New York Mets vs Houston Astros Series Preview 6/21-6/22 2022

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New York Mets vs Houston Astros Series Preview 6/21-6/22 2022

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New York Mets vs Houston Astros Series Preview 6/21-6/22 2022

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Potential World Series Matchup? Never too early to make these types of predictions as the New York Mets head down to Houston to take on the Astros in this brief two game series with lots of offensive fireworks expected. Both the Mets and Astros sit at the top of their respective divisions and are a top teams in the MLB according to many baseball experts. This series may give us a glimpse of what we may see in October!

Tuesday’s Starters:

Trevor Williams 1-3, 3.53 ERA vs Jose Urquidy 5-3, 4.99 ERA

Wednesday’s Starters:

Carlos Carrasco 8-2, 3.96 ERA vs Luis Garcia, 4-5, 3.41 ERA

What to Watch:

This is the first time these two teams are set to face each other since September of 2017, when the Astros swept a three game series against the Amazins. This is a totally different Mets ball club now and this series should feature lots of offensive fireworks with the pitching matchups not really favorable. Watch out for Mets first baseman Pete Alonso after he came off a very strong series against the Miami Marlins as he drove in five runs, including a grand slam to add to his major league leading 64th RBI. Fransisco Lindor is also on a tear this year especially over his last four games. Over the weekend, he hit two home runs and drove in six runs so he’s also another player who will look to continue his offensive success in Houston. 

The Pitching Matchup:

Both starter’s for the Mets will have their hands full in this series. The Astros are atop of the American League in offensive stats and home runs. It will be a lot to handle for game one starter Trevor Williams, as he will be making his first appearance as a starter since Tylor Megill went down with another injury. He did well in his absence so it will be interesting to see how he will pan out in his second stint as a starter. Game two starter Carlos Carrasco has perhaps the most experience facing the Astros, as he spent his first 11 years in the majors with Cleveland. 

Who Wins the Series?

I think the Mets will split this two game series against the Astros with both these teams taking a game a piece. This will arguably be one of the Mets toughest opponents in a while and it will be interesting to see how they will play against an Astros team who’s been to the World Series in three out of the last five years. I think the Mets offense will keep them in the game and that’s why I have the Mets splitting this series with the Astros.   

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