Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/22/2014
Friday, May 23, 7:10 PM on FSAZ, WPIX
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Arizona Diamondbacks - Anderson, C (2-0) vs. New York Mets - Colon, B (3-5)
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Friday night, Chase Anderson will take the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they face Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets. It will be Anderson’s 3rd start and Colon’s 10th.
Chase Anderson has done well in the big leagues since getting called up on May 6th. He has won both of his starts with an ERA of 5.06 even though his last outing was rocky. His offense bailed him out after he allowed 5 runs on 7 hits (including 2 home runs) in 5.1 innings of work. Anderson walked 2 and struck out 2. It was a big difference from his debut when he allowed just a run (on a solo homer) on 2 hits in 5.1 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts.
The rookie right-hander will have to study the scouting report hard and settle down if he wants to be successful in this next start.
Bartolo Colon continues to defy the calendar by turning in solid starts. He improved his record to 3 - 5 with an ERA of 5.34 after his last start. In that outing, the soon to be 41 year old went 8 innings and surrendered just 2 runs on 5 hits (including a homer) with a walk and 5 strikeouts. In 2013, Colon was an impressive 18 – 6 with an ERA of 2.65 in 30 starts for the Oakland A’s.
Last season Colon didn’t face the Diamondbacks and in his long career, he has only faced 5 of their current hitters. Overall, the 5 hitters are only batting .225 against Colon with 2 homers and 7 RBIs in 71 at-bats.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 25-19-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is 1
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 19-17-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
05/20/14 2B Aaron Hill Shoulder questionable
05/06/14 P J.J. Putz Elbow 15-day DL (5/4)
04/23/14 LF Mark Trumbo Foot 15-day DL (4/22)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 15-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 15-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
New York Mets
05/15/14 C Travis d'Arnaud Concussion 7-day DL (5/13)
05/14/14 P Dillon Gee Side 15-day DL (5/11)
05/13/14 P Gonzalez Germen Virus 15-day DL (5/12)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona
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