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


Monday, August 6, 2018 • 1:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Homer Bailey (1-8, 5.87) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (6-2, 2.98)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050

The Mets will look to bounce back after dropping three games of four against the Braves this weekend. Yesterday was a frustrating day, as it was the second start this season where Corey Oswalt made one mistake that ruins the day for him, but otherwise he was great. I hope the Mets try to roll the dice with him again, but if Reyes is a model (and Bruce, and Bautista), the Mets will probably go with Jason Vargas instead.

Matt Harvey returns to Queens today as well! He doesn’t line up to pitch against the Mets, but at least we can stare at him in the dugout.

Mets Lineup

  1. Amed Rosario SS
  2. Jeff McNeil 2B
  3. Wilmer Flores 1B
  4. Michael Conforto LF
  5. Todd Frazier 3B
  6. Brandon Nimmo RF
  7. Austin Jackson CF
  8. Kevin Plawecki C
  9. Noah Syndergaard RHP

Reds Lineup

  1. Jose Pereza SS
  2. Joey Votto 1B
  3. Scooter Gennett 2B
  4. Eugenio Suarez 3B
  5. Mason Williams RF
  6. Tucker Barnhart C
  7. Preston Tucker LF
  8. Homer Bailey RHP
  9. Billy Hamilton CF

Noah Syndergaard takes the mound for the Amazin’s today. He is 6-2 over 14 games and 81.2 innings with a 2.98 ERA, 2.72 FIP, 1.224 WHIP and 127 ERA+. In his first start back from hand, foot and mouth disease he allowed three runs over seven innings. In his three starts since returning in July he has posted a 2.65 ERA over 17.0 innings. The Reds have the following numbers against him:

  • Suarez 4-for-12
  • Votto 0-for-11, BB, 5 K
  • Hamilton 1-for-6
  • Barnhart 0-for-5
  • Gennett 1-for-5

The Mets bats draw Homer Bailey who is 1-8 over 14 games and 76.2 innings with a 5.87 ERA, 5.62 FIP, 1.513 WHIP, and a 71 ERA+. He has been much better since he returned in July, allowing four runs over 14.2 innings lowering his ERA from 6.68 to 5.87. Against the Mets in May he allowed six runs over four innings from eight hits and a walk. The Mets have the following numbers against Homer:

  • Reyes 2-for-10, 2B, BB
  • Nimmo 1-for-5, BB
  • Plawecki 2-for-6, 2B, HR
  • Frazier 1-for-4
  • Jackson 1-for-4, HR
  • Conforto 1-for-3, HR
  • Flores 1-for-3, 2B
  • Rosario 1-for-1, 2B


The Mets are 19-5 in their last 24 games vs. Cincinnati dating to September 7, 2014, New York has outscored the Reds, 122-83 during that span.

Reds pitcher Matt Harvey returns to Citi Field for the first time as a visitor, the Mets will show a tribute video at 7 p.m. on CitiVision.

Syndergaard is 3-0 with a 1.98 ERA (six earned runs in 27.1 innings) with 32 strikeouts and four walks in four starts against the Reds.

Conforto is 17-for-54 (.315) with three homers, four doubles and nine RBI, a .377 OBP and a .556 slugging percentage in 15 games since the All-Star break

Rosario is the first Mets player to swipe ten or more bags in his age-22 season or younger since Carlos Gomez stole 12 bases as a 21-year-old in 2007.

McNeil is five-for-his-last-eight (.625) with two doubles and one RBI. McNeil is hitting .310 (9-29) with a .429 on-base percentage and a .483 slugging percentage in his first 11 major league 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