Detroit Tigers at New York Mets
|Date & Time||Friday May 24, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
New York, New York
New York Mets -270 / Detroit Tigers +248 O/U: 7.5
The Detroit Tigers and the New York Mets will match up on the MLB diamond to kick off their series Friday.
The Tigers just finished up a three-game set versus the Marlins this week. Detroit lost all three of those matchups, 5-4 Tuesday, 6-3 Wednesday and 5-2 Thursday for the series sweep.
For Friday’s game, the Tigers will be sending out Gregory Soto in the start. Across his 0-2 record this year, Soto has a 10.80 ERA with seven strikeouts.
Over on the Mets’ side, they’re fresh off a set versus the Nationals this week. New York managed to sweep that series, winning 5-3 Monday, 6-5 Tuesday, 6-1 Wednesday and 6-4 on Thursday for a nice four-game swing.
The Mets will be going with RHP Noah Syndergaard in the start Friday. With a 3-4 record and a 4.50 ERA so far this year, Syndergaard has managed to tally 63 strikeouts.
The Tigers are 15-38 in their last 53 Friday games and 7-19 in their last 26 overall. Detroit is 0-4 in their last four versus the NL East and 0-8 in their last eight after a loss.
Meanwhile, the Mets are 4-0 in their last four overall and 7-0 in their last seven home games. New York is 5-1 in their last six after a win and 9-21 in their last 30 interleague games.
This will be Soto’s fourth MLB start, and he’s finally doing one on regular rest. The big question for Soto is if he can get a couple of other pitches working to supplement his fastball.
As for Syndergaard, he’s put up a quality start in three of his last four outings, and has put up a 2.40 ERA during that time. I like Syndergaard to keep it going here—though I think Soto will be better than he has been. I’m going Mets in this one.