Major League Baseball is back in action on Monday evening as the Miami Marlins will battle with the New York Mets in game two of their three-game series from Citi Field in New York. The Mets have been the better team this year against the Marlins as they won the first three encounters this season. The Marlins will start the game with Caleb Smith and on the other side, the Mets will give the nod to Zack Wheeler.
Miami Marlins Form
The Miami Marlins are one of the teams that do not have a good season so far. It seems that this is a rebuilding year for them and that had an impact on their results. The Marlins played well in the game on Sunday as they led the Braves 6-0 after four and 9-4 heading to the bottom of the 9th, yet the final result for them was a 10-9 loss. They continued their downfall as they lost the game on Monday with 2-0. Miami has averaged 3.30 runs per game and has allowed 6.45 runs per game on the road so far.
On the offensive side of the game, the Marlins are in a poor form as they are placed on the 30th spot in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 3.48 runs per game, while also ranking 26th in hitting at .230 and 30th in homers with a total of 36 so far. On the mound, they have been poor as they are placed on the 28th spot in the league in ERA at 5.17, while also ranking 26th in WHIP at 1.44 and 17th in K’s with 386.
New York Mets Form
The Mets have been in a good form lately and that continued as they won the first two games against Marlins. Now, the Mets are on a 5 game unbeaten run and they will surely aim to improve on the game on Tuesday. However, their offence is still not to the desired level as they have averaged just 3.26 runs per game over their last 15 games, before starting this series. The Mets have averaged 3.95 runs per game and have allowed 4.57 runs per game here at home this season so far.
On the offensive side of the game, the Mets have been below average as they are placed on the 18th place in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.24 runs per game, while also holding the 21st spot in the league in hitting at .237 and 25th in homers with a total of 44 so far. On the mound, they have been below average as well as they head into this game as the 16th team in the league in ERA at 4.16 while also holding the 13th spot in WHIP at 1.28 and 12th in K’s with 402.
The Marlins are having a hard time this season and their rebuilding process is not helping them right now. They have one of the worst stats and the league and their MLB position just shows how poor they are. They will not be in the playoffs and their only aim is to play for pride and prestige. On the other side, the Mets kept their momentum after the wins against the Diamondbacks. Moreover, they won the first two games against the Marlins and I expect more from the same in this game. Their confidence is high at the moment and I expect a solid Mets win in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets on 5/22/2018 is: Take the New York Mets (money line bet)
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