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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
LHP Mike Montgomery (0-3, 2.43) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (4-3, 5.02)
SNY • MLBN • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM

All good things come to the end. Example: the Mets ended their 4 game winning streak last night with a thumping from the Chicago Cubs. Second Example: after 7 good starts in a row, Wheeler hit a bump in the road. It wasn’t all bad last night as Josh Smoker ate up some serious time, Neil Ramirez wasn’t horrendous and the Mets hit back to back jacks in the bottom of the ninth. Plus, Jay Bruce made an incredible over the wall catch. Fun was still had. The Mets will look to regroup tonight as they take on the Cubs with Matt Harvey at the helm.

METS LINEUP

  1. Juan Lagares – CF
  2. Neil Walker – 2B
  3. Wilmer Flores – 3B
  4. Jay Bruce  – RF
  5. T.J. Rivera – 1B
  6. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  7. Curtis Granderson – LF
  8. Jose Reyes – SS
  9. Matt Harvey – RHP

CUBS LINEUP

  1. Anthony Rizzo – 1B
  2. Ian Happ – 2B
  3. Kris Bryant – 3B
  4. Miguel Montero – C
  5. Jon Jay – RF
  6. Kyle Schwarber – LF
  7. Javier Baez – SS
  8. Mike Montgomery – LHP
  9. Albert Almora Jr. – CF

Harvey is 4-3 over 12 starts and 66.1 innings with a 5.02 ERA, 5.86 FIP and 1.462 WHIP. In his last start, he held Atlanta to 4 hits and 2 walks over 5.0 innings allowing no runs for the first time this season. He missed the Cubs last season but in 2015 he tossed 7.0 scoreless innings against them holding them to 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 9. The Cubs have the following numbers vs the Dark Knight:

  • Heyward 2-9, HR
  • Jay 2-8, 2B
  • Rizzo 1-5, 2B, 2 BB
  • Montero 3-5, 2B, 3 BB
  • Zobrist 2-7, 2B
  • Bryant 1-6
  • Schwarber 1-4, HR

The Mets draw Mike Montgomery who is is 0-3 over 19 games and 1 start this season with a 2.43 ERA, 4.07 FIP and 1.279 WHIP. His last time out against the Rockies was his first start of the season lasting 4.0 innings allowing 3 hits and 2 runs with 3 walks. The only othe rtime he reached 4.0 innings was against the Giants on 5/25 in relief. He’s reached 3 innings or more in 5 of his 19 games this season. The Mets have the following numbers on Mike:

  • R Rivera 0-2
  • Cespedes 0-2, 2 BB

Notes – 

Since May 1, Neil Walker is batting .321 (43-134) with nine doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 23 RBI and 26 runs scored in 36 games.

All six members of the 2017 New York Giants draft class will be at Citi Field tomorrow night for the first game of the series with the Washington Nationals. Giants’ first rounder Evan Engram, a tight end out of Ole Miss, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

New York is 3-3 in rubber games this season, including 1-3 at home.

Michael Conforto is out of the lineup for the third straight game but said before the game he feels very good and is ready to contribute off the bench tonight.

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!