Texas Rangers at New York Mets 7/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/5/2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014, 1:10 PM on FSSW, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Texas Rangers - Tepesch, N (3-3) vs. New York Mets - Wheeler, Z (3-8)
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Sunday afternoon, the Texas Rangers will take the field behind Nick Tepesch as they square off against the New York Mets and Zack Wheeler. Tepesch makes his 9th start as Wheeler makes his 18th.
Nick Tepesch evened his record at 3 - 3 with an ERA of 3.65 after getting the win in his last outing. In that win, Tepesch threw 7.1 innings of shutout ball and surrendered just 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. Tepesch should have no problem improving on his results from his rookie campaign in 2013 when he posted a record of 4- 6 with a 4.84 ERA in 17 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Last season, Tepesch didn't face the Mets and he has only faced one of New York's hitters before. Chris Young is 1 for 3 against the young right-hander.
Zach Wheeler pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 3 - 8 with a 4.25 ERA. His last time out, Wheeler surrendered just a run on 4 hits in 6.1 innings. He struck out 4 but he walked 5. Consistency has been hard to find for Wheeler this season and he is way behind the results he posted last season when he went 7 -5 with a 3.42 ERA.
During his rookie year in 2013, Wheeler didn't face the Rangers and he has only opposed one of their hitters before. Texas' Alex Rios is 0 for 3 with an RBI against Wheeler.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 41-38-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -0.9
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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