Noah Syndergaard (6-6, 3.01 ERA) and the New York Mets (62-52) go up against Eddie Butler (3-9, 5.50 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (47-65) in the last of a four-game series at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 3-0 and New York can finish out the series sweep with a win in this game. The game gets underway at 12:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 13 and will air on SNY.
In his most recent outing, Syndergaard pitched 4.0 innings, giving up five runs, striking out six and walking two in a 5-4 loss to the Rays. Lucas Duda (.247, 57 Rs, 21 HRs, 55 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Rockies were unsuccessful to the Nationals 6-1 the last time Butler pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing four runs, striking out two and walking four.
New York is a heavy -236 favorite at home and the Over/Under (O/U) for this matchup is seven runs. The Mets have a winning record of 47-16 when playing as the favorite and an overall money line of +849. Over the last 10 games, they have a very good record when playing as the favorite (8-1). The most recent 10-game stretch for the Mets has gone great. Over that span, New York is averaging 5.2 runs per game, well over their season average of 3.7. The Mets have the top batting average in the league at .237. New York's pitching staff has put it all together in the past 10 games. Its average runs allowed per game dropped to 2.6 during that span, compared to its 3.5 season average. The Mets don't allow many hitters to get on base, leading the league with a 1.15 WHIP.
Moving on to the away team, the Rockies come into this game with a win percentage of .420 when playing as the underdog (34-47) and an overall money line of -1,055.
So far this season, the Mets are 3-0 against the Rockies. This game will feature Butler (RHP) on the mound against the Mets, who have a 49-42 record when they take on a right-handed starter. The right-handed Syndergaard will take the mound against the Rockies, who have a 42-46 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM, O/U - Over
New York earned its 11th shutout of the season in its last game. Colorado has been shut out seven times this season.
The Mets managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Rockies who are coming in with a 13-16 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Mets have a slight leg up on the Rockies, as the Mets have won their last three games while the Rockies have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 36-13. The Mets have a 43-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 28th, New York is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 420 this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at fifth with 501.
Ranking 27th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 271 this season. New York ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 316.
When the Mets hit at least one home run, they are 39-19. When the Rockies hit at least one homer, they have a 42-34 record.