Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets - 7/9/18 Game 2 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (49-38) at New York Mets (35-51)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:40 pm (Citi Field)
Aaron Nola (11-2) (2.41) vs. Corey Oswalt (0-1) (7.94)
The Line: New York Mets +160 / Philadelphia Phillies -170 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, NSPA
The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets meet Monday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Citi Field.
The Philadelphia Phillies look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won 11 of their last 14 games when scoring more than one run. Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with 94 hits and 51 RBI while Cesar Hernandez and Rhys Hoskins have combined for 158 hits and 83 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 11-2 with a 2.41 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Nola is 3-1 with a 4.67 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets need a victory here after losing 13 of their last 17 games. The Mets have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The New York Mets have lost 22 of their last 25 games when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with 92 hits and 49 RBI while Amed Rosario and Brandon Nimmo have combined for 122 hits and 47 RBI. Corey Oswalt gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Oswalt’s first career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 0-5 in their last 5 second games of a double-header, 5-0 in Nolas last 5 starts vs. National League East and 13-3 in Nolas last 16 starts. The Mets are 6-20 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 18-42 in their last 60 overall. The Phillies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York, 26-58 in the last 84 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Usually the team that lost game one of the doubleheader ends up winning the second game. But in terms of picking a winner without knowing the result, I'll back the much better team with the better pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies. Nola has allowed two or less runs in seven of his last 10 starts and has been just as good on the road where he's giving up an allowed batting average of .210. The New York Mets have pretty much given up on the season and are throwing out a young pitcher in Oswalt who has just 11.1 innings under his belt and has allowed 13 hits and 10 runs during that span.