Houston Astros at New York Mets 9/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/27/2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Citi Field in Queens
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Sunday afternoon, Nick Tropeano (1 - 2, 3.78 ERA) gets the call for the Houston Astros as they face Bartolo Colon (14 - 13, 4.08 ERA) and the New York Mets. Tropeano will be making his 4th start as Colon makes his 31st.
Nick Tropeano took his 2nd straight loss in his last outing. Tropeano surrendered 4 runs and 5 hits in 6.2 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 3. The young right-hander was given a shot to show the Astros what he has and it hasn't been that bad. His pitch count was high in those 2 losses but he didn't allow that many hits or walks. If he gets some more command of his pitches, he could do well. Before getting the call to Houston, Tropeano was 9 - 5 with a 3.03 ERA in 20 starts and 3 relief appearances at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Tropeano has never faced the Mets but if he can make his pitches, he might just have a chance.
Bartolo Colon stuck to his pattern and took the loss in his last start. Colon allowed 4 runs and 5 hits (including a homer) through 6 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 4. Colon has alternated wins and losses in his last 10 starts en route to a 5 - 5 record in those 10 trips to the mound. Last season, Colon posted an 18 - 6 record with a 2.65 ERA in 30 starts for the Oakland A's.
In 2013, Colon was 4 - 1 with a 3.10 ERA in 5 starts against the Astros. The Astros are batting .304 against Colon with 21 hits, a homer and 7 RBIs in 69 at-bats.
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 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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