Mets Game Preview: (5/26/21) vs. Colorado Rockies (19-30)

New York Yankees, New York Mets, Marcus Stroman

The New York Mets look to make it two in a row over the Colorado Rockies in the third game of the four-game set. It features a terrific pitching matchup which should once again feature a game with very limited scoring. The first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m., but there could be some rain throughout the night.

Before the game, the Mets added some much-needed outfield help by trading for Billy McKinney. He is still only 26-years old but is still looking to make an impact with his bat, hitting just .207 in his career. This entire series has featured a lack of offense as the winning team in both games only needed to score three times. The Rockies are known for their struggles outside of Coors Field and only have eight hits along with just two at-bats w/RISP.

Ryan McMahon is the one Rockie who has been able to muster some offense. He only has two hits in the series, but both have been for home runs. Luckily, the Rockies have not been on base often, which resulted in both homers only resulting in one run.

Pitching Matchup

Marcus Stroman takes the mound for the Mets and looks to put together back-to-back good starts for the second time all year. Stroman’s first three starts gave him a terrific 0.90 ERA. He has a 3.90 ERA in his last six starts with some up and down outings. His best start of the season came against the Rockies at Coors Field, where he held them to one run in eight innings.

German Marquez has struggled in May but hopes to replicate his April start against the Mets. Marquez pitched a complete game (7 innings) and held the Mets to two runs while striking out six. In 19.2 innings during May, Marquez has a 5.95 ERA and uncharacteristically walked 11 batters.

Matchups To Lookout For

German Marquez vs. Jonathan Villar: 4-for-10 (.400), 2 Doubles, Strikeout

German Marquez vs. Brandon Drury: 3-for-16 (.188), 2 Doubles, Home Run, Strikeout

Marcus Stroman vs. Ryan McMahon: 0-for-6 (.000), Strikeout

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