In the last of a three-game series between the New York Yankees (10-8) and the New York Mets (10-8) at Yankee Stadium, Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 3.12 ERA) and Jon Niese (2-0, 1.50 ERA) get the ball. The Mets won the last game 8-2 and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 8:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 26 and will air on ESPN.
Eovaldi is 1-3 with a 4.62 ERA and 1.38 WHIP against the Mets in his career. Mark Teixeira (.254, 12 Rs, 8 HRs, 18 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. In his pitching opportunities against the Yankees, Niese is 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA. He meets a less-than-stellar New York offense that's batting just .239. Travis d'Arnaud (.317, 5 Rs, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs) has been doing well to start the season for the Mets, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
New York, a -118 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against New York. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at seven runs. When playing as the favorite, the Yankees have a 4-3 record and overall money line at +323. They have SU record of 7-3 and are unbeaten as the favorite (2-0) over their last 10 games. The Yankees are a dangerous hitting team with 60 extra base hits, one of the highest totals in the MLB. New York's pitching staff performs very well on its own field, recording a low 3.08 team ERA at home.
On the other side, the Mets have a record of 3-3 when they are the underdog and are +948 overall with the money line. Over the past 10 matchups, they are 9-1 SU and have a poor 0-1 record when they were an underdog to win. The Mets have not played up to par on offense against the AL. New York has averaged 1.0 runs per game, less than their 4.3 season average. New York's pitching staff tends to perform poorly when they play AL opponents. They've allowed an average of 6.0 runs per game against teams from the AL, higher than their season average of 3.1. They have a WHIP of 1.09 on the year, good for fourth in the league.
Taking the hill against the Mets will be the right-hander Eovaldi. They sport an 11-3 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, the Mets are 10-1, while the Yankees are 4-5.
The Mets are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Yankees have a 2-4 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Yankees and the Mets are both undefeated. The Yankees have a 5-0 record in these situations while the Mets are 8-0.
Ranking seventh, the Mets are in the top 10 of the league in runs, scoring 82 this season. The Yankees rank in the top five at second with 93.
The Yankees rank at the top of the league when it comes to walks with 74 this season. The Mets rank in the top 10 at seventh with 61.
When the Yankees hit at least one home run, they are 7-7. When the Mets hit at least one homer, they have a 7-1 record.