Philadelphia Phillies (3-4) at New York Mets (4-3)
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 15, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Mets -165 / Philadelphia Phillies +155 --- Over/Under: 7
The New York Mets look to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night at Citi Field.
The Philadelphia Phillies need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Phillies need a boost offensively, as they’ve scored three or less runs in four of their last six games. Offensively, Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 10 hits, while Chase Utley and Jeff Francoeur have combined for 10 RBI. Pitching wise, the Phillies have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and 12 hits in Tuesday’s loss. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five of their last six games on the road dating back to last season. Jerome Williams gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Williams is 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The New York Mets look to stay red hot after winning four of their last six games. The Mets are getting things going offensively, producing 12 runs in their last three games and going 4-2 when scoring at least three runs. David Wright leads New York with 11 hits and four RBI, while Lucas Duda and Travis d'Arnaud have combined for 12 RBI. The New York Mets are off to an impressive start and look for their second series win in three tries. Jonathon Niese takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA and two strikeouts this season. Niese is 8-6 with a 3.00 ERA and 103 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League East and 7-2 in Williams' last 9 starts. The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 13-3 in Nieses last 16 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Mets are 5-0 in Nieses last 5 starts vs. Phillies.
The Mets are playing solid ball as of late and Niese has crushed the Phillies for much of his career. I'm taking the home team here.