|NY METS ( LUCCHESI )|
CHICAGO CUBS ( WILLIAMS )
|903||NY METS||-125||Ov 9,-120||+100||Ov 9.5,-110|
|904||CHICAGO CUBS||+115||Un 9,+100||-110||Un 9.5,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||7-4||+2.3||4-6||3.5||0.252||0.329||0.384||0.713||4.4||0.221||0.291||0.350||0.640|
|Past 7 Games||5-3||+1.3||2-5||3.2||0.259||0.318||0.374||0.693||4.2||0.213||0.286||0.311||0.597|
|vs Left-handed Starters||4-0||+4.2||1-3||7.5||0.279||0.359||0.535||0.894||2.5||0.209||0.277||0.318||0.594|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.9||3-4||5.9||0.249||0.328||0.445||0.774||5.1||0.248||0.357||0.417||0.774|
|4/17/2021||DEGROM(R)||@ COLORADO||GONZALEZ(R)||4-3||W||-110||10.5 ov||U||11||7||1||3||2||1|
|4/17/2021||LUCCHESI(L)||@ COLORADO||MARQUEZ(R)||2-7||L||-120||8 un||O||2||2||0||9||4||0|
|4/18/2021||STROMAN(R)||@ COLORADO||SENZATELA(R)||2-1||W||-180||11 ov||U||7||5||0||4||2||1|
|4/20/2021||WALKER(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||1-3||L||-125||7.5 ov||U||6||10||2||4||8||0|
|4/21/2021||PETERSON(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||DAVIES(R)||4-16||L||-125||7.5 un||O||10||8||4||13||6||0|
|4/22/2021||LUCCHESI(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WILLIAMS(R)|| |
|4/8/2021||ARRIETA(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||ANDERSON(L)||4-2||W||-150||8.5 ov||U||11||5||0||7||10||0|
|4/10/2021||DAVIES(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||KELLER(R)||2-8||L||-155||8.5 un||O||8||8||0||9||8||0|
|4/11/2021||WILLIAMS(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||BRUBAKER(R)||1-7||L||-130||8.5 un||U||5||6||0||14||11||0|
|4/12/2021||ALZOLAY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)||3-6||L||120||8.5 un||O||4||5||1||8||7||0|
|4/13/2021||MILLS(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||WOODRUFF(R)||3-2||W||110||7.5 un||U||6||4||1||3||6||0|
|4/14/2021||ARRIETA(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||BURNES(R)||0-7||L||150||7.5 un||U||4||7||0||8||8||0|
|4/20/2021||ARRIETA(R)||NY METS||WALKER(R)||3-1||W||+115||7.5 ov||U||4||8||0||6||10||2|
|4/21/2021||DAVIES(R)||NY METS||PETERSON(L)||16-4||W||+115||7.5 un||O||13||6||0||10||8||4|
|4/22/2021||WILLIAMS(R)||NY METS||LUCCHESI(L)|| |
|4/26/2021||DAVIES(R)||@ ATLANTA||MORTON(R)|| |
|4/27/2021||WILLIAMS(R)||@ ATLANTA||ANDERSON(R)|| |
|4/28/2021||HENDRICKS(R)||@ ATLANTA||YNOA(R)|| |
|4/29/2021||()||@ ATLANTA||()|| |
|NY METS: He's Here: SS Francisco Lindor, RHP Carlos Carrasco, C James McCann, RHP Marcus Stroman, RHP Taijuan Walker, RHP Trevor May, LHP Aaron Loup, LHP Joey Lucchesi, OF Kevin Pillar, INF Jonathan Villar, OF Albert Almora Jr., RHP Jordan Yamamoto, OF/1B Jos' Mart'nez, RHP Jacob Barnes, LHP Stephen Tarpley, LHP Mike Montgomery, RHP Tommy Hunter, RHP Sean Reid-Foley, RHP Yennsy D'az, RHP Sam McWilliams, OF Khalil Lee, RHP Arodys Vizca'no, LHP Jerry Blevins, INF/OF Jos' Peraza, OF Mallex Smith, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, INF/OF Brandon Drury, SS Wilfredo Tovar, owner Steve Cohen, president Sandy Alderson, acting GM Zack Scott.
