Steven Matz (7-1, 2.36 ERA) gets the start for the New York Mets (29-21) as they meet Mat Latos (6-1, 4.06 ERA) and the Chicago White Sox (27-25) in the second of a three-game series at Citi Field. The White Sox lost the last game 1-0, extending a seven-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 31 and will air on CSCh and SNY.
In his most recent outing, Matz pitched 8.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 2-0 victory over the Nationals. Yoenis Cespedes (.281, 31 Rs, 15 HRs, 36 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The White Sox were also victorious the last time Latos pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out four and walking one in a 7-6 victory over the Indians.
The odds are Mets -170 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.5.
The only other game between the two teams went New York's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The White Sox lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Mets are 11-6. The White Sox are 9-11 in close games this season.
When leading after seven innings, New York is 7-5, while Chicago is 13-13.
The White Sox didn't score any runs in their last game. The Mets have a 6-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Mets are 19-4. The White Sox have a 21-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th, New York is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 190 this season. Chicago ranks in the bottom half at 18th with 212.
New York and Chicago both rank in the top half of the league in walks. New York sits at 14th with 161 this season and Chicago ranks 12th with 163.
When the Mets hit at least one home run, they are 25-10. When the White Sox hit at least one homer, they have an 18-15 record.