Jacob deGrom (10-6, 2.13 ERA) gets the start for the New York Mets (61-52) as they go up against Jorge De La Rosa (7-4, 4.85 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (47-64) in the third of a four-game series at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 4-0 and New York leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and will air on RTRM and SNY.
In his last start, deGrom pitched 6.1 innings, giving up two runs and striking out seven in a 4-3 loss to the Rays. Lucas Duda (.247, 57 Rs, 21 HRs, 55 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Rockies were unsuccessful the last time De La Rosa pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing three runs (one unearned), striking out one and walking two in a 5-4 loss to the Nationals. Nolan Arenado (.276, 64 Rs, 27 HRs, 81 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
New York is a heavy -180 favorite at home and the Over/Under (O/U) for this matchup is set at seven runs. The Mets perform well as a favorite with a 46-16 record and have an overall money line of +749. They are 8-1 as the favorite over their last 10 games. The most recent 10-game stretch for the Mets has gone great. Over that span, New York is averaging 5.0 runs per game, well over their season average of 3.7. The Mets are a stellar hitting team with an MLB-best .237 team batting average. Transitioning to the pitching staff, the Mets lead the league in WHIP at 1.16.
On the other side, the Rockies have a record of 34-46 when they are the underdog and are -955 overall with the money line.
The previous two games have all gone New York's way. The Mets will take on a left-hander (De La Rosa) in this game and have an 11-10 record against left-handed starting pitchers this season. The right-handed deGrom will take the mound against the Rockies, who have a 42-45 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM, O/U - Over
New York earned its 10th shutout of the season in its last game. Colorado has been shut out six times this season.
The Mets are coming into this game after allowing zero walks during their last outing. The Rockies have a 3-10 record when opponents give up that many walks.
It looks like the Mets have a slight leg up on the Rockies, as the Mets have won their last two games while the Rockies have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 36-13. The Mets have a 42-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 29th, New York is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 417 this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at third with 501.
Ranking 27th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 267 this season. New York ranks in the top half at 15th with 313.
The Mets are 38-19 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rockies are 42-34 when they hit at least one homer.