MMO Game Thread: Mets vs. Phillies, 1:35 PM

Sunday, May 13, 2018• 1:35 p.m.
Citizens Bank Park • Philadelphia, PA
RHP Jacob deGrom (3-0, 1.87) vs. RHP Aaron Nola (5-1, 2.05)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050

Jacob deGrom comes back for the Mets today, giving Mets fans a roller coaster ride that lasted about two weeks. He left his last start on May 2nd after four fantastic innings where he held the Braves scoreless with two hits, no walks and six strikeouts due to a hyperextended elbow. For the next day or so Mets fans were bracing themselves for every possible outcome: four weeks of no deGrom to no deGrom for at least a year. Then the Mets said, “Hey! It’s not so bad! He’ll make his next scheduled start”. Right before that start they moved deGrom over to the DL and brought up PJ Conlon to make his major league debut and promptly sent him back down because Jacob is ready to go.

Mets Lineup

  1. Brandon Nimmo  RF
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera  2B
  3. Yoenis Cespedes  LF
  4. Adrian Gonzalez  1B
  5. Wilmer Flores  3B
  6. Michael Conforto  CF
  7. Devin Mesoraco  C
  8. Jacob deGrom  P
  9. Amed Rosario  SS

Phillies Lineup

  1. Cesar Hernandez  2B
  2. Aaron Altherr  RF
  3. Odubel Herrera  CF
  4. Rhys Hoskins  LF
  5. Carlos Santana  1B
  6. Maikel Franco  3B
  7. Scott Kingery  SS
  8. Jorge Alfaro  C
  9. Aaron Nola  P

In Jacob’s last three outings he has allowed no runs over 18.1 innings with 11 hits, five walks and 24 K’s. On the season he is 3-0 in seven games and 43.1 innings with a 1.87 ERA, 2.09 FIP, 0.992 WHIP and 207 ERA+. This will also be deGrom’s first time against the Phillies this year. Last year he went 2-1 in four games over 23.1 innings posting a 3.47 ERA. The Phillies have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • Herrera 5-27, 8 K
  • Hernandez 3-16, 3 BB
  • Franco 3-15, 2B
  • Williams 2-8
  • Hoskins 1-3, 2 BB
  • Altherr 0-3, 2 K
  • Crawford 0-2

The Mets bats draw Aaron Nola who is in the midst of the best season of his career. He is 5-1 over eight games and 52.2 innings with a 2.05 ERA, 2.55 FIP, 0.892 WHIP, 192 ERA+. In the month of May so far he has allowed one run off nine hits and one walk in 14.1 innings of work while striking out 19. His second start of the year was against the Mets where he allowed two runs over five innings from four hits and four walks. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Bruce 3-11, BB, 4 K
  • Cespedes 4-11, 2 2 HR, BB, 3 K
  • Cabrera 3-8
  • Conforto 2-7, HR, BB
  • Mesoraco 0-5, BB
  • Nimmo 0-3, 3 BB
  • Reyes 1-5
  • Rosario 2-4, 2B
  • Smith 0-3

Game Notes

The Mets are 29-30 all-time on Mother’s Day. New York has won four of its last five games on Mother’s Day. The Mets will wear special pink Mother’s Day jerseys and caps today. In addition, players will be able to use pink bats.

New York is 41-17 at Citizens Bank Park since 2012. The Mets out-homered the Phillies, 23-10, last year at CBP and have out-homered the Phillies, 62-26, since the beginning of 2015.

Michael Conforto has 10 career homers and 27 RBI while hitting .306 (30-98) in 32 career games vs. the Phillies. The ten homers and 27 RBI are his most vs. any team…Conforto has seven homers and 15 RBI in 20 career games at Citizens Bank Park, both are his highest total in any visiting ballpark.

Adrian Gonzalez is batting .296 (8-27) with two homers and three RBI in eight games this month. Gonzalez has hit 13 home runs and 32 RBI in 37 career games at Citizens Bank Park.

Today’s start is Jacob deGrom’s sixth of his career at Philadelphia. The Mets are 5-0 in his five-career outings at Citizens Bank Park. In his last three starts at CBP, he is 2-0 with a 0.83 ERA (two earned runs/21.2 innings). He has pitched at least six innings in four of his five starts at the Phillies and has allowed more than three earned runs only
once, including two scoreless outings, one of which was a one-hitter on July 17, 2016.

Let’s Go Mets!

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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