MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 7:10 PM

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jacob degromTonight deGromination returns to the mound hoping to win the series against the Marlins. Jacob deGrom (7-6, 2.94) will square off against righty Tom Koehler (9-9, 3.79).

deGrom earned the win in the Mets’ 4-1 victory over the Phillies on August 29th at Citi Field. He tossed 7.0 innings, allowing four hits and one run which was unearned. Over his 7 innings he fanned five with just two walks. It was the third start for deGrom in which he pitched 7.0 innings or more and allowed four hits or less.

Juan Lagares went 4-4 with three runs scored, two RBI and two stolen bases last night. The only other Met in team history to have four or more hits in a game with multiple RBI and stolen bases was Jose Reyes on July 23rd, 2005 against the Dodgers when he went 4-5 with two RBI and two stolen bases.

deGrom leads all NL rookies with 106 strikeouts, he is tied for second in the NL with seven wins and has the third-lowest ERA (2.94) among all rookie starters. In his two starts against the Marlins this year, he is 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA with 15 strikeouts.

New York has swiped 14 straight stolen bases dating back to August 23rd. They have been successful on 16 of their last 17 stolen base attempts and Eric Young, Jr. is tied for fifth in the NL with 28 stolen bases.

Starting Lineup

  1. Juan Lagares – CF
  2. Matt den Dekker – LF
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Lucas Duda – 1B
  5. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis – RF
  7. Dilson Herrera – 2B
  8. Ruben Tejada – SS
  9. Jacob deGrom – RHP

It wasn’t pretty from the mound side, but the Mets picked up the win last night in Miami recording 16 hits and 8 runs. David Wright helped the cause with 3 RBI’s and Lagares had 4 hits, so at least the bats had a good night. Tonight Jacob deGrom gets the nod as he squares off against Tom Koehler.

Jacob is 7-6 on the season over 18 starts with a 2.94 ERA over 113.1 innings of work. After his first start from the DL went poorly, he got back on track in his last start against Philly where he allowed 1 run, none earned over 7.0 innings while striking out 5. In two starts against the Marlins this year he is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA allowing only 1 ER over 14.0 innings while striking out 15. The Marlins have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • G Jones 1-6, 2B
  • Lucas 2-6
  • McGehee 2-5, 2B
  • Ozuna 2-5
  • Stanton 1-4, 2B
  • Hechavarria 0-3

The Mets have yet another game against Tom Koehler who is 9-9 this season over 27 starts and 161.1 innings of work while posting a 3.79 ERA.  He has pitched 24.0 innings in his last four starts with a 2-0 record and a 3.75 ERA, so pretty close to his season overall numbers. He has already made four starts against the Mets this season with an 0-2 record over 26.1 innings while posting a 3.08 ERA and 19 K’s. The Mets have the following numbers against Tom:

  • Wright 6-19, 3 2B
  • Duda 2-17, 2B
  • Tejada 3-13, 3B
  • Granderson 0-9, 4 K
  • E Young 1-10, 2B
  • Recker 0-8
  • d’Arnaud 1-5
  • Flores 1-6. 2B

Lets Go Mets!

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My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!