The New York Mets head to Miami to face the Marlins in their fourth series of the season against their division rival. The Mets have done well against the Marlins so far this year, winning seven of their first 11 games against them. Manager Buck Showalter will be looking to keep his team focused after two intense wins against the New York Yankees earlier this week. The Mets will try to increase their lead at the top of the NL East over the Atlanta Braves, who host the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend.
The Marlins are in an interesting position right now, mostly because the team may be looking at a lot differently by next week. Reports have said that most of the major league rosters are available for trading, but it is difficult to say if any deals will take place in the coming days. The Marlins are 47-52 on the season but only come back five games from their last wild card place. Marlins manager Don Mattingly will miss some of his best players in the series, including the All-Stars Jazz Chisholm And the Garrett Cooper As well as the strength of the hitter Jorge Soler.
Carlos Carrasco has done well this season, and his matches during the month of July have been very strong. The right-hander has given up only three rounds in his last four games, including goalless appearances against the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres. Carrasco proved most effective when he was able to avoid the ball on his home ground. The 35-year-0ld hasn’t given up his first run in three straight starts, something he hasn’t done since early May. Carrasco did well against the Marlins this season, going 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA in 12 rounds of action across two games.
Trevor Rogers is facing a tough second season after showing a lot of promise as a starter in 2021. The left-handed player lacked the ability to launch deep in matches, which put a lot of pressure on the center of play. Rogers has only made it through the fifth game in three of his last six games. Long ball played a big part in his struggle, as he gave up 1.2 HR/9 in 2022 versus 0.4 HR/9 last season. Rogers hasn’t played well in his two games against the Mets this year, owning a 0-1 record with a 5.79 ERA in 9 1/3 runs.
Taijuan Walker has been all the Mets could ask of him this season. The right-hander is promoting at an incredibly high level at the moment, giving his team a chance to win every time he takes the stack. Walker didn’t have the best of him in his final game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, but he managed to get through six runs of action. Aaron Judge And the Anthony Rizzo He hit a home run in the first inning, but Walker was able to settle down after that. The 29-year-old has dominated in his only two games against the Marlins this season, holding a 2-0 record with 1.83 ERAs in 19 2/3 runs.
Pablo Lopez is one of the names other teams are looking at in a potential trade with the Marlins. The 26-year-old has done well this season, but his efforts have been overshadowed by Alcantara’s dominance. Lopez was fantastic on his last start against the Cincinnati Reds, giving up just one two-stroke run while making 11 in seven rounds of action. The right-hander has had two main games against the Mets this season, one of which has been good and the other one that has been more difficult for him. On June 17, Lopez surrendered six runs in eight strokes in 5 1/3 innings, with a loss. Less than a month later, the bowler won after five rounds of one-ball runs on July 8.