The MLB is back on Saturday afternoon as the New York Mets and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx in game one of a three-game set. The Mets will give the nod to Steven Matz and the Yankees will counter with by Sonny Gray.
New York Mets Form
The New York Mets had a good start of the season as they won the 11 of the first 12 games. Before the break, the Mets were able to take advantage of the fact that the Nationals were playing very bad. However, they could not maintain that momentum as they lost the third game by a score of 6-1.
So far the Mets have averaged 4.74 runs per game and have allowed 5.05 runs per game in their away games.
Steven Matz record against the Yankees stands at 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in four starts, including 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in one start at the Yankee Stadium.
On the offensive side of the game, the Mets are placed on the 26th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 3.86 runs per game, while also being on the 29th spot in hitting at .228 and 23rd place in homers with a total of 97. On the mound, they are slightly better as they are placed on the 18th spot in the league in ERA at 4.28 while also being 18th place in WHIP at 1.33 and 13th place in K’s with 837.
New York Yankees Form
The Yankees were one of the best teams in the first half of the season. They are heading into this home at the Yankee stadium where they have a record of 33-13 so far. They will aim to continue this impressive run as they aim to be the best team in their division. The Yankees have averaged 5.57 runs per game and have allowed 3.89 runs per game at the Yankee stadium so far this season.
Sonny Gray record against the Mets stands at 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in one start. Gray has gone 4-6 with a 6.78 ERA in 14 starts at the Yankee Stadium in his career.
On the offensive side of the game, the Yankees are placed on the 2nd spot in the league in scoring, putting up 5.19 runs per game, while also being on the 10th spot in hitting at .252 and 1st place in homers with a total of 161. On the mound, one of the best teams as they are placed on the 2nd spot in the league in ERA at 3.48, while also being 2nd in WHIP at 1.17 and 3rd place in K’s with 945.
This derby game is can be very interesting. Even though the Mets lost the last game against the Nationals, the fact is that they have been playing well lately. They will not be part of the World Series this year but they can still play for pride and prestige. On the other side, the Yankees are one of the best teams in the league and they have been dominant at the Yankee stadium this year. I expect another solid performance and a convincing win by the Yankees.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Mets vs. New York Yankees 07/21/2018 is: Take the New York Yankees -250 (money line bet)
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