The Mets got some encouraging news before the game, as their in no structural damage in Jacob deGrom his shoulder. The Mets will take it day to day, to judge if he is good to go for his next start.
That’s the main good news of the day as the Mets weren’t able to sweep the Cubs. Stroman was amazing but the first inning two run homerun he allowed was enough to beat him.
The Mets offense got silenced by Kyle Hendricks and the rested late inning relief trio from the Cubs. The Mets collected just 2 hits and 2 walks in the shutout loss. McKinney and Villar both doubled.
Stroman was great over 7 innings of 2 run ball. The righty allowed just 4 hits and one walk, while striking out 8. His season ERA creeped up a bit to 2.35.
Marcus Stroman, Painted 92mph Back Door Two Seamer. 🖌️🎨 pic.twitter.com/LJ9znaGtbN— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 17, 2021
Jeurys Familia and Trevor May pitched well in their innings. Familia worked around a Lindor error and May pitched a perfect frame in the ninth. With all the games coming up, the pen will be heavily relied upon and seeing both bounce back is huge.
The Mets defense made some great plays behind the pitching staff. Pillar went back on a Joc Pederson fly ball to leap and make the catch just in front of the wall in dead center.
In the seventh Pete Alonso made a great diving stop to end the top of the inning. (Look at Stro his reaction)
Seems like we only talk about Pete Alonso's defense in a good way these days. He's been superb pretty much all season at first base.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 18, 2021
Alonso's latest: pic.twitter.com/O8pvYggt8J
The Mets will start a three day, 4 game series in Washington with Joey Lucchesi getting the start in the opening game tomorrow.
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