2019-09-16 19:40:00 EDT
The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies meet Monday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The New York Mets need a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Mets have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Mets have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Amed Rosario leads the Mets with 162 hits and 61 RBI while Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso have combined for 292 hits and 177 RBI. Steven Matz gets the ball, and he is 10-8 with a 3.84 ERA and 139 strikeouts this season. Matz is 1-4 with a 6.07 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Rockies have scored 31 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost six of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 173 hits and 116 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 334 hits and 158 RBI. Antonio Senzatela gets the ball, and he is 9-10 with a 6.87 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Senzatela is 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games, 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Matz’s last 5 starts. The Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 6-2 in Senzatela’s last 8 home starts and 1-4 in Senzatela’s last 5 starts. The Mets are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Colorado, 3-8 in the last 11 meetings and 1-5 in Matz’s last 6 starts vs. Rockies. The under is 5-2 in Senzatela’s last 7 home starts. The under is 3-1-1 in Matz’s last 5 road starts.
Matz has allowed 10 hits and two runs in his last 11.2 innings, and he has a 6.08 ERA and .291 allowed batting average on the road. Senzatela has allowed nine hits and six runs in his last nine innings, and he has a 6.59 ERA and .304 allowed batting average at home. Matz is the more reliable pitcher here and the Mets are still playing for a possible wild card spot, but this is a rough schedule spot for a team that played late into the night and now has to travel to the west coast. We could see a sluggish Mets team that’s going to be short on sleep. The Colorado Rockies have some value here as a home dog.