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Cookie Carrasco finally makes his Mets debut. 

After finishing a five-game-in-four-day series against the Braves 2-3, the Mets will hopefully get a nice injection of emotion when Carlos Carrasco finally makes his Mets debut on Friday evening.

Carrasco was acquired with Francisco Lindor before the season but has dealt with injuries all year. If he can be effective it would be a big help to the Mets’ rotation.

Of course, the trade deadline will hit before this game even starts so there may be names added to Saturday’s lineup who aren’t even part of the organization at the time this preview publishes for Friday.

Game Info

Cincinnati Reds (54-49) @ New York Mets (54-47)
Friday, July 30, 2021 — 7:10 PM EDT
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Reds: Sonny Gray (2-6, 4.50 ERA)
Mets: Carlos Carrasco (2021 season debut)


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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.