Series preview: The Mets return to Miami

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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.

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Friday 29 July 2022: RHP Chris Bassett (7-7, 3.72 ERA) vs. RHP Sandy Alcantara (9-4, 1.81 ERA)

Chris Bassett has been very effective in his last few starts after dealing with some difficulties in June. The 33-year-old has made at least six innings in each of his last six rounds. Bassett would come up with perhaps his best start to the season when he gave up two rounds of four strokes while scoring 11 in seven rounds against the San Diego Padres. His only mistake in that game was to break the ball he stuck to the third All-Star Team player Mane Machado, who hit his home twice to the left. Bassett will make his fourth start against the Marlins this season, who played against the Marlins 1-2 with a 3.66 ERA in 19 2/3 innings. He last faced Miami on July 8 at Citi Field, where he surrendered twice in six strikes in 6 1/3 innings, eventually losing.
Sandy Alcantara has been arguably the best starting player in baseball this season. His ability to play deeply into games while still controlling his three elite stadiums is what makes him so special. The right-hander was really good in his first start of the second half, He only waived two innings on two strokes while hitting ten in six innings of action against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Alcántara has been nearly untouchable at home this season, reaching a 1.66 ERA in 76 rounds of action across ten starts at LoanDepot Park. He will start his fourth game of the year against the Mets, with the Marlins leading 2-1 over the first three games. Francisco Lindor He has the best professional numbers against Alcántara, scoring 0.318 with one home run (which came back on June 24) and six runs on 22 bats.

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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.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022: RHP Taiguan Walker (8-2, 2.67 ERA) vs. RHP Pablo Lopez (7-5, 3.03 ERA)

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.