MMO Game Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 12:10 PM

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 • 12:10 p.m.
SunTrust Park • Atlanta, GA
RHP Jacob deGrom (4-1, 1.57) vs. RHP Mike Soroka (1-1, 3.68)
SNY • MLBN • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050

Things were going fairly well last night until the sixth inning for the Mets. Wheeler was dealing and the Mets were down 1-0, so still in it, even if a one-run lead feels out of reach for this ball club right now. In the top half of the frame, Mickey finally got thrown out when the umpire called Nimmo for leaning into a pitch. Then the Mets scored two runs before the rally was killed by an amazing double play assisted by Cabrera’s hamstring issues. In the bottom half of the frame, the wheels fell off for the Mets and the Braves scored six runs and the Mets never recovered.

Mets Lineup

  1. Michael Conforto  CF
  2. Todd Frazier  3B
  3. Brandon Nimmo  LF
  4. Jay Bruce  RF
  5. Kevin Plawecki  C
  6. Dominic Smith  1B
  7. Amed Rosario  SS
  8. Luis Guillorme  2B
  9. Jacob deGrom  P

Braves Lineup

  1. Ozzie Albies  2B
  2. Dansby Swanson  SS
  3. Freddie Freeman  1B
  4. Nick Markakis  RF
  5. Kurt Suzuki  C
  6. Charlie Culberson  LF
  7. Ender Inciarte  CF
  8. Johan Camargo  3B
  9. Mike Soroka  P

Today Jacob deGrom looks to put the team on his back, again, with a 4-1 record over 80.1 innings with a 1.57 ERA (league leading), 2.08 FIP, 1.008 WHIP and 242 ERA+ (league leading). In his last 55.1 innings and nine starts, he has posted a 0.81 ERA and this streak started against Atlanta where he held the Braves scoreless over seven innings. Then held them scoreless in four innings where he got injured. And then again at the end of May where he held the Braves to one run over seven innings. The Mets managed to lose all three starts and the Braves have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Freeman 10-35, 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 BB, 9 K
  • Markakis 9-30, HR, BB, 5 K
  • Inciarte 5-26, 2B, 2 BB, 7 K
  • Flowers 4-11, HR, 3 K
  • Swanson 2-10, 3 BB, 6 K
  • Albies 1-10, BB, 4 K

The Mets bats will try to do the impossible and give deGrom run support against rookie Mike Soroko. The 2o year-old has pitched to a 1-1 record over three games and 14.2 innings with a 3.68 ERA, 2.76 FIP, 1.705 WHIP and 108 ERA+. He is coming off a bizarre start where he allowed five runs, only one earned, in 4.2 innings from eight hits and a walk while striking out six. It will also be his first start since May 12. His best start this season was his first start against the Mets where he held the Amazin’s to one run from six hits over six innings. Five days later he allowed four runs in four innings to the Giants. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Cespedes 3-3, HR (DL)
  • Cabrera 0-3, 2 K
  • Bruce 1-3
  • Frazier 1-3
  • Nido 1-2, 2B
  • Rosario 0-2

Game Notes

The Mets are 14-13 vs. the NL East.

New York has 18 homers in its last 17 games, but, 14 have been solo blasts. The Mets have 27 two-strike homers this year, tied for the second-most in the National League.

Jacob deGrom is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA (three earned runs/19.2 innings) in four starts during the day this year. DeGrom is 19-8 with a 1.95 ERA (58 earned runs/268.0 innings) in 42 career starts during the day. His 1.95 ERA is the lowest by any pitcher since 1913 (min. 200 innings).

Jose Bautista is 9-35 (.257) with five doubles, nine walks, four runs scored, a .413 OBP and three RBI since joining the Mets (18 games). He played in 12 games for Atlanta this season.

Kevin Plawecki has reached base safely in 13 of his 15 games this season (.383 on-base percentage).

The Mets have scored 10 runs in their last 78 innings. The Mets have scored three runs or fewer in eight straight games.

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