New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates Free MLB Predictions & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/25/2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 5:05 PM on SNY, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
New York Mets - Matsuzaka, D (3-1) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Worley, V (1-0)
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Thursday night, Daisuke Matsuzaka takes the mound for the New York Mets as they face Vance Worley and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Matsuzaka makes his 6th start and 23rd appearance as Worley makes his 3rd start.
Daisuke Matsuzaka lost his last outing and that brought his record down to 3 – 1 with a 2.68 ERA. In the loss, Matsuzaka allowed just a run on 6 hits in 5.1 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 4. In just 5 starts, Dice-K has matched his win total of 2013 when he posted a 3 – 3 record with an 8.28 ERA in 7 starts.
Last season, Matsuzaka didn’t face the Pirates but he has seen most of the lineup before. But Pittsburgh is batting just .227 against the Japanese right-hander with 10 hits, 2 homers and 10 RBIs in 44 at-bats.
Vance Worley got his 1st win of the season his last time out and brings a 1 - 0 record and a 1.98 ERA into this start. In the win, Worley gave up 3 runs and 5 hits (including a homer) in 6.2 innings of work. He walked a batter while striking out 4. In 2013 with the Minnesota Twins, Worley started 10 games and posted a 1- 5 record with a 7.21 ERA.
Last season, Worley was torched in his only start against the Mets. He surrendered 9 runs on 7 hits in just an inning of work. And most of the Mets will be happy to see him because New York is batting .451 against Worley with 32 hits, 2 homers and 15 RBIs in 71 at-bats.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 31-34-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 34-36-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.1
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)
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
06/11/14 P Francisco Liriano Side 15-day DL (6/11)
06/09/14 P Gerrit Cole Shoulder 15-day DL (6/4)
06/09/14 2B Neil Walker Appendix 15-day DL (6/9)
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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