Mets Game Notes for April 20, 2021 vs. Cubs

Mets pitchers have struck out 107 in 89.1 innings this season which equates to a 10.78 strikeout per nine ratio…The team’s 10.78 mark is the third-best in the majors and second best in the NL… The team has walked only 22 this season, giving them a 2.22 walks per nine inning ratio, the best in the majors…Jacob deGrom is third in the the NL with 35 punchouts.   What the Mets don’t realize is that makes for boring television.   What I wouldn’t give for a “Whitey Herzog inning”

As a staff, the Mets own a 2.92 ERA (29 earned runs/89.1 innings) with 22 walks, 107 strikeouts and a .220 opponents batting average…That ERA ranks fifth in the majors and in the NL.  What the Mets don’t realize is that makes for boring television.

Dominic Smith is batting .293/.357/.558 with 64 runs, 32 doubles, a triple, 23 homers, 73 RBI, 35 walks and a .915 OPS in 150 games since the start of the 2019 season…This includes a .292/.375/.506 slash line against fellow southpaws and a .293/.352/.573 mark against right-handers.  However he was not allowed to start on Opening Day because reasons.

How bad is Peter K. Alonso, so bad that we have to go to 2019 to find something to put in the game notes, said the Mets probably.

Vulgar Pete has four home runs in seven games against the Cubs and bashed three homers in the Mets’ four-game set at Wrigley Field in 2019.  Now granted he didn’t play in Wrigley Field in 2020 but he was awful all season except once the Mets were eliminated at which point he was awesome!

Pete has two home runs, it is April 20th.

Taijuan Walker, my favorite Met, gets the start because he knows to change TO Mets Culture, not try to change the Mets culture – unlike Vulgar Pete and The Big Zero.

8 Nimmo
6 Lindor
7 Dom
3 Peter K. Alonso
9 Conforto
4 Jeff
5 JD
2 McCann
P Walker