New York Mets at Miami Marlins game preview
MIAMI — The Thursday night game between the New York Mets and Miami Marlins spilled over into early Friday, and the marathon contest will impact the teams’ Friday rematch.
The Mets beat the Marlins 9-8 on Travis d’Arnaud’s 16th-inning home run off Adam Conley, who was supposed to start Friday night.
Instead, Edinson Volquez will move up to start the second game of the four-game series. Fortunately for the Marlins, he will be on the standard four days’ rest as Miami had a day off Monday.
Volquez (0-1, 3.27 ERA) will go up against Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard, who throws more pitches between 95 and 100 mph than anybody else in the game — and it is not even close.
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, who figures to start per usual, drills more tape-measure homers than anybody else in the game — and it is also not even close.
Both men are impressive in their stature. Syndergaard (1-0, 0.69 ERA) is listed at 6-foot-6, 240 pounds. Stanton measures 6-6, 250 pounds.
So far, in terms of previous games, Syndergaard has the edge over Stanton, holding him to a .000 batting average in 12 plate appearances. Syndergaard has struck out Stanton six times and walked him just once.
Perhaps Friday will be different. Perhaps Stanton’s two home runs on Wednesday changed the equation, as the Marlins star could be starting to get hot.
“Since he has been back from the (World Baseball Classic), you can see his at-bats and…