Miami Marlins (14-11) at New York Mets (12-16)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Elieser Hernandez (1-0) (2.29) vs. Jacob deGrom (2-0) (1.93)
The Line: New York Mets -242 / Miami Marlins +217 --- Over/Under: 7 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami Marlins and New York Mets meet Wednesday in MLB action at Citi Field.
The Miami Marlins look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Marlins have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more run in five of their last 10 games. The Marlins have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Villar leads the Marlins with 27 hits and nine RBI while Jesus Aguilar and Corey Dickerson have combined for 47 hits and 25 RBI. Elieser Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.29 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 0-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The New York Mets need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Mets have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Mets have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Michael Conforto leads the Mets with 31 hits and 13 RBI while J.D. Davis and Brandon Nimmo have combined for 50 hits and 20 RBI. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 10-7 with a 3.14 ERA and 180 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 18-39 in their last 57 road games, 4-10 in their last 14 games as an underdog and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Mets are 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 46-19 in their last 65 games as a favorite. The over is 4-0 in Marlins last 4 overall. The over is 6-2 in Mets last 8 overall. The Marlins are 3-12 in the last 15 meetings in New York.
Elieser Hernandez has allowed five runs and 12 hits in his first 19.2 innings, while Jacob deGrom has allowed four runs and 16 hits in his last 17 innings. deGrom is deGrom, and he's allowing a .219 batting average with 45 strikeouts in 162 at bats against current Marlins hitters. However, Hernandez has been solid up to this point in his own right, and the Marlins offense has been a lot sharper than the Mets. The New York Mets were just shutout yesterday in both games of a doubleheader. I'll take a shot with the big plus money.