San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/20/14
New York Mets (46-50) at San Diego Padres (41-55)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Zack Wheeler (R) (5-8) (3.739) vs. Odrisamer Despaigne (R) (2-1) (1.350)
The Line: San Diego Padres -109 / New York Mets -101 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, SNY
The New York Mets look to stay alive in the NL East with a series ending win over the San Diego Padres.
Entering Saturday's match up with San Diego, the Mets were one of the hottest teams in the National League East with wins in eight of ten where the work on the mound and at the plate have been on the same page. That wasn't the case Saturday in a 6-0 loss at Petco Park where nothing went favorably. Dillon Gee fell to 4-2 with four runs plated on five hits including a pair of long balls over five frames. The New Yorkers mustered five hits and a trio of base on balls and seldom threatened. Zack Wheeler looks to stay hot on the mound in the finale' at San Diego on Sunday. Wheeler is coming in off of three straight performances where he has allowed one run in each over 19.1 frames.
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San Diego is third in the National League West which doesn't have a whole lot of meaning when you are 14 games below the .500 mark. The Padres have been struggling to score runs which has led to defeats in eight of ten. The offense finally gave starter Tyson Ross some support and the results were obviouly positive. Ross tossed a four hit shutout to improve to 8-10 despite a sparkling 2.70 ERA. The Padres posted just eight hits but three left the yard with Yasmani Grandal, Seth Smith and Will Venable cracking solo homers. Rookie right hander Odrisamer Despaigne looks to pick up his 3rd win when he squares off with the Mets for the first time. Despaigne is 2-1 in four outings with a 1.35 ERA over 26.2 innings pitched.
Wheeler has been the Mets best hurler as of late but the rookie has been outstanding but is still an unknown. I could make an argument for either team so I don't know if this is such a great betting opportunity...