MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs. Mets, 1:40 p.m

Mandatory Credit: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday 10 July 2022 • 1:40 p.m
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
RHP Sandy Alcántara (9-3, 1.82 ERA) vs. RHP Taijuan Walker (7-2, 2.86 ERA)

The Mets and Marlins take on the teams’ four-game set in a fantastic pitching matchup this Sunday. Taijuan Walkerwhich has been on fire for about a month meets one of baseball’s best pitchers today, Sandy Alcántara.

Marlins Lineup

Taijuan Walker has made 14 starts and pitched 78 2/3 innings this season with a 2.86 ERA, 3.09 FIP, 1.144 WHIP and a 140 ERA+. Since May 22, he has made nine starts and pitched 55 2/3 innings with a 2.59 ERA and 2.67 FIP. In his last five starts, he’s pitched 32 innings with a 2.25 ERA, 2.01 FIP and 36 strikeouts.

That stretch includes back-to-back starts against the Marlins, where he allowed four runs over 12 2/3 innings over 10 hits and three walks. He also knocked out 14 batters during that time. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:

  • Miguel Rojas2-for-16, 2B, 4K
  • Avisail Garcia2-for-15, 2B, 7K
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr.4-for-10, 2 2B, 4 BB, 3 K
  • Jesus Aguilar2-for-11, 2B, BB, 2K
  • Brian Anderson3-for-10, 3K
  • Bryan De La Cruz4-for-10, 2K
  • Jesus Sanchez1-for-7, 2BB, 2K
  • Jon Bertie4-for-7, K
  • Garret Cooper1-for-6, 3K
  • Joerg Soler1-for-6, K

Mets Lineup

Sandy Alcántara has made 17 starts this year and has led 123 1/3 innings in the league with a 1.82 ERA, 2.85 FIP, .908 WHIP and 227 ERA+. He made a dominating start against the Angels where he didn’t let a run and allowed just two hits while hitting 10.

He has made two starts against the Mets this season. In the first start, New York was able to hit two runs over six hits and one walk over eight innings. On the second start, the Mets made him look human. New York scored five runs, four of which were earned, over seven innings courtesy of six hits. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Peter Alonso4-for-24, 3 2B, HR, BB, 7K
  • Jeff McNeil8-for-25, 2B, HR, 3BB, K
  • Brandon Nimmo3-for-23, 2B, 3BB, 5K
  • Francisco Lindor7-for-19, 2 2B, HR, BB, K
  • Eduardo Escobar1-for-15, K
  • Dominik Schmidt2-for-14, K
  • End Inciarte0-for-7, 3BB
  • JD Davis4-for-10, 2 2B
  • Markus Canha1-for-3, HR

game notes

Per Deesha of NY Daily News, James McCann (oblique) goes to the injured list. He is expected to be out for more than 10 days. A decision on this has not yet been made StarMarte (bar) yet. Patrick Mazeika is with the team.

On the SNY show, Gary Cohen explained that Jeff McNeil He is not expected to join the Mets on their trip to Atlanta. He and his wife Tatiana are expecting the birth of their child.

After yesterday’s 10-inning win, the Mets are the only team in the majors yet to drop an extra-inning contest this season.

Last season, Taijuan Walker had a career-high four pickoffs, ranked fifth in the majors and most among right-handed pitchers this year. This season, Walker is tied for the major league lead with three pickoffs. This is very important given the Marlins’ ability to steal bases this season.

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