Miami Marlins at New York Mets Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/25/2014
Saturday, April 26, 7:10 PM on FSFL, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Miami Marlins - Slowey, K (0-0) vs. New York Mets - Mejia, J (3-0)
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Miami's Kevin Slowey (0-0) was pushed into a spot start his last time out after an injury to Jacob Turner and pitched well enough to hold the Mariners to 2 runs and get a Miami win. Since he was coming out of the bullpen, Slowey's pitches were limited to 57 over 5 innings but he might get extended time against New York and the surprising Jenrry Mejia (3-0).
Slowey sports an ERA of 4.15 on the year between 4 bullpen appearances and 1 start. In 2013 Slowey made 2 starts for Miami against these Mets and posted a 1-0 record with a 3.26 ERA. Most of the current Mets roster has hit the right-hander well with 5 players hitting over .375 against him. David Wright (6 for 12), Curtis Granderson (6-12, 3 2B) and Bobby Abreu (7 for 18, 3 HR) look to have a big Saturday night against Slowey.
Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen just might have Jenrry Mejia keep a blister on his throwing hand permanently for the season as the pitcher has a 13.2 scoreless streak while battling an aching right hand. Mejia struck out 7 and only allowed 4 hits pitching into the 7th inning against St. Louis to get his second straight wins. The Mets offense even seems to be invigorated when the 24-year-old takes the mound as the bats have pounded out 17 runs in his last 3 starts.
Mejia made his only career start against Miami in 2013, tallying a loss despite giving up just 3 runs in 6 innings. He's allowed 5 runs in 10.2 career innings against the Marlins and has given up only 4 hits in 21 AB against the current roster (.190 average).
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 12-9-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is 0.5
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 9-9-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
04/09/14 P Jacob Turner Shoulder 15-day DL (4/4)
03/28/14 3B Ed Lucas Hand 15-day DL (3/28)
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (3/21)
New York Mets
04/24/14 CF Curtis Granderson Rest questionable
04/15/14 CF Juan Lagares Hamstring 15-day DL (4/14)
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
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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