Bartolo Colon (1-1, 2.89 ERA) and Brandon Finnegan (1-1, 3.74 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the New York Mets (11-7) and the Cincinnati Reds (9-11) at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 5-3, and New York leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 26 and can be seen on SNY, FSOH and MLBN.
Colon pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs, striking out four and walking one in a 5-4 defeat to the Phillies. Neil Walker (.301, 11 Rs, 8 HRs, 14 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. Finnegan went 4.0 innings, surrendering five runs, striking out two and walking two in a 16-0 defeat to the Cubs in his last outing. Eugenio Suarez (.301, 14 Rs, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one stolen base.
The odds for New York and Cincinnati are New York -165, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5as of now. The Mets are the second-best team in the NL at limiting walks to their opponents, allowing only 2.2 walks per game so far this season.
The Mets have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
Cincinnati has won 44% (4-5) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, New York has won 60% (3-2) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Reds are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 10 strikeouts. The Mets have a record of 4-3 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they are outhit, the Reds are 1-9. The Mets have a 1-6 record when opponents outhit them.
Cincinnati ranks in the bottom half of the league at 19th when it comes to home runs, hitting 17 this season. New York ranks in the top five with 28.
Ranking 25th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.60 per game. New York ranks in the top half at 12th with 8.78.
Ranking 23rd, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.687). New York ranks in the top 10 with an OPS of .777.
When the Reds allow at least one home run, they are 7-11. When the Mets allow one or more homers, they have a 1-4 record.