MMO Game Thread: Nationals vs Mets, 4:10 PM

Saturday, June 17, 2017 • 4:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
RHP Stephen Strasburg (7-2, 3.27) vs. RHP Seth Lugo (1-0, 1.29)
PIX11 • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets have put themselves in a position where they need to win out the weekend to split and prevent from falling in a deep hole in the standings. Last night Matz was serviceable to good, allowing four runs over 7.0 innings. Salas had his first blowup in the pen in a while and put the game out of reach.

Nationals Lineup

  1. Trea Turner – SS
  2. Anthony Rendon – 3B
  3. Bryce Harper – RF
  4. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  5. Ryan Zimmerman – 1B
  6. Adam Lind – LF
  7. Michael Taylor – CF
  8. Jose Lobaton – C
  9. Stephen Strasburg – P

Mets Lineup

  1. Michael Conforto – CF
  2. Yoenis Cespedes – LF
  3. Jay Bruce – RF
  4. Wilmer Flores – 3B
  5. Lucas Duda – 1B
  6. T.J. Rivera – 2B
  7. Jose Reyes – SS
  8. Rene Rivera – C
  9. Seth Lugo – RHP

Seth Lugo will make his second start of the season today. In his first start he picked up the win over 7.0 innings allowing six hits and two walks leading to only one run. Last year he faced the Nationals twice, once in relief and once as a starter. In 9.0 innings he allowed six hits and two walks leading only one run (eerily similar numbers to his last start). The Nationals have the following numbers against him:

  • Harper 0-4
  • Murphy 1-4, K
  • Rendon 0-3
  • Turner 1-4
  • Zimmerman 1-3

The Mets will try to get through Stephen Strasburg who is 7-2 over 13 games and 85.1 innings with a 3.27 ERA, 3.03 FIP and 1.055 WHIP. Oddly, it’s his worst FIP in three years and his best ERA in three years. He faced the Mets at the end of April where he allowed six hits over 7.0 innings leading to three runs. The Mets have the following numbers against Stephen:

  • Granderson 3-22, 7 BB
  • Reyes 6-25, 2 2B
  • Duda 2-15, HR, 4 BB
  • Bruce 5-16, 2B, HR
  • d’Arnaud 4-13, HR, 2 BB
  • Conforto 2-12, HR
  • Cespedes 4-9, 2B, BB
  • Flores 2-10, 2B
  • TJ Rivera 2-3, 2B

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!