Matt Harvey (1-3, 5.24 ERA) and Jon Moscot (0-1, 5.06 ERA) start in the last of a three-game series between the New York Mets (12-7) and the Cincinnati Reds (9-12) at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 4-3, continuing a five-game winning streak. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 27 and can be seen on SNY and FSOH.
Harvey pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out five and walking one in a 6-3 win over the Braves. Yoenis Cespedes (.300, 12 Rs, 6 HRs, 17 RBIs) went 1 for 1 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs. Moscot went 5.0 innings, surrendering four runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking four in an 8-1 defeat to the Cubs in his most recent start.
The odds for New York and Cincinnati are Mets -220, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Mets have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
In their last game, the Reds lost by a margin of one run. The Mets are 4-4 in one-run games. The Reds have a 5-3 record in close games.
After a weak showing last week where they got in eight hits, the Mets need to step it up. The Reds have a record of 5-6 when opponents get eight hits or less.
It looks like the Mets have a slight leg up on the Reds, as the Mets have won their last five games while the Reds have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 7-3. The Mets have a 7-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Both New York and Cincinnati are tied at 12th in runs, each scoring 83 this season.
Ranking 26th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 52 this season. New York ranks in the bottom half at 18th with 61.
When the Mets hit at least one home run, they are 8-3. When the Reds hit at least one homer, they have a 7-5 record.