Cleveland Indians vs. New York Mets - 4/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (4-6) at Cleveland Indians (5-4)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Steven Matz (0-1) (37.72) vs. C Kluber (0-2) (4.85)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -153 / New York Mets +143 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, Sports Time Ohio
The Cleveland Indians and the New York Mets face off on Sunday as they close out their MLB series.
The Cleveland Indians are off to a 5-4 start to the season and they are coming off of a win on Saturday. As a team the Indians are hitting .250 with Jason Kipnis hitting .333, Jose Ramirez hitting .321, and Mike Napoli hitting .286. The Indians pitching staff has an ERA of 4.22 with the starters at 3.57 and the bullpen at 5.54. For Sunday’s game the Indians start Corey Kluber who is 0-2 with a 4.85 ERA with the losses coming to the Red Sox and Rays. The Indians have hit just .208 against left-handed pitchers so far this season.
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The New York Mets are 4-6 this season and they were unable to follow up of Friday’s win in Cleveland as they fell to the Indians on Saturday. As a team the Mets are hitting just .216 with Asdrubal Cabrera hitting .294, Yoenis Cespedes hitting .282 with three home runs, and Michael Conforto hitting .276. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.58 with the starters at 3.74 and the bullpen at 3.31. For Sunday’s game the Mets start Steven Matz who was bombed in his only start this season lasting just 1.2 innings and allowing seven earned runs on six hits. The Mets hit just .207 against right-handed pitchers.
Cleveland is 6-1 in game three of a series, 5-2 in their last seven home games, 7-2 against a team with a losing record, and 13-5 in Kluber’s last 18 home starts against a team with a losing record. New York is 25-10 in their last 35 road games, 2-5 in their last seven games, 4-11 against the AL Central, and 4-1 in Matz’s last five road starts.
Neither of these pitchers has been up to their standards but for Kluber it has really just been a bad inning that has been his undoing while there could be something wrong with Matz.