|LA ANGELS ( MEYER )|
NY METS ( WHEELER )
|929||LA ANGELS||+120||Ov 8,-115||+105||Ov 8,-110|
|930||NY METS||-130||Un 8,-105||-115||Un 8,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||15-17||-2.6||10-18||3.7||0.231||0.293||0.362||0.655||3.9||0.230||0.290||0.389||0.679|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.7||2-5||5.4||0.275||0.357||0.436||0.794||3.6||0.219||0.272||0.365||0.637|
|vs Right-handed Starters||14-18||-8.7||20-7||5.2||0.242||0.317||0.402||0.719||5.6||0.279||0.341||0.439||0.779|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-5.6||4-2||4.4||0.243||0.308||0.424||0.732||6.6||0.302||0.375||0.560||0.936|
|5/6/2017||RAMIREZ(R)||HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||2-1||W||+110||7.5 un||U||5||5||0||9||8||0|
|5/8/2017||NOLASCO(R)||@ OAKLAND||GRAVEMAN(R)||2-3||L||-110||8 ev||U||9||9||0||6||3||1|
|5/9/2017||MEYER(R)||@ OAKLAND||COTTON(R)||7-3||W||120||8.5 un||O||8||3||0||7||9||0|
|5/10/2017||CHAVEZ(R)||@ OAKLAND||TRIGGS(R)||1-3||L||135||8 un||U||4||6||2||5||7||1|
|5/15/2017||CHAVEZ(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||PELFREY(R)||5-3||W||-180||8.5 un||U||6||5||0||5||5||0|
|5/16/2017||RAMIREZ(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||HOLLAND(L)||7-6||W||-170||7.5 ov||O||13||10||0||11||6||0|
|5/17/2017||SHOEMAKER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||GONZALEZ(R)||12-8||W||-165||7.5 ov||O||13||5||1||15||7||2|
|5/19/2017||NOLASCO(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||0-3||L||155||7.5 ov||U||6||9||2||6||8||0|
|5/20/2017||MEYER(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)|| |
|5/21/2017||CHAVEZ(R)||@ NY METS||MILONE(L)|| |
|5/22/2017||RAMIREZ(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|5/23/2017||SHOEMAKER(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)|| |
|5/24/2017||NOLASCO(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||RAMIREZ(R)|| |
|5/25/2017||MEYER(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ANDRIESE(R)|| |
|5/26/2017||CHAVEZ(R)||@ MIAMI||STRAILY(R)|| |
|5/27/2017|| ||@ MIAMI|| || |
|5/8/2017||DEGROM(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||MOORE(L)||4-3||W||-150||7 ev||P||11||11||0||5||5||0|
|5/9/2017||WHEELER(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||SAMARDZIJA(R)||6-1||W||-110||7 ev||P||13||7||0||2||5||0|
|5/10/2017||MILONE(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||5-6||L||-140||8 ov||O||11||11||1||11||10||1|
|5/12/2017||HARVEY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GARZA(R)||4-7||L||-110||9 un||O||8||5||0||12||10||0|
|5/13/2017||GSELLMAN(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||DAVIES(R)||4-11||L||105||9 ov||O||10||9||2||16||9||0|
|5/14/2017||DEGROM(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)||9-11||L||-145||8.5 un||O||15||6||0||13||7||1|
|5/15/2017||WHEELER(R)||@ ARIZONA||GODLEY(R)||3-7||L||105||9.5 un||O||4||7||0||13||8||1|
|5/16/2017||MILONE(L)||@ ARIZONA||GREINKE(R)||4-5||L||150||9 ev||P||5||4||0||7||5||0|
|5/17/2017||HARVEY(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)||4-5||L||115||9.5 ov||U||11||9||0||8||8||0|
|5/19/2017||DEGROM(R)||LA ANGELS||NOLASCO(R)||3-0||W||-165||7.5 ov||U||6||8||0||6||9||2|
|5/20/2017||WHEELER(R)||LA ANGELS||MEYER(R)|| |
|5/21/2017||MILONE(L)||LA ANGELS||CHAVEZ(R)|| |
|5/23/2017||HARVEY(R)||SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)|| |
|5/24/2017||DEGROM(R)||SAN DIEGO||COSART(R)|| |
|5/25/2017||WHEELER(R)||SAN DIEGO||WEAVER(R)|| |
|5/26/2017||MILONE(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||KUHL(R)|| |
|5/27/2017|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|LA ANGELS: 2016: 74-88, fourth place
Manager: Mike Scioscia (18th season)
Who's new? C Martin Maldonado, 2B Danny Espinosa, INF Luis Valbuena, OF Ben Revere, OF Cameron Maybin, RHP Jesse Chavez, RHP Austin Adams, RHP Yusmeiro Petit
Who's gone? C Jett Bandy, C Geovany Soto, C Juan Graterol, OF Gregorio Petit, OF Rafael Ortega, RHP Jered Weaver, LHP C.J. Wilson, RHP Jhoulys Chacin, RHP Tim Lincecum, RHP Cory Rasmus, LHP Brett Oberholtzer
