MLB Preview and Free Pick: New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies
The New York Mets head to Philadelphia tonight to take on the Phillies in the first of a three-game
set for the NL East rivals. The Mets are looking to bounce back from dropping their last two on the
road to the Atlanta Braves, while the Phillies needed 14 innings to handle business at the Miami
Marlins on Sunday.
Date/Time/TV: Mon. April 15, 7:00 PM EST, ESPN
Spread: New York Mets +105, Philadelphia Phillies -115
Mets vs. Phillies Preview
Things started off well for the Mets four-game swing through Atlanta, as the club won the first two
meetings by a combined score of 12-5. The Braves bats came alive over the weekend as they won an
11-7 slugfest on Saturday and followed that up with a 7-3 victory on Sunday.
The Phillies spent the weekend in Miami and kicked things off with a 9-1 win on Friday. The Marlins
got some revenge on Saturday with a 10-3 win, but the Phillies would take the final game of the set
by outlasting the Marlins in yesterday’s 14-inning game by a score of 3-1.
New York Mets
Last night, the Mets sent Jacob deGrom to the mound, but the ace didn’t have his best stuff. He lasted
five innings, giving up three earned runs while fanning nine and walking four batters. Mets batters
slapped 11 hits on the night, but they were only able to send three batters across home plate. J.D.
Davis kicked off the scoring with a solo shot in the 2nd.
Noah Syndergaard takes the mound tonight. The righty is 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and 20
Ks across 19 innings pitched thus far. Last season, he was 13-4 with a 3.03 ERA. Jeff McNeil leads
the team with a .383 BA. Pete Alonso is tops with six homers, 17 RBIs, and a 1.456 OPS.
The Phillies got six serviceable innings out of Vince Velasquez on Sunday before the bullpen took
over and got the win. Velasquez gave up a single earned run with three walks and four strikeouts. A
Cesar Hernandez dong in the 4th and a two-run shot from Jean Segura in the 14th took care of the
scoring as the Phillies dropped 12 hits on the day.
Aaron Nola gets the start tonight. The righty is 1-0 with a 6.46 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 13 Ks over 15.1
innings pitched. He allowed just a single earned run in his first start of the year, but he has given up
10 over his last two outings. Jean Segura leads with a .317 BA, while Rhys Hoskins is tops with five
HRs and 16 ribbies.
Mets vs. Phillies Prediction
This is the first of three games for two of the top squads in the NL East. Syndergaard’s K/9 stands at
9.47 thus far and he’s holding opponents to a .607 OPS, while Nola has had a rough time in his last
two starts. We’ll go with the visitors to get the win.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick: New York Mets +105
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