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 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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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.

Wednesday Night Pitching Matchup: Mets vs Braves

Both New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves will send a lefty to the hill to try and secure the series victory. The Mets will send one of their more consistent pitchers to the mound in Steven Matz. In fact, Matz has pitched exactly six innings in each one of his last five outings, owning a 3.90 ERA and 34 strikeouts over a 30 inning stretch.

Overall, the 26 year old Matz is currently 5-4 with a 3.93 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 72 strikeouts throughout 68.2 innings pitched and 13 starts.

The Braves will send a struggling Max Fried to the bump, over his past four starts, Fried has an ERA of 7.52 and is allowing opponents to reach base at a .418 clip. Overall, the lefty is 7-3 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, with 70 strikeouts in 76.2 innings pitched and 16 starts.