MetsJunkies Recap: deGrom gets Holy against the Friars

After losing the first two games to the Padres at PetCo Park in San Diego, deGrom was able to lead the Mets to victory for the first time since being in Arizona.

Jacob deGrom as usual, was masterful on the mound. The DeLand, Florida native went seven innings while giving up just three hits while striking out 11 batters. The right-hander was also able to pick up his fifth win of the year while lowering his ERA to 0.62 after his tenth appearance.

With one out in the top of the fifth, Jose Peraza got a pitch he was able to handle, taking Joe Musgrove deep. The home run put the Mets 1-0, against the former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher.

Francisco Lindor would go ahead and hit the second home run in the inning, a line drive bullet, just a couple of at-bats after Peraza. Lindor’s fifth home run would come off of a hanging breaking ball up in the zone.

After a pair of hits to start the sixth, Jonathan Villar would come off the bench in a pinch-hit situation and line an RBI single up the middle. This was a great sign from Villar, who was recently dealing with some hamstring issues that was keeping him out of the starting lineup.

With two runners on in the ninth with just one out, Kevin Pillar dropped a single in right field that would push across Francisco Lindor. The single would give the Mets the 4-0 lead.

Relievers Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz both pitched a scoreless inning a piece, solidifying the back end of the team’s bullpen while securing the Mets’ 28th victory of the 2021 campaign.

Tomorrow’s contest will be scheduled for 4:10 PM as Marcus Stroman goes head to head with Mets’ rival Chris Paddack.

Friday’s Pitching Preview & Lineup 6/4

The 27-22 New York Mets will play the second of a four-game set against the 35-23 San Diego Padres. After winning the series in Arizona, the Mets would end up losing the opener to the Padres.

Tonight’s contest will feature a couple of left-handed pitchers on the mound. The Mets plan to send the recently acquired Joey Lucchesi to the hill, making his ninth appearance of the season. The Newark, California native is 1-3 with a 6.56 ERA with 27 K’s in 23.1 innings pitched.

Lucchesi, who was formerly with the Padres organization before joining the Mets, is coming off of a start in which he allowed a run on two hits, however the lefty only managed to pitch 3.2 innings against the Rockies on the 27th of May.

I’m not sure what the over/under will be for tonight’s game, however assuming it’ll be 8.5 or 9.5, I’ll definitely be taking the over.

The San Diego Padres will have 28-year old Blake Snell on the mound, a veteran left-hander making his 12th appearance of the campaign. Snell’s last outing was against the Houston Astros and went down as another disastrous outing for the high-profile starter.

Snell so far is having a pretty lousy season, pitching to a 5.55 ERA while owning a 1-2 record. The Seattle, Washington native has also struck out 70 batters in 47.0 innings pitched, so far this season.

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

Friday’s Pitching Preview 6/4

The 27-22 New York Mets will play the second of a four-game set against the 35-23 San Diego Padres. After winning the series in Arizona, the Mets would end up losing the opener to the Padres.

Tonight’s contest will feature a couple of left-handed pitchers on the mound. The Mets plan to send the recently acquired Joey Lucchesi to the hill, making his ninth appearance of the season. The Newark, California native is 1-3 with a 6.56 ERA with 27 K’s in 23.1 innings pitched.

Lucchesi, who was formerly with the Padres organization before joining the Mets, is coming off of a start in which he allowed a run on two hits, however the lefty only managed to pitch 3.2 innings against the Rockies on the 27th of May.

I’m not sure what the over/under will be for tonight’s game, however assuming it’ll be 8.5 or 9.5, I’ll definitely be taking the over.

The San Diego Padres will have 28-year old Blake Snell on the mound, a veteran left-hander making his 12th appearance of the campaign. Snell’s last outing was against the Houston Astros and went down as another disastrous outing for the high-profile starter.

Snell so far is having a pretty lousy season, pitching to a 5.55 ERA while owning a 1-2 record. The Seattle, Washington native has also struck out 70 batters in 47.0 innings pitched, so far this season.

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

Rojas on Alonso’s Absence from Lineup

Many have immediately noticed as soon as the lineup was released, Pete Alonso’s name wasn’t in it. Some fans’ first instinct may have been that Alonso could be once again injured or is dealing with some lingering wrist problems.

However, New York Mets manager Luis Rojas should’ve put everyone’s mind at ease. When speaking to the media before Thursday’s contest against the Padres in San Diego, Rojas told reporters that this is simply a day off.

This off day for Alonso was given due to the first baseman not having a rehab assignment and easing him back into live action. Rojas told the press that Alonso is available off of the bench.

Alonso certainly had a good series in Arizona as he went 5-13 with one home run and five RBI’s against Diamondbacks pitching. However, he hasn’t shared the same success against Darvish while Dom Smith is a great back-up option.

Thursday’s Pitching Preview & Lineup 6/3

The 27-21 New York Mets will play the first out of a four-game set against the 34-23 San Diego Padres. After winning the series in Arizona, the Mets look to carry the heat from the desert to the bay.

The Mets plan to send the recently acquired Taijuan Walker to the hill, making his tenth appearance of the season. The Shreveport, Louisiana native is 4-1 with a 1.84 ERA with 49 K’s in 49.0 innings pitched.

Walker is coming off of a start in which he tossed five innings, while giving up two hits and not allowing any runs in his effort against the Atlanta Braves on the 29th of May.

The San Diego Padres will have 34-year old Yu Darvish on the mound, a veteran right-hander making his 12th appearance of the campaign. Darvish’ last outing was against the Houston Astros as he went five innings, allowing four earned runs on four hits.

Darvish so far is having a solid season, pitching to a 2.16 ERA while owning a 5-1 record. The Japanese born pitcher has also struck out 79 batters in 66.2 innings pitched, so far this season.

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