Noah Syndergaard (4-2, 2.19 ERA) takes the hill for the New York Mets (24-18) as they square off against Chase Anderson (2-5, 5.32 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (18-25) in the last of a three-game series at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 5-4, and New York leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 22 and can be seen on FSWI and WPIX.
Syndergaard pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs and striking out 10 in a 2-0 win over the Nationals. Yoenis Cespedes (.297, 26 Rs, 14 HRs, 35 RBIs, 1 SB) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs. Anderson went 8.2 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking one in a 4-2 win over the Cubs in his most recent start. Ryan Braun (.364, 21 Rs, 7 HRs, 28 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
The Mets are a -260 favorite with a total of 7.
Pick - NYM
The Brewers lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Mets are 9-6. The Brewers are 7-7 in close games this season.
The Mets managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Brewers who are coming in with an 8-8 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Mets have a slight leg up on the Brewers, as the Mets have won their last two games while the Brewers have lost their last two.
The Mets and the Brewers are both 16-4 when they notch more hits than their opponent.
Ranking 24th, New York is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 164 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top half at 13th with 183.
Ranking 16th, Milwaukee is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.724). New York ranks in the top half at 13th with an OPS of .735.
The Brewers are 14-21 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Mets are 10-11 when they allow at least one homer.