New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres - 7/25/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (42-61) at New York Mets (40-57)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 12:10 pm (Citi Field)
C Richard (7-9) (4.82) vs. Corey Oswalt (0-2) (5.64)
The Line: New York Mets -110 / San Diego Padres +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, SNY
In an early game at Citi Field on Wednesday, the San Diego Padres and the New York Mets will be wrapping up their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, the Padres eked out a 3-2 win. On Tuesday, the Mets struck back 6-3.
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For the Wednesday game, the Padres will be sending out lefty Clayton Richard. In his 127.0 innings and 7-9 mark this year, Richard has a 4.82 ERA with 95 Ks and 51 BBs.
The Padres’ top hitter coming into Tuesday was Eric Hosmer, with 95 hits, 43 runs, 10 homers and 42 RBI. In game two, Hosmer had one hit.
Over on the Mets’ side, they’re going with Corey Oswalt on Wednesday. Over 22.1 innings and an 0-2 mark this year, Oswalt has a 5.64 ERA with 15 Ks and six walks.
Coming into game two, Asdrubal Cabrera led the Mets on 100 hits, 46 runs, 17 homers and 53 RBI. On Tuesday, Cabrera had a hit and an RBI.
The Padres are 0-8 in their last eight in game three of a series and 0-4 in their last four Wednesday games. San Diego is 1-4 in Richard’s last five starts and 1-4 in hi last five Wednesday starts.
Meanwhile, the Mets are 2-5 in their last seven in game three of a series and 3-9 in their last 12 Wednesday games. The over is 6-1 in the Mets’ last seven in game three of a series and the under is 6-2 in their last eight Wednesday games.
Richard had a couple of pretty solid games before the break but in his last appearance he coughed up seven earned on four hits in 3.0 innings. As for Oswalt, he’s put up six earned over his last 15.0 innings in three starts. I’m not really that thrilled with either guy here, but I’m going with the Mets all things considered.