Let's Win This Series Against the Mets, Seattle!

The Mariners have been hot these last few weeks. A series win against the Mets would be another feather in their caps!

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners
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The Mariners have been on a tear recently, winning a record 21 games in the month of August.
The Mets have just finished series with two of our AL West Rivals: the Angels and the Rangers. (It looks like AL West week in Queens!) The Mets lost two and won one game against the Angels and Rangers. Let’s see if we can also win the series and ideally sweep it! Go, Mariners!

It is a busy time of year in Flushing, NY! The Mets host the Mariners at Citi Field. Meanwhile, just down Shea Road, the U.S. Open is in the early rounds of tennis competition.

The Mets have a 61 and 73 win/loss record and sit at the bottom of the National League East. The Mariners have a 76 and 57 win/loss record and are on top of the American League West. The Mets Front Office is in transition because several directors have been fired. More dismissals may be coming!

The Mets’ results with the Giants, the White Sox, the Red Sox, and the Pirates resemble the Mariners’ outcomes. Alternatively, while the Mariners won six out of seven games against Kansas City, the Royals swept the Mets. The New York Mets rank 18th in MLB for hitting while the Mariners have moved up to 13th place.  The Mets rank 18th in MLB for pitching by ERA while the Mariners are first in MLB.

We may see former Mariners pitching reliever Trevor Gott and designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach.

Mariners and Mets Pitching

I expect that the following pitchers will be on the mound for the three games in Flushing.
Both teams are holding their cards close to their chests as far as pitching goes. Scott Servais said that he hoped George Kirby could pitch Saturday or Sunday because he was ill for his regular rotation spot this past week. RHP George Kirby, 3.28 ERA, 59 R and 142 SOs in 156.1 IP. Whomever they choose will do well as the Mariners have some of the best pitchers in MLB.

Friday, Sept. 1: RHP Logan Gilbert, 3.66 ERA, 66 R and 153 SO in 155 IP v. RHP Kodai Senga, 3.17 ERA, 53 R and 164 SO in 136.1 IP.

Saturday, Sept. 2: RHP Luis Castillo, 3.01 ERA, 63 R and 181 SO in 164.1 IP v. LHP David Peterson, 5.23 ERA, 53 R and 91 SO in 136.1 IP

Sunday, Sept. 3 RHP Bryan Woo, 4.15 ERA, 33 R and 68 SO in 65 IP v. RHP Tylor Megill, 5.29 ERA, 66 R and 82 SO in 97 IP.

Mets Batting

The Mets' lineup will consist of a combination of these players. Their batting averages resemble Seattle's overall although the Mariners' BAs have soared in the past weeks. (Note that the stats reflect batting hand, jersey number, (position), batting average, runs batted in and strikeouts in x number of at-bats.)

LHB #9 Brandon Nimmo (CF) .258 BA, 53 RBI and 125 SO in 488 ABs

SH #12 Francisco Lindor (SS) .250 BA, 79 RBI and 119 SO in 496 ABs

LHB #1 Jeff McNeil (RF, 2B) .265 BA, 47 RBI and 57 SO in 490 ABs

RHB #20 Pete Alonso (1B) .219 BA, 96 RBI and 119 SO in 457 ABs

RHB #4 Francisco Alvarez (C) .213 BA, 47 RBI and 90 SO in 320 ABs

LHB #2 Omar Narváez (C) .238 BA, 6 RBI and 16 SOs in 89 ABs.

LHB #29 DJ Stewart (DH, RF) .277 BA, 15 RBI and 28 SO in 83 ABs

RHB #15 Danny Mendick (2B, DH, PH) .190 BA, 4 RBI and 15 SO in 63 ABs

LHB #30 Rafael Ortega (CF, PH) .234 BA, 6 RBI and 20 SO in 77 ABs

SH #19 Jonathan Araúz (3B, SS) .127 BA, 6 RBI and 17 SO in 55 ABs

RHB #27 Mark Vientos (3B) .202 BA, 11 RBI and 43 SO in 129 ABs

RHB #26 Tim Locastro (PH) .167 BA, 1 RBI and 8 SO in 24 ABs

LHB #32 Daniel Vogelbach (DH) .228 BA, 43 RB I and 75 SO in 254 ABs

Ronny Mauricio – call up from Triple A Syracuse.

If the Mariners do not suffer any more injuries, the team should win or sweep the series, playing like they have of late. The Mets are real competition, however, so Seattle should not take it easy.