Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets
|Date & Time||Monday April 29, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Queens, New York
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +134 / New York Mets -145 -- Over/Under: 8
The Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets meet Monday in MLB action at Citi Field.
The Cincinnati Reds look fora victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Reds have scored 17 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Cincinnati Reds have won six of their last eight games when scoring three or more runs. Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 22 hits and 14 RBI while Jesse Winker and Jose Iglesias have combined for 40 hits and 17 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Roark is 8-4 with a 3.07 ERA and 96 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The New York Mets look for another win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Mets have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Mets have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with 33 hits and 11 RBI while Pete Alonso and Robinson Cano have combined for 57 hits and 35 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.85 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League East, 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 16-37 in their last 53 road games. The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League Central and 13-5 in Wheelers last 18 starts. The Reds are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in New York and 6-21 in the last 27 meetings. The over is 5-2-2 in Wheelers last 9 starts overall. The under is 4-1 in Roarks last 5 starts overall.
Roark has been solid this season and has a lot of career success against Mets hitters, but he's pitching for a Reds team that has had trouble all year putting runs on the board. Wheeler has had control issues and has given up 16 runs in 29.2 innings, but he's allowing only a .236 batting average overall and a .220 batting average at home. There's reason to believe Wheeler will turn things around a bit. Until the Reds can put together some consistent offense, especially on the road, I have to keep fading them. Give me the Mets and the cheap price.