Noah Syndergaard (2-2, 1.82 ERA) takes the hill for the New York Mets (29-23) as they square off against Ian Kennedy (2-5, 7.15 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (25-28) in the second of a three-game series at Petco Park. The Mets won the last game 7-0 and New York leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 2 and can be seen on SNY, FSN-SD and MLB Network.
Kennedy is 4-2 with a 4.66 ERA in his appearances against the Mets, but goes up against a below-average New York offense which is batting just .239 this season. Syndergaard went 7.1 innings, surrendering zero runs and striking out six in a 7-0 win over the Phillies in his last outing. Daniel Murphy (.286, 16 Rs, 4 HRs, 29 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate, going 4 for 5 yesterday with three runs, one home run, and three RBIs.
New York takes on San Diego as a -123 favorite. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at six runs. The Padres have recorded an overall money line of -215 and have shown a weak performance as an underdog this season with a record of 11-19.
Over in the other dugout, New York is coming in with an overall money line of +448 and an impressive record of 23-6 as the favorite. They played solid baseball as the favorite over their last 10 games with a 5-2 record, and a 5-5 record SU. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Mets are the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.14 for the season.
The Mets have the edge in the season series, 1-0. The Padres have a 17-22 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Syndergaard takes the mound. Kennedy (RHP) will be on the hill against the Mets, who have a 24-17 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM, O/U - Over
New York won its last game in a shutout, its fifth of the season. San Diego has been shut out nine times this season.
When the Mets play into extra innings, they have a 2-0 record. The Padres are 2-2 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Mets are coming into this game after allowing zero walks during their last outing. The Padres have a 1-5 record when opponents give up that many walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 18-3. The Mets have an 18-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 22nd, New York sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 199 this season. San Diego ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 225.
San Diego and New York both rank in the bottom half of the league in walks. San Diego sits at 20th with 133 this season and New York ranks 17th with 145.
The Padres are 17-8 when they hit at least one home run. The Mets perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 19-8 record.