This game could be low scoring as Kenta Maeda (3-1, 1.66 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (17-16) go up against Noah Syndergaard (2-2, 2.58 ERA) and the New York Mets (20-12) in the third of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the last game 3-2, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 11 and will air on SNY and SNLA.
In his most recent outing, Maeda pitched 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out seven and walking four in a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays. Joc Pederson (.274, 16 Rs, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Mets were unsuccessful against the Padres 2-0 the last time Syndergaard pitched. He went 6.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out five and walking two. Yoenis Cespedes (.291, 20 Rs, 11 HRs, 31 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Mets -115 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 6.5.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
In their last game, the Mets lost by a margin of one run. The Dodgers are 4-3 in one-run games. The Mets have a 6-5 record in close games.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Mets have a 4-5 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Dodgers are 2-13. The Mets have a 4-10 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, New York has hit 49 this season. Los Angeles ranks 28th with 25 home runs.
Los Angeles and New York both rank in the bottom half of the league in hits. Los Angeles sits at 18th with 8.16 hits per game and New York ranks 17th with 8.19.
Ranking 24th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.690). New York ranks in the top 10 with an OPS of .761.
When the Mets allow at least one home run, they are 7-8. When the Dodgers allow one or more homers, they have a 4-12 record.