MMO Game Thread: Mets vs D’Backs, 3:40 PM

Tuesday May 16, 2017 • 3:40 PM (ET)
Chase Field • Phoenix, AZ

RHP Matt Harvey (2-3, 5.63 ERA) vs. LHP Patrick Corbin (3-4, 4.17 ERA)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM

Baseball is still not clicking for the Mets on all cylinders as they dropped another game last night. Starter Tommy Milone gave up all the runs and the bullpen was able to keep it together, but it didn’t matter as the offense couldn’t overcome the five runs that Milone allowed despite home runs from Rene Rivera and Curtis Granderson. The Mets have some work to do today as Matt Harvey takes the mound against Patrick Corbin.

Mets Lineup

  1. José Reyes – SS
  2. Michael Conforto – LF
  3. Wilmer Flores – 2B
  4. Jay Bruce – RF
  5. T.J. Rivera – 1B
  6. Kevin Plawecki – C
  7. Juan Lagares – CF
  8. Matt Reynolds – 3B
  9. Matt Harvey – RHP

Diamondbacks Lineup

  1. Raymond Fuentes – CF
  2. Chris Owings – RF
  3. Paul Goldschmidt – 1B
  4. Jake Lamb – 3B
  5. Yasmany Tomas – LF
  6. Brandon Drury – 2B
  7. Chris Herrmann – C
  8. Nick Ahmed – SS
  9.  Patrick Corbin – P

Matt Harvey is 2-3 over 7 games and 40.0 innings this year with a 5.63 ERA, 6.47 FIP and 1.425 WHIP. His last three starts have been horrid, allowing 17 runs over 14.2 innings (10.43 ERA). Prior to that, he had a 2.84 ERA over his first four starts. He last faced the Diamondbacks in 2015 where he allowed 11 hits and five walks leading to four runs in 14.0 innings (2.57 ERA). The Diamondbacks have the following numbers against Matt:

  • Goldschmidt 1-8, HR, BB
  • Blanco 0-7
  • Descalso 1-5, BB
  • Owings 0-6
  • Peralta 1-5, HR, BB
  • Tomas 2-6
  • Mathis 0-4

The Mets bats will get a chance at Patrick Corbin who is 3-4 over 8 starts and 45.1 innings with a 4.17 ERA, 4.14 FIP and 1.390 WHIP. May has been rough to Corbin. He started the month allowing eight runs over 4.0 innings in Colorado and then allowed four runs over 6.0 innings in Pittsburgh. Last year he only pitched 2.0 innings against the Mets where he allowed one hit and a one walk and nothing else. The Mets have the following numbers against Corbin:

  • Bruce 2-11, HR, 3 BB
  • Lagares 1-9, 2B
  • Reyes 4-8, 2B, BB
  • Flores 06
  • R Rivera 1-4
  • Walker 0-3
  • Duda 1-2, HR
  • Harvey 1-2, HR

Notes:

New York has dropped six straight games, equaling its season-high (also: April 20-27). The last time the Mets had two losing streaks of six or more games in the same year was in 2013. The Mets are a season-high six games under .500 for the first time since September 26, 2014 (77-83).

Rene Rivera’s 10-game hitting streak is the longest by a Mets catcher since Ramon Castro had an 11-game hitting streak from June 16-July 28, 2007.

The Mets are second the majors with a .314 (83-264) batting average with runners in scoring position. New York also owns a .406 on-base percentage with RISP, the highest mark in the majors.

Let’s Go Mets!

homer the dog

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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!