San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets - 5/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (17-11) at San Diego Padres (13-17)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 4:40 pm (PETCO Park)
M Harvey (2-4) (4.76) vs. A Cashner (2-2) (4.85)
The Line: San Diego Padres +135 / New York Mets -145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets look to build on their victory against the San Diego Padres last night as they continue their series at Petco Park on Sunday.
The Mets scored two insurance runs in the ninth inning and outlasted a light hitting Padres team in San Diego last night and now they send Matt Harvey to the bump who looks to find his game after a slow start to the year. New York has one of the best teams in the league and are the defending National League champions for a reason as they are deep at the dish and have the game’s best rotation with three aces in Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard plus Steven Matz and Batolo Colon to round things out. The Mets are 17-11 to start the season while the Padres are 13-17 and send Andrew Cashner to the mound looing to lead San Diego to a home field win.
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San Diego has had some impressive outings so far this season but Saturday wasn’t one of them and while they didn’t get blown out they just couldn’t seem to get anything going against a Mets team that rarely has nights off. The Padres will look to continue Matt Harvey’s tough start to the season as he is 2-4 with a 4.75 ERA and hasn’t quite looked like the ace we have come to know over the last few years and while injury concerns have been an issue for Harvey it will be interesting to see if he is placed on a cap once again this season.
The Mets are 13-3 in their last 16 games against a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30, 9-2 in their last 11 against a right handed starter, and 5-1 in their last six during game four of a series while the Padres are 5-1 in their last six against a righty, 4-1 in their last five overall, but a paltry 8-20 in Cashner’s last 28 starts in which Cashner has four days rest. The Mets are a tough team to beat and San Diego had their chance yesterday but it doesn’t come here as Harvey dominates.