Noah Syndergaard (1-2, 3.63 ERA) and Sean O'Sullivan (1-3, 3.54 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the New York Mets (26-21) and the Philadelphia Phillies (19-29) at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 5-4 and New York leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 27 and can be seen on CSN-PHI and SNY.
Syndergaard pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs (one unearned) and striking out five in a 4-1 defeat to the Pirates. Lucas Duda (.294, 26 Rs, 6 HRs, 21 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with two runs and one RBI. When pitching against the Mets, O'Sullivan is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and one strike out. Freddy Galvis (.311, 21 Rs, 1 HR, 12 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
New York is a -171 favorite against Philadelphia and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Mets have recorded an overall money line of +425 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 20-4. New York is unbeaten as the favorite and has a 5-5 SU record in its last ten outings. New York is one of the best in the NL in terms of walks at home, earning an average of 3.3 per game. Turning to the pitchers, opposing offenses have been stifled by the Mets, who have a team ERA of only 3.36. The Mets are the second-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 1.16 so far this season.
Over in the other dugout, Philadelphia is coming in with an overall money line of -510 and a disappointing record of 17-26 as the underdog. They have played poorly as the underdog with a 9-18 record against fellow NL East members, and a 5-5 record SU. Offensively, the Phillies have really picked up the pace in the last 10 games. They have exceeded their season average of 3.2 runs per game by averaging 4.2 during that stretch.
The Mets have controlled the season series, 7-1. The Mets have a 21-15 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when O'Sullivan takes the mound. Syndergaard (RHP) will be on the hill against the Phillies, who have a 15-23 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM, O/U - Under
The Mets sit at 19-9 against the division, while the Phillies are struggling at 10-20.
When leading after 7 innings, New York is 13-7, while Philadelphia is 9-16.
The Mets are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Phillies have an 8-19 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
It looks like the Mets have a slight leg up on the Phillies, as the Mets have won their last two games while the Phillies have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Phillies are 14-4. The Mets have a 16-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia sits at the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 153 this season. New York ranks near the bottom at 24th with 173.
Ranking 22nd, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 114 this season. New York ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 134.
The Mets are 16-7 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Phillies are 9-11 when they hit at least one homer.