This game could be low scoring as Braden Shipley (2-1, 2.96 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (49-69) meet Noah Syndergaard (9-7, 2.75 ERA) and the New York Mets (59-59) in the second of a three-game series at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 10-6, and Arizona leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 9:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and will air on FSAZ and SNY.
In his last start, Shipley pitched 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 9-0 victory over the Mets. Paul Goldschmidt (.299, 72 Rs, 18 HRs, 74 RBIs, 17 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 4 with three runs. The Mets were unsuccessful against the Diamondbacks 9-0 the last time Syndergaard pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out six and walking one. Yoenis Cespedes (.289, 49 Rs, 22 HRs, 59 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday.
For the 13th time this season, the Mets registered at least two errors in a game.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 10 runs. The Mets have a 0-3 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they are outhit, the Diamondbacks are 8-50. The Mets have an 18-44 record when opponents outhit them.
Arizona ranks in the bottom half of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 134 this season. New York ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 152.
Ranking 25th, Arizona is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 324 this season. New York ranks in the top half with 360.
When the Diamondbacks hit at least one home run, they are 41-38. When the Mets hit at least one homer, they have a 50-31 record.