Jacob deGrom (3-1, 2.50 ERA) gets the ball for the New York Mets (23-18) as they meet Zach Davies (1-3, 5.58 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (18-24) in the second of a three-game series at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 3-2, and New York leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 21 and will air on FSWI and WPIX.
In his last start, deGrom pitched 6.1 innings, allowing three runs, striking out three and walking three in a 4-3 loss to the Rockies. Michael Conforto (.281, 19 Rs, 7 HRs, 23 RBIs, 1 SB) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. The Brewers were victorious the last time Davies pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 6.1 innings, allowing two runs and striking out six in a 3-2 victory over the Padres. Chris Carter (.247, 25 Rs, 13 HRs, 31 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The Mets are a -230 favorite and the total is 7.
Pick - NYM
In their last game, the Brewers lost by a margin of one run. The Mets are 8-6 in one-run games. The Brewers have a 7-6 record in close games.
The Mets are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Brewers have a 1-2 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 2-20. The Mets have a 5-14 record when opponents outhit them.
Milwaukee ranks in the top half of the league at 14th when it comes to home runs, hitting 46 this season. New York ranks in the top five with 57.
Ranking 11th, New York is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 137 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at second with 172.
When the Mets hit at least one home run, they are 19-7. When the Brewers hit at least one homer, they have a 13-10 record.