He's Outta Here: GM Brodie Van Wagenen, 2B Robinson Can', C Wilson Ramos, SS Amed Rosario, INF Andr's Gim'nez, RHP Rick Porcello, RHP Michael Wacha, LHP Justin Wilson, LHP Steven Matz, LHP Chasen Shreve, OF Jake Marisnick, RHP Brad Brach, 3B Todd Frazier, OF Yoenis C'spedes, C Robinson Chirinos, OF Guillermo Heredia, RHP Jared Hughes, INF Eduardo N''ez, C Ren' Rivera, RHP Erasmo Ram'rez, RHP Paul Sewald, RHP Hunter Strickland, RHP Ariel Jurado, C Ali S'nchez, OF Ryan Cordell, INF Jed Lowrie.
Projected Lineup: CF Brandon Nimmo (.280, 8 HRs, 18 RBIs, .404 OBP, .888 OPS), SS Francisco Lindor (.258, 8, 27, .750 OPS with Cleveland), RF Michael Conforto (.322, 9, 31, .927), 1B Pete Alonso (.231, 16, 35, .817 OPS), LF Dominic Smith (.316, 10, 42, .993 OPS), 2B Jeff McNeil (.311, 4, 23, .836 OPS), 3B J.D. Davis (.247, 6, 19, .761 OPS), C James McCann (.289, 7, 15, .896 OPS with White Sox).
Rotation: RH Jacob deGrom (4-2, 2.38 ERA, NL-high 104 Ks, 18 BBs, 68 IP), RH Marcus Stroman (did not pitch last season; 10-13, 3.22, 184 1/3 IP with Blue Jays and Mets in 2019), RH Carlos Carrasco (3-4, 2.91, 82 Ks, 68 IP for Cleveland; will miss start of season with injury), RH Taijuan Walker (4-3, 2.70 with Seattle and Toronto), LH David Peterson (6-2, 3.44 as rookie) or LH Joey Lucchesi (0-1, 7.94, 5 2/3 IP with Padres) or RH Jordan Yamamoto (0-1, 18.26, 8 HRs, 11 1/3 IP with Miami).
Key Relievers: RH Edwin D'az (2-1, 1.75, 6/10 saves, 50 Ks, 25 2/3 IP), RH Trevor May (1-0, 3.86, 2 saves, 38 Ks, 7 BBs, 5 HRs, 23 1/3 IP with Minnesota), RH Seth Lugo (3-4, 5.15, 3 saves, 47 Ks, 10 BBs, 8 HRs, 36 2/3 IP in 16 games, 7 starts), RH Jeurys Familia (2-0, 3.71, 19 BBs, 26 2/3 IP), RH Miguel Castro (2-2, 4.01, 1 save, 38 Ks, 24 2/3 IP with Orioles and Mets), RH Dellin Betances (0-1, 7.71, 12 BBs, 11 2/3 IP), LH Aaron Loup (3-2, 2.52, 22 Ks, 4 BBs, 25 IP with Rays).
Outlook: A whirlwind offseason began with Cohen buying the franchise from the Wilpon and Katz families for $2.42 billion in November. Cohen brought back Alderson, the Mets' general manager from 2010-18, as team president and he immediately fired Van Wagenen and several top aides. Can' was then suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug for the second time in his career. He'll sit out the entire season. Following a flurry of moves, the Mets have 18 newcomers on the 40-man roster. They focused on building depth and landed a big star in Lindor as the centerpiece of a blockbuster trade with Cleveland that netted Carrasco as well. The addition of McCann also makes a dangerous lineup even longer, but the Mets need to deliver in the clutch. They ranked second in the majors in on-base percentage last year and third in OPS, yet finished 13th in runs. The defense is shaky at several spots, and questions remain in middle relief. The rotation is led by deGrom, a two-time Cy Young Award winner and one of baseball's most dominant arms. Stroman accepted an $18.9 million qualifying offer to return for one year after missing the start of last season with a calf injury and then opting out because of coronavirus concerns. The team hopes to get starter Noah Syndergaard back from Tommy John surgery in June, but the Mets' new depth will be tested early. Carrasco will be sidelined for a while after tearing his right hamstring in spring training ' he had already been slowed in camp by elbow soreness. That could open opportunities for Lucchesi and maybe even Yamamoto. Lugo is likely out until at least May following surgery to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow. Mart'nez, a new bench bat, is expected to miss about four months with a knee injury. New York looks talented enough to end a four-year playoff drought, but it won't be easy in a tough division ruled by three-time defending champion Atlanta. Expectations are high and there is pressure to win now. Lindor, Conforto, Syndergaard and Stroman can all become free agents after the season. Meanwhile, deGrom turns 33 in June and can opt out of his contract after 2022. The team is in talks with Lindor about a long-term deal, but he says he won't negotiate during the season. Conforto could be on deck. Citi Field will welcome back fans at 20% capacity (capped at 8,492 seats) early in the season.
