MMO Game Thread: Giants vs Mets, 7:10 PM (Jake the Giant Slayer!)

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The Mets will try to take the second game of their four-pack series with the San Francisco Giants tonight at Citi Field. Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom (5-5, 2.79) starts for the Mets and will oppose Jake Peavy (0-1, 4.50) for the Giants. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM.

DeGrom has recorded a win while pitching at least 6.0 innings and allowing no more than one run in each of his last four starts and is the first rookie in team history to do so. Since 1982, the only other pitchers with four-game streaks of that kind for any major league team in their rookie season are Roy Oswalt (2001 Astros), Jered Weaver (2006 Angels) and Matt Cain (2006 Giants).

The young righty has not allowed a home run in 59.0 straight innings, the second-longest current streak in the majors and the second-longest by a Mets rookie in team history. Mark Bomback went 60.1 innings without surrendering a home run in 1980.

Jeurys Familia has allowed one earned run over his last 21.2 innings dating back to June 12 for a 0.42 ERA, the third-lowest ERA in the majors over that span (minimum 20 innings). Familia has hurled a career-best 9.1 straight scoreless innings, tying a bullpen season-high.

Starting Lineup

  1. Curtis Granderson – RF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Lucas Duda – 1B
  5. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  6. Juan Lagares – CF
  7. Wilmer Flores – SS
  8. Jacob deGrom – RHP
  9. Eric Young, Jr. – LF 

The Mets dropped the first game of the series against the Giants last night and start game two tonight. For the Giants, they get their second look at Peavy tonight, the Mets get their first look at Peavy in a Giants uniform. The Mets send out Jacob deGrom looking to build on his 5-5 record, 2.79 ERA over 14 starts and 87.0 innings this year with 83 K’s. In his last 4 starts he has pitched 27.1 innings with a 0.66 ERA and 30 strikeouts. In that time he walked only 5 batters. He has never faced the Giants in a major league game, or anyone on the Giants roster.

Peavy is 1-10 on the season with a 4.71 ERA over 21 starts and 130.0 innings. In his first start for the Giants, he allowed 3 earned runs, 4 total over 6.0 innings picking up the loss. He’s made 11 starts against the Mets, mostly as a Padre, in his career where he has a 6-2 record and a 3.28 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Jake:

  • C Young 4-25, 2 2B, HR
  • Abreu 4-19, 2B
  • Wright 2-16, 2B
  • Granderson 4-17, 2 2B, HR
  • Murphy 1-5, 2B
  • Duda 1-3
  • Tejada 0-2

Lets 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!