Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets - 9/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (76-67) at Washington Nationals (85-58)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
N Syndergaard (13-8) (2.48) vs. A.J. Cole (1-2) (4.56)
The Line: Washington Nationals +123 / New York Mets -133 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, MASN
Headed our way in MLB action from Nationals Park on Tuesday, the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals will be resuming their series.
In Monday’s game, Washington bagged an 8-1 victory.
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The Mets will be bringing out RHP Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday. In his 28 games (27 starts) and 13-8 record this year, Syndergaard holds a 2.48 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP in 167 innings. In Cincinnati his last time out, Syndergaard got a win with five innings, six hits and no earned.
It’s not too hard to find the big hitters in the Mets order. Asdrubal Cabrera has bagged 125 hits with 57 runs and 48 RBI. Yoenis Cespedes sits on 120 hits with 63 runs, 30 homers and 79 RBI. Neil Walker as bagged 116 hits with 57 runs, 23 homers and 55 RBI.
Over on the Nationals side, we’ll be seeing AJ Cole in the starting role Tuesday. In his four starts this year with a 1-2 record, Cole holds a 4.56 ERA with a 1.01 WHIP in 23.2 innings. Cole took a loss his last time out, with five innings, five hits and four earned against Philadelphia.
The Nationals have some decent hitters as well. Daniel Murphy leads the way with 178 hits, 87 runs, 25 homers and 102 RBI. Anthony Rendon has logged 140 hits with 84 runs and 75 RBI. Wilson Ramos sits on 134 hits with 54 runs, 20 homers and 75 RBI.
The Mets are 4-0 in their last Tuesday games, and 4-1 in their last five game twos of a series. New York is also 5-1 in Syndergaard’s last six starts in game two of a series, and 4-1 in Syndergaard’s last five road starts.
As for the Nationals, they’re 13-5 in their last 18 game twos of a series, and 49-20 in their last 69 against the National League East. Washington is also 7-1 in their last eight overall, and 3-5 in their last eight versus a team with a winning record.
I like Syndergaard in this pitching matchup, and he should put New York in a position to win. I’ll take the Mets here.