The matchup between the New York Mets (and the Tampa Bay Rays) is certain to be exciting for baseball fans. Despite the fact that the two teams play in different divisions and different leagues, the Mets and Rays are still one of the most exciting and intriguing matches in the entire league. These teams are known for their star players, and their fans will surely be thrilled with this high-level game.
Both teams are coming off of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles. Earlier in the week, the Mets swept the Baltimore Orioles. The Mets defeated the Orioles 7-1 in Wednesday’s game. Matt Harvey, the Mets’ starting pitcher, gave up seven earned runs over 4.1 innings. He was criticised for his poor performance. The Rays have the best record against Mets, but both teams are still far away from clinching postseason berths.
Tonight, the Mets will face Tyler Glasnow at Trop Stadium. The Rays acquired Glasnow from the Pirates in the ’16-’17 offseason. The team got him for a low price in exchange for Austin Meadows. Although Archer is back in Tampa Bay, he’s likely to miss the remainder of the season due to a back injury. In other words, the Mets’ best hope is that Glasnow will be in good form when he takes the mound.
The Mets have an elite team, but they have yet make an extraordinary trade with the Rays. In other words, the Mets are unlikely to pull a major trade with Tampa Bay, so they’ll need to do it somehow. If they do, they will have to again pull the wool over the Rays eyes. They’ll make a statement.
While the Mets have an elite pitching staff, the Rays haven’t had the same caliber of talent as last year. They’re without Blake Snell, a major part of the team’s World Series run last year, and Charlie Morton, who has since retired, has been injured. Chris Archer, meanwhile, is going through a difficult time and recently had to deal with the death of his mother. Despite the talented roster, Tampa Bay’s offense has been unable to score runs at home.
The Seattle Mariners are a dangerous baseball team. They rank 12th in MLB with 113 runs and 26 home runs. The Mets are not pleased with Tampa Bay’s offense. They rank 15th in batting and have only hit the ball well in two of their last four games. Their pitching staff has its flaws.