New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 9/15/14
Miami Marlins (73-76) at New York Mets (72-79)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Jarred Cosart (R) (13-8) (3.596) vs. Jacob deGrom (R) (8-6) (2.686)
The Line: New York Mets -133 / Miami Marlins +123 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, SNY
The New York Mets and Miami Marlins play for pride in the NL East on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
The Miami Marlins inched closer to finishing the year at .500 or better with a 6-5 win over the Mets on Monday night. Starting pitcher Jared Cosart pitched six innings allowing two runs to not factor in the decision and Sam Dyson picked up the win out of the bullpen. The Marlins offense was active with six runs on 11 hits as Adeiny Hechavarria had two hits and two RBI’s, rookie Justin Bour had two hits and scored a run, Jordany Valdespin had a hit and drove in two runs, and Jeff Mathis had two hits and an RBI.
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Nathan Eovaldi will make the start for Miami on Tuesday night looking to regain his form in what’s been a rough stretch to close out the year. Eovaldi enters this game with a WHIP of 1.32 and ERA of 4.29 while posting a 6-11 record. The 24 year old righty Eovaldi has performed better on the road with an ERA of 3.75 across 14 starts; in his lone start against the Mets Eovaldi conceded three runs on five hits over seven innings while allowing two home runs.
The New York Mets have now lost three straight after last night’s loss at home to the Marlins. Jacob deGrom struck out 13 batters over seven innings while allowing three runs but Jeurys Familia was tagged with the loss allowing three runs on four hits in just a third of an inning of relief. The Mets bats were efficient in scoring five runs on seven hits as Wilmer Flores had two hits and two RBI’s, Travis d’Arnaud had two hits, an RBI and two runs scored, and Daniel Murphy had two hits, an RBI and scored a run in the loss.
The Mets will start Bartolo Colon on Tuesday night as the veteran right-hander looks for his 14th win of the season. Colon has been reasonably durable given his age this year as he enters this contest with a WHIP of 1.19 and ERA of 4.14 while posting a 13-12 record. Colon has been better at home with a 3.90 ERA across 13 starts. In his lone start against the Marlins Colon allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings of work while striking out five batters.
Last night’s game was tight and I see this one being tight again with a slight edge to the Mets as the home team but not enough to love laying these odds.