Mets vs. Marlins, 9-19-2017 - Prediction & Preview
Written by: George Middleton
New York Mets (65-84) at Miami Marlins (69-80)
MLB: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 7:10 p.m. ET
Line: Miami -155/NY Mets +140
The New York Mets hit the road to take on the Miami Marlins for a Tuesday night contest. Miami who was once in the Wild Card race has fallen apart having lost 17 of their last 20. The Mets have been one of the biggest disappointments in the league. Injuries to stars like Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes haven’t helped. New York has lost five of their last seven. Seth Lugo takes the mound for the Mets with a 6-5 record and a 5.21 ERA. Odrisamer Despaigne takes the hill for Miami with an 0-3 record and a 4.35 ERA. Can Lugo lead the struggling Mets to a rare road win?
Robert Gsellman dominates in win
The New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. New York got an incredible performance from Robert Gsellman who went seven scoreless while allowing only three hits. Gsellman improved to 7-7 on the season while lowering his ERA to 5.22. Asdrubal Cabrera hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the ninth inning. Norichika Aoki had a triple and two singles in the win. Aoki reached base for his 18th straight game. The Mets tagged Jose Ramirez for three runs in the ninth inning to secure the win.
Starting pitcher: Seth Lugo (6-5, 5.21 ERA)
Seth Lugo has struggled this season with a 6-5 record and a 5.21 ERA. Lugo is looking to rebound after allowing seven runs in three innings against the Cubs in his last start.
Marlins blown out against Milwaukee
The Marlins lost 10-3 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon. Milwaukee put the game out of reach with an eight-run fourth inning. Dillon Peters got the loss as he allowed eight runs in 3.2 innings. The Marlins struggled to get Domingo Santana and Travis Shaw had three RBI’s apiece. Peters fell to 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA on the year. Dee Gordon had two singles in the loss for Miami. Justin Bour also had two singles in the game. Miami struggled to get much going off Brandon Woodruff who allowed three runs in seven innings.
Starting pitcher: Odrisamer Despaigne (0-3, 4.35 ERA)
Odrisamer Despaigne has been decent at times for the Marlins in multiple roles this season. As a starter, he has allowed the opposition to hit .229 off him.
The New York Mets are:
- 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass.
- 2-8 in their last 10 road games.
- 2-12 in their last 14 Tuesday games.
The Miami Marlins are:
- 4-1 home team in Scheurwaters last 5 games behind home plate.
- 3-0-1 over in Marlins last 4 home games.
In a contest where neither pitcher has a true edge, it will be the bats that make the difference. Look for Miami to tag the Mets bullpen in a narrow victory.
The pick: Miami
George has his Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Long Beach in Communication Studies, minored in Journalism. He is an editor at Fansided powered network Air Alamo (San Antonio Spurs) and an NBA writer at RantSports. Plays in multiple basketball leagues. Has placed bets since the age of 15. Love watching basketball, baseball, and football games. Also loves Hip-Hop.
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