MMO Game Thread: Mets vs. Phillies, 7:10 PM

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Vince Velasquez (5-8, 4.69) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (5-4, 1.79)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050

The Mets try to get the series split tonight against the Phillies. Both starting pitchers made their major league debuts last night and it did not go well from Gagnon who allowed 6 runs off 7 hits in 4.2 innings. But Bashlor finally saw some action in the game and allowed only one run in 2.1 innings off three hits and a walk and Conlon had two innings of three-hit ball where he allowed no runs and struck out three. Taking positives wherever we can find them.

Mets Lineup

  1. Michael Conforto  LF
  2. Jose Bautista  RF
  3. Wilmer Flores  2B
  4. Dominic Smith  1B
  5. Devin Mesoraco  C
  6. Matt den Dekker  CF
  7. Amed Rosario  SS
  8. Jose Reyes  3B
  9. Jacob deGrom  P

Phillies Lineup

  1. Cesar Hernandez  2B
  2. Rhys Hoskins  LF
  3. Odubel Herrera  CF
  4. Carlos Santana  1B
  5. Nick Williams  RF
  6. Scott Kingery  SS
  7. Maikel Franco  3B
  8. Vince Velasquez  P
  9. Andrew Knapp  C

Jacob deGrom will get his last tune-up before the All-Star Game. He is 5-4 over 18 games and 115.1 innings with a 1.79 ERA (league leading), 2.33 FIP (league leading), 0.988 WHIP and 214 ERA+ (league leading). After two average starts, deGrom bounced back in his last start allowing one run off four hits and a walk in eight innings while striking out eight although he didn’t get a win because the Mets offense either hates him, is scared of him or something. The Mets eventually won that game thanks to a walk-off grand slam by Jose Bautista. His only start agianst the Phillies this year lasted an inning as he was rehabbing back from a hyper-extended elbow. It was the game where he walked the bases loaded and still got out of it anyway. The Phillies have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Herrera 6-27, BB, 8 K
  • Hernandez 3-16, 4 BB, 4 K
  • Franco 3-16, 2B
  • Williams 2-8
  • Hoskins 1-4, 2 BB
  • Altherr 0-2, BB, 2 K
  • Crawford 0-2

The Mets bats will see Vince Velaquez coming off the DL. He is 5-8 over 17 games and 88.1 innings with a 4.69 ERA, 3.84 FIP, 1.291 WHIP and 87 ERA+. With the exception of a start where he allowed 10 runs in 3.2 innings against the Brewers in June, he has been doing ok with starts ranging from good to average. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Cabrera 5-11, 2B, BB
  • Confortion 4-7, 2 HR
  • Reyes 1-8, 2B
  • Flores 1-5, HR

Game Notes 

New York is 2-4 on their season-high 11-game homestand. The Mets have lost 19 of their last 23 home games. New York is 16-30 at home this year.

Jacob deGrom has allowed one earned run or less in 11 of his last 14 starts. He has allowed one run or less in 57 of his 125 career starts (46 percent).

Over his last 43 games, Wilmer Flores is batting .307 (42-137) with 13 doubles, six home runs, 23 RBI, 14 runs scored, 11 walks and a .353 OBP (dating back to May 4).

Amed Rosario tied his career-high with three hits last night and had his first career multi-triple game…The last Met with two or more triples in a game other than Reyes was Cory Sullivan, who had a pair on August 12, 2009, at Arizona. Rosario is hitting .400 (4-10) during this series…He has a .412 OBP over his last 11 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