Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM (Citi Field )
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets will match up to kick off their MLB series on Monday.
Arizona is coming out of a series versus the Reds. The Diamondbacks took the first two games in that set 7-5 and 2-0, then in the Sunday finale Arizona fell 4-3.
For Monday’s game, Arizona will go with Merrill Kelly in the start. Over his 157.1 innings and 10-13 mark so far, Kelly has a 4.69 ERA with 132 Ks and 48 BBs.
Over on the Mets’ side, they just finished against the Phillies. New York split the first two games of that series, then on Sunday the Mets lost 10-7.
In the Monday start, the Mets will send out Jacob deGrom. Across 176.0 innings and an 8-8 record this year, deGrom has a 2.76 ERA with 220 Ks and 42 BBs.
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in Kelly’s last five starts and 1-5 in Kelly’s last six road starts. Arizona is 2-5 in Kelly’s last seven starts versus a team with a winning record and the over is 7-1-1 in their last nine Monday games.
Meanwhile, the Mets are 10-25 in deGrom’s last 35 home starts and 1-4 in his last five starts. New York is 1-5 in deGrom’s last six starts versus the NL West and 1-10 in his last 11 in game one of a series.
Kelly had a couple of spotty games going last month but came out with a quality start in his last appearance, posting zero earned in 7.0 innings against San Diego.
As for deGrom, he’s been a little off over his past couple of games with eight earned in 14.0 innings on 13 hits. I think deGrom has a better chance at doing well here but the trends for New York are just ice cold. I’m going Diamondbacks.