New York Mets (32-46) at Miami Marlins (32-50)
|Date & Time||Saturday June 30, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Miami Marlins +150 / New York Mets -160 --- Over/Under: 7
Down at Marlins Park on Saturday, the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins will be continuing their MLB set.
In the Friday opener, the Marlins dropped six runs in the third inning and cruised to an 8-2 victory.
For Saturday’s game, the Mets will be rolling out RHP Jacob deGrom. Over his 101.1 innings and 5-3 record this year, deGrom has a 1.69 ERA with 126 Ks.
The Mets’ leading hitter coming into this set was Asdrubal Cabrera, with 85 hits, 36 runs, 13 homers and 44 RBI. On Friday, Cabrera managed one hit.
Over on the Marlins’ side, on Saturday they’re going with Pablo Lopez on Saturday. This will be Lopez’s Major-League debut after posting a nice 0.62 ERA in eight starts with the Double-A squad and a 3.38 ERA in four starts at Triple-A.
Brian Anderson leads the way for the Marlins offense this season, coming into this series on 92 hits, 44 runs and 38 RBI. In the Friday opener, Anderson had a hit and a run.
The Mets are 2-8 in their last 10 Saturday games and 4-18 in their last 22 in game two of a series. New York is also 5-13 in their last 18 road games and 15-38 in their last 53 overall.
Meanwhile, the Marlins are 2-5 in their last seven Saturday games and the under is 3-1-1 in their last five in game two of a series. Miami is also 3-6 in their last nine versus the NL East and 2-4 in their last six home games.
In his two games versus the Marlins this year, deGrom has a 2.77 ERA but didn’t factor into either decision. It will be interesting to see how he bounces back from a choppy outing his last time up, but given the fact that he’s got eight straight quality starts, I think deGrom will be up to the challenge. The potential issue—as usual—will be getting enough support from his offense. I’m tentatively going Mets here but staying away.