MMO Game Thread: Angels vs Mets 7:15 PM

Saturday, May 20, 2017 • 7:15 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
RHP Alex Meyer (2-1, 5.59) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (2-2, 3.76)
FOX • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets finally did it! They finally won a game! The Mets took the opener of the Angels series last night, ending their slide thanks to a strong outing from Jacob deGrom and just enough offense. Jacob held the Angels scoreless over 7 and the Mets scrapped together 3 runs, including another homer from Michael Conforto. Today the Mets will look to keep it going and inch closer back to .500.

Angels Lineup

  1. Cameron Maybin – LF
  2. Kole Calhoun – RF
  3. Mike Trout – CF
  4. Luis Valbuena – 3B
  5. Andrelton Simmons – SS
  6. Jefry Marte – 1B
  7. Cliff Pennington – 2B
  8. Juan Graterol – C
  9. Alex Meyer – RHP

Mets Lineup

  1. Michael Conforto – LF
  2. Jose Reyes – SS
  3. Jay Bruce – RF
  4. Neil Walker – 2B
  5. Curtis Granderson – CF
  6. T.J. Rivera – 3B
  7. Lucas Duda – 1B
  8. Rene Rivera – C
  9. Zack Wheeler – RHP

Zack Wheeler is 2-2 over 7 games and 38.1 innings this year with a 3.76 ERA, 4.15 FIP and 1.226 WHIP. His last outing may have been his best on the season as he allowed 1 run over 7 hits and one walk in 6.0 innings of work. In his last three official starts he has tossed 16.2 innings allowing 4 runs, 3 earned: a 1.62 ERA. The Angels have the following numbers against Zack:

  • Simmons 7-21, 2B, 3 BB
  • Revere 2-10, 2B
  • Espinosa 3-5, 2 2B
  • Maldonado 0-3
  • Valbuena 0-2, BB
  • Maybin 0-2
  • Pennington 1-2
  • Petit 0-1, BB

The Mets bats will get a look at Alex Meyer, the Twin turned Angel last season in the trade that brought Ricky Nolasco to the Angels and prospects to Minnesota. He is 2-1 over 4 starts this season over 19.1 innings and a 5.59 ERA, 4.53 FIP and 1.603 WHIP. Before coming up to the big league squad this year, he made 4 starts in the minors pitching 19.0 innings with a 6.16 ERA and 1.789 WHIP. Not surprisingly, a young Twin turned Angel doesn’t have much experience against anyone on the Mets roster. The only Met who has seen him is Jay Bruce who is 0-1.

Notes –

New York is fourth in the majors with 95 runs scored this month. The Mets are sixth with a .346 on-base percentage in May.

Rene Rivera has hit in a career-high 11 straight games, going 17-43 (.395) with 12 RBI.

Mets outfielders have combined to hit 31 home runs, tied with the Yankees for the most in the majors.

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!