New York Mets (18-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (11-19)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 10, 2015, 1:35 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +110 / New York Mets -120 --- Over/Under: 8
The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mets have allowed six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven straight games. The Mets have won five of their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Juan Lagares leads New York with 34 hits and 13 RBI while Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer have combined for 30 RBI. The New York Mets have lost four of their last six games on the road. Bartolo Colon gets the nod, and he’s 5-1 with a 2.90 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Colon is 4-3 with a 3.97 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Phillies have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Phillies have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 35 hits and eight RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 29 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have split their last eight games on their home field. Chad Billingsley takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and two strikeouts this season. Billingsley is 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games and 6-1 in Colons last 7 starts. The Phillies are 7-19 in their last 26 Sunday games and 4-14 in their last 18 during game 3 of a series. The Mets are 22-8 in the last 30 meetings in Philadelphia and 20-7 in the last 27 meetings overall.
We're getting possibly the best pitcher so far this season and cheap chalk. Colon has been money all year and the Phillies, well, yeah. I like the Mets to get the win Sunday and to win this series.