New York Mets

The New York Mets look to win their fourth straight as they face the sputtering Brewers in the second of a four-game series. 

  • New York Mets (34-26)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (28-33)
  • MLB, 4:10 pm ET, WPIX/FSWI, Full Preview
  • Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

The New York Mets will look to extend their winning streak to a blistering three games but this time they’ll do it without their clear strength: An abundance of power pitching.

No Steven Matz, no Matt Harvey, and no Noah Syndergaard for that matter.

Saturday, 25-year-old relief pitcher and ‘spot-start’ enthusiast Logan Verrett will take the hill and look to keep his Mets within 2.5 games of the Nationals, who currently sit atop the N.L. East.

Last Tuesday’s double-header in Pittsburgh meant six games in five days for New York, hence the free start.

They say the best ability is availability, and Verrett is always ready for duty when the Mets call his name.

While Verrett is sometimes looked as a Mets savior in the ‘sudden-start’ department, he’s currently 1-1 with a 4.30 ERA in such games.

On the other side, the Brewers send Willy Peralta – likely the worst starting pitcher in the Bigs right now – to the mound, with his 6.79 ERA and all. Look for the Mets offense to continue its newfound hitting touch.

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Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.