Miami Marlins (1-5) at New York Mets (1-2)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
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The Line: New York Mets / Miami Marlins --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Marlins and the New York Mets meet in an NL East division matchup from Citi Field on Thursday afternoon.
The Miami Marlins will look to rebound from a 7-0 loss to St. Louis in their series finale from Wednesday night. Corey Dickerson led the charge, going 2 for 3 with a double while Jesus Aguilar added a base hit of his own as the Fish mustered up just three hits as a team in the losing effort while the rest of the Marlins went 0 for 23 at the dish with 9 strikeouts in the losing effort. Pablo Lopez took the loss for Miami, giving up two runs on three hits with six strikeouts over 6.2 innings of work. The Miami Marlins didn’t have a starting pitcher announced at the time of posting.
The New York Mets will look to add to rebound from an 8-2 loss to Philadelphia in Wednesday’s series finale. Pete Alonso had an RBI while Jonathan Villar went 3 for 5 at the dish falling a home run short of the cycle. Brandon Nimmo and Luis Guillorme each had two hits while Dominic Smith added a double and Francisco Lindor and James McCann each had a base hit as well in the loss for the Mets. David Peterson took the loss, falling to 0-1 after allowing six runs on seven hits with five strikeouts over four innings of work. Taijuan Walker will start here and was 4-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 50 strikeouts split between Seattle and Toronto last season. This will be Walker’s second career start against Miami.
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It’s hard to really go by anything without knowing who is starting for the Fish, but the game is really early so there’s not going to be much time to wait for a line. With that said, I’m leaning towards the Mets here simply because Miami is looking like the Marlins of recent years that have struggled out of the gate and not the Miami team that made a legit playoff push in the shortened season. Taijuan Walker is also not a pitcher that I feel gets enough recognition and I think he can lead his new team to a win here.