|NY METS ( PETERSON )|
TAMPA BAY ( GLASNOW )
|929||NY METS||+145||Ov 7,-110||+145||Ov 6.5,-120|
|930||TAMPA BAY||-155||Un 7,-110||-155||Un 6.5,+100|
|vs Right-handed Starters||16-10||+1.8||10-14||3.8||0.241||0.322||0.362||0.685||3.6||0.210||0.275||0.317||0.592|
|Past 7 Games||7-1||+5.9||3-5||4.4||0.232||0.342||0.308||0.650||2.2||0.220||0.279||0.286||0.565|
|vs Left-handed Starters||7-7||-0.8||6-8||3.6||0.188||0.253||0.318||0.571||3.1||0.205||0.271||0.346||0.618|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.8||3-4||3.7||0.198||0.250||0.345||0.595||2.7||0.206||0.273||0.344||0.617|
|4/30/2021||STROMAN(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||ANDERSON(R)||1-2||L||-165||8 ov||U||6||10||1||3||6||0|
|5/1/2021||WALKER(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||WHEELER(R)||5-4||W||-105||7.5 ov||O||8||3||0||8||5||0|
|5/2/2021||PETERSON(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EFLIN(R)||8-7||W||110||9 ov||O||17||12||1||8||5||2|
|5/3/2021||LUCCHESI(L)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||5-6||L||120||8.5 ev||O||7||9||0||9||3||0|
|5/5/2021||STROMAN(R)||@ ST LOUIS||KIM(L)||1-4||L||-115||6 un||U||2||5||2||8||7||0|
|5/5/2021||CASTRO(R)||@ ST LOUIS||OVIEDO(R)||7-2||W||105||6.5 un||O||9||6||0||11||10||0|
|5/6/2021||WALKER(R)||@ ST LOUIS||GANT(R)||4-1||W||-105||8 ov||U||9||17||2||3||3||1|
|5/14/2021||PETERSON(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||GLASNOW(R)|| |
|5/15/2021||LUCCHESI(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||MCCLANAHAN(L)|| |
|5/16/2021||STROMAN(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||PATINO(R)|| |
|5/17/2021||WALKER(R)||@ ATLANTA||FRIED(L)|| |
|5/18/2021||YAMAMOTO(R)||@ ATLANTA||MORTON(R)|| |
|5/19/2021||PETERSON(L)||@ ATLANTA||SMYLY(L)|| |
|5/21/2021|| ||@ MIAMI|| || |
|4/30/2021||YARBROUGH(L)||HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||2-9||L||+115||7.5 ov||O||6||8||0||15||9||0|
|5/3/2021||GLASNOW(R)||@ LA ANGELS||QUINTANA(L)||7-3||W||-160||8 ov||O||9||8||0||6||4||0|
|5/4/2021||MCCLANAHAN(L)||@ LA ANGELS||COBB(R)||8-3||W||110||8.5 un||O||10||9||0||6||5||4|
|5/5/2021||KITTREDGE(R)||@ LA ANGELS||OHTANI(R)||3-1||W||110||8.5 ov||U||4||9||1||7||9||0|
|5/6/2021||MCHUGH(R)||@ LA ANGELS||HEANEY(L)||8-3||W||135||8 ov||O||12||7||0||7||3||2|
|5/7/2021||HILL(L)||@ OAKLAND||MANAEA(L)||1-2||L||115||7.5 un||U||3||3||1||7||6||0|
|5/8/2021||GLASNOW(R)||@ OAKLAND||MONTAS(R)||3-6||L||-125||7.5 un||O||10||11||1||6||7||2|
|5/9/2021||MCCLANAHAN(L)||@ OAKLAND||IRVIN(L)||4-3||W||105||7.5 ov||U||4||2||0||7||6||1|
|5/11/2021||PATINO(R)||NY YANKEES||MONTGOMERY(L)||1-3||L||+110||8 ev||U||3||5||0||7||6||1|
|5/12/2021||MCHUGH(R)||NY YANKEES||COLE(R)||0-1||L||+175||7 un||U||4||3||0||6||4||0|
|5/13/2021||HILL(L)||NY YANKEES||TAILLON(R)||9-1||W||+105||8 ev||O||10||7||0||5||7||1|
|5/14/2021||GLASNOW(R)||NY METS||PETERSON(L)|| |
|5/15/2021||MCCLANAHAN(L)||NY METS||LUCCHESI(L)|| |
|5/16/2021||PATINO(R)||NY METS||STROMAN(R)|| |
|5/18/2021||YARBROUGH(L)||@ BALTIMORE||HARVEY(R)|| |
|5/19/2021||HILL(L)||@ BALTIMORE||KREMER(R)|| |
|5/20/2021||GLASNOW(R)||@ BALTIMORE||LOPEZ(R)|| |
|5/21/2021|| ||@ TORONTO|| || |
|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.