|CHICAGO CUBS: He's Here: OF Joc Pederson, RHP Jake Arrieta, RHP Zach Davies, RHP Trevor Williams, RHP Brandon Workman, INF Eric Sogard, RHP Kohl Stewart, C Austin Romine, OF Jake Marisnick, RHP Jonathan Holder, RHP Shelby Miller, RHP Robert Stock, INF Sergio Alc'ntara.
He's Outta Here: RHP Yu Darvish, OF Kyle Schwarber, LHP Jon Lester, LHP Jos' Quintana, OF Albert Almora, Jr., C Victor Caratini, 2B Jason Kipnis, RHP Tyler Chatwood, RHP Jeremy Jeffress, OF Billy Hamilton, OF Jos' Mart'nez.
Projected Lineup: CF Ian Happ (.258, 12 HRs, 28 RBIs, .866 OPS), 1B Anthony Rizzo (.222, 11, 24, .755 OPS), 3B Kris Bryant (.206, 4, 11), C Willson Contreras (.243, 7, 26, 37 runs), SS Javier B'ez (.203, 8, 24), LF Joc Pederson (.190, 7, 16 with Dodgers), RF Jason Heyward (.265, 6, 22, .848 OPS), 2B Nico Hoerner (.222, 0, 13) or David Bote (.200, 7, 29).
Rotation: RH Kyle Hendricks (6-5, 2.88 ERA), RH Zach Davies (7-4, 2.73 for Padres), RH Jake Arrieta (4-4, 5.08 for Phillies), RH Alec Mills (5-5, 4.48), RH Trevor Williams (2-8, 6.18 for Pirates) or RH Adbert Alzolay (1-1, 2.95).
Key Relievers: RH Craig Kimbrel (0-1, 5.28, 2 saves), RH Brandon Workman (1-4, 5.95, 9/12 saves for Red Sox and Phillies), RH Ryan Tepera (0-1, 3.92), RH Dan Winkler (0-0, 2.95), LH Andrew Chafin (1-2, 6.52 for Diamondbacks and Cubs), RH Rowan Wick (0-1, 3.12, 4 saves), LH Kyle Ryan (1-0, 5.17, 1 save), RH Shelby Miller (1-3, 8.59 for Rangers in 2019).
Outlook: Rizzo, Bryant and B'ez are coming off down years, and they are eligible for free agency after this season. The rotation took a hit when Darvish was traded to San Diego. It remains to be seen if Kimbrel can carry over his strong finish in 2020 into this season. But the rest of the NL Central isn't exactly imposing, so it's not hard to imagine the Cubs contending for another playoff appearance. Rizzo, Bryant and B'ez struggled with the unusual circumstances surrounding last year's pandemic-shortened season, and Bryant was hampered by injuries. A return to form for any one of them would help the Cubs improve on their .220 team batting average from a year ago. While the loss of Darvish is a big blow, Davies is coming off a strong season in San Diego. Arrieta is looking to regain the form he showed during his first stint in Chicago, and Williams was a 14-game winner with Pittsburgh in 2018. The Cubs also are hoping Kimbrel has solved the issues he had at the beginning of last season. The closer had a 1.29 ERA over his last 15 games last year, including 1 1/3 scoreless innings in his only playoff appearance.
|Last Updated: 5/9/2021 7:42:54 AM EST|