After an ugly blowout loss on Tuesday, the New York Mets look to rebound against the Baltimore Orioles in the final game of their short two-game series. Rain could creep into Baltimore later in the game, but it could hold off until its conclusion. The first pitch is once again scheduled for another 7:05 p.m. ET start from Oriole Park.
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Pete Alonso has been scorching hot since he returned from the injured list. He is 10-for-30 (.333) with three homers, including two last night. Mason Williams returns to center field and has struggled after earning a call-up from Syracuse. After hitting .373 in Triple-A, he is 3-for-16 over eight games in the big leagues.
The Orioles had everything working with their offense in their ten runs, 16 hit output. Maikel Franco continued his notorious Mets killing with a double, home run, and three runs batted in. Over his career, Franco has 20 home runs against the Mets, which are his most against any team. Cedric Mullins has been an all of baseball killer this year and is the hottest hitter in the sport. He is in the middle of an eight-game hitting streak where he is 17-for-32 (.531), and nine of the hits have gone for extra bases.
Taijuan Walker had a rare lackluster start his last time out against the San Diego Padres. Walker pitched five innings allowing seven hits, four runs (three earned), and walked four batters. His line could have been cleaner if Williams secured the Fernando Tatis Jr. home run that popped out of his glove early in the start. Walker is still sixth in all of baseball with his 2.17 ERA.
Matt Harvey gets to face his old team again and is looking to rebound from an ugly May. Over six starts, Harvey had a 9.64 ERA, allowed more runs than strikeouts, and only had one start where he pitched past the fifth inning. He started June better by holding the Minnesota Twins to one run in three innings pitched.
Matchup To Lookout For
Taijuan Walker vs. Ryan Mountcastle: 0-for-7 (.000)