MMO Game Thread: Mets @ Tigers, 1:10 PM

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Sunday, August 7, 2016 • 1:10 p.m.
Comerica Park • Detroit, MI
RHP Jacob deGrom (7-5, 2.41) vs. RHP Anibal Sanchez (6-11, 6.26)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets and Tigers finally conclude their series this afternoon as Jacob deGrom takes on Anibal Sanchez. Jacob deGrom is 15-3 with a 1.57 ERA in 28 career daytime starts, best daytime ERA among qualified MLB pitchers over the last three years.

Mets Lineup

  1. Curtis Granderson – RF
  2. Alejandro De Aza – CF
  3. Neil Walker – 2B
  4. Jay Bruce – DH
  5. James Loney – 1B
  6. Michael Conforto – LF
  7. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  8. Kelly Johnson – 3B
  9. Matt Reynolds – SS

Tigers Lineup

  1. Tyler Collins – CF
  2. Jose Iglesias – SS
  3. Miguel Cabrera – 1B
  4. Victor Martinez – DH
  5. J.D. Martinez – RF
  6. Justin Upton – LF
  7. Casey McGehee – 3B
  8. James McCann – C
  9. Andrew Romine – 2B

Before we get to our old friend in Sanchez, let’s take a look at deGrom. Jacob is 7-5 on the season over 19 starts and 119.2 innings with a 2.41 ERA. After allowing 5 ER over 10 hits in 3.2 innings against the Marlins, he has tossed 14.0 innings of shutout ball allowing 9 hits and two walks while striking out 14 against the Rockies and the Yankees. The last time the Mets faced the Tigers was in 2013, and deGrom broke into the majors into 2014, so this will be his first time seeing the Tigers, but he has seen three batters before:

  • Upton 2-12, 6 K
  • Saltalamacchia 1-11, 2B, 5 K
  • Maybin 0-6

The Mets will get a look at Anibal Sanchez who broke into the league in 2006 as a member of the Marlins and was with them until 2012 when he was traded mid-season to the Tigers. This year he has pitched 25 games with 17 starts and 100.2 innings with a 6.26 ERA and a 6-11 record, his worst season since 2008. That being said, he’s coming off of a solid start against the White Sox where he held them to 1 ER over 6.0 innings. The last time he faced the Mets was back in 2011 where he went 0-1 over two starts allowing 18 hits and 6 ER over 13.0 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers on Anibal:

  • K Johnson 5-29, 2B, 3B, HR
  • Cespedes 4-18
  • Walker 4-17, 2B, HR
  • Loney 5-15, 3B
  • De Aza 4-12, 2 2B
  • Bruce 2-8
  • Granderson 2-7, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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