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Arizona vs. NY Mets,
09/12/2019 13:10 EDT,
Score: 1 - 11
Money Line: -144 NY Mets
8* NY Mets (1:10 ET): So, the Wild Card race in the National League has taken yet another dramatic turn here in Citi Field with the Mets taking three straight from the D'backs. Arizona came into this series having won 11 of 13 games after largely underachieving much of the year. But they've had no luck here in Queens, especially last night when they went down 9-0. If this pattern seems all too familiar, well, remember the Mets started the second half by winning 20 of 26 games before hitting their own wall. But now they're back ahead of Arizona in the WC hunt and only two games back of the Cubs/Brewers. All signs point to the Mets finishing off the sweep here.
The D'backs have managed only three runs in this series and just eight in the last five games. That's exactly what Mets' starter Marcus Stroman wants to hear as he's struggled a bit of late. Stroman was obviously supposed to solidify this Mets' starting rotation for the stretch run, but the team has lost his last three times out. Then again, that has a lot to do w/ lack of run support as the Mets have scored only four total runs in the three games. Stroman has a 19-4 KW ratio in the three starts, so it hasn't been all bad even though just one of his seven starts in a Mets uniform has been a quality one. Still, given the D'backs lack of offense in this series, we see him getting back on track tonight. The Mets are 21-7 off their previous 28 wins.
Arizona will counter with rookie Alex Young, who turned in a sensational effort last week in Cincinnati where he went eight innings w/o giving up a run. It was arguably the best start of his career so far, even better than the one where he threw six no-hit innings vs. Colorado. He had 12 strikeouts in the last one. But how does Young follow that up? Only one time all year has Young been able to turn in B2B quality outings. The Mets are 7-1 their last eight games vs. a starter that has a 1.15 WHIP or better. Arizona has lost seven of the last eight times it has had to play a 4th game in a series. At home, the Mets are 41-29 this season and they finish off the sweep here. 8* NY Mets