|TAMPA BAY: He's Here: RHP Michael Wacha, RHP Chris Archer, LHP Rich Hill, RHP Collin McHugh, C Francisco Mejia.
He's Outta Here: LHP Blake Snell, RHP Charlie Morton, OF Hunter Renfroe, RHP Aaron Slegers, 1B Nate Lowe, LHP Aaron Loup, LHP Jose Alvarado, 1B Brian O'Grady, LHP Sean Gilmartin.
Projected Lineup: RF Austin Meadows (.205, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs), 2B Brandon Lowe (.269, 14, 37), LF Randy Arozarena (.281, 7, 11 in 42 regular-season games; .377, 10, 14 in 20 postseason games), 1B Ji-Man Choi (.230, 3, 16), 3B Yandy Diaz (.307, 2, 11), DH Manuel Margot (.269, 1, 11) or Yoshi Tsutsugo (.197, 8, 24), CF Kevin Kiermaier (.217, 3, 22), SS Willy Adames (.259, 8, 23), C Mike Zunino (.147, 4, 10).
Rotation: RH Tyler Glasnow (5-1, 4.08 ERA), LH Ryan Yarbrough (1-4, 3.56), RH Chris Archer (3-9, 5.19 for Pirates in 2019), RH Michael Wacha (1-4, 6.62 for Mets), LH Rich Hill (2-2, 3.03 for Twins).
Key Relievers: RH Nick Anderson (2-1, 0.55, 6/6 saves), RH Diego Castillo (3-0, 1.66, 4 saves), RH Pete Fairbanks (6-3, 2.70), RH Collin McHugh (4-5, 4.70 for Astros in 2019), LH Cody Reed (0-1, 4.50 with Reds and Rays), RH Ryan Thompson (1-2, 4.44), RH Chaz Roe (2-0, 2.89), LH Josh Fleming (5-0, 2.78 in 7 appearances, 5 starts).
Outlook: The defending AL champions hope to build on last year's run to the World Series, where the Rays lost to the Dodgers in six games. Expectations remain high for 2021 despite having to replace their top two starting pitchers after declining a $15 million option on Morton and trading Snell, a former AL Cy Young Award winner, to San Diego. The team is counting on Glasnow to step into a leading role, with offseason acquisitions Wacha, Archer and Hill filling openings in a revamped rotation. A versatile lineup will be largely the same, with rookie Arozarena getting more playing time after a breakout postseason and Cash continuing to make liberal use of a deep bench. The offense averaged 4.82 runs per game during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, its best showing in 10 years, and could be even better if Meadows, Choi and Diaz rebound from injuries that hampered their production last year. Nevertheless, the Rays thrive on pitching and defense. A major league-high 12 pitchers earned saves last season, tying a big league record, and the bullpen ' fortified by the addition of McHugh ' figures to be a difference-maker again.
|Last Updated: 6/13/2021 11:16:57 AM EST|