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

Arizona (A Young) – NY Mets (M Stroman) Match Prediction | 12-09-2019 13:10

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.

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.

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.

He then surrendered a hit and a two-run home run to J.T. Realmuto to even up the game. With Seth Lugo unavailable, Mickey Callaway entrusted Diaz to pitch the ninth, and at first it looked like he might get through it after blowing away the first batter he faced. The Mets persevered in the bottom of the frame, as they put together a two-out rally that begain with back-to-back hits by Juan Lagares and J.D. Davis and ended with a Pete Alonso walk-off walk. On Friday, the Mets overcame another ninth-inning meltdown by Edwin Diaz to earn a 5-4 victory. Instead, they laid an egg and fell in two out of three to the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend. With the score tied at two, the home team pushed two runs across in the bottom of the eighth against Philadelphias bullpen. The Mets needed a series win at worstand, ideally, a series sweepto keep pace in the National League Wild Card race.

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Along with being a reliable bench bat, Flores set the franchise record with 10 walk-off hits during his time with the team. In 75 games this season, hes hitting .319/.362/.486 with seven home runs, a 119 wRC+, and a 0.9 fWAR. After batting injuries early on, Flores has been raking lately and has played his way into the everyday starting lineup for the Diamondbacks.

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).

The feat matched the franchises single-season record, tying Darryl Strawberry in 1987 and Jose Reyes in 2008. In the loss, Alonso reached base for the 33rd straight game. He can break the record on Monday night, although he still has a little bit to go to match John Oleruds record of 44 games, which he accomplished at the end of the 1998 season and extended into 1999. Over the course of those 33 games, Alonso is slashing .308/.391/.609 with 11 home runs, seven doubles, and a 157 wRC+.

He went 4.1 innings and was charged with three earned runs on three hits with three walks and eight strikeouts. It was his fourth straight start without making it it out of the fifth inning. Ray struggled for his second straight start on September 6 against the Reds. In his previous appearance, he allowed four earned runs on eight hits with three walks and six strikeouts. Ray has allowed the fourth-most walks among starting pitchers behind Trevor Bauer (78), Julio Teheran (77), and Sandy Alcantara (76), so it will be important for the Mets hitters to be patient against him if they want to win. He was removed with a blister but he is not expected to miss a start following the injury.

They also put together a four-run fourth which ended an ineffective Stromans evening. On a positive note, four Mets relievers combined to toss five scoreless innings in defeat. Meanwhile, Cesar Hernandez hit a lead-off home run off Marcus Stroman that gave Philadelphia all the runs they would need. The Mets suffered a hangover from their late-inning win on Saturday and only managed five hits against Drew Smyly and two Phillies relievers. They left nine runners on base an went hitless in 11 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

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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.

For the first time in his major league career, Wilmer Flores will suit up against the Mets rather than as a member of the orange and blue. Flores missed the earlier series this season in Arizona after landing on the injured list. Expect Flores,, who became a fan favorite after nearly getting traded to the Brewers in 2015 in the now-infamous failed Carlos Gomez trade and showed his emotions on the field, to get a video tribute and a huge standing ovation from the Flushing faithful.

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.