San Diego Padres (41-61) at New York Mets (40-56)
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 24, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Mets -150 / San Diego Padres +140 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The San Diego Padres will continue their cross-country MLB trip with another matchup with the Mets on Tuesday from Citi Field.
In the Monday opener, the Padres scored twice in the fifth and eked out a 3-2 win.
For Tuesday’s matchup, the Padres will be going with Eric Lauer. In his 77.2 innings and 5-6 record this year, Lauer has a 4.87 ERA with 67 Ks.
Tops in hitting for the Padres is Eric Hosmer, who came into this set on 94 hits, 43 runs, 10 homers and 42 RBI. On Monday, Hosmer logged one hit.
Over on the Mets’ side, they’re rolling out Zach Wheeler. Across 107.1 innings and a 3-6 mark this year, Wheeler has a 4.44 ERA with 106 Ks.
Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets offense this year, taking 100 hits, 46 runs, 17 homers and 53 RBI into the opener. On Monday, Cabrera went 0-for-5.
The Padres are 11-5 in their last 16 in game two of a series and 19-40 in their last 58 road games versus a team with a losing record. San Diego is also 8-23 in their last 31 overall and 2-4 in their last six versus the NL East.
Meanwhile, the Mets are 8-23 in their last 31 Tuesday games and 6-22 in their last 28 in game two of a series. New York is 7-22 in their last 29 home games and 6-21 in their last 27 home starts versus a left-handed starter.
Lauer had a rough start to the year but has recently turned things around with a 3.17 ERA since the beginning of last month. As for Wheeler, this may be his last start before getting traded and he’ll want to put on a good show. All things considered though, I like the Padres here.