MMO Game Feed: Marlins vs. Mets, 4:10 p.m.

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Brad Penner – USA TODAY Sports

Saturday, July 9, 2022 • 4:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
HPL Braxton Garrett (1-3, 4.25) vs RHP Carlos Carrasco (9-4, 4.64)
SNY • WCBS 880 AM • WEPN

Happy Keith Hernandez Day! The New York Mets All-Star first baseman and announcer retires his number today at Citi Field. A longstanding criticism of the Mets was that the team did not honor its own history. Things have changed in the past two seasons with ceremonies for both Jerry Koosman and Keith. If you go to the ballpark today, we hope you have an amazing day and can share stories about Keith on the field with those who were too young to see him.

At 33, I definitely fall into the “too young to see it” bucket but I remember when I was in high school when SNY formed and introduced us to Gary, Keith and Ron. From talking to us about the fundamentals, his love of tootsie pops, stories about his cat, I loved having Keith part of my daily routine. Thanks Keith!

Composition of the Mets

  1. Brandon Nimmo – CF
  2. Starling Marte –RF
  3. Francois Lindor – SS
  4. Pete Alonso – 1B
  5. JD Davis – DH
  6. Marc Canha –LF
  7. Eduardo Escobar – 3B
  8. Luis Guillorme – 2B
  9. James McCann. -VS

Marlin range

  1. Jon Berti – 2B
  2. Garrett Cooper – DH
  3. Jesus Aguilar – 1B
  4. Jesus Sanchez – CF
  5. Avisail Garcia –RF
  6. Brian Anderson – 3B
  7. Bryan De LaCruz –LF
  8. Miguel Rojas
  9. Nick Fortes -VS

There is also a baseball game today! Carlos Carrasco will make his 17th start of the season. In 87 1/3 innings, he has a 4.64 ERA, 3.66 FIP, 1.328 WHIP and an 87+ ERA. Carrasco finished June with back-to-back tough starts, allowing 11 runs in 6 2/3 innings. Last time out, he held the Rangers to just one run on six hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Carrasco faced the Marlins in mid-June and allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven. The Marlins have the following numbers against Carrasco:

  • Avisail Garcia 11-42, 2B, HR, BB, 12K
  • Jesus Aguilar 3-9, 2B, 2 BB, K
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. 211, 2B, BB, 4K
  • Billy Hamilton 3-10, 3B, 2BB, 2K
  • Bryan De La Cruz 3-10, HR, 2K
  • Jorge Soler 1-7, 2BB, 4K
  • Miguel Rojas 3-7, HR, K
  • Jacob Stallings 1-7, 2K
  • Jesus Sanchez 1-5, 2K

Braxton Garrett gets the start for the Marlins. Over six starts and 29 2/3 innings this season, he has a 4.25 ERA, 3.14 FIP, 1.449 WHIP and a 98+ ERA. Braxton is coming off a terrific start against the Nationals where he allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings on four hits and one walk. His departure before that, he allowed five runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Cardinals.

Braxton faced the Mets on June 18 and allowed three runs on five hits and two walks in four innings of work, in a game the Mets won 3-2. The Mets have the following career numbers against Braxton:

  • Pete Alonso 0-3, 2BB
  • JD Davis 1-3, 2BB, 2K
  • Brandon Nimmo 0-3
  • Dominique Smith 2-3
  • Mark Canha 1-1, BB
  • Eduardo Escobar 0-2
  • Francisco Lindor 1-2, HR
  • Starling Marte 1-2
  • Jeff McNeil 1-2

Game Notes

Today, the Mets will retire Keith Hernandez’s number 17 uniform, complete with a 17 patch on their jerseys. Hernandez was elected to the Mets Hall of Fame in 1997, ranks second in team history in batting average (.297) and won six Rawlings Golden Gloves with the Mets, the most in franchise history.

Carlos Carrasco will be looking to win his 10th game of the season today, which would be the fourth time in his career that he has won 10 games before the All-Star break. The last Mets pitcher to do so was R. A. Dickey.

JD Davis is first in the majors with a 63.1% hard hit rate and fifth with an average exit speed of 94 mph.

Let’s put!

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