MLB Pick Preview – New York Yankees at New York Mets
New York Yankees -120
New York Mets +115
Total 8.5o -105
The Subway Series between the Yankees and the Mets continues this afternoon with Game 2 of a three-game weekend interleague series at Citi Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. (ET) and the game will be broadcast nationally on FOX.
The Yankees drew first blood in the first game of this crosstown rivalry with a 5-1 victory as a 105 road favorite. The total stayed ‘under’ the 8.5-run line. The win was their sixth straight to run their AL-best record to 49-31 and maintain a 2.5 lead over Boston in the AL East. New York is 28-18 at home and 21-13 on the road.
Mark Teixeira’s two-run double in the first inning of Friday night’s game extended his team-high RBI total to 65. The five runs scored gives New York 426 on the year which is tops in the Majors. Bartolo Colon is slated to get the start for the Yankees. He is 5-3 on the year with a 3.10 ERA in 10 starts. It will be his first outing since going on the DL on June 11 with a strained hamstring.
Friday’s loss dropped the Mets to an even 41-41 on the year and 10.5 games behind Philadelphia in the NL East. They are now 6-4 in their last 10 games. New York is 23-20 on the road this season but just 18-21 at Citi Field.
The offensive explosion that saw the Mets score 54 runs in their last five games of the month of June, ground to a halt against the Yankees. Carlos Beltran has led the way for New York with 54 RBI and 12 home runs. Leadoff batter Jose Reyes has 32 RBI and leads the team with 123 hits.
Dillon Gee will be on the mound today for the Mets. He has been rock-solid this year with an 8-1 record in 12 starts and an ERA of 3.32. He has given up seven earned runs in his last two starts after giving up just eight in his previous six outings.
Head-to-head, the Yankees have now won three out of four games this season after taking two of three at home in late May. Stick with the Mets in this one as Gee regains his form to tie this series at one game a piece
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