Wednesday, June 29, 2022 • 1:10 PM
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
Justin Verlander (9-3, 2.22) vs. Taijuan Walker (6-2, 3.03)
SNY • WCBS 880 AM
The Mets try to avoid the series and season sweep this afternoon with their last game against the Astros this year. Last night was a night to forget for the Mets – the Astros took an early lead and just kept building it from there.
— Metsmerized Online (@Metsmerized) June 29, 2022
Wrapping our trip through the Big Apple.
— Houston Astros (@astros) June 29, 2022
Taijuan Walker looks to put the Mets back on the right path today. Over 12 games and 65 1/3 innings this season he has a 3.03 ERA, 3.11 FIP, 1,209 WHIP and a 133 ERA+. In his last start he allowed three runs from eight hits and two walks over six innings. Before his last start he allowed only two runs over 12 2/3 innings from eight hits and two walks while striking out 19 batters.
- Jose Altuve 11-29, 3 2B, HR, BB
- Michael Brantley 2-8, 2B, KO
- Alex Bregman 3-5, KO
- Yuli Gurriel 3-5, 2B, HR
- Kyle Tucker 1-2, 2B
- Martin Maldonado 1-1
The Mets bats will get a look at Justin Verlander today. Over 14 starts and 89 1/3 innings, Verlander has a 2.22 ERA, 3.53 FIP, 0.873 WHIP and a 171 ERA+. I don’t put a lot of stock in wins as a stat except for league leaders. Verlander is currently leading the league with 9 wins. Verlander had a rough start on June 18th where he allowed seven runs, four earned over 3 2/3 innings. In his last start against the Yankees he allowed only one run over seven innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Verlander:
- Francisco Lindor 10-32, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 BB, 4 K
- Eduardo Escobar 2-18, BB, 6 K
- Mark Canha 5-14, 2B, HR, BB, 4K
- Starling Marte 3-9, 2B, 3B, BB, 2 K
- Ender Inciarte 2-4, 2 K
- James McCann 1-3, KO
- Brandon Nimmo 0-2, K
Let’s Go Mets!