Rockies vs Mets Pitching Matchups
By Joe Short
After a disappointing series defeat to Kansas City this weekend, the Mets have a day off Monday before welcoming Colorado to Citi Field. Having won just one of their last eight clashes with the Rockies (including a series sweep at home in late August 2012) the Mets are outsiders in the MLB betting odds to claim the rubber here.
However, despite bad head-to-head form, Mets fans can find solace in Colorado’s starting pitchers who boast weaker records than their prospective opponents. Here is a run-down of the probable pitchers for Mets @ Rockies this week:
We saw how good Mejia can be with his seven-inning shutout at Washington last month but he’ll have to throw well to overcome an in-form Chatwood. The RHP is 7-4 for the season and boasts a respectable 3.15 ERA but can be caught off guard early on. If New York’s top order make the runs in the first couple of innings this game should run away from the Rockies pitcher.
Harvey’s 2.21 ERA, 8-3 record speaks for itself and the confident youngster must fancy his chances against recently called up Bettis. Colorado’s 24-year-old was throwing sporadically in the minors and had a 3-4 record before being brought into Walt Weiss’s starting rotation this August. His first outing, against Atlanta, saw six hits and five runs in a disastrous loss for Colorado. With Harvey on form at the mound, New York are sure MLB betting favorites for this game.
Possibly the tightest game to call, Chacin (10-5) is 1-1 in his past three games and crucially boasts 11 strikeouts. Gee, meanwhile, has nine Ks and a 2.14 ERA from three, throwing far better than his season average. With this in mind, fans betting MLB World Series should expect a low-scoring Thursday. This game may go down to which manager makes the most of their bullpen.
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