Miami Marlins vs New York Mets Series Preview 9/27-9/28 2022

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Miami Marlins vs New York Mets Series Preview 9/27-9/28 2022

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Miami Marlins vs New York Mets Series Preview 9/27-9/28 2022

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It looks like the NL East championship is going to come down to the very end and the Mets are close! They will look to build off a 4-2 road trip as they head home to begin a brief two game series against their rival, the Miami Marlins. With the Mets lead still a game in a half and their magic number to clinch the NL East down to eight, can they extend their lead in the division and reduce their magic number in this series?

Marlins Record: 63-90

Mets Record: 97-57

Tuesday’s Starters:

Pablo Lopez 9-10, 3.88 ERA vs Carlos Carrasco 15-6, 3.79 ERA

Wednesday’s Starters:

Jesus Luzardo 3-7, 3.57 ERA vs Taijuan Walker 12-5, 3.53 ERA

What to watch:

The Mets are coming into this series feeling good at where they’re right now and their offense heating up at the right time. First baseman Pete Alonso is coming into this match up on fire and just made some history. Alonso batted .500 in the Mets three game series against the A’s with two home runs and batting in seven. He also at the same time broke the Mets all-time single season record for most runs batted in in a season with 128, exceeding Mike Piazza and David Wright by five. He will look to finish the season with a bang. Another player who’s gotten hot at the right time has been third baseman Eduardo Escobar. Since the beginning of August, he has been one of the Mets best hitters. Escobar has seen his batting average climb to nearly .240 after it being in the low .210s for most of the season. Shortstop Fransisco Lindor is also coming off a strong roadtrip seeing him surpass 100 runs batted in for the first time in his career.

The pitching matchup:

The Mets will feature the lower two starters in their rotation as they’re set to lineup their top three for the big series after the Marlins in Atlanta. Game one for the Mets will feature Carlos Carrasco and the Marlins will have Pablo Lopez. Lopez, who has been a bright spot for the Marlins lost season, is coming off a strong outing pitching six ⅔ innings against the Cubs on Sept. 20th and striking out six. Carrasco will look to bounce back after only pitching four innings against the Brewers giving up five hits and three runs on Sept. 20th. For the finale, it will feature Jesus Luzardo for the fish and Taijuan Walker for New York. Walker will look for better results from his previous start where he took a loss giving up four earned runs and a homer against the Brewers on Sept. 21st while Luzardo will look to build off one of his finest starts of the season where he struck out 11 Cubs in six ⅔ innings on Sept. 21st.

Who wins the series?

I have the Mets winning both of these games. Their offense looks good right now and the Marlins have been struggling mightily in September. Plus, the Mets are playing for something and they will bring the energy back at home. They will handle the Marlins in this series.

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