The 21-10 New York Mets will play the second out of a four-game set against the 19-29 Colorado Rockies. After suffering a loss last night, this highly decimated Mets team is looking to get back into the win column.
The Mets plan to send their ace Jacob deGrom to the hill, making his seventh appearance of the season. The DeLand, Florida native is 3-2 with a 0.68 ERA with 65 K’s in 40.0 innings pitched.
deGrom is coming fresh off of the Injured List after he was experiencing tightness on his left side. Luckily, his stint on the IL has been short, as the Mets need as many people back on the field.
The Colorado Rockies will have 28-year old Kyle Freeland on the mound, a veteran left-hander making his 2021 debut. Freeland injured his shoulder during Spring Training, however has thrown 10.0 innings to a 1.80 during his rehab assignment.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.
After splitting the doubleheader with the Rockies last night, the Mets look to take the series today with Marcus Stroman on the hill.
Before Stroman takes the mound, the Mets will be opposing Antonio Senzatela, a right-hander from Valencia, Venezuela. In three appearances this season, Senzatela owns a terrible 7.07 ERA with a 1.64 WHIP.
While he has a 1-2 record, somehow managing to win a game, he’s only struck out seven batters in 14.0 innings pitched. So he isn’t missing many bats and the Mets should look to benefit in this contest.
Stroman on the other hand has been nothing short of spectacular. The Long Island, New York native owns a 2-0 record so far during this 2021 campaign.
The sinker throwing righty has the arsenal to keep batters on their toes and off-balance. Stroman owns a 0.75 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP in his 12 innings pitched, so far.
First pitch is scheduled for 3:10 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.
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With the Mets taking the field for game one in the cold Denver weather, game two should expected to be a bit colder.
The Mets will send lefty Joey Lucchesi to the hill in game two.
So far this year, Lucchesi owns a 0-0 record with a 0.00 ERA as he’s only pitched two innings. In those two innings, Lucchesi did manage to strike out three batters.
The Colorado Rockies will have German Marquez on the mound, a right-hander with a 4.02 ERA. This will be the Mets’ first time seeing Marquez since the 2019 campaign.
So far this season in just three games, Marquez owns a4.02 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP while having struck out 14 in 15.2 innings pitched.
Jacob deGrom is no stranger to chasing history, even mid game in 40 degree weather. Today, the two-time Cy Young award winner has struck out nine straight batters. Just one strike out short of the Major League record.
The record of course is held by Tom Seaver, in which he struck out 10 straight Padres at Shea Stadium. What makes it extra special is that it was the last ten batters of the game.
deGrom has made it clear recently in an interview with Jeff Passan, that he intends to not only pitch till he’s 40, but also to be enshrined in the inner-circle of the Hall of Fame.
Mets third baseman J.D. Davis has been activated from the 10-Day Injured List. The Mets will in return option Jose Peraza back to the alternate site.
During his 10-day stint on the I.L., Davis only missed six games due to games being postponed.
Stephen Tarpley will also join the Mets during today’s doubleheader as the 27th man on the roster.