Last Updated: 2019-06-11
DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees are set to host their surging cross-town rival New York Mets at Yankee Stadium. The game gets underway 7:05 p.m. ET and SportsNet New York is in line to televise this interleague matchup.
New York Mets at New York Yankees Odds
The left-handed Jason Vargas is the probable starter for New York. Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA) has recorded 37 strikeouts in 45.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Yankees will put the ball in the left hand of James Paxton (3-2, 3.11 ERA, 1.17 WHIP), who’s got 63 strikeouts and 18 walks. Paxton did not re a start against the Mets in 2018.
the Yankees’ pitching staff has yielded 4.2 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Their starters have a 3.90 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.92 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 10.1 K/9.
The New York offense is putting up 5.3 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .231/.311/.416 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres have led the charge for the Yankees’ hitters this year. LeMahieu is hitting .321/.367/.468 with seven home runs, 41 RBIs and 41 runs scored, while Torres is hitting .274 with 14 homers, 32 RBIs and 35 runs.
For the visitors, the Mets’ pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and their starters own a 4.16 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 9.31 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.11, along with a WHIP of 1.27.
The Mets offense has slashed .249/.325/.424 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).
New York’s hitters have been led by left fielder Jeff McNeil and shortstop Amed Rosario. McNeil is hitting .335/.411/.454 with 62 hits, 17 RBIs and 21 runs scored, while Rosario is hitting .249/.292/.420 with 61 hits, eight homers, 33 RBIs, 25 runs and six steals.
New York Mets vs. New York Yankees Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Mets, O/U – OVER
New York has logged 19 extra-base hits over its last five games. New York has 18 XBH over its last five.
The Mets have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
The Mets have a total OPS of .749 this season and an OPS of .784 against left-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS sits at .780 overall and .682 against lefties.
The Mets defense has coughed up two errors over the last five outin, compared to six errors for the Yankees over their last five.
The Mets have won four of their last five games SU.
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