New York Yankees vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/13/14
New York Mets (17-19) at New York Yankees (19-17)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Zack Wheeler (R) (1-3) (4.348) vs. Vidal Nuno (L) (1-0) (3.542)
The Line: New York Yankees -122 / New York Mets +112 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WPIX, MY9
The New York Mets and New York Yankees will play game two of four Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
With the 9-7 win over the Yankees on Monday, the Mets have won two straight to pull within one game of a .500 record. The struggling Mets offense has really been the reason for their recent slump, as they’ve scored three or less runs in four of their last seven games. However, the Mets strung together 14 hits, and Curtis Granderson hit his fourth homerun in his last 10 games in Monday’s win. Zack Wheeler can only hope he gets that type of run support when he takes the mound 1-3 with a 4.35 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 39.1 innings. This will be Wheeler’s first time pitching against the Yankees in his career.
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The Yankees have lost three straight games and five of their last eight, as they’re just one game above a .500 record. The Yankees have given up 20 runs in their last three games and are 3-17 when allowing more than three runs this season. Yangervis Solarte has 12 hits in his last seven games and Mark Teixeira has five RBI in his last six games. The Yankees pitching is ranked 22nd in the league in team ERA. Getting the nod is Vidal Nuno, who is 1-0 with a 5.47 ERA and has 20 strikeouts in 24.2 innings. This is Nuno’s second career start against the Mets.
The Mets are 7-3 in Wheeler's last 10 starts as a road underdog and 3-7 in Wheeler's last 10 starts overall. The Yankees are 5-2 in Nuno's last 7 starts and 9-4 in their last 13 games as a favorite.
I like the Mets in this matchup. Neither team is playing extremely well as of late, and Wheeler has really pitched well this season despite the lack of run support. Give me the Mets with the added value.