New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins - 4/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (3-3) at New York Mets (2-5)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
A Conley (0-0) (27.00) vs. L Verrett (0-0) (9.00)
The Line: New York Mets -127 / Miami Marlins +117 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLBN, FSFL, SNY
Early Wednesday afternoon, we’ve got a nice National League East matchup coming between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets at Citi Field.
This will be game three of the series. In game one, Miami pummeled New York 10-3, scoring seven runs in the second inning alone. In Tuesday’s game two, the Marlins got another victory, but this one was much tighter--the final score was 2-1, and it remained a tense pitching battle for most of the game.
Coming out to the mound for the Marlins in Wednesday’s game three, we’ve got left-hander Adam Conley. We didn’t get to see much of Conley in his first start back on Thursday, as he gave up three runs in the first inning and then didn’t return after a rain delay against the Nationals. Conley had a nice spring, however, and is poised for big things if he can get settled down.
At the plate, Miami has a talented lineup that’s good at just about everything. Giancarlo Stanton is the biggest name here, and he’s off to a decent start with six hits, five runs and two homers. Stanton was 0-for-2 on Tuesday. Dee Gordon is the team’s resident speedster and has posted 11 hits and a pair of triples thus far. Gordon went 1-for-5 in game two.
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Over on the Mets’ side, they’ll be sending out right-hander Logan Verrett for Wednesday’s game three matchup. Verrett doesn’t have much starting experience, and will slot in as a No. 6 when the situation warrants this season. So far, Verrett has pitched just one inning with one earned run in 2016.
The Mets hitters have started out pretty slowly overall this season, but have the potential for some great stat-lines. Yoenis Cespedes has come out of the gate pretty well with five runs and seven hits. David Wright is also putting up decent numbers with six hits and three doubles. Curtis Granderson has had some issues at the plate this season, notching just two hits. Granderson went 1-for-3 with a run in game two, which is more than anyone can say for Cespedes and Wright, who combined for a 1-for-6 line with no runs or RBI and three strikeouts.
Let’s key in on some trends for this matchup. The Marlins are 4-0 in Conley’s last four Wednesday starts and 10-2 in their last 12 against the National League East.
As for the Mets, they’re just 1-4 in their last five Wednesday games and 2-10 in their last 12 against the National League East.
Assuming Conley can come out firing and put together a decent start, I don’t think the Marlins will have too much trouble here. I’m going with Miami, who should get the sweep and may surprise some people this season.