Noah Syndergaard (5-2, 1.84 ERA) is on the hill for the New York Mets (29-23) as they square off against Tom Koehler (3-5, 4.50 ERA) and the Miami Marlins (29-25) in the first of a three-game series at Marlins Park. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 3 and can be seen on SNY and FSFL.
Koehler pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking five in a 7-3 win over the Braves. Christian Yelich (.320, 26 Rs, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs, 3 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 6 with one run and one RBI. Syndergaard went 1.0 inning, surrendering zero runs and striking out two in a 6-4 defeat to the White Sox in his last outing. Neil Walker (.283, 23 Rs, 13 HRs, 25 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 4 Wednesday.
The odds for Miami and New York are Mets -180, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 7 as of now.
The Marlins lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The Marlins are struggling at 11-17 in their division, while the Mets are 12-9.
When leading after seven innings, New York is 7-6, while Miami is 12-12.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Mets are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Marlins have a 10-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 4-17. The Mets have a 7-18 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 27th in home runs, Miami has hit 46 this season. New York ranks third with 73 home runs.
Ranking 29th, New York is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.60 per game. Miami ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 9.26.
Ranking 20th, New York is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.716). Miami ranks in the top 10 with an OPS of .738.
The Mets are 10-15 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Marlins are 12-12 when they allow at least one homer.