Steven Matz (7-2, 2.39 ERA) gets the start for the New York Mets (34-27) as they go up against Zach Davies (4-3, 4.29 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (29-33) in the last of a four-game series at Miller Park. The Brewers won the last game 7-4, and New York leads the series 2-1. The game starts at 2:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 12 and will air on FSWI and WPIX.
In his most recent outing, Davies pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out five and walking three in a 5-4 victory over the Athletics. Ryan Braun (.316, 26 Rs, 11 HRs, 35 RBIs, 5 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, two home runs, and two RBIs. The Mets were unsuccessful against the Pirates 3-1 the last time Matz pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out eight and walking two.
The Mets are a -140 favorite with a total of 8.
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When leading after seven innings, New York is 10-7, while Milwaukee is 11-14.
The Mets managed to give up seven walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Brewers who are heading in with a 6-4 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Brewers are 25-5. The Mets have a 24-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 28th, New York sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 226 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the bottom half at 20th with 254.
Milwaukee and New York both rank in the bottom half of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Milwaukee sits at 17th with an OPS of .726, and New York ranks 18th with an OPS of .720.
When the Mets allow at least one home run, they are 12-17, well-matched with the Brewers who are 23-29 when allowing at least one homer.