MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Yankees, 7:05 PM

Friday, July 20, 2018 • 7:05 p.m.
Yankee Stadium • Bronx, N.Y.
RHP Noah Syndergaard (5-1, 2.97) vs. RHP Domingo Germán (2-5, 5.49)
SNY • MLBN • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050

The Mets return from a long All-Star break to a trip to the Bronx tonight as they start away portion of the Subway Series. The Mets are now in a full pivot towards trading away pieces as over the course of the next two weeks Familia, Cabrera and others are expected to be traded. The question hanging over the Mets in this series particularly is, “Will they trade deGrom? Will he go to the Yankees?”.

Mets Lineup

  1. Brandon Nimmo – RF
  2. Yoenis Cespedes – DH
  3. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B
  4. Wilmer Flores – 1B
  5. Michael Conforto – LF
  6. Jose Bautista – 3B
  7. Devin Mesoraco – C
  8. Amed Rosario – SS
  9. Matt den Dekker – CF

Yankees Lineup

  1. Brett Gardner – LF
  2. Aaron Judge – DH
  3. Didi Gregorius – SS
  4. Giancarlo Stanton – RF
  5. Aaron Hicks – CF
  6. Gary Sanchez – C
  7. Greg Bird – 1B
  8. Miguel Andujar – 3B
  9. Neil Walker – 2B

With all the noise around the team, there’s a baseball game tonight two featuring start #2 for Syndergaard since returning from the DL. He is 5-1 over 12 games and 69.2 innings on the season with a 2.97 ERA, 2.63 FIP, 1.220 WHIP and 129 ERA+. In his first start back he allowed only 1 run over 5.0 innings to the Nationals from 7 hits and 2 walks. Noah hasn’t faced the Yankees since September 2015 where he allowed 5 runs over 6.0 innings. The Yankees have the following numbers against him:

  • Stanton 0-11, BB, 6 K
  • Bird 1-3, 2B
  • Cole 0-3
  • Frury 0-2, BB
  • Gardner 1-3
  • Walker 0-3
  • Gregorius 0-2

The Mets bats draw Domingo German who is 2-5 over 18 games and 12 starts in 78.2 innings with a 5.49 ERA, 4.42 FIP, 1.297 WHIP and 78 ERA+. His last start right before the break was a bad one where he allowed 6 runs over 4.0 innings. Since May 12th he has posted a 6.48 ERA, he has moments of dominance and bouts of terrible performance, the latter winning out in frequency. He had an average start against the Mets on June 9th where he allowed 3 runs over 6.0 innings from 5 hits and no walks while striking out 9. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Bruce 0-3
  • Cabrera 1-3, HR
  • Conforto 0-3
  • Frazier 1-3, HR
  • Nimmo 1-2, 3B
  • Rosario 1-2
  • Plawecki 1-2, 2B

Game Notes

Before the game the Mets made a series of roster moves. Yoenis Cespedes was activated off the disabled list. RHP Drew Smith was added to the 25-man roster from Vegas. Dominic Smith and Corey Oswalt were both optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Ty Kelly turns 30 today.

Before the game, Jay Bruce told reporters that he hit the other other day and got sore, “This is a pretty helpless feeling for me.”

T.J. Rivera has sprained right elbow.  He got a PRP injection and is halfway through a 10-day shutdown.

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