The Mets are back home for a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight. The Mets were able to sweep their 6-game road trip, winning 3 games each against the Nationals and the Marlins.
It has been a very unlucky Friday the 13th for the Mets. This morning, it was reported that Kevin Plawecki has suffered a hairline fracture on his right hand from a hit-by-pitch in Wednesday’s game, and will miss two to three weeks. Just a couple of hours after the news broke about Plawecki’s injury, it was reported that Travis d’Arnaud will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair a partially-torn UCL in his right elbow. Tomas Nido and Jose Lobaton have been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace both catchers.
Brandon Nimmo was also recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas Friday, just days after getting sent down for relief pitcher Corey Oswalt. Relief pitcher Jacob Rhame has been sent down in the process to make room for Nimmo. Rhame has one save and a 7.36 ERA in four relief outings in 2018.
Steven Matz will start tonight against RHP Zach Davies (0-1, 5.40 ERA, 1.28 WHIP). Matz looked strong in his last outing against the Nationals last Saturday, tallying eight strikeouts and allowing no earned runs in five innings pitched.
The starting lineups for today’s game are shown below:
Milwaukee Brewers (7-6, 2nd in NL Central)
- Lorenzo Cain – CF
- Domingo Santana – RF
- Ryan Braun – LF
- Travis Shaw – 3B
- Jesus Aguilar – 1B
- Hernan Perez – 2B
- Orlando Arcia – SS
- Jett Bandy – C
- Zach Davies – P
New York Mets (10-1, 1st in NL East)
- Michael Conforto – CF
- Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B
- Yoenis Cespedes – LF
- Jay Bruce – RF
- Adrian Gonzalez – 1B
- Todd Frazier – 3B
- Amed Rosario – SS
- Jose Lobaton – C
- Steven Matz – P
- Game time: 7:10 pm EST
- Weather: 76°, clear with southwest winds in the upper-single digits
- TV: SNY
- Radio: 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050
Photo Credit: David Santiago/Miami Herald