The struggles have been real for the Orioles on the season. They had a very promising roster and one that had quite a bit of talent on it, but so far on the season the Orioles have been unable to really come out and take control of any games. In fact, out of the last 7 games the Orioles have played in they have dropped all 7 of them. The Mets for their part are playing a little bit better than the Orioles, but even then they are still finding themselves 3 games under the five hundred mark on the year.
The Mets on the season have managed to score a total of 230 runs on the year and are hitting at a dismal .236 on the season. The pitching staff for the Mets is only getting a team ERA of 4.21
The Orioles for their part have been able to score a total of 215 runs and are actually hitting worse than the Mets at .231. What is hurting even worse for the Orioles is the team ERA that sits at the 5.00 mark.
Alex Cobb is taking to the mound for the Orioles in this game. On the season so far Cobb has been able to get a total of 46.1 innings thrown and has struck out 25 batters. This has led to Cobb getting a record of 1-7 with a 6.80 ERA.
For the Mets they are countering with Jason Vargas. Vargas on the year has been able to throw a total of 25.1 innings and struck out 23 batters. He has managed to get a 2-3 record and oddly has an even worse ERA at 8.53