|TORONTO ( MATZ )|
NY METS ( MEGILL )
|vs Right-handed Starters||37-29||+4.8||36-29||5.2||0.265||0.323||0.457||0.781||4.2||0.239||0.306||0.424||0.729|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-0.1||4-3||5.4||0.251||0.312||0.516||0.828||4.0||0.208||0.278||0.500||0.778|
|vs Left-handed Starters||9-17||-11.4||11-15||2.8||0.216||0.277||0.334||0.610||4.8||0.252||0.314||0.463||0.777|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-3.3||4-3||6.4||0.270||0.357||0.527||0.885||5.7||0.297||0.353||0.469||0.821|
|7/9/2021||MANOAH(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||MCCLANAHAN(L)||1-7||L||115||8.5 ov||U||5||7||1||8||9||0|
|7/10/2021||STRIPLING(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||YARBROUGH(L)||2-5||L||100||9 un||U||6||7||0||7||6||1|
|7/11/2021||RAY(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||HILL(L)||3-1||W||-120||8.5 ov||U||6||5||0||3||3||0|
|7/23/2021||MATZ(L)||@ NY METS||MEGILL(R)|| |
|7/24/2021||RYU(L)||@ NY METS||WALKER(R)|| |
|7/25/2021||STRIPLING(R)||@ NY METS||CARRASCO(R)|| |
|7/26/2021||MANOAH(R)||@ BOSTON||PIVETTA(R)|| |
|7/27/2021||RAY(L)||@ BOSTON||RICHARDS(R)|| |
|7/28/2021||MATZ(L)||@ BOSTON||HOUCK(R)|| |
|7/29/2021||RYU(L)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)|| |
|7/30/2021|| ||KANSAS CITY|| || |
|7/11/2021||LOUP(L)||PITTSBURGH||DE JONG(R)||5-6||L||-215||9 un||O||8||6||0||15||10||0|
|7/16/2021||STROMAN(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||KUHL(R)||1-4||L||-155||8.5 ev||U||3||9||1||11||8||1|
|7/17/2021||MEGILL(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||CROWE(R)||7-9||L||-160||9 ev||O||11||6||1||12||8||1|
|7/18/2021||WALKER(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||BRUBAKER(R)||7-6||W||-135||8 ov||O||11||11||2||11||10||1|
|7/19/2021||EICKHOFF(R)||@ CINCINNATI||GUTIERREZ(R)||15-11||W||105||11 ev||O||18||6||4||16||15||0|
|7/20/2021||STOCK(R)||@ CINCINNATI||MILEY(L)||3-4||L||140||10.5 ov||U||9||9||0||10||8||1|
|7/21/2021||STROMAN(R)||@ CINCINNATI||HOFFMAN(R)||7-0||W||-135||10.5 ev||U||9||10||0||1||2||1|
|7/30/2021|| ||CINCINNATI|| || |
|TORONTO: He's Here: OF George Springer, INF Marcus Semien, RHP Kirby Yates, LHP Steven Matz, RHP Tyler Chatwood, RHP David Phelps, LHP Francisco Liriano, LHP Tommy Milone, RHP Joel Payamps, LHP Travis Bergen.
He's Outta Here: RHP Ken Giles, RHP Taijuan Walker, RHP Anthony Bass, RHP Matt Shoemaker, INF Travis Shaw, INF Jonathan Villar, RHP Chase Anderson, RHP Sean Reid-Foley, RHP Shun Yamaguchi, OF Billy McKinney, OF Derek Fisher, RHP Yennsy Diaz, RHP Wilmer Font.
Projected Lineup: CF George Springer (.265, 14 HRs, 32 RBIs with Houston), 2B Marcus Semien (.223, 7, 23 with Oakland), SS Bo Bichette (.301, 5, 23), RF Teoscar Hernandez (.289, 16, 34), 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (.262, 9, 33), LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (.308, 11, 33), 3B Cavan Biggio (.250, 8, 28, 41 BB), DH Rowdy Tellez (.283, 8, 23), C Danny Jansen (.183, 6, 20).
