Mets vs. Padres - 8/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (50-66) at New York Mets (58-58)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
C Richard (0-1) (7.64) vs. Steven Matz (8-8) (3.74)
The Line: New York Mets -210 / San Diego Padres +194 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and New York Mets play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The San Diego Padres could use a win after lose six of their last 10 games. The Padres have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.49 and have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 120 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 37 RBI and Yangervis Solarte has 12 home runs. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 6.46 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Richard is 2-2 with a 4.25 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets have yet to win back-to-back games since the All Star Break. The Mets have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 13 games. The New York Mets offense has been hit or miss for weeks, and they’ve lost five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Neil Walker leads New York with 107 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 59 RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera has 13 home runs. Steven Matz takes the hill, and he’s 8-8 with a 3.60 ERA and 121 strikeouts this season. This will be Matz’s first career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 21-45 in their last 66 during game 3 of a series and 2-7 in Richards last 9 starts. The Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-6 in Matzs last 7 starts. The Padres are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Mets have to win two straight games eventually, and it's not like the Padres are on fire or anything. Also, Richard is making his first start of the season after picking up 27 games as a releiver. Have to side with the Mets and Matz to get the victory.