Miami Marlins at New York Mets
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 6:10 PM (Citi Field)
New York Mets -185 / Miami Marlins +165 -- O/U: 7 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Marlins and the New York Mets meet in game one of a three game NL East division set from Citi Field in MLB action on Friday night.
The Miami Marlins will look to bounce back after losing their series with the Cubs, dropping the finale by a final score of 4-1 on Thursday. Rosell Herrera had Miami’s lone RBI while Neil Walker had a double. Starlin Castro and Chad Wallach each had a base hit as the Fish mustered up just four hits as a team in the losing effort. Trevor Richards took the loss, falling to 0-5 on the year after allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out six over five innings of work. Pablo Lopez will start game one and is 2-4 with a 4.03 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Lopez’s second career start against the Mets.
The New York Mets will look to bounce back after losing their set with the Padres, dropping the series finale by a final score of 3-2 on Wednesday. Tomas Nido went 2 for 4 with a solo home run while Amed Rosario had an RBI of his own to round out New York’s scoring in the loss. Jeff McNeil went 2 for 4 with a double while Brandon Nimmo added a two-bagger of his own while J.D. Davis chipped in a base hit as well in defeat. Wilmer Font allowed two runs on three hits over four innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Tyler Bashlor took the loss, falling to 0-1 on the year. Zack Wheeler will start game one and is 2-2 with a 4.64 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. In his career, Wheeler is 5-2 with a 1.89 ERA and 79 strikeouts against Miami.
Miami is 1-6 in their last 7 games and 1-6 in their last 7 road games while the under is 13-7 in their last 20 games overall. New York is 1-5 in their last 6 games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. New York is 5-1 in their last 6 home games against Miami and 5-0 in their last 5 games against Miami overall.
The problems offensively continue for the Marlins, as they’ve lost six of their last seven games and all six of those losses have seen the Fish score two runs or less in each of those losses. Lopez has pitched well, but Miami still can’t get him any support. Lopez threw six shutout innings in his last start, and the Marlins still lost that game. Sometimes you just have to blindly fade a team and it pays off more often than not. The Mets have been down in their own right, and Wheeler has had his moments, but at least the Mets have an offense with more potential to score so I’ll lay the juice with the Mets in this spot.