New York Mets (45-26) vs. Miami Marlins (32-36)
June 25, 2022 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Marlins +125 / New York Mets -172; Over/Under: +8
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The New York Mets and the Miami Marlins meet Saturday in MLB action from Marlins Park. This will be the second installment in a three-game weekend series. In the Friday opener, the Mets posted a two-run win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
New York played a quick two-game set versus the Astros this week, losing both games. On Friday versus the Marlins, the Mets posted three runs in the sixth inning on the way to a 5-3 victory. Starter Taijuan Walker went 6.0 innings with three earned on eight hits and two walks.
For the Saturday matchup, the Mets will send out Chris Bassitt in the starting role. Over his 14 starts this year Bassitt is 5-5 with a 4.03 ERA. In 82.2 innings he has 71 hits, 37 earned, 26 walks and 90 Ks.
Over on the Marlins’ side, they did well against the Rockies this week and took a three-game sweep. On Friday, Miami out-hit the Mets 11-6 in the loss. Sandy Alcantara posted 7.0 frames in the start with four earned on six hits alongside four strikeouts.
Starting pitcher for the Saturday game will be the Marlins’ Trevor Rogers. In 13 starts this year Rogers is 3-6 with a 5.83 ERA. Over his 58.2 innings Rogers has 38 earned on 65 hits, 30 walks and 53 Ks.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last five road games versus a lefty starter and 5-2 in their last seven Saturday games. New York is 38-18 in their last 56 versus the NL East.
Meanwhile, the Marlins are 4-1 in their last five in game two of a series and 7-2 in their last nine Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in the Marlins’ last five Saturday games.
PICK: I’m going to try the Mets. We should have a pretty good starter matchup here though, and solid competition over the weekend. Bassitt has three earned on eight hits and three walks in his last two starts over 14.1 innings. As for Rogers, he’s had a couple of spotty starts recently with seven earned on 10 hits and eight walks in 8.2 frames. New York won three of four last weekend when these teams met up, and I think the Mets will keep it going here.