Gabriel Ynoa (1-0, 15.19 ERA) and the New York Mets (79-69) meet Kyle Gibson (6-9, 5.08 ERA) and the Minnesota Twins (55-94) in the last of a three-game interleague series at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 3-2, and New York leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 18 and will air on SNY and FSN.
In his most recent outing, Ynoa pitched 2.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out one and walking two in an 8-1 loss to the Nationals. Yoenis Cespedes (.288, 64 Rs, 30 HRs, 81 RBIs, 2 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 6 with one RBI. The Twins were victorious the last time Gibson pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 8.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out four and walking three in an 8-1 victory over the Tigers. Brian Dozier (.281, 99 Rs, 41 HRs, 98 RBIs, 15 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday.
In their last game, the Twins lost by a margin of one run. The Mets are 23-20 in one-run games. The Twins have a 13-26 record in close games.
The Mets managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Twins who are coming in with a 12-9 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Mets have a slight leg up on the Twins, as the Mets have won their last two games while the Twins have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Twins are 40-12. The Mets have a 53-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 28th, New York is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 582 this season. Minnesota ranks in the top half at 12th with 681.
Ranking 21st, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.727). Minnesota ranks in the top half at 13th with an OPS of .748.
The Twins are 38-79 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Mets are 37-50 when they allow at least one homer.