MetsJunkies Recap: Robbie Cano, Way to Go!

The Mets beat the Marlins yesterday with a 8-4 final score. The Mets collected 15 hits, including a 4 hit game from Robinson Cano. Cano went 4 for 4 with a double, 2 runs scored and a RBI.

Other solid performances came from Starling Marte (2-4, R, 2RBI, 2B, BB), Pete Alonso (2-4, 2 2B, 2R), Tomas Nido (3-4, RBI, R) and Eduardo Escobar (1-4, HR, R, RBI)

The offense was just enough for Chris Bassitt as he struggled over his 5 innings of work. Bassitt allowed 2 homeruns and 4 runs overall, getting hit charged for 3 in the 4th. Bassitt bounced back with a good 5th to end on a high note in his final tune up. Bassitt struck out 6, allowing 6 hits and 2 walks.

Bassitt was relieved by Chasen Shreve, who kept his fabulous spring going with another hitless inning. Shreve has now pitched 4 hitless innings with just one walk and 6 strikeouts this spring. He will most likely make the team as a lefty reliever with newly acquired Joely Rodriguez.

Trevor Williams finished it off with 3 scoreless frames of his own. Williams allowed three hits and worked out of a bases loaded gem in the ninth, but got the job done. He also got help from a fine diving catch from Jaylen Palmer in center.

Today the Mets will face the Astros at Palm Beach as Carlos Carrasco gets the start for his final tune up. The game will start at 12.05PM and can be watched on MLB.tv (Houston feed)

Photo Credit: New York Post

Wednesday’s Pitching Preview & Lineup 6/9

The 29-24 New York Mets will play the final of a two-game set against the 22-38 Baltimore Orioles. After splitting the series in San Diego and a day off, the Mets took a bad blowout loss in yesterday’s opener.

Tonight’s contest will feature a couple of right-handed pitchers on the mound. The Mets plan to send the recently acquired Taijuan Walker to the hill, making his 11th appearance of the season. The Shreveport, Louisiana native is 4-2 with a 2.17 ERA and 51 K’s in 54.0 innings pitched.

MLB.com suggests that we may start to see some regression from Walker, as the right-hander’s FIP (3.06) is almost a full run higher than his ERA.

The Baltimore Orioles will have 32-year old Matt Harvey on the mound, a former friend and right-hander that’s making his 13th appearance of the campaign. In the last five starts, Harvey owns a ERA of 12.96 and only lasted three innings in his last outing against the Minnesota Twins.

Harvey, formerly known as “The Dark Knight”, so far is having a terrible season, pitching to a 6.62 ERA while owning a 3-6 record. The New London, Connecticut native has also struck out 45 batters in 51.2 innings pitched, so far this season.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.

Tuesday’s Pitching Preview & Lineup 6/8

The 29-23 New York Mets will play the first of a two-game set against the 21-38 Baltimore Orioles. After splitting the series in San Diego and a day off, the Mets look to keep the momentum going.

Tonight’s contest will feature a couple of left-handed pitchers on the mound. The Mets plan to send David Peterson to the hill, making his 11th appearance of the season. The Denver, Colorado native is 1-4 with a 5.89 ERA with 49 K’s in 44.1 innings pitched.

Peterson, currently in his second Major League season, is coming off of a start in which he allowed five earned runs to the Diamondbacks in just 0.1 of an inning.

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 Baltimore Orioles will have 26-year old Bruce Zimmermann on the mound, a left-hander that’s also making his 11th appearance of the campaign. Zimmermann’s last outing was against the Minnesota Twins and went 5.1 innings while allowing two earned runs, a performance well enough to pick up a win.

Zimmermann so far is having a pretty mediocre season, pitching to a 4.96 ERA while owning a 3-3 record. The North Carolina native has also struck out 43 batters in 49.0 innings pitched, so far this season.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 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.

MetsJunkies Game Recap: Mets Even the Series Behind deGrom and Nido

The Mets beat the Rockies 3-1 behind a very strong pitching performance from deGrom and the Bullpen.

