LeBron James will suit up for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the New York Knicks on Monday, marking Game No. 81 of 81 in which the star forward will have played this season.
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The Mets, who have matched the best nine-game start in franchise history, entered this series with a 1.31 bullpen ERA and an overall team ERA of 2.40. Both of those numbers rank second in the majors. On Monday, their bullpen continued that trend with three scoreless innings.
New York will go with right-hander Jacob deGrom on Tuesday. He is off to a strong start with a 2-0 record and a 1.54 ERA. DeGrom, who played college ball in the state at Stetson University, is 47-32 with a 2.95 ERA in his career.
They know they are a good team, Mets manager Mickey Calloway said of his team.
A strikeout pitcher, deGrom has 12 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings this season, and the feeling in New York Akiem Hicks Jersey is that he has yet to hit his groove. Last summer, he won eight straight starts from June 12 to July 24, the longest streak in the majors in 2017.
The Marlins hit .264 with three homers in two games against deGrom last year. DeGrom was 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA in those games, although it comes with a caveat since the Marlins cleaned house trading away their entire outfield and their standout second baseman. Standout catcher JT Realmuto is injured as are third baseman Martin Prado and shortstop JT Riddle.
We’ll see how tonight goes, James said Monday morning. I’ve been telling you that for the last four weeks. So my mindset is focus on tonight, and if I come out healthy, I’ll be available for Wednesday. That’s all that matters for me.
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