MetsJunkies Recap: Mets Sweep Doubleheader

The Mets swept the Rockies in Thursday’s Doubleheader. The Mets improved to 24-20 and improved the lead in the NL East to 2.5 games.

Game One:

The Mets beat the Rockies in game one behind 6 scoreless frames from Marcus Stroman. Stroman allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 3.

The Mets shined defensively behind Stroman, highlighted by Lindor his terrific diving stop. Stroman himself also showed the gold with some sparkling plays.

Edwin Diaz shuts down the shutout with a perfect ninth for his 9th save. Diaz is perfect in save opportunities this year.

The Mets collected just three hits but one went over the wall for a homerun. Jose Peraza hit his second homer of the year.

Game two:

The Mets scored early in game two after a Villar walk and a Lindor single. With first and third, Billy McKinney hit a double play, which scored a run. McKinney did score two runs in the game after he doubled and scored in the 4th on Peraza RBI hit and walked and scored on Peraza bases loaded walk in the sixth. Brandon Drury also collected a bases loaded walk in the sixth to score the 4th and last run as the Mets beat the Rockies 4-2.

Joey Lucchesi got the start and got around back to back walks in the opening inning. He allowed some hard hits in the game but was able to go 3.2 innings of 1 run ball. Smith came in to let a inherited runner score.

Loup and Familia pitched scoreless innings, before Gsellman came in for the save. Gsellman couldn’t get the job done as Barnes got McMahon to end the game for his second save of the year.

The Mets will open a 3 game series with the Braves on Friday with Taijuan Walker returning to the mound.

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MetsJunkies Game Recap: Mets Even the Series Behind deGrom and Nido

The Mets beat the Rockies 3-1 behind a very strong pitching performance from deGrom and the Bullpen.

The Mets scored the first run after Villar stole third and scored on McCann his RBI Ground Out in the first. Villar wasn’t as succesfull on the bases overall, being caught twice later in the game.

deGrom got his run, but gave it right up after a McMahon solo homerun in the second. It was all deGrom allowed going 5 innings, allowing 3 hits and 0 walks. He struck out 9 in his return to action.

After Castro pitched a scoreless sixth, Nido gave the Mets the lead with a 2 run shot in the sixth. Castro was able to get another perfect inning, striking out 4 in 2 innings.

May and Diaz closed it out. Diaz struck out three in the ninth with a walk in between for his 8th save. Diaz is perfect in his save opportunities.

Marcus Stroman will face the Rockies looking to get a lead in the series.

Injury update:

Noah Syndergaard left the St. Lucie Mets game with sore right elbow.

JD Davis is back in NY getting threatment on his injured hand.

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Tuesday’s Pitching Preview & Lineup 5/25

The 21-10 New York Mets will play the second out of a four-game set against the 19-29 Colorado Rockies. After suffering a loss last night, this highly decimated Mets team is looking to get back into the win column.

The Mets plan to send their ace Jacob deGrom to the hill, making his seventh appearance of the season. The DeLand, Florida native is 3-2 with a 0.68 ERA with 65 K’s in 40.0 innings pitched.

deGrom is coming fresh off of the Injured List after he was experiencing tightness on his left side. Luckily, his stint on the IL has been short, as the Mets need as many people back on the field.

The Colorado Rockies will have 28-year old Kyle Freeland on the mound, a veteran left-hander making his 2021 debut. Freeland injured his shoulder during Spring Training, however has thrown 10.0 innings to a 1.80 during his rehab assignment.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.

Tuesday’s Pitching Preview 5/25

The 21-10 New York Mets will play the second out of a four-game set against the 19-29 Colorado Rockies. After suffering a loss last night, this highly decimated Mets team is looking to get back into the win column.

The Mets plan to send their ace Jacob deGrom to the hill, making his seventh appearance of the season. The DeLand, Florida native is 3-2 with a 0.68 ERA with 65 K’s in 40.0 innings pitched.

deGrom is coming fresh off of the Injured List after he was experiencing tightness on his left side. Luckily, his stint on the IL has been short, as the Mets need as many people back on the field.

