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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets Preview and Predictions 09-12-2019


Alex Young's best major league start to date sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their 11th win in 12 contests before the formerly red-hot team went ice-cold in their next four outings. Young returns to the mound on Thursday afternoon as the visiting Diamondbacks aim to put a halt to their losing skid in the finale of their four-game series against the New York Mets.

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Young would be wise to keep a keen eye on Todd Frazier, who drove in all three runs in New York's 3-2 victory on Tuesday before homering twice the following night as the Mets posted their eighth win in 12 outings with a 9-0 romp. The 33-year-old has four homers, 14 RBIs and seven runs scored in his last 10 games overall and is 7-for-15 with five extra-base hits (two doubles, three homers), nine RBIs and five runs scored in the season series against Arizona. A relative power outage at the plate (six runs in four contests) has sent the Diamondbacks a half-game behind the Mets in the congested race for the second wild card in the National League. Adam Jones is 2-for-16 with six strikeouts in his last five contests heading into Thursday's tilt versus right-hander Marcus Stroman, against whom he is 9-for-25.

TV: 1:10 p.m. ET, FS Arizona, SNY (New York)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Diamondbacks LH Alex Young (7-3, 3.38 ERA) vs. Mets RH Marcus Stroman (7-13, 3.42)

Young posted a franchise rookie record with 12 strikeouts while scattering two hits over eight innings in Saturday's 2-0 win versus Cincinnati. The 26-year-old Young has stepped up when on the road, sporting a 5-1 record with a 2.29 ERA while limiting the opposition to bat .194 against him. Young also has had his way versus left-handed batters, limiting them to just a .132 batting average.

Stroman fell to 0-2 in his last three starts on Saturday after yielding four earned runs for the second time in that stretch in a 5-0 setback against Philadelphia. The 28-year-old New York native surrendered a season-high 10 hits versus the Phillies, with one leaving the yard to boost his total to four homers in his last three outings. Stroman endured arguably his worst start in 2019 against Arizona on June 7, as he yielded a season high-tying six runs on eight hits -- including two homers -- in an 8-2 shellacking while pitching for Toronto.

WALK-OFFS

1. Arizona CF Ketel Marte has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and 3B Eduardo Escobar has done the same in 11 of his last 13.

2. New York LF Jeff McNeil improved to 13-for-37 with 11 RBIs in September after highlighting his three-hit performance with his first multi-homer game of his career on Wednesday.

3. Diamondbacks 1B Christian Walker is 1-for-14 with five strikeouts in his last four games.

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Last Injuries

New York Mets

  • Robert Gsellman

    Back
    Late Sept | 10-day IL

    Gsellman has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a partial lat tear and is not expected to return until at least the end of September.

  • Dominic Smith

    Foot
    Late Sept | 60-day IL

    Smith has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a stress reaction in his left loot. It is uncertain if he will return Sept. 25 against the Marlins.

  • Wilson Ramos

    Rest
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Ramos is not expected to be in the starting lineup against the Rockies on Wednesday as he is likely to receive a day of rest.

  • Wilson Ramos

    Rest
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Ramos is not expected to partake in Monday's game against the Rockies due to a routine day of rest.

  • Travis d'Arnaud

    Rest
    Ques Sun | questionable

    d'Arnaud is not expected to suit up against the Angels on Sunday as he is to be rested.

  • Wilson Ramos

    Rest
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Ramos is likely to be absent from the starting lineup against the Diamondbacks on Thursday as he is projected to receive a day of rest.

  • Michael Conforto

    Rest
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Conforto is not expected to be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Diamondbacks as he is likely to be given a day of rest.

  • Travis d'Arnaud

    Rest
    Ques Tues | questionable

    d'Arnaud is not expected to play Tuesday against the Rangers due to a routine day of rest.

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Nick Ahmed

    Finger
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Ahmed has missed the previous two games due to a finger injury, and it is unknown if he will face the Padres on Friday.

  • Luke Weaver

    Forearm
    Ques Fri | 60-day IL

    Weaver has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a mild flexor pronator strain and a minor UCL sprain. It is uncertain if he will be activated in time for Friday's game against the Padres.

  • Archie Bradley

    Back
    Prob Wed | probable

    Bradley missed the previous two games due to back spasms, but it is likely that he will be available for Wednesday's contest versus the Marlins.

  • Robbie Ray

    Finger
    Prob Mon | probable

    Ray is nursing a blister on his left middle finger, but he is expected to make his next scheduled start against the Marlins on Monday.

  • Taijuan Walker

    Shoulder
    Late Sept | 60-day IL

    Walker had Tommy John surgery and is on the 60-day injured list. He suffered a right capsule strain during his rehabilitation and is likely to be on the IL until sometime toward the end of the season.

  • Steven Souza Jr.

    Knee
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Souza Jr. has been shifted to the 60-day injured list and is expected to miss the regular season with a torn ACL, LCL, PCL and posterior lateral capsule in his left knee. It is unknown if he will be available in October if the team makes the postseason.

  • Robbie Ray

    Finger
    Prob Wed | probable

    Ray was removed from his previous start with a blister on his left middle finger but is expected to take the mound Wednesday against the Mets.

new-york-mets Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Seth Lugo 53 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Chris Flexen 9 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Drew Gagnon 16 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Jeff McNeil 127 117 484 79 154 35 1 22 71 257 5 73 6 .318 .531 .388
J.D. Davis 131 92 381 60 116 19 1 19 52 194 3 92 0 .304 .509 .367
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Edwin Diaz 61 0 162 91 4 57 14 3 35 0 0 11 20 1018
Jeurys Familia 61 0 165 60 3 56 6 4 38 0 0 6 42 973
Seth Lugo 57 0 226 99 4 52 7 4 27 0 0 3 16 1197
Robert Gsellman 52 0 191 60 6 64 7 2 36 0 0 4 23 1072
Justin Wilson 42 0 110 41 2 32 4 1 11 0 0 5 16 633
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Wilson Ramos 134 110 0 88 16 7 0 9
Tomas Nido 45 35 1 27 2 3 0 3
Travis d'Arnaud 1 5 1 4 2 1 0 1
Adeiny Hechavarria 19 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Amed Rosario 147 143 0 0 0 17 0 0

arizona-diamondbacks Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Zack Greinke 1 1 2 7 1 4 1 3 8 1 1 1 1 .500 .500 .500
Ketel Marte 144 139 569 97 187 36 9 32 92 337 10 86 2 .329 .592 .389
Wilmer Flores 83 55 242 28 76 16 0 8 31 116 0 27 0 .314 .479 .360
David Peralta 99 92 382 48 105 29 3 12 57 176 0 87 0 .275 .461 .343
Eduardo Escobar 150 146 600 93 163 28 10 35 115 316 5 123 1 .272 .527 .322
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Andrew Chafin 73 0 153 64 2 50 6 0 23 0 0 1 18 867
Yoan Lopez 66 0 170 38 0 47 10 2 25 0 0 3 17 815
Archie Bradley 62 1 203 81 4 64 5 2 30 0 0 3 35 1226
Yoshihisa Hirano 58 0 147 55 3 50 6 2 30 0 0 0 22 874
Matt Andriese 51 0 195 71 2 67 7 4 36 0 0 6 25 1117
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Carson Kelly 106 81 4 31 15 8 0 3
Alex Avila 59 46 1 9 10 2 0 2
John Ryan Murphy 25 17 0 3 2 0 0 0
Caleb Joseph 17 9 1 1 2 1 0 0
Abraham Almonte 11 3 0 0 0 1 1 0