MetsJunkies Recap: McCannon Strikes in Comeback Win

The Mets beat the Braves 4-3 in the opening game of a three game series in Atlanta. After the offense was stymied over 6 innings, the bats woke up in the seventh.

James McCann hit a huge game tying three run homerun. It was McCann his 7th of the year. Most likely the biggest of his Mets tenure so far.

After Peraza doubled, Lindor got him home with a 2 out RBI Single to give the Mets the lead.

Trevor May, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz closed out the game to get the one run victory. Drew Smith got the win after a scoreless sixth.

Tylor Megill was solid over 5 innings of three run ball, striking out 8. Only blemish was an Ozzie Albies 3 run homerun.

The Mets will try to make it two in a row with David Peterson facing Max Fried.

Photo by: SNY

MetsJunkies Recap: Mets split Doubleheader with Braves

The Braves and Mets set up shop for two games on Monday and the teams split the doubleheader. The first game of the day featured Jacob deGrom and of course, he did Jacob deGrom like things.

The Mets’ ace hit the mound and threw five innings of shutout baseball while striking out six batters. In the process, deGrom was able to lower his already minuscule ERA to 0.50 while also improving his record to 7-2.

Dom Smith plated across three runs in the 5th with a sharply hit double off of left-hander Sean Newcomb. The extra base hit put deGrom in a good situation with the Mets up 4-0.

Seth Lugo entered in the 6th and gave up two runs on a Ozzie Albies home run. Lugo’s ERA now sits at a still very respectable 2.89 after the appearance.

Edwin Diaz did however come into the game in the 7th and shut down the Braves, earning his 15th save of the season.

The Mets would end up dropping the second game to the Braves as they were shut out in a 1-0 loss.

Jerad Eickhoff made his Mets debut as the right-hander pitched four scoreless innings while striking out three. The former Philadelphia Philly may have pitched well enough to get another nod at some point down the line.

Miguel Castro would be the Mets pitcher of record as he gave up a bullet of a line drive home run to Ronald Acuna, over a leaping Kevin Pillar in center. Even though Castro picked up the loss, he owns a 3.03 ERA and has been a reliable arm.

Both Sean Reid-Foley and Trevor May pitched a scoreless inning, combining for three strikeouts.

Tomorrow’s contest will feature a matchup of Charlie Morton versus Marcus Stroman.

Tuesday’s Pitching Preview 5/29

The 25-20 New York Mets will play the final out of a three-game set against the 24-26 Atlanta Braves. After winning their fourth straight, the Mets look to keep the momentum going.

The Mets plan to send their ace Jacob deGrom to the hill, making his eighth appearance of the season. The DeLand, Florida native is 3-2 with a 0.80 ERA with 74 K’s in 45.0 innings pitched.

deGrom is coming fresh off of a start in which he tossed five innings, giving up just one earned run on three hits. Luckily, he should be pushed to go a little bit further in today’s contest against the Braves.

The Atlanta Braves will have 27-year old Max Fried on the mound, a veteran left-hander making his eighth appearance of the campaign. Fried pitched seven innings while giving up just one run on four hits.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:08 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY, as well as nationally on ESPN.

MetsJunkies Recap: Mets Beat Up the Braves

In a feel good game for the Mets, they beat up the division rival Braves 13-2. The Mets hit a season high 5 homeruns in the victory.

James McCann had a huge day going 4 for 5 with a homerun, double, scoring 3 runs and driving in two. He opened the score with a solo homerun in the first.

The Mets added one in the third after a Dom Smith RBI hit. Villar homered in the 5th and Nido RBI force out added one more.

The Mets showed their muscles in the sixth, scoring 7 runs. Drury homered after Maybin collected his first Mets hit, McCann and Nido collected RBI hits and McKinney hit his first Mets homerun to make it 7 runs in the inning. Lindor added 2 more runs in the seventh with his fourth homer of the year.

Taijuan Walker got the win in his return to action going 5 dominant innings. He allowed 0 runs on 2 hits, while striking out 8. Castro, Reid-Foley and Barnes closed out the game.

Jacob deGrom and the Mets will try to make it 5 in a row today, looking to sweep the Braves. The Mets now have a 3.5 game lead in the East.

Photo by: Mets Twitter

MetsJunkies Game Recap: ReplaceMets fall to Braves; Win the Series

Jonathan Villar has been pretty clutch since joining the Mets, especially while in the starting lineup. Today, Villar lead the fourth inning off with a home run off of Braves starter Charlie Morton.

Former New York Mets outfielder Guillermo Heredia would put Atlanta on the board with a well hit single. Pitcher Charlie Morton would immediately follow Heredia with an unorthodox RBI single of his own, putting the Braves up by two.

Unfortunately, it wouldn’t end just yet. David Peterson would throw a 58-footer causing a wild pitch and that would allow Heredia to cross the plate.

So after 4.2 innings pitched, Peterson would be removed after pitching an excellent four innings out of the gate. He would be charged with three earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out five.

Drew Smith would come in to relieve Peterson and was spot on as he went 1.1 scoreless innings, keeping his ERA at 0.00 so far.

In the top half of the seventh, Jose Peraza would lace a double down the line that would push across Dom Smith to score. Tomas Nido would crash through again with his own single to put the Mets up 4-3, the catcher is 5-9 in the series and has driven in three runs.