The Colorado Rockies will have 28-year old Kyle Freeland on the mound, a veteran left-hander making his 2021 debut. Freeland injured his shoulder during Spring Training, however has thrown 10.0 innings to a 1.80 during his rehab assignment.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.

Sunday’s Pitching Preview 4/18

After splitting the doubleheader with the Rockies last night, the Mets look to take the series today with Marcus Stroman on the hill.

Before Stroman takes the mound, the Mets will be opposing Antonio Senzatela, a right-hander from Valencia, Venezuela. In three appearances this season, Senzatela owns a terrible 7.07 ERA with a 1.64 WHIP.

While he has a 1-2 record, somehow managing to win a game, he’s only struck out seven batters in 14.0 innings pitched. So he isn’t missing many bats and the Mets should look to benefit in this contest.

Stroman on the other hand has been nothing short of spectacular. The Long Island, New York native owns a 2-0 record so far during this 2021 campaign.

The sinker throwing righty has the arsenal to keep batters on their toes and off-balance. Stroman owns a 0.75 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP in his 12 innings pitched, so far.

First pitch is scheduled for 3:10 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.

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Saturday’s Pitching Preview (Game Two) 4/17

With the Mets taking the field for game one in the cold Denver weather, game two should expected to be a bit colder.

The Mets will send lefty Joey Lucchesi to the hill in game two.

So far this year, Lucchesi owns a 0-0 record with a 0.00 ERA as he’s only pitched two innings. In those two innings, Lucchesi did manage to strike out three batters.

The Colorado Rockies will have German Marquez on the mound, a right-hander with a 4.02 ERA. This will be the Mets’ first time seeing Marquez since the 2019 campaign.

So far this season in just three games, Marquez owns a4.02 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP while having struck out 14 in 15.2 innings pitched.

deGrom K’s nine straight

Jacob deGrom is no stranger to chasing history, even mid game in 40 degree weather. Today, the two-time Cy Young award winner has struck out nine straight batters. Just one strike out short of the Major League record.

The record of course is held by Tom Seaver, in which he struck out 10 straight Padres at Shea Stadium. What makes it extra special is that it was the last ten batters of the game.

deGrom has made it clear recently in an interview with Jeff Passan, that he intends to not only pitch till he’s 40, but also to be enshrined in the inner-circle of the Hall of Fame.

J.D. Davis activated from I.L.

Mets third baseman J.D. Davis has been activated from the 10-Day Injured List. The Mets will in return option Jose Peraza back to the alternate site.

During his 10-day stint on the I.L., Davis only missed six games due to games being postponed.

Stephen Tarpley will also join the Mets during today’s doubleheader as the 27th man on the roster.

Saturday’s Pitching Preview (Game One) 4/17

What a week. The Mets get rained out, then sweep the Phillies. Rained out, again. Jump on a plane to Colorado, where it’s been snowing a whole bunch to find out game one of the series has been postponed. There’s no telling that today’s set of games will get off, but there is some optimism.

The Mets plan to send the ace of all of Major League Baseball in Jacob deGrom to the mound. This will be an interesting start, if it ever happens, with the contest taking place at Coors Field. Will deGrom be effective in the thin air while up in the mountains? Hopefully, we’ll get to find out.

So far this year, deGrom owns a 0-1 record during this 2021 campaign however, of course it sits next to a 0.64 ERA. In 14 innings pitched, the 2x Cy Young award winner has K’d 21 of his opponents.

The Colorado Rockies will have Chi Chi Gonzalez on the mound, a right-hander with a 3.60 ERA. This will be the Mets’ first time seeing Gonzalez in his career, so it could be a flip of the coin. However, hopefully the Mets offense can wake up in the hitter friendly environment of Coors Field.

So far this season in just five innings pitched, Gonzalez owns a 3.60 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP while having struck out only five in 10 innings pitched.

First pitch is scheduled for 5:10 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.

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