MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 7:05 PM

Friday August 11, 2017 • 7:05 p.m.
Citizens Bank Park • Philadelphia, PA
RHP Seth Lugo (5-3, 4.55) vs. RHP Nick Pivetta (4-7, 5.89)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets steamrolled the Phillies last night 10-0 as they opened up a four game set. Wilmer Flores opened the game with a three-run homer and the Mets never looked back as Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson added homers. Walker had a huge night with 4 hits and 3 runs in his first strong game since returning at the end of July.

Mets Lineup

  1. Curtis Granderson – RF
  2. Neil Walker – 2B
  3. Yoenis Cespedes – LF
  4. Michael Conforto – CF
  5. Wilmer Flores – 3B
  6. Dominic Smith – 1B
  7. Rene Rivera – C
  8. Amed Rosario – SS
  9. Seth Lugo – RHP

Phillies Lineup

  1. Cesar Hernandez – 2B
  2. Freddy Galvis – SS
  3. Odubel Herrera- CF
  4. Rhys Hoskins – LF
  5. Nick Williams – RF
  6. Maikel Franco – 3B
  7. Tommy Joseph – 1B
  8. Jorge Alfaro – C
  9. Nick Pivetta – RHP

Seth Lugo is 5-3 over 11 games and 10 starts and 63.1 innings with a 4.55 ERA, 4.65 FIP and 1.342 WHIP. He was average in his last start allowing 4 hits and 2 walks over 5.2 innings leading to 3 runs. Homers have hurt him in his last three starts where he has allowed 2 homers in each start. He hasn’t faced the Phillies yet this season but last year he tossed 5.0 innings against them allowing 4 hits and 2 walks leading to 3 runs. The Phillies have the following numbers against Seth:

  • Hernandez 1-2, 3B, BB
  • Franco 1-2
  • Galvis 0-2
  • Herrera 0-2
  • Morgan 0-2
  • Rupp 1-2

The Mets bats draw rookie Nick Pivetta who is 4-7 over 16 games and 84.0 innings with a 5.89 ERA, 5.12 FIP and 1.429 WHIP. He tossed a good game against the Mets at the start of July where he allowed 1 hit (a solo homer) over 7.0 innings with 4 walks. The solo shot was the only run he allowed. He’s coming off a poor start where he allowed 8 runs, 6 earned from 7 hits and a walk over 2.2 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Nick:

  • Cabrera  0-3
  • Cespedes 0-2, BB
  • Nimmo 0-3
  • Reyes 0-2
  • R Rivera 0-1, BB

Notes –

Fernando Salas has been designated for assignment to make room for Dominic Smith on the active roster.

Dominic Smith was also added to the Mets 40-man roster which currently sits at 36 players.

The Mets have out-homered the Phillies 90-37 since 2015.

Let’s Go Mets!

About Elliot Teichman 992 Articles
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!