Despite losing two of three in Atlanta to the Braves, the Mets just wrapped up a winning road trip. They now get to hang out at Citi Field for the next nine games while facing various AL West opponents. The first team New York will be hosting is the Los Angeles Angels.
Here are what the probable pitching matchups look like at the moment.
Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET: Kodai Senga vs. Patrick Sandoval
Kodai Senga will look to record his fourth straight quality start and fifth in his last six tries on Friday night. His most recent appearance against the Cardinals included just one earned run, two hits, and two walks with five strikeouts in seven innings. Since this is the first time the Mets and Angels are playing each other this year, it will be Senga’s first career start against Los Angeles.
After posting a 2.91 ERA in 2022, that number is up at 4.08 through 22 starts for Patrick Sandoval. Most recently, six runs were scored on him in 4.2 innings against the Rays, but just two were earned. He’s completed more than five innings once in his last five starts. Sandoval allowed two runs on eight hits, two walks, and eight strikeouts through six innings last year against the Mets.
Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET: Carlos Carrasco vs. Chase Silseth
How many more chances will Carlos Carrasco get in the Mets’ rotation? At least one more despite his 6.42 ERA through 19 starts. He allowed three runs in four innings against St. Louis in his most recent start. He didn’t walk anyone but also allowed nine hits in the process. Cookie owns a 2.68 lifetime ERA against the Angels in 53.2 innings. His last appearance in 2022 didn’t go well, though: five runs on nine hits (two homers) in 4.2 innings.
Chase Silseth has an even 4.00 ERA across 14 appearances for the Angels (six starts). His last appearance against the Rays didn’t go great. He allowed five runs on five hits (two homers), three walks, and four strikeouts in 3.2 innings. This will be his first career start vs. the Mets.
Sunday at 12:05 p.m. ET: David Peterson vs. Griffin Canning
David Peterson will look to get himself on track in the series finale. The Mets won his last start, but he allowed four runs on seven hits to the Braves and was yanked one out shy of completing five innings. It was his longest outing since getting re-inserted into the starting rotation following the trade deadline. The lefty faced the Angels once in 2022, but it came in 2.2 innings of relief.
Griffing Canning’s last two appearances have come in relief, with one good outing and one bad outing. The good outing was his most recent one. The hurler allowed one run on two hits, one walk, and five strikeouts in 3.1 innings while earning his seventh win of the year.