|ARIZONA ( CORBIN )|
NY METS ( MILONE )
|907||ARIZONA||-145||Ov 9,-130||-155||Ov 9,-120|
|908||NY METS||+135||Un 9,+110||+145||Un 9,+100|
|vs Left-handed Starters||13-14||+0.1||11-15||4.5||0.251||0.309||0.402||0.711||4.6||0.253||0.319||0.417||0.736|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.4||4-3||3.4||0.218||0.280||0.389||0.668||6.7||0.325||0.382||0.560||0.941|
|vs Left-handed Starters||12-17||-5.1||19-9||4.3||0.245||0.298||0.423||0.721||5.3||0.256||0.335||0.445||0.780|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-5.8||3-4||3.9||0.228||0.292||0.384||0.676||4.3||0.237||0.309||0.358||0.666|
|8/8/2017||GODLEY(R)||LA DODGERS||MAEDA(R)||6-3||W||+110||9 ov||P||8||6||0||9||5||1|
|8/9/2017||GREINKE(R)||LA DODGERS||WOOD(L)||2-3||L||+100||8.5 ov||U||7||6||0||5||6||0|
|8/10/2017||BANDA(L)||LA DODGERS||DARVISH(R)||6-8||L||+155||9 ov||O||10||7||2||9||6||0|
|8/11/2017||WALKER(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||LACKEY(R)||3-8||L||-120||10.5 un||O||5||5||1||11||7||0|
|8/12/2017||CORBIN(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||LESTER(L)||6-2||W||-115||9.5 un||U||12||9||2||9||11||1|
|8/13/2017||GODLEY(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||2-7||L||-105||9 ov||P||4||6||1||9||9||0|
|8/16/2017||WALKER(R)||@ HOUSTON||MORTON(R)||5-9||L||135||9 ov||O||9||6||1||16||8||0|
|8/17/2017||CORBIN(L)||@ HOUSTON||FIERS(R)||4-0||W||110||9.5 ov||U||10||4||3||4||5||2|
|8/18/2017||GODLEY(R)||@ MINNESOTA||SANTANA(R)||3-10||L||-110||9.5 ev||O||7||6||0||17||7||1|
|8/19/2017||GREINKE(R)||@ MINNESOTA||BERRIOS(R)||0-5||L||-140||9 ev||U||2||3||1||9||9||0|
|8/20/2017||MCFARLAND(L)||@ MINNESOTA||COLON(R)||5-12||L||-105||10.5 ev||O||9||6||2||12||6||1|
|8/21/2017||WALKER(R)||@ NY METS||GSELLMAN(R)||3-2||W||-130||9 ov||U||6||7||0||11||10||1|
|8/22/2017||CORBIN(L)||@ NY METS||MILONE(L)|| |
|8/23/2017||GODLEY(R)||@ NY METS||FLEXEN(R)|| |
|8/24/2017||RAY(L)||@ NY METS||MONTERO(R)|| |
|8/25/2017||GREINKE(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BLACH(L)|| |
|8/26/2017||WALKER(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|8/27/2017||CORBIN(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||STRATTON(R)|| |
|8/29/2017|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|8/10/2017||DEGROM(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||VELASQUEZ(R)||10-0||W||-150||8.5 ev||O||13||6||1||4||3||0|
|8/11/2017||LUGO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PIVETTA(R)||7-6||W||100||9.5 un||O||13||6||0||13||11||1|
|8/12/2017||MATZ(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||NOLA(R)||1-3||L||135||8.5 un||U||3||6||0||5||7||0|
|8/13/2017||FLEXEN(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EFLIN(R)||6-2||W||-110||10 ev||U||12||7||0||7||9||1|
|8/14/2017||MONTERO(R)||@ NY YANKEES||CESSA(R)||2-4||L||160||10 ev||U||6||5||0||8||5||0|
|8/15/2017||DEGROM(R)||@ NY YANKEES||GRAY(R)||4-5||L||125||8 ev||O||7||5||0||10||6||0|
|8/16/2017||GSELLMAN(R)||NY YANKEES||GARCIA(L)||3-5||L||+130||9 un||U||6||5||0||8||8||0|
|8/17/2017||MATZ(L)||NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)||5-7||L||+175||7 ov||O||7||8||1||9||5||1|
|8/25/2017||DEGROM(R)||@ WASHINGTON||SCHERZER(R)|| |
|8/26/2017||GSELLMAN(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)|| |
|8/27/2017||PILL(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)|| |
|8/29/2017|| ||@ CINCINNATI|| || |
|ARIZONA: 2016: 69-93, fourth place
Manager: Torey Lovullo (first season)
Who's new? C Chris Iannetta, C Jeff Mathis, IF/OF Daniel Descalso, RHP Taijuan Walker, RHP Fernando Rodney, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, RHP Kevin Jepsen, RHP Tyler Jones
Who's gone? Manager Chip Hale, SS Jean Segura, IF/OF Phil Gosselin, OF Peter O'Brien, C Welington Castillo, C Tuffy Gosewich, OF Rickie Weeks Jr., RHP Daniel Hudson, LHP Edwin Escobar
Projected lineup: CF A.J. Pollock (.244, 2 HR, 4 RBI in 12 games), 3B Jake Lamb (.249, 9, 29), 1B Paul Goldschmidt (.297, 24, 95, 32 SB), RF David Peralta (.251, .4, 15), LF Yasmany Tomas (.272, 31, 83), 2B Brandon Drury (.282, 16, 53), SS Chris Owings (.277, 5, 49, 21 SB), C Chris Iannetta (.210, 7, 24 with Mariners) or Jeff Mathis (.238, 2, 15 with Marlins)
Rotation: RH Zack Greinke (13-7, 4.37 ERA), RH Taijuan Walker (8-11, 4.22), LH Robbie Ray (8-15, 4.90), LH Patrick Corbin (5-13, 5.15), RH Shelby Miller (3-12, 6.15)
Key relievers: RH Fernando Rodney (2-4, 3.44, 25/28 SV with Padres and Marlins), RH Jake Barrett (1-2, 3.49), RH Randall Delgado (5-2, 4.44), LH Andrew Chafin (0-1, 6.75), RH Kevin Jepsen (2-6, 5.98, 7/11 SV with Twins and Rays), RH Tom Wilhelmsen (2-4, 6.80 with Rangers and Mariners)
