New York Mets (16-9) at San Diego Padres (10-18)
|Date & Time||Sunday April 29, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres +115 / New York Mets -125 --- Over/Under: 8
The New York Mets and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The New York Mets could use a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Mets have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The New York Mets have lost eight of their last 12 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with 32 hits and 15 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and Todd Frazier have combined for 43 hits and 40 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since April 14-15. The Padres have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have won six of their last nine games when scoring at least three runs. Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 31 hits and 10 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Eric Hosmer have combined for 49 hits and 11 RBI. Bryan Mitchell gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.76 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Mitchell’s second career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 5-13 in their last 18 Sunday games, 2-7 in their last 9 vs. National League West and 2-5 in Wheelers last 7 Sunday starts. The Padres are 17-47 in their last 64 Sunday games, 1-9 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Mitchells last 5 starts. The Mets are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Mitchell hasn't been good this season to say the least, especially at home where he's allowing a 7.07 ERA and a .309 batting average in 14 innings. However, Wheeler has an ERA over four both on the road and at home, and he's coming off a road game against the Cardinals in which he allowed six hits and four runs in four innings. The San Diego Padres are putting together some offense as of late, including double-digit runs in two of their last five games. I'll take a stab with the Padres and the plus money.