Runs may be hard to come by in this one as Drew Pomeranz (2-3, 2.48 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (12-17) meet Noah Syndergaard (2-1, 2.51 ERA) and the New York Mets (17-10) in the second of a four-game series at Petco Park. The Padres won the last game 5-3, and San Diego leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 10:40 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 6 and will air on SNY and FSSD.
In his last start, Pomeranz pitched 7.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out five and walking one in a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers. Wil Myers (.302, 17 Rs, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Mets were unsuccessful against the Giants 6-1 the last time Syndergaard pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing four runs, striking out six and walking two. Yoenis Cespedes (.299, 17 Rs, 9 HRs, 27 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well for the Mets, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Mets -160 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 6 at the moment.
So far this season, the Padres are 1-0 against the Mets.
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 two walks during their last outing. The Padres have a 5-11 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 9-2. The Mets have a 10-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 22nd in runs, San Diego has earned 108 this season. New York ranks 11th with 123 runs.
Ranking 22nd, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 77 this season. New York ranks in the top half at 11th with 93.
The Padres are 10-2 when they hit at least one home run. The Mets perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 13-4 record.