Detroit Tigers at New York Mets
|Date & Time||Sunday May 26, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)|
New York Mets -180 / Detroit Tigers +160
The Detroit Tigers and the New York Mets meet in the rubber match of their three game interleague set in MLB action from Citi Field on Sunday.
The Detroit Tigers will look to win the series after dropping game two on Saturday in 13 innings by a final score of 5-4. Brandon Dixon had a home run and two RBIs while JaCoby Jones and Nick Castellanos each had an RBI to round out Detroit’s scoring as a team in the loss. Dawel Lugo went 4 for 7 at the dish while Josh Harrison went 2 for 6 with a double. Niko Goodrum, Miguel Cabrera, Christin Stewart and Gordon Beckham each had base hits as well in the losing effort for Detroit. Ryan Carpenter allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits while striking out five over five innings of work. Buck Farmer took the loss, falling to 3-4 on the year in relief. Spencer Turnbull will start the finale and is 2-3 with a 2.68 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. This will be Turnbull’s first career start against the Mets.
The New York Mets will look to win the series after evening the set up at one win apiece with their victory on Saturday. Wilson Ramos went 3 for 4 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs while Tomas Nido had the walk-off home run in the 13th to round out New York’s scoring as a team in the win. Todd Frazier went 2 for 5 at the plate while Dominic Smith added a base hit of his own as well in the victory. Jason Vargas allowed one run on five hits while walking and whiffing three apiece, not factoring in the decision. Hector Santiago got the win in relief to improve to 1-0 on the year. Zack Wheeler will start the finale and is 3-3 with a 4.74 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be Wheeler’s first career start against Detroit.
Detroit is 7-19 in their last 26 games overall and 2-10 in their last 12 interleague road games while the under is 4-0 in Turnbull’s last 4 road starts. New York is 9-3 in Wheeler’s last 12 home starts and 7-1 in their last 8 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Detroit is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in New York.
The plus money is tempting with Detroit with one of their better pitchers on the mound in Turnbull, however I still have a hard time trusting Detroit as a whole. New York is hard to trust in their own right, but the Mets have stepped up their play lately and have been hard to beat at home with Wheeler on the mound. I’d probably leave this game alone, but if forced to pick, I’d lay the juice with the Mets in this spot.