New York Mets vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7/7/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (43-44) at New York Mets (34-50)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 4:10 pm (Citi Field)
Blake Snell (11-4) (2.24) vs. Steven Matz (4-5) (3.46)
The Line: New York Mets +103 / Tampa Bay Rays -113 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
MLB action comes to Citi Field on Saturday where the Tampa Bay Rays visit the New York Mets.
The Tampa Bay Rays struggles on the road continued Friday with a 9th inning meltdown by the bullpen in a 5-1 loss at the Mets. Tampa Bay’s reliever by committee saw five relievers yield an unearned run before Chaz Roe loaded the bases in the 9th and surrendered a walk off grand slam.
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The Rays attack consisted of five his and a pair of bases on balls with Willy Adames accounting for the scoring with his second long ball. Tampa Bay sends ace Blake Snell to the mound in an interleague action Saturday. Snell has won three in a row following a 3-2 victory versus Houston with a run given up over 7.1 innings while whiffing ten.
The New York Mets were kept alive by their pitching on Friday in their series opening win versus visiting Tampa Bay. New York starter Jacob deGrom allowed four hits and struck out while allowing a run through eight frames for a ND.
The Mets logged six hits and five free passes with Asdrubal Cabrera driving in a third inning run before Jose Bauista saved the day with a walk off grand slam.
Steven Matz draws Saturday’s starting assignment versus visiting Tampa Bay. Matz is gunning for back to back victories after downing Miami 5-2 with an unearned run allowed over 5.1 frames.
Tampa Bay are 3-13 in their last 16 road games and are 3-13 in their last 16 games on grass and are 3-9 in their last 12 interleague games. NY Mets are 5-17 in their last 22 interleague games and NY Mets are 7-22 in their last 29 home games and over is 5-2-1 in NY Mets last 8 on grass.
Snell is having a Cy Young type season to this point and I think we’ll see him at his best but Tampa Bay can’t score and that’s a concern…