Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Free Pick - 8/14/13
New York Mets (54-63) at Los Angeles Dodgers (69-50)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Dillon Gee (R) (8-8) (3.820) vs. Chris Capuano (L) (4-6) (4.656)
Los Angeles Dodgers -175 / New York Mets +165 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The white-hot Los Angeles Dodgers try dusting off the New York Mets on Wednesday in LA.
The Dodgers rolled 4-2 both times the first two days. NY has jumped out to early advantages to only see the offense wilt. The Mets on Tuesday led 1-0 during the top of the first off of Juan Lagares' home run. Nick Punto's fifth-inning double however gave Los Angeles the lead.
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Matt Harvey (9-4, 2.23 ERA) gave up two more runs the next frame when A.J. Ellis found a hole in left field. John Buck's RBI-single late started a New York rally. However the Mets couldn't square things up despite having the game-tying run at the plate against the Dodgers.
Dillon Gee (8-8, 3.82 ERA) has been symmetrical this season in more ways than one. To accompany his .500 record Gee has won three starts in a row as well as dumping three starts in a row. Gee also has had a minor two-game win streak and two-game skid. All of that has fittingly put Gee 4-3 at home and 4-5 on the road.
Gee can even his away mark to .500 by beating LA who he was disgraced by last July. Gee gave up four runs, two earned, during six innings in an 8-3 defeat at Dodger Stadium. Gee was 6-7 with a 4.10 ERA last season. Los Angeles is 6-of-25 with six RBIs, a pair Matt Kemp's, versus Gee. NY is 6-6 when Gee gets the start on the road.
The Dodgers are so hot that they've won five in a row when Chris Capuano (4-6, 4.50 ERA) has thrown. Capuano's last outing was a six-run five-earned 4.1 frame horror show at home to the Tampa Bay Rays. LA prevailed 7-6. Capuano however hasn't lost at Dodger Stadium since June 28 when he was pelted for seven runs, five earned, during 3.2 innings.
Capuano was amazing in his two home starts between the Philadelphia Phillies and TB not giving up a single run during 13 frames. Capuano however is 2-5 in Los Angeles allowing 17 runs, 15 earned, during 11 innings in his three defeats. The Mets knocked in three runs apiece during seven frames each last year off of Capuano. New York edged the Dodgers 3-2 in LA and tumbled 8-5 at Citi Field. Against Capuano the Mets are 19-of-71 with four RBIs, three of them David Wright's.