|WASHINGTON ( FEDDE )|
NY METS ( DEGROM )
|vs Right-handed Starters||6-5||+0.4||3-8||3.3||0.239||0.301||0.370||0.671||4.2||0.210||0.288||0.394||0.681|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-0.1||2-5||3.4||0.237||0.290||0.393||0.683||4.6||0.222||0.303||0.440||0.743|
|vs Right-handed Starters||7-5||+1.3||4-7||3.5||0.245||0.321||0.380||0.701||4.3||0.218||0.288||0.345||0.633|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.7||2-5||3.0||0.241||0.292||0.357||0.649||5.0||0.206||0.280||0.324||0.604|
|4/9/2021||ROSS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BUEHLER(R)||0-1||L||235||8.5 ov||U||8||7||0||4||4||0|
|4/10/2021||CORBIN(L)||@ LA DODGERS||URIAS(L)||5-9||L||180||7.5 un||O||15||9||0||9||6||0|
|4/11/2021||SCHERZER(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||0-3||L||145||7.5 un||U||7||7||0||5||2||0|
|4/12/2021||FEDDE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||GANT(R)||5-2||W||130||8.5 ov||U||12||9||0||6||7||0|
|4/13/2021||STRASBURG(R)||@ ST LOUIS||FLAHERTY(R)||3-14||L||-105||7 ov||O||6||6||2||15||8||1|
|4/14/2021||ROSS(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||6-0||W||110||8.5 un||U||9||9||0||4||7||1|
|4/19/2021||ROSS(R)||ST LOUIS||FLAHERTY(R)||5-12||L||-105||8 ov||O||7||7||0||12||4||1|
|4/20/2021||CORBIN(L)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||3-2||W||-110||9 un||U||6||8||1||6||4||0|
|4/21/2021||SCHERZER(R)||ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||1-0||W||-160||7.5 un||U||4||5||0||6||9||1|
|4/23/2021||FEDDE(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)|| |
|4/24/2021||ROSS(R)||@ NY METS||STROMAN(R)|| |
|4/25/2021||CORBIN(L)||@ NY METS||WALKER(R)|| |
|4/27/2021||SCHERZER(R)||@ TORONTO||STRIPLING(R)|| |
|4/28/2021||FEDDE(R)||@ TORONTO||MATZ(L)|| |
|4/30/2021|| ||MIAMI|| || |
|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)||3-4||L||100||9.5 ev||U||6||7||0||6||5||0|
|4/30/2021|| ||@ PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|WASHINGTON: He's Here: 1B Josh Bell, LF Kyle Schwarber, LHP Brad Hand, LHP Jon Lester, C Alex Avila, C Welington Castillo, OF Gerardo Parra, LHP Sam Clay, 1B Ryan Zimmerman, RHP Joe Ross.
He's Outta Here: INF Howie Kendrick, RF Adam Eaton, RHP An'bal S'nchez, LHP Sean Doolittle, C Kurt Suzuki, CF Michael A. Taylor, 1B Eric Thames, INF Wilmer Difo, RHP Wil Crowe, RHP James Bourque, LHP Roenis El'as.
Projected Lineup: CF Victor Robles (.220, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs), RF Juan Soto (.351, 13, 37, 1.185 OPS), SS Trea Turner (.335, 12, 41, 12 SBs), 1B Josh Bell (.226, 8, 22 with Pirates), LF Kyle Schwarber (.188, 11, 24 with Cubs), 2B Starlin Castro (.267, 2, 4 in 16 games), C Yan Gomes (.284, 4, 13), 3B Carter Kieboom (.202, 0, 9).
Rotation: RH Max Scherzer (5-4, 3.74 ERA, 92 Ks, 67 1/3 innings), LH Patrick Corbin (2-7, 4.66), RH Stephen Strasburg (season-ending surgery after 5 innings in 2020; 18-6, 3.32 in 2019), LH Jon Lester (3-3, 5.16 with Cubs), RH Joe Ross (opted out in 2020; 4-4, 5.48 in 2019).
Key Relievers: LH Brad Hand (2-1, 2.05, AL-leading 16/16 saves with Indians), RH Daniel Hudson (3-2, 6.10, 10/15 saves), RH Will Harris (0-1, 3.06, 1 save), RH Tanner Rainey (1-1, 2.66), RH Wander Suero (2-0, 3.80).
Outlook: After a big step back from World Series champions in 2019 to tied for last place in the NL East in pandemic-shortened 2020, a lot of familiar faces are gone, and the Nationals are counting on their potentially best-in-baseball starting staff ' if healthy ' and a beefed up batting order to get them back to the postseason. The offense revolves around reigning NL batting champ Soto and Turner, both of whom Washington would love to sign to long-term deals, and the hope is the additions of ' and bounce-backs by ' Bell (via trade) and Schwarber (free agency) will offer help to the two holdover stars. Scherzer is entering the final season of his seven-year, $210 million deal and turns 37 in July, but still seems capable of the sort of form that earned three Cy Young Awards. Strasburg, the 2019 World Series MVP, will try to rebound after right wrist surgery; Lester is hoping the removal of a parathyroid gland in March will alleviate the sluggishness he felt in his last season with the Cubs. Hand helps the back end of a bullpen that already included a trio of potential closers in Hudson, Harris and Rainey. A big question mark is Kieboom, a first-round draft pick who has struggled at the plate in limited opportunities in the majors. Another is whether Robles can get on base enough to bat leadoff. Zimmerman, who transitions to a bench player and pinch hitter at age 36, and likely fifth starter Ross return after opting out of 2020 because of COVID-19 concerns. The D.C. city government cleared the way for 5,000 fans per game at Nationals Park; the team is hoping that number can increase at some point.
|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.
|Last Updated: 6/12/2021 9:34:09 AM EST|