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Milwaukee vs. NY Mets,
06/01/2017 13:10 EDT,
Score: 2 - 1
Money Line: -134 NY Mets
8* NY Mets (1:10 ET): Thanks to a 7-1 loss yday, the Mets no longer have a chance to sweep the Brew Crew here in Queens. But I do envision them bouncing back for this afternoon's series finale to make it three out of four over the current (and surprising) NL Central leaders. I remain highly skeptical of this Milwaukee club being that they aren't anything special on the runs allowed side of the ledger. Now, the Mets are even worse in that department (in fact, they're tied for 28th in all of baseball), but today's pitching matchup is seems heavily tilted towards the home side and I don't think the oddsmakers have adjusted their number properly for that.
Last time out, Milwaukee's Chase Anderson threw a gem, delivering 11 K's while allowing just one hit over seven scoreless innings. I don't see a repeat of that performance forthcoming, however. Why? Well, for starters, those 11 strikeouts posted in his last start matched the number of K's Anderson had in his previous three starts - combined. Two starts ago, he allowed three home runs and six runs total in a terrible showing against the Cubs. Notable is that start came on the road, while the last one was at home. In three career starts vs. the Mets, Anderson is winless w/ a 4.80 ERA. Prior to yday's win, the Brewers had dropped seven of nine. While their last series saw them earn a split after dropping the first two games (vs. Arizona), I don't see them being able to repeat the feat now that they're the road team. In five road starts this year, Anderson has a 5.54 ERA and 1.615 WHIP. Moving forward, I'm highly suspicious of the team being able to maintain its current average of allowing just 3.8 runs per game away from Miller Park.
Opposing Anderson here will be Zach Wheeler. He too is coming off a strong outing, a pitcher's duel w/ Gerrit Cole, where he allowed just three runs in six innings of work. That left him in line for the win, but sadly the Mets' bullpen blew the game. Still, Wheeler has proven to be the team's best pitcher outside of Jacob deGrom this year. While deGrom failed to get the job done yday (allowed SEVEN runs!), I think Wheeler can. I say that knowing full well he's allowed 3 ER or less in five straight starts. Wheeler has pitched twice against the Brew Crew in his career and has a 1.54 ERA. He did not pitch in the series last month in Milwaukee that the Brewers swept. (Neither did Anderson). Look for the home team to bounce back today. 8* NY Mets