New York Mets (27-22) vs. San Diego Padres (35-23)
June 4, 2021 10:10 pm EDT
The Line: San Diego Padres -176 / New York Mets +163; Over/Under: -7.5
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The New York Mets and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action at Petco Park. The New York Mets look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres need a win after losing four of their last five games.
The New York Mets have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Mets have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Dominic Smith leads the Mets with 42 hits and 19 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso have combined for 72 hits and 36 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 6.56 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Lucchesi’s first career game against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Padres have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Jake Cronenworth leads the Padres with 60 hits and 18 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado have combined for 96 hits and 61 RBI. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 5.55 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Snell is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 16-5 in their last 21 games on grass and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Padres are 13-3 in their last 16 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The over is 5-0 in Mets last 5 overall. The over is 7-2 in Padres last 9 home games. The over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in San Diego.
The Mets and the big plus money is worth a look, but it’s hard to get behind Joey Lucchesi and his struggles. Snell has had issues of his own, but the Padres offense is enough to pick him up. The Padres should have a field day offensively in this game. I’ll lay the juice.