Gut Reaction: Mets 5, Giants 2 (6/24/17)

For Jacob deGrom, tonight was yet another start where he proved he is the best pitcher in the Mets rotation. He posted another solid outing, going eight strong innings with seven strikeouts and allowing one earned run. He simply controlled the game from the mound, and his only slip up was a solo shot allowed to Brandon Belt. My gut reaction is that deGrom will continue to dominate other teams, and his win total will rely on not only his offense, but how the bullpen protects his leads.

Wilmer Flores started the scoring for the Mets tonight, with a solo shot in the fourth inning. The Mets would strike again in the eighth, with Jay Bruce and Flores each driving in runs. Conforto drove a run in during the ninth inning to further pad the lead. Curtis Granderson and Jose Reyes each hit a triple. Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits, and deGrom and Yoenis Cespedes each had a hit.

Addison Reed settled down after allowing a run in relief, making the final score 5-2. The Mets will attempt to sweep the Giants tomorrow at 4:05 when Rafael Montero will take on Matt Moore.

8 comments for “Gut Reaction: Mets 5, Giants 2 (6/24/17)

  1. MattyMets
    June 25, 2017 at 8:53 am

    That’s 2. We’re in the midst of an easy 9 game stretch and our last chance to salvage the season. Have to go at least 7-2 to build momentum.

  2. Chris F
    June 25, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Not sure Reed helped his trade value, but hes not a closer. I think he still carries “set up guy with closer potential” value. We wont get Gleyber Torres in trade, but a solid prospect for sure. He is a top 10 trade name according to MLBTR. Blevins will get return value too.

    MLBTR puts Reed and Blevins ahead of the trade possibilities, then Duda, Bruce, and Granny tied for 26th ranking. The last three are maybe harder to place, but we all know underperformance or injuries could change that. The Yankees have no first baseman. Duda would eat that RF porch up there.

    Lets hope this stretch of easier games against the leagues absolute worst lights these guys on fire and boosts trade value.

    • Steve S.
      June 25, 2017 at 11:53 am

      What will our bullpen be like next year if we trade Blevins and Reed? Don’t we want to hold on to them and add some better arms out there?

      Maybe it’s just me, but I would hold on to Bruce, extending him. His dWar is 0.0, and he looks OK in RF to me. And he can hit and even take the walk better than most on the Mets.

      I’m fine with dealing Grandson, Cabrera, Reyes, and Duda.

      • Chris F
        June 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

        Reed is a free agent after the season. Anyone that wants him will need to get in the sweepstakes. There is no way to “hold on” to him unless he chooses against free agency; I think he will get a good deal. Bruce is a FA as well. If the Mets want him back, they could try to get a deal done but I cant imagine why he wouldnt select free agency.

        If this team can get near MLB ready players in return, that would be extremely good given the state of things.

        Also, the team has a lot of issues coming up for 18, namely starting pitching and a handful of position players, all more important than relievers IMO.

        • Steve S.
          June 25, 2017 at 8:42 pm

          Good points about Reed and Bruce. I would want the Mets to try to retain them by making a good multi-year offer to both before they elect free agency. If they don’t accept, trade them and compete with others later.

          • Dalton Allison
            June 26, 2017 at 8:27 pm

            I would rather retain Blevins than Reed. It is hard to find a hook that devastates lefties like Blevins does.

            • Steve S.
              June 27, 2017 at 8:06 am

              Agree! And Blevins has a $7 million option for the Mets to pick up. They should retain him!

    • June 25, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      How much more do you expect them to do?

      Granny’s batting .379 in his last 10 games and has a .987 OPS in his last 168 PA. Bruce is 6th in the NL in homers and has a 1.052 OPS in his last 18 games. Duda has a .969 OPS in his last 111 PA. These are all known quantities performing quite well already. If they don’t have trade value right now, they’re not going to magically get it in seven more games.

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