ROGERS' EARLY EVENING COACH'S CLINIC >>> 76-55 LAST AUGUST
NY Mets vs. Pittsburgh,
08/03/2019 19:05 EDT,
Score: 7 - 5
Money Line: -124 NY Mets
The set-up: One of these pitchers has been solid all year, while the other has struggled. One of these teams is still in the playoff hunt, while the other is trending in the other direction. When you add it all up, I think this line could/should in fact be much larger. The Mets go with the newly acquired Marcus Stroman, while the home side goes with Chris Archer.
The pitchers: Stroman (6-11, 2.96 ERA) has faced Pittsburgh twice in his career, and he’s gone 0-1 with a 1.04 ERA.
Archer (3-8, 5.58) has gone 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA over his last nine starts and the Pirates have lost each of his last four trips to the hill.
The pick: In fact Archer faced the Mets on Sunday and he was rocked for five runs over five innings. I think we’re getting great value on Stroman in this match-up, as he’ll be out to prove himself for his new team and he’s currently in much better form than his counterpart. Lay the price.
NY Mets 10* play