The Mets scored the first run after Villar stole third and scored on McCann his RBI Ground Out in the first. Villar wasn’t as succesfull on the bases overall, being caught twice later in the game.

deGrom got his run, but gave it right up after a McMahon solo homerun in the second. It was all deGrom allowed going 5 innings, allowing 3 hits and 0 walks. He struck out 9 in his return to action.

After Castro pitched a scoreless sixth, Nido gave the Mets the lead with a 2 run shot in the sixth. Castro was able to get another perfect inning, striking out 4 in 2 innings.

May and Diaz closed it out. Diaz struck out three in the ninth with a walk in between for his 8th save. Diaz is perfect in his save opportunities.

Marcus Stroman will face the Rockies looking to get a lead in the series.

Injury update:

Noah Syndergaard left the St. Lucie Mets game with sore right elbow.

JD Davis is back in NY getting threatment on his injured hand.

Photo by: SNY on Twitter

MetsJunkies Game Recap: ReplaceMets fall to Braves; Win the Series

Jonathan Villar has been pretty clutch since joining the Mets, especially while in the starting lineup. Today, Villar lead the fourth inning off with a home run off of Braves starter Charlie Morton.

Former New York Mets outfielder Guillermo Heredia would put Atlanta on the board with a well hit single. Pitcher Charlie Morton would immediately follow Heredia with an unorthodox RBI single of his own, putting the Braves up by two.

Unfortunately, it wouldn’t end just yet. David Peterson would throw a 58-footer causing a wild pitch and that would allow Heredia to cross the plate.

So after 4.2 innings pitched, Peterson would be removed after pitching an excellent four innings out of the gate. He would be charged with three earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out five.

Drew Smith would come in to relieve Peterson and was spot on as he went 1.1 scoreless innings, keeping his ERA at 0.00 so far.

In the top half of the seventh, Jose Peraza would lace a double down the line that would push across Dom Smith to score. Tomas Nido would crash through again with his own single to put the Mets up 4-3, the catcher is 5-9 in the series and has driven in three runs.

Miguel Castro, who opened in last night’s contest, came on to pitch in the seventh as he put down the middle of the Braves order in yet another impressive outing. Not only did the righty get the job done, but his pitches had a tremendous amount of movement on them as he was clearly effective. Castro’s ERA is now 2.97 on the year.

However, Aaron Loup would come into the game in the eighth and give up three consecutive hits to start the inning, giving up the lead. He would be removed for Jacob Barnes.

Barnes and the Mets did a great job of getting out of the eighth inning with only giving up one run, however Ronald Acuna Jr would hit a walk-off home run off of Barnes to lead off the ninth.

The Mets would drop the game, 5-4, however they did take the series against the Braves. After a day off tomorrow, the Mets will be back on Friday to take on Miami Marlins.

MetsJunkies Game Recap: ReplaceMets Best Braves After Nido Clutch Homerun

The Mets beat the Braves 4-3 after Tomas Nido hit a clutch 2 out, solo homerun in the top of the ninth. Diaz closed it out with a perfect ninth striking out two.

The Mets went with a bullpen game and it worked. Miguel Castro opened the game with a perfect inning. Hunter followed with 2 scoreless, striking out 4 and collecting his first hit. The veteran hasn’t allowed an earned run so far this year.

Gsellman and May allowed a solo homerun in their outings, to let the Braves get back into the game.

After Loup pitched a solid 7th, he started the ninth allowing a double. Familia walked Acuna, but got a huge double play from Freeman. Unfortunately a broken bat hit from Ozuna tied the game in the eight.

On the offensive side the Mets got a two run homerun by Villar, scoring him and Hunter in the third. Alonso added another run with a sac fly, scoring Lindor who went 2 for 4.

The Mets defense did their part in the win. Khalil Lee made a great diving catch in the sixth, to make up for him overmatched start at the plate.

Peraza also made a terrific play to rob a hit in the fourth. The run down took a little bit to long, but the stop from Peraza was a run saving play.

The Mets won back to back games against a division rival in their ballpark, with most of their players on the injured list. This is as impressive as can be. The Mets will try to sweep the Braves with David Peterson getting the start.

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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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