Bartolo Colon (4-3, 3.44 ERA) and Clayton Kershaw (7-1, 1.48 ERA) start in the last of a three-game series between the New York Mets (28-20) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (26-24) at Citi Field. The Dodgers won the last game 9-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 29 and can be seen on ESP2.
Colon pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run, striking out two and walking two in a 7-1 win over the Nationals. Michael Conforto (.270, 22 Rs, 8 HRs, 24 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Kershaw went 9.0 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 1-0 win over the Reds in his most recent start. Joc Pederson (.246, 23 Rs, 8 HRs, 24 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run.
The odds for New York and Los Angeles are Dodgers -230, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 6.5 as of now.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
When leading after seven innings, New York is 6-5, while Los Angeles is 8-10.
The Dodgers managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Mets who are heading in with a 13-8 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Mets are 18-4. The Dodgers have a 21-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th in runs, New York has earned 187 this season. Los Angeles ranks 11th with 220 runs.
Ranking 12th, New York is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 159 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 170.
The Mets are 24-9 when they hit at least one home run. The Dodgers perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with an 18-12 record.