Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.04 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (17-17) take on Bartolo Colon (3-1, 2.82 ERA) and the New York Mets (21-12) in a game that has the potential to be low scoring. This is the last of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Mets won the last game 4-3, and New York leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 12 and can be seen on SNY and SNLA.
Kershaw pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs and striking out 10 in a 6-2 win over the Blue Jays. Colon went 6.2 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out five and walking one in a 6-3 win over the Padres in his last outing. Yoenis Cespedes (.296, 20 Rs, 11 HRs, 31 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Mets, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one stolen base.
The odds for Los Angeles and New York are Dodgers -230, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 6.
The Mets lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The Mets won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Dodgers are 4-4. The Mets are 7-5 in close games this season.
The Dodgers managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Mets who are coming in with an 11-6 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Dodgers are 2-14. The Mets have a 4-10 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, New York has hit 51 this season. Los Angeles ranks 26th with 27 home runs.
Los Angeles and New York both rank in the bottom half of the league in hits. Los Angeles sits at 18th with 8.21 hits per game and New York ranks 19th with 8.09.
Ranking 24th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.689). New York ranks in the top 10 with an OPS of .762.
When the Mets allow at least one home run, they are 8-8. When the Dodgers allow one or more homers, they have a 4-13 record.