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The Mets lost a 16 inning game last night, but that doesn’t matter now. They’ve got Jacob deGrom on the mound tonight, and all he’s done is be the third-best pitcher in baseball over the past three seasons (16.5 fWAR).
He and Syndergaard are at least two of the reasons why it doesn’t make sense for the Mets to punt on any season.
RF — Jeff McNeil
CF — Michael Conforto
1B — Pete Alonso
2B — Robinson Cano
C — Wilson Ramos
LF — Dominic Smith
SS — Amed Rosario
3B — Adeiny Hechavarria
SP — Jacob deGrom
I really want to see Pete Alonso play second base now.
1B — Brandon Belt
RF — Austin Slater
3B — Pablo Sandoval
C — Stephen Vogt
SS — Brandon Crawford
LF — Mike Yastrzemski
CF — Kevin Pillar
2B — Joe Panik
SP — Tyler Beede
That’s the lineup that will try to have the Giants’ longest winning streak since 2016, when they won eight in a row.
Also, the Giants sent Williams Jerez down and called up Ty Blach — you know... just in case stuff gets weird over the next few days and/or there’s another 16 inning game which... geez... let’s hope not.