Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets Pick-Odds-Prediction 4/16/14
New York Mets (6-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-12)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm (Chase Field)
Dillon Gee (R) (0-0) (5.033) vs. Brandon McCarthy (R) (0-2) (7.778)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -123 / New York Mets +113 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets meet the Arizona Diamondbacks meet in early afternoon action from the Desert at 3:40PM Wednesday.
The Mets sit at 3rd in the NL east with a 7-7 mark but are very much in the mix just a few games behind Washington and Atlanta. The Mets have been led at the plate by the break out season of Juan Lagares. Lagares is batting .314, has an on base percentage of .345 and leads the team with 16 hits. First baseman Lucas Duda has 3 homers and 8 rbi’s to lead the team in those categories. The Mets are 11th in the majors with 63 total runs but rank 29th and 28th in batting average and on base percentage.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are struggling mightily early on this season sitting at 4-13 overall and a disappointing 1-10 at home after getting thrashed by the Mets Tuesday 9-0. They are managing to lose the majority of their games despite ranking 7th in the league in runs with 65 and 11th in batting average at .253. The D-Backs pitching has been struggling and they will send Brandon McCarthy and his 0-2, 7.78 ERA to the mound to try to get his early season struggles back under control. The D-Backs hitters have been fairing pretty well with Paul Goldschmidt off to a great start -- the big slugger is averaging .328 and has a team high 22 hits. Mark Trumbo has been solid from a power standpoint knocking in a team leading 18 RBI’s and 6 homers.
The Mets have the better record here and dominated the first two games but I think the D-Backs are better than their record indicates and it is always tough to get swept at home by a visiting team from the east. The Mets are battling some injury problems in their outfield and I like the Diamondbacks bats to give them trouble and for McCarthy to get back on stride with a quality outing with just enough run support to get the win.