Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/20/2014
Wednesday, May 21, 7:10 PM on ESPN, SNLA, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Los Angeles Dodgers - Ryu, H (3-2) vs. New York Mets - deGrom, J (0-1)
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Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers will give the ball to Hyun-Jin Ryu as they face the New York Mets and Jacob deGrom. Ryu will be making his 8th start as deGrom makes just his 2nd major league start.
Hyun-Jin Ryu will make the start after coming off of the 15 Day DL with shoulder issues. Ryu looked ok in a simulated game last week and that was enough to clear him for this start. In his last start, he gave up 6 runs on 9 hits in 5 innings. The effort led to a loss and dropped his record to 3 – 2 with a 3.00 ERA. Last season, Ryu went 14 – 8 with an ERA of 3.00 in 30 starts.
In 2013, Ryu was 1 – 0 with an ERA of 1.29 in 2 starts against the Mets. Overall, the Mets have not done well against Ryu and are only batting .200 against the left-hander.
Jacob deGrom took the loss in his first major league start but he still turned in a decent effort. In 7 innings of work, deGrom allowed just a run on 4 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. The start confirmed what observers had seen at the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas – deGrom was ready for the majors. For a pitcher to oppose the New York Yankees in their first start is a big thing, but deGrom was fearless.
If deGrom handles his 2nd start the way that he handled his 1st, he should do fine against the Dodgers.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 24-19-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is -0.1
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 18-17-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/02/14 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 15-day DL (4/28)
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
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 Los Angeles
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