New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 9/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (52-85) at New York Mets (59-78)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Nick Pivetta (5-9) (6.11) vs. M Harvey (4-4) (5.97)
The Line: New York Mets -112 / Philadelphia Phillies +102 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies take on the New York Mets meet in the finale of a three game set from Citi Field on Wednesday.
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to take the series after evening the set up at one win apiece following their 9-1 thrashing of the Mets in game two on Tuesday. Starting pitcher Ben Lively helped his own cause quite a bit, going 2 for 4 with a two run home run and four RBIs in total. Nick Williams went 2 for 5 with a double and three RBIs. Odubel Herrera added an RBI of his own in the win for the Phils. Freddy Galvis and Jorge Alfaro each went 3 for 5 while Rhys Hoskins and Hyun Soo Kim each logged a pair of hits with Hoskins adding a double. Cesar Hernandez and J.P. Crawford added base hits of their own in the win. Lively also got the win, improving to 3-5 this season after giving up the lone run on four hits while walking three and striking out four over seven innings of work. Nick Pivetta will start game three and is 5-9 with a 6.28 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. In his career, Pivetta is 1-0 with a 4.63 ERA and 8 strikeouts against the Mets.
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The New York Mets will look to bounce back and take the series after Tuesday’s loss gave the Mets their seventh loss in their last nine games. The Mets hit four doubles, with Nori Aoki, Asdrubal Cabrera, Travis D’Arnaud and Juan Lagares each adding a two-bagger with Cabrera and D’Arnaud going 2 for 4 with Travis also adding the lone Mets’ run in the losing effort. The Mets were outhit 17-6 in the losing effort. Jacob DeGrom took the loss, giving up all nine runs, six earned, on ten hits while walking a pair and striking out five over just 3.2 innings of work to fall to 14-9 this season. Matt Harvey will start the finale and is 4-4 with a 5.97 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. In his career, Harvey is 7-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 68 strikeouts against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is 25-57 in their last 82 road games and 5-2 in Pivetta’s last 7 division starts while the over is 9-4-1 in their last 14 games against a right-handed starter. New York is 0-5 in Harvey’s last 5 division starts and 4-12 in their last 16 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 division matchups. New York is 6-2 in Harvey’s last 8 starts against Philadelphia.
I know Harvey has had a lot of success against Philadelphia in his career, but he got shelled for seven earned in his first start since returning from the DL, and has given up four or more earned runs in six of his last 10 starts overall. Pivetta may have an ERA over six and an ERA just shy of seven on the road, but he’s given up just three runs in his last 11 innings of work. The Phils just took down the best arm the Mets have, and if that can carry over, I like the Phillies to take the series and add to the Mets’ misery here.