New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins - 4/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (2-3) at New York Mets (2-4)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Fernandez (0-1) (7.94) vs. N Syndergaard (1-0) (0.00)
The Line: New York Mets -142 / Miami Marlins +132 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-F, SNY
In MLB action on Tuesday evening, we’ve got a pretty intriguing matchup coming our way between the Marlins and the Mets.
This will be game two of the early-week series, and in game one Miami drew first blood with a dominant 10-3 victory. The Marlins struck early in the win, scoring a whopping seven runs in the second inning alone.
For Tuesday’s game two, the Marlins will be wheeling out talented right-hander Jose Fernandez. In his first start back on Wednesday against the Tigers, Fernandez was up-and-down with five runs and 13 strikeouts over 5.2 innings. If Fernandez can get his stats under control, he’s got the goods to be an elite pitcher this year.
The Marlins batting order definitely has some talent as well. Dee Gordon is off to a nice start in 2016, with 10 hits and two triples. Gordon was 2-for-6 in Monday’s game one. Giancarlo Stanton is another very important piece to the Miami order, and he’s begun 2016 with six RBI and six hits. Martin Prado has been solid as well, with eight hits thus far.
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As for the Mets, right-hander Noah Syndergaard will be getting the call for Tuesday’s game. Syndergaard is coming off a sparkling outing in his first appearance of 2016, logging six scoreless innings last Tuesday against the Royals. If he stays healthy, there’s no telling what Syndergaard can do this season for New York.
At the plate, the Mets will be getting contributions from their entire lineup. Yoenis Cespedes and Lucas Duda are probably the standouts here; Cespedes has six hits with five runs on the season, while Duda has five hits, three runs and two RBI. New York will also need a well-rounded effort from Curtis Granderson, who started the season out just 1-for-20 and went 0-for-4 on Monday.
Now let’s check out our trends for this matchup. The Marlins are 6-0 in Fernandez’s last six Tuesday starts, but just 1-5 in Fernandez’s last six road starts.
As for the Mets, they’re 6-0 in Syndergaard’s last six home starts against a team with a losing record, and 9-2 in Syndergaard’s last 11 home starts overall.
Even with the Mets hitters’ up-and-down outings so far this year, I can’t find any reason to side against Syndergaard. New York should be able to give him enough support for a low-scoring win and even the series.