New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Sunday June 2, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Mets +101 / Arizona Diamondbacks -109 -- Over/Under: 9
The New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Sunday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mets have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 13 games. The New York Mets have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 56 hits and 44 RBI while Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario have combined for 109 hits and 44 RBI. Steven Matz gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.55 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Matz is 1-0 with a 3.78 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Diamondbacks have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last eight 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. Merrill Kelly gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 4.83 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Kelly’s first career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 3-11 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series, 2-6 in their last 8 Sunday games and 9-3 in Matz's last 12 starts. The Diamondbacks are 7-17 in their last 24 during game 3 of a series, 2-12 in their last 14 Sunday games and 1-4 in Kelly's last 5 starts. The Mets are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Kelly's last 5 home starts. The over is 3-1-1 in Mets last 5 road games.
Usually I like to back the home tam on a quick turnaround, especially when they won the extra inning game. The problem is Kelly hasn't made it tough to hit him this season, and he's given up eight runs in his last 8.1 innings. Kelly has been much better at home, but he's still allowing a .284 batting average on the season. Matz has allowed three or less runs in nine of his last 10 games and the Mets have won seven of the last 10 games he's pitched. Matz hasn't been good on the road this season, but he just put together six solid innings against the Dodgers, so maybe that's a turning point. Either way, the Mets have the starting pitching edge and an offense that can smack Kelly around. I'll take the road team.