Even the New York Mets woke up in Atlanta last night with a 10-8 win over the Braves.
They had the win to avoid a sweep before going into Kansas City for a weekend series against the Royals. It wasn’t easy in the conclusion, but they ultimately got the work done. The Braves scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th to make it a 10-8 game with the tying run at the plate.
That was as close as the Braves got into the Mets, though. This was a significant victory for the Mets, as they risked going on a four-game losing streak immediately after their 15-1 run. Though they caught flame, the Metropolitans have a whole lot of work left whenever they would like to be playing in the Wild Card Game.
The Mets are down by two games in the National League, together with the Phillies, Brewers, and Cubs involving these and a wildcard. After doing a fantastic job of return to make a situation at visiting the postseason, it’d bite if the Mets do miss out on moving into the Wild Card Game.
They had been six matches when they obtained Marcus Stroman, so the front office was confident even at there. It sent a message throughout the franchise they were not only going to give up on their season. Stroman has been involved in a triumph in most of his starts with the Mets. Last night was his best effort as a Met, having allowed two earned runs in 5.1 innings of work.
Why is the Mets so dangerous is what they could do with their turning. After turning into Stroman last night, the Mets go with another above average hurler at Noah Syndergaard against the Royals this evening. Syndergaard was heating up. We’ll see if that continues at Kauffman Stadium in such a one. The Royals will counter with veteran Mike Montgomery. Head below for our complimentary Mets vs. Royals pick.
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Total on the year in 2019, Syndergaard was a capable pitcher and been more satisfactory for the Mets. However, he was not pitching at an elite level or anticipated level of creation. I believe part of the blame had to be with the distractions in the media regarding trade rumors. There were times, based on federal pundits, that it had been a lock that Syndergaard was about the exit. There was a smoke free of fire.
Syndergaard continues to be at his best most recently, as he looks to improve to a 1.27 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in his past three outings. The pitcher called Thor, has surrendered less than 3 runs in five of his last six starts. He’s also been much better on the road, posting a 3.53 ERA and 1.14 WHIP instead of a 4.23 ERA along with 1.28 WHIP at Citi Field.
The Royals’ offense has scored 2 runs on Syndergaard in 26 at-bats. I don’t anticipate the 27th greatest offense in the Groups to be able to do much damage against Syndergaard tonight. He’s been enjoying his best baseball of the year and it probably does not slow down from the Royals.
On the other hand, Mike Montgomery has been pitching well lately too. Montgomery enters with a 3.31 ERA and also 1.22 WHIP in his past few showings. Not on Syndergaard’s level of productivity, however for his standard, that is certainly not bad. He has to know about this lineup that have done exceptionally well against lefties.
The Mets are hitting .269 against left-handed pitching and Montgomery has not been at his best in KC this season. Montgomery conveys a 4.82 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in Kauffman Stadium into Friday night. Before being traded by the Cubs, Montgomery submitted an ERA of 5.67 at 27 innings from the bullpen. He’s been improved with the Royals, but not better using a 4.63 ERA and 1-3 record. Look for the Mets to start up a lead and get from Friday night with a win by 2 or more runs.