MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 3:10 PM (Game 1)

Thursday, September 13, 2018 • 3:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
Game 1: RHP Sandy Alcantara (2-0, 0.75) vs. LHP Steven Matz (5-11, 4.17)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM
Game 2: RHP Jeff Brigham (0-1, 9.00) vs. LHP Jason Vargas (5-9, 6.75)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM

The rain is trying its best to make sure this Mets Marlins series doesn’t happen. The first game was rained out on Tuesday. On Wednesday there was a 5 and half hour rain delay that forced game one of the doubleheader to start after 9 and game two never happened. The Mets ended up winning by a lot in the first game, 13-0, as Wheeler was just dominated the Marlins. The Mets look to repeat that feat twice today.

Mets Lineup

  1. Brandon Nimmo – RF
  2. Jay Bruce – 1B
  3. Wilmer Flores – 2B
  4. Michael Conforto – LF
  5. Todd Frazier – 3B
  6. Austin Jackson – CF
  7. Kevin Plawecki – C
  8. Steven Matz – LHP
  9. Jack Reinheimer – SS

Marlins Lineup

  1. Miguel Rojas – SS
  2. Starlin Castro – 2B
  3. J.T. Realmuto – C
  4. Brian Anderson – 3B
  5. Lewis Brinson – CF
  6. Peter O’Brien – 1B
  7. Isaac Galloway – RF
  8. Austin Dean – LF
  9. Sandy Alcantara – RHP

Steven Matz is 5-11 over 26 games and 133.2 innings with a 4.17 ERA, 4.58 FIP, 1.257 WHIP, 89 ERA+. In his last three starts he has pitched 19.0 innings posting an ERA of 1.89. In his one start against the Marlins this season he allowed 1 run, no earned, over 5.1 innings. The Marlins have the following numbers against Matz:

  • Rojas 1-10, 2B
  • Castro 0-8, 5 K
  • Realmuto 3-7, 3 K
  • Anderson 0-3
  • Chen 0-3, 3 K
  • Dietrich 0-2
  • Riddle 1-3

The Mets bats will get a look at Sandy Alcantara making his third start this season. Over his first two he allowed only 1 run over 6 hits in 12.0 innings. He got called up for a start in June where he made his Marlins debut against the Mets allowing only 1 run over 5.0 innings. He returned with expanded rosters when he shut out the Phillies over 7.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Nimmo 0-2, BB
  • Conforto 0-2
  • Flores 0-1, BB
  • Frazier 1-2
  • Rosario 0-2
  • Smith 0-1

Game Notes

As a thank you to fans attending last night’s game, the Mets are inviting ticket holders to exchange their tickets marked “Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – Game 74” for one of the scheduled home games from September 25-27, 2018 or any 2019 April Monday-Thursday regular season home game (excluding Opening Day) in alternate locations, subject to availability.

The Mets have eight grand slams this season, tied for the second-most in a single season in franchise history and their most since collecting a franchise-record 10 slams in 2006. Only the Reds (MLB-best 11 slams) have more among NL clubs this season.

Smith is batting .333 (8-24) with three doubles, three homers, five RBI and five runs scored in his last 10 games dating to August 19. Has homered in three of his last five starts.

Lets Go Mets!

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