Exciting news Mets fans! Opening Day is only two weeks away!  In preparation for opening day, the Mets are going to start avoiding throwing some starters against the Marlins/Nationals the rest of spring training. On Sunday, for example, Jacob deGrom will pitch in a backfields game instead of against the Nationals.

Lets break down some eye opening stats from this years spring training:

  • The starting rotation has a 2.77 ERA, 1.164 WHIP, 2.6 BB/9, 9.3 K/9 (55.1 IP, 57 K, 16 BB.)
  • Mets Spring Training OPS Leaders (20 AB min.) Amed Rosario 1.278 Luis Guillorme 1.158 Pete Alonso 1.147 Robinson Cano 1.107 Dominic Smith 1.066
  • Syndergaard has 19 strikeouts this spring – tied for the second-most among all pitchers.
  • Peter Alonso ranks third in the majors with a .385 batting average, tied for third in hits and fourth in slugging percentage.
  • Hector Santiago has pitched 6 IP, 11 K, 0.83 WHIP. Could be an option as the 7th BP arm. He grew up in New Jersey as a Mets fan and said this is a dream come true.
  • notable ERA leaders among relievers this spring: 1) Tim Peterson (0.00) 2) Seth Lugo (1.04) 3) Héctor Santiago (1.50) 3) Edwin Díaz (2.25) 4) Luis Avilán (2.35) 5) Eric Hanhold (3.18) 6) Rob Gsellman (4.05

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The Mets have only two full weeks of games left until they will head to Washington D.C. to face the Nationals in the season opener. Today, the Mets are away as they take on the Nationals. The odds according to Betting Insider Journal for the Mets are in their favor (-123). Meanwhile the Nationals are (+105) underdogs, due to an inconsistent run in Spring Training.