Today marks game 1 of the three game series between NL East foes the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. The Phillies are coming off a series loss against the Colorado Rockies where the Phillies managed only one victory in the four game series. The New York Mets are coming off a 2-1 series loss to the Saint Louis Cardinals.
The New York Mets will send out Steven Matz who is 1-1 with a 4.96 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP in his 16.1 innings pitched. For this career he is 21-27 with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. In his last start, 5 days ago against the Phillies, Matz gave up 8 runs in the first inning without recording a single out.
The Philadelphia Phillies will send out Jake Arrieta who is 3-1 with 2.25 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP in his four stats with 28 innings pitched. For his career Jake Arrieta is 161-68 with a 3.60 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP.
Jake Arrieta has been one of the most consistent pitchers in the league since 2013 and won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award. I believe the value is on the Phillies who scored 8 runs in the first inning against Matz last time they faced him. The Mets are 2-6 in their last 8 games and their offense has really seemed to struggle as of late, I predict the Phillies to bounce back from their subpar series in Colorado and get a big road win.
Philadelphia Phillies +100
Year To Date: 7-3 +5.60u