MMO Game Thread: Braves vs. Mets (Game 2)

Monday, September 25, 2017 • 30 minutes after Game 1
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
Game 2: LHP Max Fried (1-0, 4.41) vs. RHP Seth Lugo (6-5, 5.03)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050

Today is New York’s fourth doubleheader this year. The Mets swept a twin bill at Atlanta on June 10, split a double dip at Washington on Aug. 27 and were swept in a doubleheader on Sept. 2 at Houston. The Mets conclude their single admission doubleheader with Seth Lugo vs. Max Fried.

METS LINEUP

  1. Brandon Nimmo – LF
  2. Juan Lagares – CF
  3. Asdrubal Cabrera – 3B
  4. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  5. Kevin Plawecki – 1B
  6. Travis Taijeron – RF
  7. Matt Reynolds – SS
  8. Gavin Cecchini – 2B
  9. Seth Lugo – RHP

BRAVES LINEUP

  1. Ender Inciarte – CF
  2. Ozzie Albies – 2B
  3. Nick Markakis – RF
  4. Kurt Suzuki – C
  5. Rio Ruiz – 1B
  6. Johan Camargo – SS
  7. Adonis Garcia – 3B
  8. Lane Adams – LF
  9. Max Fried – LHP

Lugo is 6-5 over 17 games and 16 starts in 91 1/3 innings with a 5.03 ERA, 4.13 FIP and 1.434 WHIP. His FIP is finally below his FIP from last year, which was 4.33. This is in part due to his last start where he pitched five innings and allowed one run off four hits and a walk, which was a nice rebound from his previous start of three innings where he allowed eight runs on seven earned. He hasn’t faced the Braves since his first start of the season back in June where he allowed one run over seven innings with six hits and two walks. The Braves have the following numbers against Lugo:

  • Inciarte 2-for-6, BB
  • Kemp 2-for-5, BB
  • Markakis 3-for-6
  • Swanson 0-for-4
  • Adams 0-for-3
  • Camargo 0-for-3
  • Flowers 1-for-2, 2B
  • Freeman 1-for-2, BB
  • Garcia 1-for-3, 2B
  • Peterson 0-for-1

The Mets bats draw Max Fried making just his third major league start. He has pitched in seven games so far this season totaling 16 1/3 innings with a 4.41 ERA, 5.97 FIP and 1.653 WHIP. In the minors this season he was 2-11 between AA and AAA starting 21 games and 92 2/3 innings with a 5.54 ERA and 1.446 WHIP. His first major league start was good as he allowed one run over five innings from four hits and three walks. In his last start he allowed four runs, three earned over 3 2/3 innings from six hits and a walk. After that he pitched in relief against the Mets holding a clean inning with two strikeouts (Evans and Nimmo, Aoki recorded an out as well).

NOTES:

The Mets are partnering with New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on the Empire State Relief & Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico.  The Mets are encouraging fans attending this series to bring donations. There are collection points set up outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, Left Field Gate and Bullpen Gate. Donations will be accepted between 4:00 p.m-7:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, Sept.
28-29, the Mets will accept donations between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda…Among items needed: batteries, flashlights and portable lanterns, diapers and baby wipes, cases of water, feminine hygiene products and canned food.

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!