Preview: Marlins at Mets

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GAME: Miami Marlins (73-76) at New York Mets (72-79)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, September 16 - 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Citi Field, New York City, New York
LINE: 127, -138 TOTAL: 6.5


The Miami Marlins came from three runs behind in the ninth inning to win Sunday and rallied twice a little more than 24 hours later after a slow start to seize a wild 6-5 victory. Miami looks to make things easier when it visits the New York Mets for the second of a three-game series on Tuesday. The Marlins, who boast a major league-best 34 one-run wins, kept their slim playoff hopes alive after pulling within six games of Pittsburgh for the National League’s second wild-card spot.

Their first eight batters struck out against New York’s Jacob deGrom Monday before the Marlins clawed back and received a key two-run single from Adeiny Hechavarria, who has hit safely in 13 of 14 September games. The Mets have dropped four of their last five games after winning seven of their previous eight. Veteran Bartolo Colon takes the mound in search of his 203rd career victory for New York against Nathan Eovaldi, who is winless in six starts.

TV: 7:10 p.m. ET; FSN Florida (Miami), SNY (New York)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Marlins RH Nathan Eovaldi (6-11, 4.29 ERA) vs. Mets RH Bartolo Colon (13-12, 4.14)

Eovaldi allowed four or more runs in four of his last six starts while losing five straight decisions in that span. The 24-year-old Texas native, who has not won since Aug. 8, boasts 131 strikeouts and only 38 walks in a career-high 182 1/3 innings. Daniel Murphy is 5-for-14 with two doubles and a homer against Eovaldi, who is 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA in six career starts versus the Mets.

Colon gave up six runs (five earned) and two homers in three innings his last start against Washington. The 41-year-old Dominican Republic native is 3-4 over his last seven starts and has permitted two runs or fewer in four games during that stretch. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is 5-for-18 with a homer versus Colon, who yielded three runs over seven frames to take the loss against Miami on May 6.

WALK-OFFS

1. New York C Travis d’Arnaud boasts 17 hits in 45 at-bats during September with eight runs and eight RBIs in 12 games.

2. Miami CF Marcell Ozuna singled during the eighth-inning rally Monday to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. 

3. Murphy had a pair of hits and an RBI in the series opener after going 2-for-18 in his previous five contests.

PREDICTION: Mets 5, Marlins 3
 

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Miami 73-76 W2 40-34 33-42 29-34 14-18 17-17 13-7
NY Mets 72-79 L3 37-39 35-40 33-35 16-18 14-18 9-8

Last Meeting

Miami NY Mets
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
9/15/14 MIA 6 NYM 5 .306 0 .677 .206 0 .590

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
MIA G. Stanton .309 17 .988
NYM D. Wright .397 25 1.065
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
MIA G. Stanton 4 8 9
NYM D. Wright 2 13 16
Pitching ERA Avg K
MIA 4.51 .220 128
NYM 2.88 .269 155
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
MIA C. McGehee .291 166 .726
NYM D. Murphy .296 163 .753
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
MIA G. Stanton 37 89 105
NYM L. Duda 27 68 81
Pitching ERA Avg K
MIA 3.79 .253 1109
NYM 3.57 .237 1212

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -134 124
-105
7
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports -150
135
-110
6.5
Sportsbook -150 135
-110
6.5
5Dimes.eu -140 130
-105
6.5
GTBets.eu -140 130
-110
6.5
Top Bet -135 125
-110
6.5
BetOnline.ag -139 129
-110
6.5
BetDSI -143 128
-110
6.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
Belmont -150 135
-110
6.5
BookMaker.eu -143 128
-105
6.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate -136 126
-120
6.5
Mirage -140 120
-110
6.5
Station
-135
120
-110
6.5
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Miami Overall NY Mets
73-76 W/L 72-79
77-72 RL W/L 86-65
78-60-11 O/U 67-66-18
4.08 Runs For 3.83
4.19 Runs Against 3.91
Miami A/H NY Mets
33-42 W/L 37-39
43-32 RL W/L 38-38
40-32-3 O/U 31-39-6
3.67 Runs For 3.46
4.40 Runs Against 3.61