This Tuesday, there is a matchup between two National League teams. Specifically, the New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies will face off at about 8:40 PM. This is game two of a three-game series, which will take place at Coors Field.
Mets Look To Stay Alive In NL Wild Card Race
The New York Mets have slim chances to make the postseason this year. However, it is still technically possible and can hypothetically occur if the Mets catch fire over the last two weeks of the regular season. Specifically, the Mets are five games back of the Cubs for the second NL Wild Card spot with just 12 games left in the regular season. However, the Mets have already lost the series opener which helped put them in such a terrible spot. With another five straight road games to play, the Mets will need to overcome their 34-42 road record this season.
The Mets have won five of their last eight games and they have won 15 of their last 30 games. Yesterday, the Mets scored four runs and lost to the Rockies on the road. Leading their attack was Brandon Nimmo who had a solo home run in the first inning. This loss was not surprising for the Mets as they have been awful in Coors Field recently. Historically, the Mets are 2-8 in the last ten meetings in Colorado.
One swing 👉 two runs pic.twitter.com/69mmKG92wW
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 15, 2019
Pitching for the Mets in this game will be Marcus Stroman and he has gone 8-13 with a 3.35 ERA in 29 starts this season, including a 5-4 record with 2.92 ERA in 12 starts on the road. Righties are hitting .219 off of him this year, while lefties are hitting .301. He has also been okay since the All-Star Break as he has a 3-4 record with a 3.63 ERA.
The Mets have been okay on offense so far as they come into this game ranked 15th in the league in scoring, putting up 4.85 runs per game, while also recording the 12th-most home runs in the league with 1.46 home runs per game. On the mound, however, they have just been okay as they come into this game ranked 12th in the league in ERA at 4.32. However, the bullpen for the Mets ranks 27th in the league with a 5.14 ERA.
Colorado’s Bats Starting To Wake Up Again
The Colorado Rockies have been a bottom feeder in the National League for the last few months with little to no optimism occurring every since. The Rockies are known for their tremendous offensive firepower every year and 2019 has been the same story. However, like most years, the Rockies failed to remain competitive due to their terrible pitching which has plagued them over the entire season. Playing in high altitude does not help but it is interesting that the Rockies are still 40-36 at Coors Field this season despite that awful pitching staff. Luckily for the Rockies, this game is also at home so perhaps they can get another victory on Tuesday.
The Rockies have won five of their last six games and they have gone 13-17 in their last 30 games. Yesterday, the Rockies scored ten runs and beat the Mets at home. Leading their attack was Trevor Story who had a three-run home run in the fourth inning. This win was surprising as the Rockies have an awful 23-34 record against left-handed starters this season.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 15, 2019
Pitching for the Rockies in this game will be Tim Melville and he has gone 2-2 with a 5.16 ERA in five starts this season, including an 0-2 record with a 9.00 ERA in three starts at home. Righties are hitting .211 off of him this year, while lefties are hitting .333. He has also been awful in the Month of September as well as he is 1-1 with a 7.27 ERA.
The Rockies have been solid on offense so far as they come into this game ranked 9th in the league in scoring, putting up 5.19 runs per game, while also recording the 6th-most hits in the league with 9.27 hits per game. On the mound, however, they have been awful as they come into this game ranked 29th in the league in ERA at 5.65. Meanwhile, the bullpen for the Rockies ranks 28th in the league with a 5.18 ERA.
- Mets are 15-6 in their last 21 Tuesday games.
- Rockies are 1-10 in their last 11 Tuesday games.
- Rockies are 16-39 in their last 55 during game 2 of a series.