This game could be low scoring as Andrew Cashner (2-7, 3.00 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (25-27) go up against Jacob deGrom (5-4, 2.71 ERA) and the New York Mets (28-23) in the first of a three-game series at Petco Park. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 1 and will air on SNY and FSN-SD.
Cashner has a 4.26 ERA and a 0-1 record in his career against the Mets, and faces a struggling New York offense that's hitting just .237 on the year. Justin Upton (.307, 33 Rs, 12 HRs, 37 RBIs, 10 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 5. The Mets were unsuccessful to the Phillies 5-4 the last time deGrom pitched. He went 7.1 innings, giving up two runs and striking out nine. Michael Cuddyer (.260, 23 Rs, 5 HRs, 22 RBIs) went 1 for 5 yesterday.
San Diego is a -116 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at six runs. The Padres perform well as a favorite with a 13-8 record, but haven't fared as well with the overall money line (-315).
On the other side, the Mets have a subpar record of 5-17 when they are the underdog, but are +448 overall with the money line. Over the past 10 matchups, they are 5-5 SU and have a poor 0-3 record when they were an underdog to win. They have a WHIP of 1.16 on the year, good for third in the league.
The Padres will take on a right-hander (deGrom) in this game and have a 17-22 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. The right-handed Cashner will take the mound against the Mets, who have a 24-17 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
The Mets won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Padres are 7-8. The Mets are 10-8 in close games this season.
The Mets are 2-0 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Padres are 2-2 in such matchups.
The Mets are coming into this game after allowing zero walks during their last outing. The Padres have a 1-4 record when opponents give up that many walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 18-3. The Mets have a 17-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th, New York sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 192 this season. San Diego ranks in the top 10 at sixth 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 18th with 144.
When the Padres hit at least one home run, they are 17-8, well-matched with the Mets who are 18-8 when hitting one or more homers.