MMO Game Feed: Rangers vs. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

ByJose A. York

Jul 1, 2022

Brad Penner – USA TODAY Sports

Friday, July 1, 2022 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
HPR Glenn Otto (4-3, 5.31) vs LHP David Peterson (4-3, 3.10)
Apple TV+ • WCBS 880AM

We have good news and bad news. The good news: June is over! The Mets have survived June, which crushed them in recent years with a winning record, and they are still in first place. The bad news: The Mets have lost three straight for the first time this season. After losing a walk-off in Miami, the Mets lost their next two to the Astros. One game was a blast. The Astros scored twice in the top of the ninth to beat the Mets in their final game.

Composition of the Mets

  1. Brandon Nimmo – CF
  2. Starling Marte – RF
  3. Francois Lindor – SS
  4. Pete Alonso – 1B
  5. Jeff McNeil – DH
  6. Marc Canha –LF
  7. Luis Guillorme – 2B
  8. Eduardo Escobar – 3B
  9. James McCann -VS

Range of Rangers

  1. Marcus Semien – 2B
  2. Corey Seager – SS
  3. Adolis Garcia – RF
  4. Jonas Heim -VS
  5. Kole Calhoun –LF
  6. Mitch Garver – DH
  7. Nathaniel Lowe – 1B
  8. Leodye Taveras – CF
  9. Josh H. Smith – 3B

But the Mets had the day off to put that streak aside and welcome the Texas Rangers to town tonight. Chris Bassit was scheduled to start but was placed on the pre-game injured list with what is believed to be a COVID-19 issue. David Peterson will start in his place.

Mets bats will see Glenn Otto. Over nine starts and 42 1/3 innings, he has a 5.31 ERA, 5.19 FIP, 1.512 WHIP and a 73+ ERA. His numbers are inflated by two departures. On May 14, he allowed eight runs in four innings. In his last outing, he allowed six runs over two innings. Between those two starts, he allowed seven runs, six of which were earned, in 22 innings, for a 2.45 ERA. The only two hitters on the Mets roster who have seen Otto in a major league are Starling Marte (2-3, 3B) and Mark Canha (0-1, K).

Game Notes

Starling Marte is a .390 (30 for 77) lifetime hitter against the Rangers with a .420 OBP.

Brandon Nimmo is on an eight-game hitting streak with an average of .394 and 1.006 OPS during that span. He bats .319 with a .351 OBP and .522 SLG in his last 17 games. Nimmo has also been hit with 49 pitches in his career, the second most in team history.

The Mets are second in the majors with an average of .273 with runners in scoring position and sixth with an OBP of .346.

Let’s put!