New York Mets at Miami Marlins
|Date & Time||Saturday July 13, 2019, 6:10 PM (EDT)|
Miami Marlins +135 / New York Mets -155
The New York Mets and the Miami Marlins meet in game two of their three game NL East division set in MLB action from Marlins Park on Saturday.
The New York Mets will look to rebound after dropping the series opener on Friday by a final score of 8-4. Wilson Ramos and Todd Frazier each had two RBIs with Frazier belting his 11th home run of the season. Amed Rosario, Jeff McNeil and Robinson Cano each had a base knock as well as the Mets had just five hits as a team in the losing effort. Jason Vargas took the loss, falling to 3-5 on the year after allowing six runs on five hits over five innings of work. Noah Syndergaard will start game two and is 6-4 with a 4.68 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. In his career, Syndergaard is 6-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 63 strikeouts against Miami.
The Miami Marlins will look to build on their solid offensive start to the second half of the season. Curtis Granderson, Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson each had a home run and two RBIs with Cooper going 2 for 4 at the dish with a double. Starlin Castro had a triple and an RBI while Miguel Rojas added an RBI of his own to finish off Miami’s scoring as a team in the win. Jorge Alfaro, JT Riddle and Caleb Smith each chipped in a base hit to cap off the Marlins’ offense in the victory. Smith got the win to improve to 5-4 on the year after allowing just a pair of unearned runs on three hits while walking five and striking out six over six innings of work. Zac Gallen will start game two and is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Gallen’s first career start against the Mets.
New York is 4-0 in Syndergaard’s last 4 starts and 8-27 in their last 35 road games while the over is 12-3-2 in their last 17 division games. Miami is 5-12 in their last 17 home games and 19-42 in their last 61 division games while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. New York is 6-2 in Syndergaard’s last 8 starts against Miami.
Miami and the plus money is tempting given that the Mets have been absolute garbage on the road this season. However, Gallen has just 12 innings under his belt in his major league career and while Syndergaard has been tossed around a bit lately, the fact is that the Mets have won his last four starts and Syndergaard has pretty much owned Miami in his career, including going 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA in 6 career starts at Marlins Park. This is one of the few spots where you can probably justify laying juice with the Mets on the road, so I’ll do just that and back New York here.