Arizona (A Young) (@2.2) vs NY Mets (M Stroman) (@1.65)
12-09-2019

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NY Mets (M Stroman) will win

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Stroman had another rough outing for the Mets as he continues to search for answers and some level of success in his new surroundings. Since arriving in New York, he has been bitten by the home run ball, which is not a problem he encountered this year with the Toronto Blue Jays. After serving up ten home runs in Toronto, hes already given up seven in six starts with the Mets. He allowed a career-high ten hits and struck out six. After winning his first five starts, the Mets have now lost each of Stromans last three starts. The right-hander went just four innings and gave up five runs (four earned).

Over/under: Place a small wager on the OVER 8.5 (-121), but avoid if it goes up to 9. The Mets are 68-58-14 O/U on the season and 30-29-6 O/U at home. The Phillies are more of an under team, but the Mets bullpen is all over the place right now. It is hard to assume any lead is safe for New York.

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He threw 109 pitches in his outing, which was the most hed thrown in a start since June 14. He was burned by a missed call on a Jean Segura double that shouldve been a foul ball, which immediately led to the first run he allowed. At the end of the day, the left-hander allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out four. Matz was in control through the first four innings on Friday night against the Phillies but faltered late and escaped without the chance at earning a win and falling one out short of a quality start. After getting to two outs, he couldnt put the Phillies away in the sixth and was lifted for Luis Avilan.

In addition to residing four off the pace for a playoff spot, they sunk to two games back of the Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers and find themselves two-and-a-half back of the Diamondbacks ahead of their visit. The Chicago Cubs lost on Saturday and Sunday, so while the Mets did not lose any ground, they missed out on a fantastic chance to gain some ground before Chicago settles in to play the easy part of their schedule.

Though Greinke has two years remaining on his contract, dealing him would make some sense for the Diamondbacks. At 35, Greinke would be a better fit for a team ready to contend than one looking to rebuild over the next couple of seasons. As Morosi pointed out, Arizona has talent in its farm system, and Greinke would net a lot in return.

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Strasburg was hammered in his last start, giving up nine runs in 4.2 innings to lose to the Arizona Diamondbacks last Saturday. The Mets will send right hander Marcus Stroman (6-11, 3.07 ERA) to the mound tonight for his Citi Field debut. The Mets rallied to win that game 7-5. Stroman made his Mets debut last Saturday, giving up three runs in 4.1 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but was not a factor in the decision. The Nationals will counter with righty Stephen Strasburg (14-5, 3.72 ERA).

The Mets tied it up at four in the fifth and had a chance to go ahead with the bases loaded and one out, but Amed Rosario grounded out, forcing Mickey Callaway to pinch hit for Thor with Todd Frazier. They scored one in the third, one in the fourth, two in the fifth, three in the sixth and three in the seventh off Syndergaard and a revolving door of Mets relievers. The pinch hitter struck out to end the threat, and Philadelphia went ahead for good in the following inning. The Mets teed off on Vince Velasquez in the first with back-to-back home runs by Wilson Ramos and Robinson Cano to give Noah Syndergaard a 3-0 lead, but the Phillies chipped away slowly. The Mets slogged through a Sunday afternoon as they fell 10-7 in another disheartening defeat. At four hours and 29 minutes, it clocked in as the longest nine-inning game in franchise history and the second-longest nine-inning game in National League history.

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Civale, the Indians 3rd round pick in the 2016 MLB first year player draft, was called up to the big league club on August 5th, his second call up of the season. The Mets have taken the first two games of the series by a score of 9-2 and 4-3 respectively. Overall on the season he is 8-6 with a 3.86 ERA and 151 strikeouts. Tonight Noah Syndergaard will match up against Aaron Civale. Syndergaard has been phenomenal as of late posting a 1.65 ERA with 25 strikeouts over his last four starts. The New York Mets and Cleveland Indians wrap up a three game series tonight in Flushing, New York. Reliever Luis Aviln was credited with the win for the Mets while Brad Hand got the loss for the Indians. Tonights game has major playoff implications for both sides again. The Indians are 3 games back from the division leading Minnesota Twins in the AL Central, however they are atop the AL wild card. He is 1-2 with a 1.50 ERA and 22 strikeouts over 4 starts with the Indians this year. Last night, Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman left the game after 4 innings with a hamstring injury. The Mets are 9 games behind the division leading Atlanta Braves in the NL East, but only a game and a half out in the NL wild card.

His location is a little off and Stromans WHIP is 1.68 (1.23 in Toronto). The pressure of pitching for his hometown has increased his nerves. Stroman is 7-12 with a 3.29 ERA and a 124/47 K-BB ratio in 26 appearances (26 starts). He must get those under control against a tough Phillies team. Last outing: The Mets starter gave up a pair of two-run home-runs as he was hit hard with a high contact rate again (.898 OPS).

He lasted a career-best eight innings and scattered two hits while walking one to pick up the win. After making his major league debut on June 27, hes been a big boost to Arizonas rotation as theyve made their move in the NL Wild Card race. The Mets will face their third rookie pitcher over the four-game series on Thursday afternoon. In his last start, the 25-year-old set a new Diamondbacks rookie record by striking out 12 Reds hitters en route to his seventh win.

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They are the top two prospects in the Yankees system, according to MLB Pipeline. Garcia has 138 strikeouts in 90.1 innings this season, and the Yankees never seriously considered trading him for one of the available starters at the deadline. According to Bob Klapisch of The New York Times, the Mets were ready to send Stroman to the Yankees in exchange for a package that included minor-leaguers Deivi Garcia and Estevan Florial.

Its safe to say that the New York Mets (59-56) are on fire right now. All of that winning has brought the Mets to within a game of a National League wild card spot, and the team holding the top spot is coming to town this weekend. First pitch for todays game is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The Mets have won six straight games, including a four game sweep of the Miami Marlins earlier this week, and have gone a major league best 19-6 since the All Star Break. The Washington Nationals (61-53) are back in Queens to begin a massive three game series with the Mets tonight. at Citi Field.