New York Mets at Chicago Cubs Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/3/2014
Wednesday, May 4, 7:05 PM on SNY, WGN
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
New York Mets - Matsuzaka, D (2-0) vs. Chicago Cubs - Jackson, E (3-5)
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On Wednesday, veteran Daisuke Matsuzaka will be making just his second start of the season for the New York Mets and will be pitching against Edwin Jackson and the Chicago Cubs.
33-year-old Daisuke Matsuzaka made his first start of the year for the Mets back on May 25, when he went six innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks and picked up his second win of the season. Mostly, though, he has been used out of the bullpen and he's done quite well in that role. He has a 2.45 ERA through 29.1 innings this year and he has only given up 14 hits.
The only player on the Cubs who has more than three at-bats against Matsuzaka is Luis Valbuena, who is 3-for-12 against him with a double, an RBI and five strikeouts. Justin Ruggiano is the only player on his team who has hit a home run off of Dice-K.
Edwin Jackson lost for the third time in four starts last week when he was defeated by the San Francisco Giants on the road. He went 5.1 innings in that game and allowed just two runs on four hits while striking out nine and walking two. Jackson has a 3-5 record, but he has only given up four home runs in 63.2 innings.
Third baseman David Wright has a .400 batting average in 15 at-bats against Jackson with a home run and three RBI.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 24-23-10 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0.1
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 26-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
06/02/14 CF Juan Lagares Ribs 15-day DL (6/1)
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
05/14/14 P Zac Rosscup Shoulder 15-day DL (5/13)
05/03/14 CF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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