Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets, second game of the series. The first game of this series was incredible with Kershaw and deGrom. The battle was tough, but the Dodgers won at home by four runs. The second of the series will be led by two good pitchers. The strategy is the same for the Dodgers. The Mets have not been able to get out of the losing streak, another defeat equals another failure. Very few victories in almost a month playing on the road for the Mets.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Our house is untouchable.
The Dodgers at home have an incredible record this season. Twenty victories and only six defeats. Four games without losing at home. Only two losses in the last ten games. Prior to this series they won against the Padres 2-0, drew against the Nats 2-2 and swept the Braves 3-0. Like last season, the record at home has been positive and the victories are mostly solid. The first game of this series finished 9-5 for the Dodgers.
At home the Dodgers are scoring an average of 5.77 runs per game, 3.77 walks, 9.15 hits, 1.77 home runs, 14.77 left on base. The defense is strong allowing only 3.38 runs per game, 1.65 walks, 8.77 strike outs, 7.38 hits, 1.12 home runs, 11.38 left on base. In the last series at home, the Dodgers allowed only three runs.
Rich Hill has a win in two games, five games as a starter this season. 2.67 ERA, 27.0 pitched innings, 24 hits, 12 runs, 6 home runs, 31 strike outs, 1,074 WHIP. Hill’s only victory was against the Pirates at home 7-6. The last game was a defeat for him against the Nationals 0-6.
New York Mets: We can do more damage.
The Mets scored the first run of the first game of the series. They were always active scoring in the game, but the superiority of the Dodgers was greater. Adeiny Hechavarria was the most prominent in the Mets with 1 run, 3 hits and 2 RBI. When the Dodgers scored six runs in the sixth inning that was the lethal blow to win the game. Before this series the Mets were swept by the Marlins and lost 2-1 against the Nats.
The record on the road is negative with 11-18 this season. On the road the Mets are scoring an average of 4.17 runs per game, 3.17 walks, 8.62 hits, 0.97 home runs, 14.10 left on base. The defense has been one of the worst allowing up to 5.21 runs per game, 3.10 walks, 8.45 hits, 1.31 home runs and 14.38 left on base. Only four victories in the last 20 games on the road for the Mets.
Steven Matz will be on the mount tonight for the second game. Three victories in six games this season, nine games as a starter. 3.63 ERA, 44.2 pitched innings, 48 hits, 22 runs, 9 home runs, 45 strike outs, 1,366 WHIP. The last victory for Matz was in April against the Braves 6-3 but the series finished 2-2. The last game on the road was a defeat against the Marlins 0-2.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets 05/28/2019 is: take the Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 +100 (Runline).
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