Two teams with losing records but are currently playing well hook up for
a four-game series at Oracle Park as New York and San Francisco try to
keep their hot streaks alive. The Mets (43-51)
have been difficult to figure out all season, but New York has won four
consecutive games on its road trip, including a pair of impressive
showings in a two-game sweep of AL Central-leading Minnesota. The Mets
scored a season-high 14 runs in Wednesday’s 14-4 blowout of the Twins,
while New York gained three units in the two wins as heavy underdogs at
The Giants (46-49) have put
together the most impressive stretch of any National League squad since
June 30 by compiling a 12-2 mark, capped off a by a four-game sweep of
the Rockies at Coors Field. San Francisco’s offense has been the biggest
surprise by posting double-digit runs on six occasions, including
19-spot in the first game of Monday’s double-header sweep at Colorado.
The Giants finished off the Rockies in Wednesday’s 11-8 victory as +190
underdogs behind 18 hits for their fourth straight road series win.
It’s a battle of aces on the mound by the Bay as Madison Bumgarner squares off with Noah Syndergaard
in the opener. Bumgarner (5-7, 3.86 ERA) continues to be the subject of
trade rumors nearing the deadline in spite of San Francisco’s recent
success. The southpaw has allowed one run in each of his last three
starts (although he pitched two innings against St. Louis on July 6),
but picked up a no-decision in a 5-4 defeat at Milwaukee his last time
out. Bumgarner left in a 1-1 game before the Giants took a 2-1 lead, but
the Brewers won in walk-off fashion as San Francisco fell to 1-3 in his
past four road starts.
However, the Giants are 4-0 in Bumgarner’s last four outings at Oracle
Park, while the left-hander continued his domination of the Mets in his
career by tossing six innings and allowing three runs in a 9-3
extra-innings victory at Citi Field on June 4 as a +135 underdog. Dating
back to 2016, the Giants are 5-0 in Bumgarner’s last five outings
against the Mets, although four of those victories came in New York.
Syndergaard (7-4, 4.55 ERA) is unbeaten in his last five starts,
including a dominating effort against Miami in his past trip to the
mound last Saturday. The Mets defeated Miami, 4-2 as a -130 favorite
behind Syndergaard’s nine strikeouts in seven innings of work, as the
right-hander picked up his first road victory since May 14 at
Washington. Syndergaard opposed Bumgarner last month in that 10-inning
defeat as the Giants scored six runs in the 10th to bust open a 3-3
game. The last time Syndergaard took the hill at Oracle Park back in
September 2018, he posted a complete-game two-hitter with 11 strikeouts
in a 4-1 triumph.
-- The Tigers are 0-24 SU as a 170+ dog off a game as a dog when seeking
same season revenge vs their opponents starting pitcher and it is not
the first game of a series and they are not on an 8-plus game losing
OU Trend of the Day:
-- The Blue Jays are 11-0 OU in the last game of a road series when they are off a game in which they allowed 12+ hits.
Starter-Based Trend of the Day:
-- The Padres are 0-7 SU with Dinelson Lamet when they lost in his last start.
LA-Phil: Three of last four Visconti games stayed under.
Cin-Chi: Over is 8-4 in last dozen Wolf games.
Atl-Mil: Over is 7-1-1 in lat nine Lentz games.
Pitt-StL; Five of last seven Johnson games stayed under.
SF-Col: Over is 9-1 in first 5 innings in last 10 Vanover games.
SD-Mia: Underdogs are 5-3 in last eight Rayburn games.
TB-NY: Three of last four Miller games went over.
Det-Clev: Last four May games went over total.
Tor-Bos: Five of last seven LBarrett games stayed under.
Chi-KC: Over is 3-1-1 in last five Libka games.
Sea-A’s: Over is 7-3 in last ten Ripperger games.
Hst-LAA: Last four Wegner games stayed under the total.
NY-Min: Over is 8-4-1 in first 5 innings in last 13 Drake games.
Wsh-Balt: Favorites won last nine Estabrook games.
Az-Tex: Over is 5-0-1 in last six Hickox games.
LA-Phil: Over is 9-7 in Conroy games.
Cin-Chi: Under is 8-4 in first 5 innings in last 12 Gonzalez games.
Atl-Mil: Over is 7-2-1 in last ten Hudson games.
Pitt-StL; Over is 5-2 in last seven Dreckman games.
SF-Col: Home side won eight of last ten Whitson games.
TB-NY: Favorites won 13 of last 15 Cuzzi games.
Det-Clev: Road tea won eight of nine Randazzo games.
Tor-Bos: Over is 7-3 in last 10 Iassogna games, 0-3 in last three.
Chi-KC: Underdogs won six of last eight Hallion games.
Hst-LAA: Over is 6-1-1 in last eight Scheurwater games.
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