Saturday POWER-SMASH ~ Won Yday's 8-0! Now 18-6 L24!
Philadelphia vs. NY Mets,
07/06/2019 19:15 EDT,
Score: 5 - 6
Money Line: -139 NY Mets
8* NY Mets (7:15 ET): The Mets have now lost five in a row to Phillies despite having the lead in all five games. The dubious achievement stretches back to a four-game sweep last week in Philly. Last night's setback was especially painful as it came despite the presence of Jacob deGom on the hill and a 2-1 lead entering the 7th. (Plus, *I* was on the Mets). The Phils struck for five runs in the top of the ninth against the Mets' much maligned bullpen. Tonight it's Noah Syndergaard's turn to try and turn the tide and I'm gonna ride him as the Mets are well overdue for a win in this NL East rivalry.
Syndergaard returned from the disabled list this past Sunday and led his team to a rare win, 8-5 over the red hot Braves, by allowing just three runs in 5 2/3 IP. I know it may seem like "playing with fire" taking the Mets, given their current state and the bullpen woes. But deGrom was able to hold the Phillies' lineup to just three hits in seven innings last night and I believe Syndergaard is more than capable of doing the same. The Mets did beat the Phillies in Syndergaard's only previous start against them this season (back on 4.15) and that was w/ him not even at his best. He did have nine strikeouts in that game, which is a season-high.
The Phillies have obviously been extremely fortunate to go 5-0 against the Mets over the last week or so. Otherwise, they are just 4-15 since June 9th. The Mets are one of only two teams in the NL with a worse overall record the last month. The Phillies still have a losing road record on the year and are 3-10 when priced between +125 and +175. The Mets still have a winning home record (22-18) and should find success against Jake Arrieta, who allowed five runs against them back on June 25th. Arrieta followed that start up by allowing four more runs in six innings last Saturday at Miami, who is the National League's lowest scoring team. 8* NY Mets