MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 7:05 PM

The Mets start their first road series in 2017 today as they head down 95 to Philly to meet the Phillies. Coming off the late game last night, the Mets avoided being swept and returned to .500 on the young season. Meanwhile, Philly beat the Nationals for a second straight day as their offense has been clicking. The Mets on the other hand, had a couple of solo shots last night and one rally, but it still feels like our offense is stuck in neutral.

Mets Lineup

  1. Jose Reyes – 3B
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera – SS
  3. Yoenis Cespedes – LF
  4. Jay Bruce, RF
  5. Curtis Granderson – CF
  6. Neil Walker – 2B
  7. Lucas Duda – 1B
  8. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  9. Jacob deGrom – SP

Phillies Lineup

  1. Cesar Hernandez – 2B
  2. Howie Kendrick – RF
  3. Odubel Herrera – CF
  4. Maikel Franco – 3B
  5. Michael Saunders – LF
  6. Cameron Rupp – C
  7. Brock Stassi – 1B
  8. Freddy Galvis – SS
  9. Jerad Eickhoff – SP

Jacob deGrom didn’t pick up a decision in his first game of the season but he allowed only two hits and no runs over 6.0 innings while waking one and striking out six. Jacob went 2-0 in as many starts against the Phillies last year allowing one earned run over 15.0 innings while allowing six hits and striking out 13 (1 walk). The Phillies have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Herrera 3-15
  • Galvis 5-14
  • Kendrick 1-13
  • Hernandez 2-8
  • Rupp 1-6, HR
  • Franco 0-6

The Mets bats will take a crack at Jerad Eickhoff who is 0-1 over 6.2 innings with 5 hits and 2 ER in his first start of the season. Last year, his first full season in the majors, he went 11-14 over 33 starts and 197.1 innings with a 3.65 ERA. Last year he went 0-2 in 4 starts against the Mets holding the Mets to 8 runs, 7 earned over 24.0 innings (2.63 ERA) while walking 7 and striking out 23. The Mets have the following numbers against Jerad:

  • Granderson 2-15, 2B, HR
  • Conforto 5-14, 2 2B, HR
  • Cespedes 2-12, 3B
  • Cabrera 4-9, 2B
  • Duda 2-8, 2 2B
  • Walker 1-8
  • d’Arnaud 1-6, 2B
  • Bruce 1-2

Notes – 

The Mets have won double-digit games vs. the Phillies each of the last five years.

Noah Syndergaard has struck out 16 batters this year without issuing a walk. No other pitcher in Mets history started a season by striking out more than 15 opposing hitters before surrendering a walk

Let’s 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!