In the last of a four-game series between the San Diego Padres (13-18) and the New York Mets (18-11) at Petco Park, Andrew Cashner (2-2, 4.85 ERA) and Matt Harvey (2-4, 4.76 ERA) get the ball. The Mets won the last game 6-3, and San Diego leads the series 2-1. The game gets underway at 4:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 8 and will air on WPIX and FSSD.
In his last start, Cashner pitched 6.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out six and walking three in a 6-3 victory over the Rockies. The Mets were unsuccessful against the Braves 3-0 the last time Harvey pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs, striking out four and walking two. Yoenis Cespedes (.290, 18 Rs, 10 HRs, 29 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds are Mets -150 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Padres are 2-1 against the Mets this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
San Diego has won 43% (6-8) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, New York has won 67% (4-2) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Mets are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Padres have a 1-9 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 10-2. The Mets have an 11-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 23rd in runs, San Diego has earned 113 this season. New York ranks 13th with 129 runs.
Ranking 23rd, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 80 this season. New York ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 105.
The Padres are 10-3 when they hit at least one home run. The Mets perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 14-4 record.