New York Mets (18-13) roll into Tropicana Field for a lot more than oranges up against the Tampa Bay Rays (20-19).
The Line: New York Mets (+135) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (-155)
New York Mets will send left-handed pitcher David Peterson to the mound. Peterson has a 1-3 record, a 5.54 ERA, 32 Strikeouts and 11 Walks this season. Rays batting order has not faced Peterson before. Tampa Bay Rays will start right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow on the mound. Glasnow has a 4-2 record, a 2.37 ERA, 75 Strikeouts and 19 Walks this season. Mets batting order has been sporadic against Glasnow in recent history and a few players have never faced him. Glasnow is as sharp as they come on the mound in the American League. However, Glasnow has given up more than he has preferred against opposing hitters entering this game.
Mets hitters have been solid against right-handed pitchers this season with an .321 OBP against them. After a shaky start to the season the New York Mets have quietly become one of the hottest teams in all of Major League Baseball. Winning their last 7-games meaning the kettle is hot! Tampa Bay Rays have lost 4 out of their last 6 games. Rays are coming off of a huge 9-1 win against the Yankees yesterday.
The game is scheduled to be played under the dome at Tropicana Field. Nullifying any serious edge for pitcher or batter. I believe Glasnow is a tough out for this Mets batting order. However, Mets Manager Luis Rojas will craft an optimal batting order to present Glasnow with. One last nugget for you valued readers today. New York Mets hitters have faced right-handed pitchers 10 times more than left-handers this season. New York Mets current form has me excited and confident in today’s best bet!
Preston’s Best Bet: New York Mets TT Runs OVER 2.5 (-122)
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