Noah Syndergaard (0-1, 5.06 ERA) and the New York Mets (21-16) meet Wily Peralta (1-4, 3.80 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (13-24) in the last of a three-game series at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 14-1 and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 17 and will air on FSN-WI and PIX11.
In his most recent outing, Syndergaard pitched 5.1 innings, giving up three runs, striking out six and walking four in a 6-1 loss to the Cubs. Wilmer Flores (.250, 17 Rs, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and four RBIs. In his pitching opportunities against the Mets, Peralta is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA. He meets a struggling New York offense that's batting just .238. Gerardo Parra (.311, 13 Rs, 2 HRs, 14 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
New York is a -120 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is seven runs. The Mets have a winning record of 15-4 when playing as the favorite and an overall money line of +425. The Mets rank second in the NL in ERA with a 3.11 team average. The Mets don't allow many hitters to get on base, ranking second in the league with a 1.15 WHIP.
On the other side, the Brewers have a record of 9-13 when they are the underdog and are -939 overall with the money line. Milwaukee has been playing better lately, averaging 5.4 runs per game, more than their season average of 3.9. Switching gears to Milwaukee's pitching staff, they allow just 8.0 hits per road game, good for fifth in the NL.
The Mets will take on a right-hander (Peralta) in this game and have a 17-11 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. The right-handed Syndergaard will take the mound against the Brewers, who have an 11-17 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM, O/U - Over
In their last game, the Mets won by a margin of 13 runs. The Brewers are 0-3 in games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more. The Mets have a 1-0 record in blowouts.
The Brewers are 1-1 when they go into extra innings.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Brewers are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Mets have a 9-2 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Brewers are 9-2. The Mets have a 12-2 record when outhitting opponents.
New York and Milwaukee both rank near the bottom of the league in runs. New York sits at 22nd with 144 runs this season and Milwaukee ranks 24th with 141.
Ranking 26th, Milwaukee is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 85 this season. New York ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 102.
The Mets are 13-5 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Brewers are 12-9 when they hit at least one homer.