Miguel Castro, who opened in last night’s contest, came on to pitch in the seventh as he put down the middle of the Braves order in yet another impressive outing. Not only did the righty get the job done, but his pitches had a tremendous amount of movement on them as he was clearly effective. Castro’s ERA is now 2.97 on the year.

However, Aaron Loup would come into the game in the eighth and give up three consecutive hits to start the inning, giving up the lead. He would be removed for Jacob Barnes.

Barnes and the Mets did a great job of getting out of the eighth inning with only giving up one run, however Ronald Acuna Jr would hit a walk-off home run off of Barnes to lead off the ninth.

The Mets would drop the game, 5-4, however they did take the series against the Braves. After a day off tomorrow, the Mets will be back on Friday to take on Miami Marlins.

MetsJunkies Game Recap: ReplaceMets Best Braves After Nido Clutch Homerun

The Mets beat the Braves 4-3 after Tomas Nido hit a clutch 2 out, solo homerun in the top of the ninth. Diaz closed it out with a perfect ninth striking out two.

The Mets went with a bullpen game and it worked. Miguel Castro opened the game with a perfect inning. Hunter followed with 2 scoreless, striking out 4 and collecting his first hit. The veteran hasn’t allowed an earned run so far this year.

Gsellman and May allowed a solo homerun in their outings, to let the Braves get back into the game.

After Loup pitched a solid 7th, he started the ninth allowing a double. Familia walked Acuna, but got a huge double play from Freeman. Unfortunately a broken bat hit from Ozuna tied the game in the eight.

On the offensive side the Mets got a two run homerun by Villar, scoring him and Hunter in the third. Alonso added another run with a sac fly, scoring Lindor who went 2 for 4.

The Mets defense did their part in the win. Khalil Lee made a great diving catch in the sixth, to make up for him overmatched start at the plate.

Peraza also made a terrific play to rob a hit in the fourth. The run down took a little bit to long, but the stop from Peraza was a run saving play.

The Mets won back to back games against a division rival in their ballpark, with most of their players on the injured list. This is as impressive as can be. The Mets will try to sweep the Braves with David Peterson getting the start.

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MetsJunkies Game Recap: Mets snap skid; lose two players

New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker got through the first three innings on 33 pitches, giving up just one hit. However, that would be all for the righty as he was removed from the game due to left side tightness.

Sean Reid-Foley would come in to relieve Walker and would do an absolutely masterful job doing so. The right-hander who was acquired in the trade for Steven Matz pitched three perfect innings while striking out five.

Tomas Nido would start the seventh inning with a double and pinch-hitter James McCann would immediately follow with one of his own. McCann’s double would drive in Nido for his eighth RBI of the season.

Unfortunately the Mets would score again on what was an absolute horrific scene. With the bases loaded, outfielder Kevin Pillar would be hit in the face to bring across James McCann. Pillar was dripping blood and would have to be replaced by Khalil Lee as he was brought to a local hospital for a CT scan.

After going up by two, Familia would come in to pitch a scoreless seventh inning, lowering his ERA to 2.84 on the year.

The Mets would tack on a third run when the 26-year old Johneshwy Fargas would hit an RBI double for his first MLB hit.

On a day where we find out that Seth Lugo won’t be back till May 31st, at least. Edwin Diaz would come out of the pen to close out the game and collect his sixth save of the season.

So while the Mets would lose two players mid-game, they did pitch well enough as well as score enough to secure the victory. The now 19-16 Mets are ahead in the NL East standings by one games over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Walker exits game

New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has exited the game.

Walker exited the game due to “left side tightness”. The right hander got through the first three innings on 33 pitches while only giving up one hit.

Monday’s Pitching Preview & Lineup 5/17

The 18-16 New York Mets will play a three -game set against the Atlanta Braves to kick off the series down in Georgia.

The Mets plan to send right-hander Taijuan Walker to the hill, making his eighth appearance of the campaign. The Shreveport, Louisiana native is 3-1 with a 2.20 ERA with 39 K’s in 41.0 innings pitched.

Walker picked up the win in his last outing against the Baltimore Orioles on the 12th of May. He pitched 7 innings while having surrendered just one run on four hits, as well as walking three.

The Atlanta Braves will have 27-year old Max Fried on the mound, a left-hander coming off of a no-decision against the Toronto Blue Jays on the 12th. This will be the Mets’ first time seeing Fried during the 2021 season.

This season, Fried owns a 1-1 record with a 6.55 ERA, while striking out 24 in 22.0 innings of work.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY, as well as nationally on ESPN.

Monday’s Pitching Preview 5/17

The 18-16 New York Mets will play a three -game set against the Atlanta Braves to kick off the series down in Georgia.

The Mets plan to send right-hander Taijuan Walker to the hill, making his eighth appearance of the campaign. The Shreveport, Louisiana native is 3-1 with a 2.20 ERA with 39 K’s in 41.0 innings pitched.

Walker picked up the win in his last outing against the Baltimore Orioles on the 12th of May. He pitched 7 innings while having surrendered just one run on four hits, as well as walking three.

The Atlanta Braves will have 27-year old Max Fried on the mound, a left-hander coming off of a no-decision against the Toronto Blue Jays on the 12th. This will be the Mets’ first time seeing Fried during the 2021 season.

This season, Fried owns a 1-1 record with a 6.55 ERA, while striking out 24 in 22.0 innings of work.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY, as well as nationally on ESPN.