time of the night, this time with a single off of Pedro Baez out to left.
  • Top of the 7th: Amed Rosario and Dom Smith did exactly what the Mets needed to do against a heavy hitting team like the Dodgers, and that’s pad on runs. The two would lead off the inning with a home run each, putting the Mets ahead 8-3. Alonso would single before a Michael Conforto double, putting runners on 2nd and 3rd with no out.
  • Bottom of the 7th: Justin Turner picked up his second RBI of the night as he fisted a single off of the newly inserted reliever Robert Gsellman, just over the head of Amed Rosario. The hit would cut the lead in half, 8-4.
  • Bottom of the 8th: Callaway would put Familia in the game and Corey Seager would home run off of the reliever’s third pitch of the game, slimming the lead down to 8-5.
  • Bottom of the 9th: Edwin Diaz would give up his fourth and fifth home runs of the year to Joc Pederson and Max Muncy to put the Dodgers within one, with no outs. After a Justin Turner double, Bellinger hit a game-tying RBI double. Alex Verdugo would eventually win the game for the Dodgers in a terribly crushing loss for the Mets.

Notes

WP- Scott Alexander LP- Edwin Diaz
  • Dom Smith had a multi-hit game, set the tables as he scored 3 runs, and drove in a run tonight for the Mets. He finished the game going 3-5 and is currently batting .370.
  • Pete Alonso had a multi-home run game, driving in 4 RBI’s with his 2 home runs. He finished the night going 3-4 with 4 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. Alonso is now batting .264 on the year.
  • Carlos Gomez made a phenomenal throw to cut down Corey Seager at third base to put an end to the 5th inning.
  • Adieny Hechavarria also picked up a multi-hit game with a couple of RBI’s. Hechavarria has definitely filled in well, so far. The veteran went 2-4 and is now batting .250 on the year.
  • Syndergaard pitched a decent game, going 6 innings, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 5.

MetsJunkies Monday Night Recap vs Dodgers

A 3-2 game with both deGrom and Kershaw pitching into the 5th inning isn’t so insanely hard to believe. What’s so insanely hard to believe is that both pitchers gave up a combined 16 hits by the end of the fifth. Both pitchers labored and it started early, deGrom exited after the 5th with 105 pitches.

  • Top of the 1st: After a Rosario double and a Conforto walk, Pete Alonso singled out to left field, driving in shortstop Amed Rosario to give the Mets the 1-0 edge.
  • Bottom of the 1st: The Dodgers lead off their half of the inning with 3 straight singles to load the bases. He then got Cody Bellinger to foul out to Tomas Nido behind the plate, giving the Mets a huge out. Corey Seager then drove in a run to tie the game on a force out at 2nd.
  • Bottom of the 3rd: Clay Bellinger absolutely crushed a deGrom curve, giving the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. The home run would count as Bellinger’s 19th of the season.
  • Top of the 5th: J.D. Davis hit a 2-run home run after going 0 for his last 8 at-bats. The home run is Davis’ 6th of the 2019 campaign and put the Mets back up by a run.
  • Bottom of the 6th: The Dodgers tied the game when Chris Taylor hit his first home run since May 5th. The home run came off of Tyler Bashlor, killing the chance of deGrom getting the victory. After replacing Bashlor with Daniel Zamora, the lefty Zamora would give up a 3-run home run to pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez. Zamora than eventually loaded the bases and hit Corey Seager to force in a run, right before Verdugo hit a sacrifice fly allowing the Dodgers 6th run of the inning.
  • Top of the 8th: Adieny Hechavarria came up big again and hit a 2-run home run, getting the Mets back in swinging distance at 8-5. J.D. Davis then hit a fly out to right field, and while Tomas Nido tried to score at the plate, Bellinger threw out Carlos Gomez at third before Nido ever crossed the plate. In other words, a tragic inning ended double play.
  • Bottom of the 8th: Blah! Chris Taylor singled in Seager, 9-5 Dodgers.

MetsJunkies Game Notes

Mets 5 Dodgers 9

WP – Clayton Kershaw (5-0) LP – Tyler Bashlor (0-2) Save – Kenley Jansen (16)

  • Rosario picked up 2 doubles in a multi-hit game, going 3-5, crossing the plate twice.
  • J.D. Davis picked up two RBI’s, his 15th and 16th, off of his 6th home run of the year.
  • The Mets picked up Adieny Hechavarria as a back-up to Rosario, a defensively gifted glove in the infield. Tonight, as he’s been filling in for Canó, he picked up a multi-hit game with a clutch 2-run home run in the 8th, his 3rd. Hechavarria finished the night going 3-5.
  • Michael Conforto reached base three times as he walked twice and picked up and picked up his 10th double of the season. Conforto is now batting .267.
  • Jacob deGrom had a rough outing but it was far from a bad game, our reigning N.L. Cy Young award winner pitched 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits. It took deGrom 105 pitches to get through the five and now has an ERA of 3.71.

