MMO Game Thread Mets vs Reds, 12:35 PM – Rosario Batting Second

Thursday, August 31, 2017 • 12:35 p.m.
Great American Ball Park • Cincinnati, OH
RHP Jacob deGrom (14-7, 3.39) vs. RHP Robert Stephenson (2-4, 5.81)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets and Reds wrap up their series this afternoon with a rubber game. After losing the opener in a huge way, the Mets won in a surprising fashion last night. Rafael Montero, owner of a WHIP above two for a large part early in the season, allowed no runs and one hit through 8.0 innings (and then a couple more hits in the 9th). Now Jacob deGrom looks to finish the job.

Mets Lineup

  1. Jose Reyes – 2B
  2. Amed Rosario – SS
  3. Asdrubal Cabrera – 3B
  4. Brandon Nimmo – LF
  5. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  6. Dominic Smith – 1B
  7. Juan Lagares – CF
  8. Travis Taijeron – RF
  9. Jacob deGrom – RHP

Reds Lineup

  1. Billy Hamilton – CF
  2. Jose Peraza – SS
  3. Joey Votto – 1B
  4. Eugenio Suarez – 3B
  5. Scooter Gennett – 2B
  6. Scott Shebler – RF
  7. Patrick Kivlehan – LF
  8. Stuart Turner – C
  9. Robert Stephenson – rHP

Jacob deGrom is 14-7 over 26 games and 172.2 innings with a 3.39 ERA, 3.49 FIP and 1.158 WHIP. After back to back starts where deGrom allowed a total of 10 runs off 19 hits in 13.2 innings, Jacob bounced back against the Nationals holding them to 1 run and 5 hits in 7.2 innings while walking 1 and striking out 10. Very few Reds have seen deGrom in a major league game:

  • Gennett 3-10, 2B
  • Votto 1-3
  • Suarez 1-2
  • Lorenzen 0-1

Robert Stephenson takes the mound for the Reds. He is 2-4 over 19 games and 5 starts with 52.2 innings while posting a 5.81 ERA, 5.86 FIP and 1.747 WHIP. He has been a different picture in August though making 3 starts and a relief appearance pitching 18.1 innings with a 1.96 ERA. Opponents are batting .182 against him during that time but getting on base at a .304 clip. He made a start against the Mets last year where he allowed 2 runs over 5.1 innings from 6 hits and 1 walk. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Flores 3-3, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 1-2
  • Reynolds 1-2, HR

Notes – 

New York is 12-3 in its last 15 games at Great American Ball Park and have won 15 of their last 16 against the Reds overall.

The Mets have 109 home runs on the road, the most in the majors and the most in team history. New York’s previous record was 106 home runs on the road in 2016.

DeGrom is 17-6 with a 1.88 ERA (48 earned runs/230.1 innings) in 35 starts during the day. His 1.88 ERA during the day is the lowest in the majors since 1913 (min. 200 innings).

Let’s Go Mets!

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