MMO Game Thread: Giants vs Mets, 1:10 PM

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 • 1:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
RHP Matt Cain (2-1, 4.70) vs. LHP Tommy Milone (1-0, 6.43)
SNY • MLBN • WOR 710 AM• 104.3 FM • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets will try to do something that has been elusive the last couple of weeks: complete a sweep. The Mets beat the Giants last night 6-1 on a night where they were firing on all cylinders, taking another series and making it back to .500. However, the trend in recent weeks, especially on day games, has been to lose drastically on the last game of the series and have something awful happen off the field. So here’s hoping that the Mets can break out of that funk too.

Giants Lineup:

  1. Joe Panik – 2B
  2. Eduardo Nunez – 3B
  3. Hunter Pence – RF
  4. Buster Posey – 1B
  5. Christian Arroyo – SS
  6. Nick Hundley – C
  7. Justin Ruggiano – LF
  8. Gorkys Hernandez – CF
  9. Matt Cain – P

Mets Lineup:

  1. Jose Reyes – SS
  2. T.J. Rivera – 1B
  3. Jay Bruce – RF
  4. Neil Walker – 2B
  5. Curtis Granderson – LF
  6. Wilmer Flores – 3B
  7. Kevin Plawecki – C
  8. Juan Lagares – CF
  9. Tommy Milone – P

To help them with this cause, the front office has brought in today’s starter, Tommy Milone. Milone is 1-0 this season for the Brewers over 6 games and 3 starts pitching 21.0 innings posting a 6.43 ERA, 5.48 FIP and 1.476 WHIP. Before last season he generally ranged in the high 3, low 4 ERA range and has a career 4.21 mark. Last season he struggled in only 69.1 innings posting a 5.71 ERA, 5.54 FIP and 1.529 WHIP. As a starter this year, the most he was able to pitch was 5.0 innings, so expect the Mets to go to the pen early today and be pleasantly surprised if that’s not the case. The Giants have the following numbers against Tommy:

  • Morse 3-7, 2 2B, HR
  • Pence 4-6, HR
  • Gillaspie 2-3, 2B
  • Posey 1-3
  • Hundley 0-2

The Mets will take a crack at Matt Cain today who is off to his best start since 2014. He is 2-1 over 6 games and 30.2 innings with a 4.70 ERA, 4.17 FIP, and a 1.565 WHIP. His numbers, though, are greatly inflated by his last start. Before his last start he had a 2.30 ERA (and had a streak of 4 games and 23.0 innings with a 1.17 ERA). Last time out he allowed 10 hits and 6 walks leading to 9 runs to the Reds over 3.1 innings. He picked up the loss in one game against the Mets last year where the Mets got 7 hits and 6 runs off him in 6.0 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Matt:

  • Bruce 11-23, 3 2B, HR
  • Reyes 10-22, 2 2B, 2 3B, HR
  • Walker 3-13
  • Granderson 2-7, 3B
  • Cabrera 0-5
  • R. Rivera 1-5
  • Flores 1-5, HR
  • Conforto 3-3, 2B, HR
  • Lagares 1-3

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!