New York Mets (18-10) at Philadelphia Phillies (10-19)
|Date & Time||Friday May 8, 2015, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +113 / New York Mets -123 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies begin a three-game series Friday night.
The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Mets have allowed four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Mets have won eight of their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Juan Lagares leads New York with 33 hits and 11 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. Matt Harvey gets the ball, and he’s 5-0 with a 2.41 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 5-0 with a 1.60 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Phillies have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Phillies have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 31 hits and eight RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 27 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have split their last six games on their home field. Cole Hamels takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.14 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 8-14 with a 4.09 ERA and 197 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 5-0 in Harveys last 5 starts. The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 2-6 in Hamels' last 8 starts. The Mets are 22-7 in the last 29 meetings in Philadelphia and 20-6 in the last 26 meetings overall.
We're getting one of the top pitchers in the game for a cheap price. Harvey has been lights out this season and has yet to lose to the Phillies in his career. The Mets have also owned Philly in Philly. Take the Mets.