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.

Premature Panic City

By Gino Gallo,

How many times are we going to immediately rush to fire Callaway after losing the first game of a series. It’s getting incredibly ridiculous. Mickey Callaway is not the best manager in baseball. In fact, Mickey Callaway is probably closer to the bottom of the list. However look at what happens when the Players produce…

Vargas throws a complete game shut out, Matz pitches extremely well, Noah Pitches immaculately on Sunday. Guess what? We win all those games, handily.

Alonso and Frazier chip in with plenty of production, as well as Rosario and McNeil. I wonder what will happen to this team if the players actually produce.

Did I say I wonder? I’m sorry, I know 100% what will happen if the players produce. This team is a force to be reckoned with, especially when the starting pitching is firing on all cylinders. That looks to be the trend and you should all be extremely confident if deGrom and Noah begin to roll, this team will not just compete, but win!

In previous articles I’ve stated a few things. I said the Nationals were overrated. I said Amed Rosario would hit and blossom this year, and finally I said this team would be a playoff team. Two of these predictions have come to fruition. The third one will as well.

Get ready for a split with the Yankees and then a tremendous run completely predicated on the prowess of our starters! You heard it here first at Mets Junkies. A storm is coming, Alonso, Conforto, McNeil, Rosario and company will bring the thunder, and our rotation will strike with unrelenting lightening… Here we go!

deGrom on Ian Desmond incident

Drew Gagnon would hit Desmond square in the back after giving up two home runs in a rough inning, which I honestly believe is unrelated. After initially being broken up, it seemed as if Desmond start to get into some kind of argument with Mets ace and starter of Friday night’s game, Jacob deGrom.

After the game, deGrom spoke to reporters about the incident and had this to say.

“Honestly I looked at him and I think he thought I said something… I have no problem with him, I think it was just a misunderstanding and everyone kinda jumped in… it looked worse than what it was. He just said ‘did you say something?’ And I honestly didn’t say anything so, I got no problem with him”

MetsJunkies Monday lineup vs Nationals

  1. McNeil 2B
  2. Rosario SS
  3. J.D. Davis LF
  4. Alonso 1B
  5. Ramos C
  6. Frazier 3B
  7. Gomez RF
  8. Lagares CF
  9. Font RHP

Update: The Mets have announced Wilmer Font as tonight’s starting pitcher against the Washington Nationals.

Font allowed five runs in 2.1 IP last time out, in Washington. Font is 1-1 with a 7.08 ERA going into his third start of the season.

I expect Drew Gagnon to see at least a couple of innings on the mound, anyway.

Source: Anthony DiComo


While it’s yet to be officially announced, the Mets plan to send righty Drew Gagnon to the mound in today’s bout against the Nationals. Gagnon is 1-0 in six games, owning a 4.09 ERA, 1.09 WHIP with 9 strikeouts in 11 innings pitched.

Expect the Callaway and the Mets to use Gagnon as a piggyback starter, as he did with Wilmer Font and even lefty veteran Jason Vargas.

The Nationals will send Patrick Corbin to the bump, Corbin is 1-0 with a 2.70ERA, 24 strikeouts against the Mets this season. I’m 2019, Corbin is 4-1 with a 2.91 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 69 strikeouts over 9 starts and 58.2 innings pitched.

Update: MetsJunkies Monday Night Pitching Matchup

Update: The Mets have announced Wilmer Font as tonight’s starting pitcher against the Washington Nationals.

Font allowed five runs in 2.1 IP last time out, in Washington. Font is 1-1 with a 7.08 ERA going into his third start of the season.

I expect Drew Gagnon to see at least a couple of innings on the mound, anyway.

Source: Anthony DiComo


While it’s yet to be officially announced, the Mets plan to send righty Drew Gagnon to the mound in today’s bout against the Nationals. Gagnon is 1-0 in six games, owning a 4.09 ERA, 1.09 WHIP with 9 strikeouts in 11 innings pitched.

Expect the Callaway and the Mets to use Gagnon as a piggyback starter, as he did with Wilmer Font and even lefty veteran Jason Vargas.

The Nationals will send Patrick Corbin to the bump, Corbin is 1-0 with a 2.70ERA, 24 strikeouts against the Mets this season. I’m 2019, Corbin is 4-1 with a 2.91 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 69 strikeouts over 9 starts and 58.2 innings pitched.