Projected lineup: 3B Yunel Escobar (.304, 5 HR, 39 RBI), RF Kole Calhoun (.271, 18, 75), CF Mike Trout (.315, 29, 100, 30 SB), DH Albert Pujols (.268, 31, 119), 1B C.J. Cron (.278, 16, 69) or Luis Valbuena (.260, 13, 40 in 90 games with Astros), LF Cameron Maybin (.315, 4, 43, 15 SB with Tigers), 2B Danny Espinosa (.209, 24, 72 with Nationals), SS Andrelton Simmons (.281, 4, 44, 10 in 124 games), C Martin Maldonado (.202, 8, 21 with Brewers) or Carlos Perez (.209, 5, 31)
Rotation: RH Garrett Richards (1-3, 2.34 in six starts), RH Matt Shoemaker (9-13, 3.88), LH Tyler Skaggs (3-4, 4.17), RH Ricky Nolasco (8-14, 4.42 with Twins and Angels), RH Jesse Chavez (2-2, 4.43 with Blue Jays and Dodgers) or RH Bud Norris (6-10, 5.10 for Braves and Dodgers)
Key relievers: RH Huston Street (3-2, 6.45, 9/12 SV), RH Cam Bedrosian (2-0, 1.12), RH Andrew Bailey (3-1, 5.36 6/7 SV for Phillies and Angels), RH J.C. Ramirez (2-1, 2.91), LH Jose Alvarez (1-3, 3.45), RH Austin Adams (0-0, 9.82 with Indians), RH Yusmeiro Petit (3-5, 4.30 with Nationals), RH Mike Morin (2-2, 4.37)
Hot spots: First base and fifth starter. Pujols started 23 games at first base last year, and will likely play fewer this year after offseason plantar fascia surgery. For now, Pujols is the primary DH, Cron is the first baseman, and Valbuena will begin the season on the DL with a strained hamstring. One problem: neither Cron (.698 OPS) nor Valbuena (.666) could hit lefties last year. The top candidates for fifth starter are similarly flawed. Chavez and Norris finished last season as relievers. Alex Meyer has six major league starts to his name. The Angels might need all of them at points in 2017.
Outlook: It's hard to be too optimistic about a team that's made one playoff appearance in seven years. Yet it's hard to be too pessimistic considering the hard-luck injuries that decimated the Angels in 2016, particularly on the pitching side. Still, 2017 figures to be a transition year. The back of the rotation is a patch job until Tommy John patients Andrew Heaney and Nick Tropeano return from rehab. The Angels will gain some financial freedom after the season, when Josh Hamilton finally comes off the books. Any positive momentum in the meantime would make Anaheim a more attractive destination for free agents. Getting back above .500 would be a realistic step in that direction; anything beyond that is a bonus
|NY METS: 2016: 87-75, second place
Manager: Terry Collins (seventh season)
Who's new? No one of note
Who's gone? 1B James Loney, IF/OF Kelly Johnson, OF Alejandro De Aza, RHP Bartolo Colon, LHP Jonathon Niese
Projected lineup: CF Curtis Granderson (.237, 30 HR, 59 RBI), 3B David Wright (.226, 7, 14 in 37 games), LF Yoenis Cespedes (.280, 31, 86), RF Jay Bruce (.250, 33, 99 with Reds and Mets), 2B Neil Walker (.282, 23, 55), SS Asdrubal Cabrera (.280, 23, 62), 1B Lucas Duda (.229, 7, 23 in 47 games), C Travis d'Arnaud (.247, 4, 15)
Rotation: RH Noah Syndergaard (14-9, 2.60 ERA), RH Jacob deGrom (7-8, 3.04), RH Matt Harvey (4-10, 4.86), LH Steven Matz (9-8, 3.40), RH Zack Wheeler or RH Robert Gsellman (4-2, 2.42) or RH Seth Lugo (5-2, 2.67)
Key relievers: RH Jeurys Familia (3-4, 2.55, 51/56 SV), RH Addison Reed (4-2, 1.97), RH Hansel Robles (6-4, 3.48), LH Jerry Blevins (4-2, 2.79), RH Fernando Salas (3-7, 3.91)
Hot spots: First base and third base. Duda missed 115 games last season because of a stress fracture in his lower back. When healthy, the veteran first baseman slugged a career-low .714. Former first-round draft pick Dominic Smith, 21, could be in position to battle for the starting spot soon. He'll likely begin the season at Triple-A. Franchise third baseman Wright doesn't have a hot prospect pushing him out the door, but how much game does he have left? The perennial All-Star only began throwing a baseball in February after an eight-month recovery from neck surgery. Wright had a degenerative back and has only played 75 games the last two years. Getting a full season from him at age 34 would be a shock.
