Power Sports' *10* DIVISION TOTAL OF THE MONTH ~ JAW-DROPPING 82-54 RUN L39 Days!
Philadelphia vs. NY Mets,
09/07/2019 19:10 EDT,
Score: 5 - 0
Total: -120/+9 Under
10* Under Phillies/Mets (7:15 ET): These NL East rivals are now tied at 72-68 following the Mets' 5-4 victory last night. We've been waiting for the Mets to pass the Phillies for some time now as they've got the better YTD run differential and pretty clearly have had the better second half of the season. Were it not for a six-game losing streak last month, the Mets' playoff odds would be in a lot better shape than they are now. Still, both of these clubs are just four games back of the Wild Card. Expect a "playoff-like" atmosphere tonight at Citi Field and for it to be a low-scoring game. Take the Under.
It ended up being a wild finish last night as the Mets won the game on a basess loaded walk. This came after closer Edwin Diaz suffered a seventh blown save opportunity by giving up a pair of runs in the top half of the frame. The Mets had taken a 4-2 lead w/ a two-run eighth, so the starters definitely did their jobs yday (was a 2-2 game entering the bottom of the 8th). The same should hold true here as Marcus Stroman goes for the Mets and Drew Smyly for the Phillies. Stroman now has a 4-2 TSR since coming over from Toronto, though both losses came in the previous two starts. Smyly has a 4-1 TSR his L5 starts and did not face the Mets last weekend.
Stroman did pitch in last weekend's series and while the Mets lost the game (5-2), it was actually his best effort since coming over. He went six innings and allowed just two runs. Stroman's last three starts have all stayed Under the total. The same holds true for Smyly, who just held Cincinnati to one run across 5 1/3 innings his last time out. The Mets have never faced him before and the Under is 9-1-1 their last 11 games vs. a southpaw starter. If watching this game on FS-1 tonight, don't expect many runs to be scored by either team. 10* Under Phillies/Mets