New York Mets (55-50) vs. Miami Marlins (45-61)
August 3, 2021 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Marlins / New York Mets ; Over/Under: -
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The New York Mets will look to rebound from a 6-3 loss at the hands of Miami on Monday night. Pete Alonso had a solo home run and Brandon Drury added a double with an RBI while Michael Conforto, Dominic Smith, J.D. Davis and Havier Baez all had base hits to cap off the Mets’ offense as a team in the loss. Tylor Megill took the loss, falling to 1-1 on the year after allowing five runs, four earned on six hits while striking out four over five innings of work. Taijuan Walker will start here and is 7-5 with a 3.71 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season.
The Miami Marlins will attempt to build on their win over the Mets from Monday night. Lewis Brinson led the charge, going 2 for 4 with a home run and five RBIs while Isan Diaz had an RBI as well to cap off the scoring for the Fish in the win. Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Miguel Rojas each had a pair of hits as well to finish off Miami’s offense as a team in the victory. Jesus Luzardo got the win to improve to 3-4 on the year after allowing three runs on four hits while walking three and striking out five over five innings of work. Dylan Floro closed the deal for the save in the last inning plus of work. The Marlins didn’t have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted.
New York is 2-6 in their last 8 division games and 1-5 in their last 6 road games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. Miami is 21-44 in their last 65 Tuesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
If you had given me the choice in the first half of the season, I’d have taken Taijuan Walker every time he took the mound as the guy was lighting teams up left and right. However he’s been brutal since the all-star break and the Marlins seem to be a team that run hot and cold. We saw some good stuff from the Fish on Monday night and against Walker, I’ll back Miami to keep it going here.