New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/26/2014
Friday, June 27, 2014, 6:05 PM on SNY, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
New York Mets - deGrom, J (1-4) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Cumpton, B (3-2)
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Friday night, the New York Mets will give Jacob deGrom the call as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brandon Cumpton. Both pitchers will be making their 9th starts.
Jacob deGrom got his first career win in his last outing and that took his record to 1 - 4 with a 3.75 ERA. In the win, deGrom threw 7 scoreless innings and allowed just 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7. It was the 2nd time this season that deGrom held the opposition scoreless and it was welcome after his last outing, which was a disaster.
deGrom’s previous shutout effort was against the Pirates in late May. He didn’t get the decision despite 6.2 innings of shutout ball where he allowed 5 hits and 5 walks with 4 strikeouts.
Brandon Cumpton got the win in his last outing and he brings a 3 - 2 record with a 4.93 ERA into this start. The last time out, Cumpton pitched shutout ball for 7 innings and surrendered just 2 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts. Cumpton has already posted a better record than 2013 when he went 2- 1 with a 2.05 ERA in 5 starts and a relief appearance.
In 2013, Cumpton didn’t face the Mets but he has a start against them this season. In that start, Cumpton pitched to a no-decision after allowing 2 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings as he walked a batter and struck out 1.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 32-34-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0.1
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 35-36-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
06/25/14 C Taylor Teagarden Hamstring 15-day DL (6/22)
06/02/14 CF Juan Lagares Ribs 15-day DL (6/1)
05/14/14 P Dillon Gee Side 15-day DL (5/11)
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
06/25/14 3B Pedro Alvarez Rest questionable
06/25/14 LF Starling Marte Concussion questionable
06/11/14 P Francisco Liriano Side 15-day DL (6/11)
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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