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

Saturday, September 9, 2017 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Homer Bailey (4-7, 7.24) vs. RHP Rafael Montero (4-9, 5.21)
PIX11 • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050

The Mets won again, that’s three in a row! Last night Jose Reyes homered twice and the pitching held it together as the Mets took a second straight game from the Reds guaranteeing at least a series split with the team from Cincy.

Game Notes

The Mets have won 17 of their last 19 games vs. Cincinnati and have won eight straight games against the Reds at Citi Field, tied for the longest winning streak at home vs. Cincinnati in team history.

The Mets lead the NL and are fourth in the majors with 205 home runs, the second-highest total in team history. New York hit a franchise record 218 home runs last year. The Mets lead the majors with 34 homers from the clean-up spot.

New York has 12 stolen bases in its last 15 games. Since August 25, the Mets are tied for the fifth-most stolen bases in the majors. The Mets had 32 stolen bases in their first 126 games.

Reds Lineup

  1. Phillip Ervin – CF
  2. Jose Peraza – SS
  3. Joey Votto – 1B
  4. Adam Duvall – LF
  5. Scooter Gennett – 2B
  6. Eugenio Suarez – 3B
  7. Scott Schebler – RF
  8. Tucker Barnhart – C
  9. Homer Bailey – RHP

Mets Lineup

  1. Jose Reyes – SS
  2. Nori Aoki – RF
  3. Asdrubal Cabrera – 3B
  4. Brandon Nimmo – LF
  5. Juan Lagares – CF
  6. Dominic Smith – 1B
  7. Kevin Plawecki – C
  8. Matt Reynolds – 2B
  9. Rafael Montero – RHP

Tonight Rafael Montero will take the ball in what is becoming a story for the Mets at the end of a lost season. He is 4-9 over 29 games and 14 starts with a 5.21 ERA, 4.25 FIP and 1.686 WHIP. His last start against the Phillies was his first poor start in a while where he allowed 4 ER over 5.1 innings. before that he allowed 3 runs over 19.2 innings including the best game of his career against the Reds. In that start he allowed no runs over 8.1 innings with 3 hits and 4 walks. The Reds have the following numbers against Rafael:

  • Cozart 1-4, 2B, 3 BB
  • Votto 2-5, 2B, BB
  • Barnhart 0-4, BB
  • Duvall 1-3, HR
  • Schebler 0-5
  • Ervin 1-4
  • Gennett 0-3

Homer Bailey gets the start for the Reds tonight. He is 4-7 over 14 games and 68.1 innings with a 7.24 ERA, 5.26 FIP and 1.785 WHIP. He’s been better in his last three starts pitching 15.0 innings allowing 5 runs (3.00 ERA) from 11 hits and 2 walks. This includes a start against the Mets where he allowed 2 runs over 6.0 innings from 4 hits and a walk. The Mets have the following numbers against Homer:

  • Aoki 6-22, 2 2B, 2 BB
  • Cabrera 4-12, 2 BB
  • Reyes 2-8, 2B
  • Flores 1-3, 2B
  • Nimmo 0-2, BB
  • Plawecki 1-3, 2B
  • Lagares 0-2
  • Montero 0-2

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!