The Mets claim they will actually continue their first homestand of the season today…New York opens up a four-game series against the Phillies…The Mets went 1-1 against the Marlins before their Sunday game was postponed due to rain…Following this series, the team hits the road for a six-game seven-day road trip to Coors Field followed by Wrigley Field.
The Mets will add LHP Stephen Tarpley to the roster for both games today as the 27th man…Tarpley, 28, went 2-2 with one save a 9.00 ERA (11 earned runs/11.0 innings) in 12 games with Miami last year…He was claimed off waivers on January 8, 2021…Tarpley had three holds and posted a 5.68 ERA (four earned runs/6.1 innings) in six spring training games. Media Goon is on his way to Modell’s to get a Tarpley jersey.
Dominic Smith has recorded a hit in all four of his games this year..and it might have been 5 but he wasn’t allowed to play Opening Day because reasons. .Since the start of the 2019 season, Dominic Smith owns a .298/.362/.569 slash line with 63 runs, 32 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs, 70 RBI and .931 OPS in 143 games. He is the team’s best offensive and defensive first baseman but has to play left field.
Smith owns a .292/.356/.569 with 14 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 21 RBI in 46 career games against the Phillies…again you might want to start him in Opening Day VS THE PHILLIES. It’s his highest batting average against any team in the division…He has recorded 23 extra-base hits against Philadelphia, his highest total against any one team…This includes 17 extra-base hits since the start of the 2019 season, tied with Ronald Acuna Jr. for the second-most in that span.
Currently ranked #1 favorite Mets player Taijuan Walker made his Mets debut in a quality start vs. Miami…Walker tossed 6.0 innings, allowed two runs, earned, on four hits with two walks and four punchouts…He did not allow a hit until the fifth inning. He will start today’s first game.
My 26th favorite Mets player, The Big Zero, will make his third start of the season, unless it rains I guess, and his second against Philadelphia and his second in three days…which is true but kind of stretchy true….Threw nine pitches in a game suspended by rain on April 11 versus Miami at Citi Field, allowing one hit in 0.1 inning…In his first start of the season, Stroman earned the Mets’ first win and picked up a quality start on April 6…Pitched 6.0 innings, allowing three hits and one run against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park… Induced 15 ground balls and allowed only one batter to lift the ball into the air… Walked two batters and struck out three in his first regular season start since Septemer 27, 2019.
Pete Alonso is 0 for his last 9