Mets (Matt Harvey, 8-2, 2.11) at Marlins (Tom Koehler, 2-6, 4.67)
- Eric Young, Jr. – LF
- Justin Turner – 2B
- David Wright – 3B
- Marlon Byrd – RF
- Ike Davis – 1B
- John Buck – C
- Juan Lagares – CF
- Omar Quintanilla – SS
- Matt Harvey – RHP
The Mets and Marlins conclude their four game series today as the Mets look to win the series and rebound from their 3-2 loss last night. Before the game, many fans cued in on comments the GM Sandy Alderson made when he told reporters he opted not to trade Marlon Byrd to keep alive the chance for the Mets to secure a wild card and stay in the hunt. For those who like betting on baseball with casino tropez online and other similar operators, the thought of the Mets securing a playoff spot would bring a high reward considering the somewhat long odds.
The Mets will have their top pitcher on the mound this afternoon as Matt Harvey makes his 22nd start of the 2013 baseball season. So far, Harvey is 8-2 with a 2.11 ERA over 145.0 innings of work and as put himself among the game’s elite starters. He has struck out a major league leading 164 batters in that stretch.
While the Mets offense can use some more thump, the Mets’ strength is in their starting rotation and after today they should be able to pick up three wins in this series.
In his last two starts he has tossed 15.0 innings of 1 run, 0 earned baseball while striking out 17 batters. In three starts against the Marlins this season, he has allowed 6 ER over 17.2 innings while striking out 18 batters. The Marlins have the following numbers against Harvey:
Dobbs 1-5, 2B
The Mets bats draw Tom Koehler in the finale who is 2-6 over 81.0 innings on the season with a 4.67 ERA. His first game back from the All-Star break was good as he allowed 1 ER over 7 innings of work but he stumbled in the next game, his last start, as he allowed 5 ER over 5 innings. In total against the Mets this season he has pitched 10.0 innings allowing 4 ER. The Mets have the following numbers against him:
Murphy 3-8, HR
Davis 1-6, 2B
Wright 1-6, 2B
Baseball betting fans who hope to see if the Mets can make a legitimate playoff push understand that to do so, the Mets will have to beat teams like the Marlins the rest of the way. A win today keeps that hope alive.