MetsJunkies Sunday Afternoon Recap vs Tigers

  • Top of the 1st: Nick Castellanos hit what looked to be a fly ball to right field which eventually made it’s way over the wall for a solo shot. The home run put the Tigers up, 1-0.
  • Top of the 3rd: Nick Castellanos came through for he Tigers again when he hit an opposite field single that drove in 2-runs, putting Detroit up by 3.
  • Bottom of the 4th: After a Dom Smith double and Wilson Ramos single, Todd Frazier aggressively pushed a “slug bunt” to a vacated right side of the infield. The single moved Ramos to 3rd as well as driving in Dom Smith, cutting the lead to 3-1. Adieny Hechavarria then provides us with a Déjà vu moment when hit an opposite field three run home run, putting the Mets up by one, 4-3.

Notes – Detroit 3 New York Mets 4

WP- Zack Wheeler (4-3) LP- Spencer Turnbull (2-4) Save- Edwin Diaz (13)

  • Zack Wheeler worked 7.1 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits while striking out 8 and lowering his ERA to 4.63.
  • Juerys Familia came into a high stress situation in the 8th and struck out the only 2 batters he faced, earring his 7th Hold while lowering his ERA to 5.66.
  • Edwin Diaz got into trouble but he managed to get out of it as well. The closer picked up his 13th save of the season, just a day after blowing his first save in a long while. Diaz now has an ERA of 1.71.
  • The Mets have 15 home runs during this 7-game home stand.

Saturday Afternoon Lineup vs Tigers

    Amed Rosario – SS
    J.D. Davis – LF
    Pete Alonso – 1B
    Wilson Ramos – C
    Carlos Gómez – CF
    Todd Frazier – 3B
    Aaron Altherr – RF
    Adeiny Hechavarría – 2B
    Jason Vargas – LHP

The Detroit Tigers will send Ryan Carpenter to the mound this afternoon, the lefty has only made 2 starts and has an ERA of 13.00 and 7 strikeouts over 9 innings. Carpenter was 1-4 with a 4.15 ERA in 7 starts with the Toledo Mud Hens of Triple A.

Jason Vargas is returning to the Mets rotation after a 3-week absence after rehabbing a strained left hamstring. Vargas look to continue the roll he was on before he hit the injured list, he had a 3.00 ERA and nearly a strikeout per inning in his four starts prior. Vargas is 1-2 with a 5.92 ERA so far in the 2019 campaign.

MetsJunkies Friday Night Recap vs Tigers

  • Top of the 1st: Syndergaard had runners on first and third after a walk and a single with nobody out, Nick Castellanos then hit a broken bat bloop single into center field. With runners on the corners again, Miguel Cabrera lined a sacrifice fly to right field to put the Tigers up by two. Noah then ended the inning by striking out the next two batters.
  • Top of the 2nd: Noah Syndergaard gave up a 447 ft 2-run home run to outfielder Jacoby Jones, making it 4-0.
  • Bottom of the 3rd: Amed Rosario hit his 5th home run of the season, putting he Mets in the run column.
  • Bottom 4th: Pete Alonso lead off with a line drive double down the left-field line. Wilson Ramos drove him in with the line drive RBI single out to right center field, the single cut the lead in half, 4-2. Rajai Davis then hit a 1-out single to put the tying runs on base. Adieny Hechavarria drilled a Gregory Soto fastball over the right field wall for a 3-run home run. The home run would give the Mets the 5-4 lead after falling behind 4-0.
  • Top of the 5th: Miguel Cabrera hit his 467th home run of his career, a solo shot to tie that game at 5 a piece.
  • Bottom of the 5th: Rookie Pete Alonso hit his 17th home run on the year,
  • Top of the 6th: After giving up a walk and a double, Mickey Callaway removed Syndergaard from the game with runners on 2nd and 3rd. Callaway would bring in righty Tyler Bashlor with one out on the inning. Bashlor would give up a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 6, on the first batter Bashlor saw.
  • Bottom of the 6th: Aaron Altherr helped put the Mets back in front when he crushed a fastball out over the middle of the plate in his first at-bat with the Orange & Blue.
  • Top of the 7th: Jacoby Jones drove in his 3rd and 4th RBI’s when he hit a 2-out line drive double off of Drew Gagnon. Brandon Dixon then followed with an RBI single to center field, putting the Tigers up, 9-7.
  • Bottom of the 8th: The Buffalo Wilson Ramos hit a home run to lead the inning off, putting the Mets within one. The home run is The Buffalo’s third of the season and he drove in his 27th on his 2-RBI night.

Notables – Det 9 NYM 8

  • Amed Rosario went 2-5 with an RBI and a run scored. (.259)
  • Pete Alonso went 2-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. (.256)
  • Wilson Ramos went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. (.257)
  • Adieny Hechavarria went 2-4 with 3 RBI’s and a run scored. (.208)
  • Tyler Bashlor pitched 0.2 innings lowering his ERA to 0.93.
  • Juerys Familia pitched a scoreless inning lowering his ERA to 5.85.
  • Hector Santiago pitched a scoreless inning and has yet to give up an earned run.