New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 4/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (1-4) at New York Mets (2-2)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Hellickson (0-0) (0.00) vs. M Harvey (0-1) (4.76)
The Line: New York Mets -260 / Philadelphia Phillies +237 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets close out their series at Citi Field.
The Philadelphia Phillies finally got in the win column against the nemesis New York Mets on Saturday. They also received their first strong performance from the relief corps in a 1-0 victory. Starter Vincent Velasquez was unhittable in his Phillies debut with three hits and three BB allowed over six frames while striking out nine with four relievers putting up zeros. The bats produced eight hits with Ryan Howards smacking his first long ball of the season in the 5th for the game’s only run. Philadelphia turns to Jeremy Hellickson for his second start of the season on Sunday. Hellickson was outstanding in his Phillies debut but did not get a decision in a 6-2 loss at Cincinnati despite allowing an unearned run in six frames.
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The Phillies have been an easy mark for the New York Mets in recent years but nobody expected the Phils to win Saturday and especially so with a struggling pen that hasn’t been able to get outs. The Mets offense never found a groove and did nothing against the Philadelphia pen. Overall the NYM totaled three hits and four bases on balls with Asdrubal Cabrera going 2-4 while Wilmer Flores walked twice. In the process a great performance from Bartolo Colon went for naught with the veteran surrendering a solo bomb over six frames to absorb the loss. The Mets hand the ball to Matt Harvey who looks to bounce back from a 4-3 loss to Kansas City in his season opener. Harvey allowed all four runs (three earned) on eight hits and a pair of BB over 5.2 innings.
Philadelphia are 29-67 in their last 96 road games. The over is 7-2 in the Mets last 9 overall and is 7-2 in their last 9 on grass while New York are 24-11 in their last 35 Sunday games. Could the momentum swing in Philadelphia’s favor or do the Mets respond?