Rotation: LH Hyun Jin Ryu (5-2, 2.69 ERA), LH Robbie Ray (2-6, 6.62 with Arizona and Toronto), RH Nate Pearson (1-0, 6.00), RH Tanner Roark (2-3, 6.80), LH Steven Matz (0-5, 9.68 with Mets).
Key Relievers: RH Kirby Yates (0-1, 12.46, 2/2 saves with Padres), RH Jordan Romano (2-1, 1.23, 2 saves), RHP Rafael Dolis (2-2, 1.50, 5 saves), RH Tyler Chatwood (2-2, 5.30 with Cubs), RH David Phelps (2-4, 6.53 with Milwaukee and Philadelphia), LH Ryan Borucki (1-1, 2.70), LH Francisco Liriano (did not pitch in 2020).
Outlook: The Blue Jays beefed up a young, talented team by adding several playoff-tested veterans in a busy, productive offseason. Springer signed a team-record $150 million, six-year deal, and Semien joined on an $18 million, one-year deal. Toronto also acquired starting rotation depth by getting Matz in a trade with the Mets and bolstered its bullpen by signing a trio of right-handed relievers, including closer Yates. By adding Springer and Semien to a promising group of youngsters including Bichette, Guerrero and Biggio, the Blue Jays have built one of the AL's most fearsome lineups. However, beyond staff ace Ryu, the rotation is full of question marks. If hard-throwing Pearson doesn't develop quickly, Toronto might need to make an in-season pitching addition to boost its postseason hopes. With home games in Canada still ruled out by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blue Jays will begin the regular season at their spring training home in Dunedin, Florida. If playing in Toronto still isn't an option by mid-season, the Jays may move to another minor league park once searing summer heat and thunderstorms become an issue in Florida.
|NY METS: He's Here: SS Francisco Lindor, RHP Carlos Carrasco, C James McCann, RHP Marcus Stroman, RHP Taijuan Walker, RHP Trevor May, LHP Aaron Loup, LHP Joey Lucchesi, OF Kevin Pillar, INF Jonathan Villar, OF Albert Almora Jr., RHP Jordan Yamamoto, OF/1B Jos' Mart'nez, RHP Jacob Barnes, LHP Stephen Tarpley, LHP Mike Montgomery, RHP Tommy Hunter, RHP Sean Reid-Foley, RHP Yennsy D'az, RHP Sam McWilliams, OF Khalil Lee, RHP Arodys Vizca'no, LHP Jerry Blevins, INF/OF Jos' Peraza, OF Mallex Smith, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, INF/OF Brandon Drury, SS Wilfredo Tovar, owner Steve Cohen, president Sandy Alderson, acting GM Zack Scott.
He's Outta Here: GM Brodie Van Wagenen, 2B Robinson Can', C Wilson Ramos, SS Amed Rosario, INF Andr's Gim'nez, RHP Rick Porcello, RHP Michael Wacha, LHP Justin Wilson, LHP Steven Matz, LHP Chasen Shreve, OF Jake Marisnick, RHP Brad Brach, 3B Todd Frazier, OF Yoenis C'spedes, C Robinson Chirinos, OF Guillermo Heredia, RHP Jared Hughes, INF Eduardo N''ez, C Ren' Rivera, RHP Erasmo Ram'rez, RHP Paul Sewald, RHP Hunter Strickland, RHP Ariel Jurado, C Ali S'nchez, OF Ryan Cordell, INF Jed Lowrie.
Projected Lineup: CF Brandon Nimmo (.280, 8 HRs, 18 RBIs, .404 OBP, .888 OPS), SS Francisco Lindor (.258, 8, 27, .750 OPS with Cleveland), RF Michael Conforto (.322, 9, 31, .927), 1B Pete Alonso (.231, 16, 35, .817 OPS), LF Dominic Smith (.316, 10, 42, .993 OPS), 2B Jeff McNeil (.311, 4, 23, .836 OPS), 3B J.D. Davis (.247, 6, 19, .761 OPS), C James McCann (.289, 7, 15, .896 OPS with White Sox).
