Texas Rangers at New York Mets 7/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/4/2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 7:15 PM on FOX
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Texas Rangers - Lewis, C (5-5) vs. New York Mets - Colon, B (8-6)
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On Saturday night, Colby Lewis will be on the mound for the Texas Rangers when they face eight game winner Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets.
Colby Lewis had one of his better starts of the year last weekend when he pitched six innings against the Minnesota Twins. He gave up just two runs on five hits in that start while striking out eight batters and walking no one. Lewis does have a 5-5 record, but he's lucky to have that many wins considering he has a very high 5.71 ERA.
Veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu has faced Lewis more than any of the other Mets and is 4-for-15 against him with two RBI and three strikeouts. Outfielder Chris Young is 0-for-3 against him with one strikeout.
Bartolo Colon had one of his roughest starts of the year on Sunday when he was beaten by the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road. He gave up five earned runs in six innings of work that day while walking one batter and striking out two. The 41-year-old now has an 8-6 record on the year with a 3.88 ERA and he has only walked 15 hitters in 106.2 innings pitched.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has 19 hits in 70 at-bats versus Colon in his career with seven doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI. Shortstop Elvis Andrus is just 5-for-21 against him with three strikeouts.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 41-37-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -0.8
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 36-38-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
06/11/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (6/11)
06/10/14 1B Mitch Moreland Ankle 15-day DL (6/8)
06/04/14 P Alexi Ogando Elbow 15-day DL (6/3)
06/04/14 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (5/14), out for season
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 60-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
New York Mets
06/25/14 C Taylor Teagarden Hamstring 15-day DL (6/22)
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
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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