Houston Astros at New York Mets 9/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/26/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Citi Field in Queens
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Right-hander Samuel Deduno (2-6) will be making his first start for the Houston Astros on Saturday night and will be going up against New York Mets starter Rafael Montero (1-3).
Samuel Deduno hasn't made a start since back in June when he took the loss after giving up seven runs in just 2.2 innings against the Detroit Tigers. Since then, he has pitched 39.1 innings out of the bullpen and he has struck out 38 batters in that time with a 3.66 ERA. Overall this season, he has a 4.66 ERA and he has given up 95 hits in 96.2 innings.
Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson is 0-for-1 against Deduno in his career with no walks. All of the other Mets will be facing him for the first time on Saturday night.
Rookie right-hander Rafael Montero last made a start for the Mets back on September 10 when he picked up the win over the Colorado Rockies. He pitched 5.1 scoreless innings in that start and walked four batters while striking out seven. Montero has struck out 36 batters in 39 innings this year and he now has a 4.38 ERA.
Montero will be getting his first chance to face the Astros this weekend. So far this season, he has held right-handed batters to a .232 batting average, and left-handed batters are hitting .272 against him with a .895 OPS.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 70-85-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.6
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 71-70-18 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is 0
Injuries to Watch
09/17/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20), out for season
07/29/14 P Josh Zeid Foot 60-day DL (7/25), out for season
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 60-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
New York Mets
09/26/14 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow is downgraded to out indefinitely
09/24/14 2B Dilson Herrera Quad out for season
09/18/14 CF Juan Lagares Elbow out for season
09/10/14 3B David Wright Shoulder out for season
08/28/14 P Victor Black Neck 15-day DL (8/24)
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
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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