Jose Fernandez (8-2, 2.53 ERA) takes the hill for the Miami Marlins (29-27) as they square off against Matt Harvey (4-7, 5.37 ERA) and the New York Mets (31-23) in the last of a three-game series at Marlins Park. The Mets won the last game 6-4, and New York leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 5 and can be seen on SNY and FSFL.
Fernandez pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs and striking out six in a 3-1 win over the Pirates. Christian Yelich (.328, 26 Rs, 5 HRs, 24 RBIs, 3 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one RBI. Harvey went 7.0 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out six and walking one in a 1-0 win over the White Sox in his most recent start. Yoenis Cespedes (.278, 32 Rs, 15 HRs, 37 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Mets, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The odds for Miami and New York are Marlins -155, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.
The Mets lead the season series, 3-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The Mets hold a 14-9 record against the NL East Division this season, while the Marlins have an 11-19 record against the division.
The Marlins managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Mets who are coming in with a 5-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Mets have a slight leg up on the Marlins, as the Mets have won their last two games while the Marlins have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 24-5. The Mets have a 21-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Miami and New York both rank near the bottom of the league in runs. Miami sits at 25th with 218 runs this season and New York ranks 27th with 207.
Ranking 19th, Miami is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 161 this season. New York ranks in the top half at 11th with 184.
When the Marlins hit at least one home run, they are 21-13, well-matched with the Mets who are 26-11 when hitting one or more homers.