The 30-24 New York Mets will play the first of a three-game set against the 37-27 San Diego Padres. After splitting the series against the Orioles in Baltimore, the Mets look to open the home stand with a bang.
Tonight’s contest will feature a couple of Cy Young Award winning pitchers on the mound. The Mets plan to send the ace Jacob deGrom to the hill, making his 10th appearance of his historic start to the season. The DeLand, Florida native is 5-2 with a 0.62 ERA and 93 K’s in 58.0 innings pitched.
deGrom’s last outing came against the Padres in San Diego and the former shortstop converted pitcher tossed seven shut out innings, picking up the victory. In true GOAT-like fashion, deGrom struck out 11 batters.
The San Diego Padres will have 28-year old lefty Blake Snell on the mound, a former Cy Young Award winner with the Rays. In the last five starts, Snell owns a ERA of 5.40, however he recently shut the Mets on the 4 of June.
Snell, so far is having a mediocre season, pitching to a 4.83 ERA while owning a 2-2 record. The Seattle, Washington native has also struck out 80 batters in 54.0 innings pitched, so far this season.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.