New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics Pick-Odds-Prediction - 6/24/14
Oakland Athletics (47-29) at New York Mets (35-41)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Scott Kazmir (L) (9-2) (2.084) vs. Bartolo Colon (R) (7-5) (3.885)
The Line: New York Mets +125 / Oakland Athletics -135 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, SNY
The New York Mets host the Oakland Athletics in interleague action Tuesday night.
Oakland has enjoyed a few torid hot streaks where they seem unable to do no wrong where both the bats and arms are contributing. The Athletics are going through just such a period with wins in seven of ten with one of those defeats coming by a 7-6 count to Boston in ten innings on Sunday. Tommy Milone gave up five runs over five frames with Fernando Abad serving up a 10th inning homer to absorb the loss. Stephen Vogt and John Jasco slammed homeruns as the A's scored five times in the final two innings to erase s 6-1 deficit. Left hander Scott Kazmir take the ball in game one of the series with the Mets on Tuesday. Kazmir has been outstanding in 2014 with a 9-2 record and 2.08 ERA while the Athletics have gone 13-2 in his starts.
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The Mets might be in 4th place in the National League East but they have been playing solid baseball over the past week. New York has won four of five after blasting Miami 11-5 in South Florida Sunday in the rubber match of their weekend set. Jonathan Niese allowed three runs on six hits and a pair of BB through six innings to get the win as the offense gave him a 7-0 lead after just four innings. New York unleashed a 17 hit attack that saw Daniel Murphy club a three run homer with Anthony Recker and Eric Young knocking in two runs apiece. The Mets send Bartolo Colon to the bump to face the red hot Athletics in the series opener. Colon has been strong the last three times out with a 2-1 record and 1.71 ERA.
Both pitchers are dealing but the Athletics just win when Kazmir is on the mound. I can argue for either right now but the bottom line is I don't like going against Colon at home...