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

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Saturday, August 6, 2016 • 7:10 p.m.
Comerica Park • Detroit, MI
RHP Logan Verrett (3-6, 4.20) vs. LHP Matt Boyd (2-2, 4.71)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets and Tigers continue their three game set tonight as Logan Verrett takes on Matt Boyd. The Mets have lost five straight games to the Tigers dating back to 2011. They are 9-12 since the All-Star break and  27-27 on the road this year.

Mets Lineup

  1. Curtis Granderson – CF
  2. Ty Kelly – LF
  3. Neil Walker – 2B
  4. Jay Bruce – RF
  5. Wilmer Flores – 1B
  6. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  7. Kelly Johnson – 3B
  8. Rene Rivera – DH
  9. Matt Reynolds – SS

Tigers Lineup

  1. Ian Kinsler – 2B
  2. Tyler Collins – CF
  3. Miguel Cabrera – 1B
  4. Victor Martinez – DH
  5. J.D. Martinez – RF
  6. Nick Castellanos – 3B
  7. Justin Upton – LF
  8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia – C
  9. Jose Iglesias – SS

Verrett is coming off of his first start in the Subway Series where he allowed 3 ER over 5.0 innings. In his last four starts in total he has pitched 23.1 innings with a 3.86 ERA (compared to his season stats which include 28 games and 10 starts of 79.1 innings of work and a 4.20 ERA). Even though he started in the league as a member of the Rangers last year, he has never faced the Tigers and the only person on their roster who has seen him is Maybin who is 0-1 with an RBI.

The Mets bats will get a look at Matt Boyd who is 2-2 over 10 games and 9 starts this year totaling 49.2 innings of work with a 4.71 ERA. Boyd was part of the trade the Blue Jays made with the Tigers to get David Price last season. Boyd has never faced the Mets and hasn’t faced any of the players the Mets have acquired from other places over the last two years.

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I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008 and worrying about the Mets roster for pretty much my entire life. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ. You can follow me on twitter @213mfs