In the first of a four-game series between the San Diego Padres (11-17) and the New York Mets (17-9) at Petco Park, Colin Rea (2-1, 4.61 ERA) and Jacob deGrom (3-0, 1.02 ERA) take the mound. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 5 and will air on SNY and FSSD.
In his most recent outing, Rea pitched 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out three and walking three in a 5-2 victory over the Dodgers. Matt Kemp (.299, 15 Rs, 8 HRs, 22 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Mets were victorious over the Giants 6-5 the last time deGrom pitched. He went 6.0 innings, giving up three runs (three unearned), striking out five and walking four. Yoenis Cespedes (.289, 16 Rs, 8 HRs, 25 RBIs) has been doing well offensively for the Mets, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a New York -185 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 6.5.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
New York earned its third shutout of the season in its last game. San Diego has been shut out eight times this season.
The Padres didn't score any runs in their last game. The Mets have a 3-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 3-11. The Mets have a 4-7 record when opponents outhit them.
New York tops the league in home runs this season with 40. San Diego ranks near the bottom with 21.
Ranking 23rd, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.79 per game. New York ranks in the top half at 12th with 8.38.
Ranking 30th, San Diego is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.647). New York ranks in the top 10 with an OPS of .777.
The Mets are 4-6 when they allow at least one home run. The Padres perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 5-9 record.