Afternoon POWER-SMASH ~ PERFECT 4-0 L2 Days!
NY Mets vs. Chi White Sox,
08/01/2019 14:10 EDT,
Score: 4 - 0
Money Line: -169 NY Mets
8* NY Mets (2:10 ET): Somebody break up the Mets! All of a sudden, they've won six in a row and believe it or not, they're only five games back of the Wild Card. Of course, facing the White Sox helps. This is a team (Chicago, this is) that we've recommended fading numerous times over the last couple months as the have a dismal YTD run differential (now -118), which is third worst in all of MLB. Quite frankly, the Sox were very lucky to have stayed a few games within a few games of .500 for much of the season. But 2019 is "all over but the shouting" for them now. You can only beat the teams on your schedule and the Mets have taken advantage of a weak slate on this win streak of theirs. Look for them to finish off a 2nd straight sweep this afternoon!
Zach Wheeler will pitch today for New York, looking to follow up on a win his last time out where he had seven strikeouts and no walks. It was the 4th time in his last 5 starts that Wheeler gave up three runs or less. Facing a lineup this bad should certainly result in that streak continuing. Chicago is hitting just .216 in its last seven games w/ an average of only 2.1 rpg scored. The White Sox also rank 28th overall in runs scored. The Mets have done well against the American League teams on their schedule, now at 9-4 for the year.
White Sox starter Dylan Cease has really struggled since a solid big league debut back on July 3rd. His L3 starts, all occurring after the Break, have seen him go 0-3 w/ a 7.31 ERA and 1.625 WHIP. He's had a nasty penchant for giving up the "big inning" and that's cost him. Remember, theoretically, the Mets lineup is stronger now w/ a DH. Perhaps the most fraudulent thing of all about the White Sox is how they have a .500 record here at Guaranteed Rate Field despite being outscored by 1.4 rpg! They are also just 16-30 in day games. 8* NY Mets