9/13/20 Game Preview: New York Mets at Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Mets (21-25) came off an offensive explosion on Friday night to lay a relative egg yesterday. After scoring 18 runs on Friday, the Mets could only produce two in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays (25-20). The two teams are set to wrap up their weekend series this afternoon with first pitch for the contest scheduled for 3:07 p.m. at Sahlen Field.

Sep 12, 2020; Buffalo, New York, USA; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Jonathan Villar (30) steals third base against New York Mets third baseman J.D. Davis (28) during the sixth inning at Sahlen Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets will send rookie left-hander David Peterson (4-1, 4.26 ERA) to the mound today. Peterson was hit hard in his last start, giving up five runs in two innings against the Philadelphia Phillies last Monday, but was bailed out of a loss when the Mets rallied to force extra innings. The end result was a no-decision for Peterson as the Mets lost 9-8. The Blue Jays will counter with lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-1, 3.19 ERA) to complete the matchup of southpaws. Ryu was hit hard by the New York Yankees in his last start, allowing five runs in five innings last Monday, but he did get bailed out when Toronto’s offense exploded after Ryu left the game. Ryu ended up with a no-decision as the Blue Jays won 12-7.

Local Coverage:

Television: SNY

Radio: WCBS

New York Mets Lineup:

Pre-Game Notes:

  • Peterson has never faced the Blue Jays before.
  • Ryu is 4-1 with a 1.54 ERA in eight career starts against the Mets.
  • Robinson Cano will get the day off today. Todd Frazier will start at third base and bat cleanup, shifting J.D. Davis to DH, Jeff McNeil to second base and Dominic Smith out to left field.
  • The Mets have activated lefty Steven Matz from the injured list. Drew Smith was optioned to the alternate site to make room for Matz on the active roster.
  • This is the final game of the season series between the Mets and Blue Jays, so today’s victor will claim it.