Blake Snell, Padres aim to derail Mets’ winning streak

New York Mets added to san diego padres‘Season-long disappointments on Friday night, and this time injury could have an effect

With the score tied 3–3 and one out in the bottom of the seventh, Ha-seong Kim doubled into the left field corner. As metsAfter left fielder Tommy Pham raced to field the ball, Kim, an offensive base runner, decided to go for a triple. He failed as Pham made a perfect throw to third.

Kim’s frustration at being ejected resulted in him kicking a water cooler near the dugout, causing Kim to leave the game with an injury to his right toe and make him questionable for the rest of the weekend.

“It was so sad that he had to pull out of the game,” padres Manager Bob Melvin said of Kim after the game. “I don’t think tomorrow will feel better, although the X-rays were negative.

Kim, a dashing second baseman, may be forced to sit out Saturday’s home rematch mets

David Peterson (2-6, 6.61 ERA) will start for mets Against Blake Snell (5-7, 3.03) in the left-handed contest

Don’t be fooled by Snell’s win-loss record. He was the National League pitcher of the month for June with a 3–1 record and 0.87 ERA, and allowed three runs on 13 hits with eight walks and a .124 opponents’ batting average in 31 innings in five starts.

Snell will be out to snap mets‘ winning streak, now at a season-high six games

“We are playing better and getting results,” mets said manager Buck Showalter. “Petersen has done much better since his return.

Pietersen, 27, started the season mets‘Rotation’. But after eight starts, Peterson was 1–6 with an 8.08 ERA. Those numbers earned Peterson a trip to Triple-A Syracuse, where he posted a 1–2 record and 4.86 ERA in seven starts.

mets He has won both his starts since his return on 27 June. He allowed one run on eight hits and six walks in 10 innings. His ERA dropped by about 1.5 runs per nine innings.

Peterson said of his pre-demotion outing, “I knew what I was throwing out there wasn’t up to the mark.” “It was much easier to get over that and focus on what I needed to do to come back.”

That was to regain command of his slider, get more groundouts, and end his reliance on strikeouts.

Meanwhile, Snell’s slider had also recently come back, turning him into a devastating strikeout pitcher.

Melvin said, “Right now, he’s as good as any pitcher in the game.” “It’s a strike. When he’s up in the count, it’s more difficult to hit something.”

Since June 1, Snell is 4–1 with a 0.75 ERA and .160 opponents’ batting average, 12 walks and 60 strikeouts in 36 innings in six starts. That’s an average of 15 strikeouts per game and a 5-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He has a career average of 11 strikeouts per nine innings and a 2.79-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

–Field Level Media

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