New York Mets at San Diego Padres 7/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/19/2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 4:10 PM on SNY, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
New York Mets - Wheeler, Z (5-8) vs. San Diego Padres - Despaigne, O (2-1)
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24-year-old starter Zack Wheeler will go for his third consecutive win when the New York Mets face rookie Odrisamer Despaigne and the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Zack Wheeler had a solid start against the Miami Marlins his last time on the mound and he came away with his fifth win of the season for his efforts. He allowed just one run on five hits in that outing and struck out six while walking two. Wheeler is now 5-8 with a 3.90 ERA for the Mets this season, and he has struck out 105 batters in 108.1 innings.
Padres third baseman Chase Headley has two hits in five at-bats against Wheeler with a walk and an RBI. Veteran Chris Denorfia is 2-for-3 against him in his career with a double and a strikeout.
In his last start, right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne pitched seven innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road and picked up his second win of the season. He allowed just two runs in that game and struck out seven batters while walking no one. Through four starts, Despaigne is 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA and he has only given up 18 hits in 26.2 innings of work.
The Padres will be going up against Despaigne for the first time on Sunday afternoon, and they can expect to see plenty of his highly-rated 92 mph fastball in that game.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 43-41-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0.2
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 29-62-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
07/06/14 P Jon Niese Back 15-day DL (7/5)
06/25/14 C Taylor Teagarden Hamstring 15-day DL (6/22)
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
San Diego Padres
07/13/14 1B Tommy Medica Groin questionable
07/02/14 SS Everth Cabrera Hamstring 15-day DL (7/1)
06/26/14 P Andrew Cashner Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/19/14 1B Yonder Alonso Wrist 15-day DL (6/17)
06/15/14 P Nick Vincent Shoulder 15-day DL (6/12)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 60-day DL (6/14)
06/06/14 2B Jedd Gyorko Foot 15-day DL (6/4)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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