New York Mets (14-5) at Miami Marlins (8-11)
|Date & Time||Monday April 27, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Miami Marlins -113 / New York Mets +103 --- Over/Under: 7
The Miami Marlins and the New York Mets face off on Monday at Marlins Park for game one of their MLB series of NL East teams.
The Miami Marlins are looking to overcome a slow start as they have won their last five games. The Marlins are 4-5 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are six games back in the NL East standings. As a team the Marlins are hitting .258 with Dee Gordon hitting .390, Adeiny Hechavarria hitting .333, and Marcell Ozuna and Martin Prado both hitting .288. The marlins pitching staff has an ERA of 4.30 with the starters at 4.13 and the bullpen at 4.58. For game one against the Mets the Marlins start Jared Cosart who has allowed 14 hits and seven earned runs while striking out 10 over 17.1 innings for a 1-1 record and a 3.63 ERA.
The New York Mets have the best record in baseball and they lead the National League East by 4.5 games. The Mets are 4-5 on the road, 8-2 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss on Sunday. As a team the Mets are hitting .247 with Lucas Duda hitting .324, Juan Lagares hitting .307, and Wilmer Flores hitting .276. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 2.96 with the starters at 3.12 and the bullpen at 2.58. For game one against the Marlins the Mets start Dillon Gee who has allowed 21 hits and 11 earned runs while striking out 12 over 17.2 innings for a 0-1 record and a 5.60 ERA.
Miami is 2-5 in game one of a series, 1-4 as a home favorite, and 1-4 in Cosart’s last five starts. New York is 17-5 against the NL East, 16-5 against a right-handed starter, and 2-5 in Gee’s last seven road starts. New York is 4-1 in their last five games in Miami.
Going on the road following a Sunday Night game is usually a bod combination and playing the red hot Marlins won’t help the Mets either.