Outlook: The Mets' championship window opened with a surprise World Series run in 2015, and their front office seems convinced it's still open. The club invested four years and $110 million to keep Yoenis Cespedes in the outfield. The Mets also exercised club options on Jay Bruce and Jose Reyes, and brought Neil Walker back on a qualifying offer. The result? Almost everyone returns from a club that lost a wild-card game to the Giants last October. The franchise is oozing young pitching ' Syndergaard might be the best right-hander on the planet ' but another World Series appearance might be too much to expect from a team that ranked 25th in runs per game last season.
|Collins set to become longest-tenured manager in Mets history|
NEW YORK -- Terry Collins will approach his milestone game with the New York Mets on Saturday night the same way he's approached the previous 1,012.
Collins is on pace to become the longest-tenured manager in team history when the Mets host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the middle game of a three-game series at Citi Field.
New York snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 3-0 win on Friday night, when Collins tied Davey Johnson for the most games managed in team history. Johnson managed the team from 1984 until being fired 42 games into the 1990 season.
Upon completion of game no. 1,013, Collins will become just the third active manager to lead his franchise in games managed, along with Angels skipper Mike Scioscia and Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost.
"It's been an honor to be here this long and to watch it, be a part of it all," said Collins, who directed the Mets to the World Series in 2015 and the National League wild card game last season and also managed the Angels from 1997 to 1999. "And (Saturday) night, to me, it's a game we've just got to go play. But I certainly hope we can stay here for a while."
First up for Collins and the Mets (17-23) is figuring out a way to maintain the winning formula produced on Friday. The shutout was the first since Opening Day for New York, which was outscored 52-33 during its losing streak.
"That was a clean game for us," Mets infielder Jose Reyes said. "That's what we need. Hopefully, we can take something from this win and hopefully continue to play the way we're supposed to play."
The Angels (22-22) had a four-game winning streak snapped Friday, when they were shutout for just the second time this season. Los Angeles was blanked by the Royals, 1-0, on Apr. 16.
The Angels left nine runners on base Friday, including seven between the sixth and eighth innings. Los Angeles loaded the bases with none out in the seventh against Jacob deGrom, who wriggled out of the jam.
"All night, we didn't get too many good look at him," Scioscia said. "When we did get a couple of looks, he made some pitches and got out of it."
The Angels may be without first baseman Albert Pujols for a second straight game on Saturday.
Pujols sat Friday due to a tight hamstring and Scioscia said he was not available to pinch-hit. Instead, Scioscia had to use Ben Revere with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh and Jefry Marte with two outs and none on in the ninth.
If Pujols is out, the Angels will need slumping infielder Luis Valbuena to try and pick up the slack. Valbuena went 0-for-4 as the cleanup hitter Friday and is hitless in his last 18 at-bats.
"I'm just a little late," Valbuena told The Orange County Register. "I have to keep working. (Saturday) is another day. I have to forget about today."
The Mets' Zack Wheeler will oppose the Angels? Alex Meyer in a matchup of right-handers.
Wheeler didn't factor into the decision on Monday, when he gave up one run over six innings as the Mets fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-3. Meyer won his second straight start last Sunday, when he allowed one run over a career-high 6 1/3 innings as the Angels beat the Detroit Tigers, 4-1.
Wheeler has never faced the Angels. Meyer will also be making his first career appearance against the Mets.
|Last Updated: 3/18/2018 10:12:33 PM EST|