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

Monday, May 8, 2017 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
LHP Matt Moore (1-4, 6.75) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (2-1, 3.68)
SNY • ESPN • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM

For the second weekend in a row, the Mets have won 2 of 3 and managed to do enough on and off the field in the losing game to make fans forget about the wins in the previous games. Yesterday, the Mets announced a couple of hours before the game that they had suspended Matt Harvey without pay for three days. Adam Wilk was flown in and promptly gave up some long, long homers to Giancarlo Stanton as the Marlins rolled the Mets.

The Mets will play its first non-NL East opponent this year tonight. New York began the year with 30 straight games vs. NL East teams, going 14-16…It was the longest streak in team history to open a season. The 1969 Mets began the year with 25 games vs. the NL East.

The Mets are hitting .370 (10-27) with six walks and 34 RBI with the bases loaded this season. The .370 batting average is the fourth-best in the majors. The 34 RBI ranks third in the majors. New York also has a .432 on-base percentage with the bases loaded, the fourth-best mark in the majors.

Giants Lineup

  1. Joe Panik – 2B
  2. Brandon Belt – 1B
  3. Hunter Pence – RF
  4. Buster Posey – C
  5. Christian Arroyo – SS
  6. Eduardo Nunez – LF
  7. Conor Gillaspie – 3B
  8. Gorkys Hernandez – CF
  9. Matt Moore – P

Mets Lineup

  1. Michael Conforto – LF
  2. T.J. Rivera – 1B
  3. Jay Bruce – RF
  4. Wilmer Flores – 3B
  5. Neil Walker – 2B
  6. Jose Reyes – SS
  7. Rene Rivera – C
  8. Juan Lagares – CF
  9. Jacob deGrom – P

Jacob deGrom will get the start tonight. He is 2-1 over 6 games and 36.2 innings of work with a 3.68 ERA, 3.09 FIP and 1.364 WHIP. He is coming off of his roughest start of the year where he allowed five runs on eight hits and five walks during 5.0 innings of work against the Braves. He was 1-1 in two starts last year against the Giants who tallied 15 hits and 11 runs (eight earned) over 11.0 innings. The Giants have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Belt 2-9, 3 BB
  • Pence 4-11, 2B, BB
  • Panik 1-8, 2B, BB
  • Posey 1-8, BB
  • Mores 0-6
  • Nunez 3-3, 3B
  • Ruggiano 0-2

The Mets draw Matt Moore who is 1-4 over six games and 33.1 innings this year with a 6.75 ERA, 5.44 FIP and 1.560 WHIP. He has had two great starts this year and that’s been it. He is coming off of his worst start of the season like Jacob, except Matt lasted 3.1 innings allowing six hits and five walks that led to nine runs. He picked up a loss in his only start against the Mets last season where he allowed five hits and three runs over 5.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Cabrera 3-10, BB
  • Reyes 1-9, 2B, 3 BB
  • Granderson 0-7, BB
  • Flores 0-2
  • Walker 0-1, BB

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!