New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Saturday June 1, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Mets -116 / Arizona Diamondbacks -105 -- Over/Under: 7.5
The New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mets have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 12 games. The New York Mets have won 12 of their last 17 games when scoring four or more runs. Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with 55 hits and 15 RBI while Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario have combined for 108 hits and 72 RBI. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 3.71 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 66 hits and 45 RBI while Ketel Marte and Adam Jones have combined for 123 hits and 74 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 2.78 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 5-1 with a 3.08 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 15-6 in their last 21 during game 2 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-7 in deGrom's last 9 starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-12 in their last 17 Saturday games, 5-1 in Greinke's last 6 home starts and 1-4 in Greinke's last 5 starts. The Mets are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Greinke's last 8 starts overall. The over is 7-3 in deGrom's last 10 starts overall.
You can make a case for either of these teams with ace quality pitchers on the hill. The Mets are obviously playing better baseball and it's hard to get behind the Diamondbacks during this losing streak. Still, we're getting a slightly cheaper price with Arizona at home. Greinke has consistently shown up this season, especially at home where he has a 1.75 ERA and a .197 allowed batting average. deGrom has also allowed three or more earned runs in four of his last nine starts. I like the Arizona Diamondbacks to snap this rough losing streak.