The Mets are looking to secure a series win against the Marlins today as they play Game 3 of four games in Queens! Yesterday Francois Lindor and Jeff McNeil gave the Mets a 3-0 lead and the Mets held on to win 3-2. Meanwhile, the Braves, who found themselves within 4.5 games of the Mets, lost again, pushing them to 6.5 games behind the Mets.
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Chris Bassit gets the start for the Mets today. He has pitched 76 1/3 innings over 13 starts this year with a 4.01 ERA, 4.03 FIP, 1.179 WHIP and 100+ ERA. Between May 19 and June 8, Bassitt had a terrible streak of games where he allowed 24 runs (23 earned) in 26 innings via 32 hits and 11 walks. He had a stellar rebound in his last outing against the Brewers, shutting them out in eight innings while scattering three hits and a walk. Very few Marlins have seen Bassitt in a major league game:
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The Mets sticks have their toughest task of the series this afternoon against Sandy Alcantara. Sandy pitched 91 1/3 innings (league-leading) over 13 starts with a 1.68 ERA, 2.96 FIP, .964 WHIP and a 246+ ERA (league-leading). He also leads the league in hits by nine innings to six.
Since May 11, he has made seven starts, pitching 55 2/3 innings, with an ERA of 0.81. He allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings in his last start. It was the first time since May 6 that he allowed two or more earned runs in a start. Last year, he made two starts against the Mets, allowing five runs via 12 hits and one walk on 15 1/3 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:
- Jeff McNeil 7 for 23, HR, 2BB
- Pete Alonso 3 for 18, 2 2B, HR, BB, 6K
- Brandon Nimmo 2 for 16, 2B, 3BB, 5K
- Francois Lindor 4 for 12, 2B, BB, K
- JD Davis 4 for 10, 2 2B
- Eduardo Escobar 1 for 9, K
- Starling Marte 0-for-3, K
Notes on games
With last night’s win, the Mets are 21-7 against National League East this year. That .750 winning percentage is the best intradivisional record in baseball.
The last time New York had 21 games above .500 was on September 29, 2015, when they were 89-68.
Bassitt has a .203 batting average against right-handed hitters that ranks fifth in the NL and 13th in the majors. Seven of the Marlins’ nine hitters this afternoon are right-handed hitters.