New York Mets (47-52) at San Diego Padres (44-57)
|Date & Time||Thursday July 27, 2017, 9:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres +101 / New York Mets -111 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The New York Mets and San Diego Padres meet Thursday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The New York Mets look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Mets have scored 14 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last eight games. The New York Mets have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jay Bruce leads the Mets with 97 hits and 67 RBI while Michael Conforto and Jose Reyes have combined for 156 hits and 90 RBI. Chris Flexen will make his major league debut when he takes the hill today. Flexen was 32-21 with a 3.28 ERA and 343 strikeouts in his minor league career.
The San Diego Padres look for a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 14 runs in this series and four or more runs in 12 of their last 13 games. The San Diego Padres have split their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads the Padres with 92 hits and 49 RBI while Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot have combined for 154 hits and 63 RBI. Luis Perdomo gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 4.71 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. This will be Perdomo’s first career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 2-6 in their last 8 Thursday games, 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record and 7-1 in their last 8 vs. National League West. The Padres are 10-25 in their last 35 during game 4 of a series, 4-9 in their last 13 Thursday games and 4-0 in Perdomos last 4 home starts. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I almost never back a pitcher who is making his major league debut due to so many unknowns, and I'm not going to do it here. Nobody knows what to expect from Flexen, especially on the road. Not to mention the Padres have been a scoring machine in the second half and Perdomo has produced wins in four straight home games. I'll gladly take the Padres at home for the plus money against a new pitcher.