Rotation: RH Jacob deGrom (4-2, 2.38 ERA, NL-high 104 Ks, 18 BBs, 68 IP), RH Marcus Stroman (did not pitch last season; 10-13, 3.22, 184 1/3 IP with Blue Jays and Mets in 2019), RH Carlos Carrasco (3-4, 2.91, 82 Ks, 68 IP for Cleveland; will miss start of season with injury), RH Taijuan Walker (4-3, 2.70 with Seattle and Toronto), LH David Peterson (6-2, 3.44 as rookie) or LH Joey Lucchesi (0-1, 7.94, 5 2/3 IP with Padres) or RH Jordan Yamamoto (0-1, 18.26, 8 HRs, 11 1/3 IP with Miami).
Key Relievers: RH Edwin D'az (2-1, 1.75, 6/10 saves, 50 Ks, 25 2/3 IP), RH Trevor May (1-0, 3.86, 2 saves, 38 Ks, 7 BBs, 5 HRs, 23 1/3 IP with Minnesota), RH Seth Lugo (3-4, 5.15, 3 saves, 47 Ks, 10 BBs, 8 HRs, 36 2/3 IP in 16 games, 7 starts), RH Jeurys Familia (2-0, 3.71, 19 BBs, 26 2/3 IP), RH Miguel Castro (2-2, 4.01, 1 save, 38 Ks, 24 2/3 IP with Orioles and Mets), RH Dellin Betances (0-1, 7.71, 12 BBs, 11 2/3 IP), LH Aaron Loup (3-2, 2.52, 22 Ks, 4 BBs, 25 IP with Rays).
Outlook: A whirlwind offseason began with Cohen buying the franchise from the Wilpon and Katz families for $2.42 billion in November. Cohen brought back Alderson, the Mets' general manager from 2010-18, as team president and he immediately fired Van Wagenen and several top aides. Can' was then suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug for the second time in his career. He'll sit out the entire season. Following a flurry of moves, the Mets have 18 newcomers on the 40-man roster. They focused on building depth and landed a big star in Lindor as the centerpiece of a blockbuster trade with Cleveland that netted Carrasco as well. The addition of McCann also makes a dangerous lineup even longer, but the Mets need to deliver in the clutch. They ranked second in the majors in on-base percentage last year and third in OPS, yet finished 13th in runs. The defense is shaky at several spots, and questions remain in middle relief. The rotation is led by deGrom, a two-time Cy Young Award winner and one of baseball's most dominant arms. Stroman accepted an $18.9 million qualifying offer to return for one year after missing the start of last season with a calf injury and then opting out because of coronavirus concerns. The team hopes to get starter Noah Syndergaard back from Tommy John surgery in June, but the Mets' new depth will be tested early. Carrasco will be sidelined for a while after tearing his right hamstring in spring training ' he had already been slowed in camp by elbow soreness. That could open opportunities for Lucchesi and maybe even Yamamoto. Lugo is likely out until at least May following surgery to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow. Mart'nez, a new bench bat, is expected to miss about four months with a knee injury. New York looks talented enough to end a four-year playoff drought, but it won't be easy in a tough division ruled by three-time defending champion Atlanta. Expectations are high and there is pressure to win now. Lindor, Conforto, Syndergaard and Stroman can all become free agents after the season. Meanwhile, deGrom turns 33 in June and can opt out of his contract after 2022. The team is in talks with Lindor about a long-term deal, but he says he won't negotiate during the season. Conforto could be on deck. Citi Field will welcome back fans at 20% capacity (capped at 8,492 seats) early in the season.
|Last Updated: 10/22/2021 2:43:44 AM EST|