Hot spots: Rotation and catcher. The Diamondbacks' rotation was atrocious in 2016, ranking 29th in MLB in ERA. But hey, maybe it wasn't all their fault. In his first year as general manager, Mike Hazen installed a 'pitching strategist' (Dan Haren) and three new catchers (former Angels Iannetta, Mathis and Hank Conger). Meanwhile, nine of the 10 pitchers who started a game for the Diamondbacks last year remain in the organization. It's a bold experiment in how to fix a pitching staff. Iannetta and Mathis can frame all the borderline pitches they want. At some point, the onus will fall on Greinke, Ray, Miller, Corbin and newcomer Walker to perform to their potential.
Outlook: It wasn't long ago that Arizona spent $206 million to coax Greinke to defect from the Dodgers. Now the Diamondbacks feel like a team on the brink of a complete rebuild. Even without Jean Segura, who led the National League in hits, the lineup will score enough to keep Arizona competitive. But what to make of the pitching staff? The rotation beyond Greinke could be anywhere from awesome to abysmal. The ninth inning belongs to 39-year-old Rodney and, if he fails, a who's-who list of failed former closers: Wilhelmsen, Jepsen or J.J. Hoover. The farm system is in poor shape. If things get worse before they get better, Greinke could be the first player traded.
|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.
|D-backs, Mets going in opposite directions|
NEW YORK -- It will be hard for Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin to pitch much better than he did in his previous two starts.
It will be difficult for Mets southpaw Tommy Milone to pitch much worse than he did the last time he was in the major leagues -- or much worse than the player he is replacing in the New York rotation.
A pair of pitchers, and a pair of teams, headed in opposite directions will meet Tuesday night when the Mets host the Diamondbacks in the second game of a four-game series at Citi Field.
The Diamondbacks opened the series with a 3-2, 10-inning win on Monday. Arizona (68-57) climbed within a half-game of the Colorado Rockies for the first National League wild card and increased its lead in the race for the second wild card to 3 1/2 games over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Corbin (10-11, 4.25 ERA), who has thrown 15 1/3 scoreless innings in winning his past two starts, is scheduled to oppose Milone (1-2, 7.91 ERA between the Mets and Milwaukee Brewers). Milone, returning from a sprained left knee, will be pitching in the majors for the first time since May 21.
Corbin came within an out of recording his first career shutout and his fourth complete game last Thursday, when he allowed four hits over 8 2/3 innings in the Diamondbacks' 4-0 win over the Houston Astros. The consecutive strong starts have dropped Corbin's overall ERA from 4.76 to 4.25, the lowest it has been since mid-May.
"Just started feeling good and just really focusing in on my bullpens and making sure my arm's ready to go every fifth day," Corbin told Fox Sports Arizona following the game. "I feel good right now."
The Mets (54-69) are in desperate need of a feel-good moment after losing seven of eight to fall 15 games below .500 for the first time since Sept. 28, 2014.
New York got more bad news during Monday's loss, when the team announced left-hander Steven Matz, who was scheduled to start Tuesday, requires season-ending surgery to reposition the ulnar nerve in his left elbow. Matz was 0-6 with a 10.19 ERA in his past eight starts.
"It's tough," Matz said, "but I've talked to some guys who have had this procedure done before, and they came back feeling good and it solved the problem. I'm happy there's an answer to it."
Milone is an unlikely candidate to provide a boost, but the Mets, who will have five starting pitchers on the disabled list once Matz hits the shelf, have little choice but to send him to the mound.
The 30-year-old is 0-2 with a 10.50 ERA in three starts for the Mets since he was claimed off waivers from the Brewers on May 7. He gave up eight runs (seven earned) in just 1 1/3 innings in taking the defeat May 21 when the Mets fell to the Los Angeles Angels 12-5.
Corbin is 0-3 with a 6.04 ERA in six career appearances (five starts) against the Mets. Milone is 0-1 with a 7.59 ERA in two career starts against the Diamondbacks.
|Last Updated: 9/24/2017 6:14:18 PM EST|