The Mets have been playing win one, lose one for a month now. If October is going to happen, then this has to happen:
Get to Greinke Early: It’s the same with Zack Greinke as most good starters and that’s to get at him early to run up his pitch count.
Pitch economy for Matz: Steven Matz is 8-8 after a 7-1 start, and the bone spur is the primary reason. Matz can’t throw his slider effectively, which hurts his other pitches. Throwing 100 pitches in six innings doesn’t make it.
Hit the ball: Whether against Greinke or the Arizona bullpen, the Mets have to capitalize on their opportunities. Their numbers with RISP are historically bad.
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