Nationals vs. Mets - 7/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (48-44) at Washington Nationals (49-41)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Jacob deGrom vs. Joe Ross
The Line: Washington Nationals / New York Mets --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, MASN2
The New York Mets and Washington Nationals play game two Tuesday night.
The New York Mets look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Mets have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Mets have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Juan Lagares leads New York with 85 hits and 25 RBI while Curtis Granderson and Wilmer Flores have combined for 68 RBI. The New York Mets have split their last 10 road games. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he’s 9-6 with a 2.14 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 0-2 with a 4.15 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Nationals have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 103 hits and 30 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond have combined for 90 RBI. The Washington Nationals have split their last eight home games. Joe Ross takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.66 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Ross’ first career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 7-3 in deGroms last 10 starts. The Nationals are 18-6 in their last 24 vs. National League East and 7-3 in their last 10 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Mets are 18-49 in the last 67 meetings.
With the current pitching matchup, you have to give the edge to the Mets with deGrom on the mound. Neither team is scoring a ton of runs at all, so the edge has to go to the Mets with the pitching advantage.