Friday, March 31, 2023

Mets meet Marlins with 1-0 series lead

Pitching Prospects: Marlins: Braxton Garrett (1-1, 4.00 ERA, 1.44 whips, 10 strikeouts); Mets: Taijuan Walker (4-2, 3.08 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 35 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Mets -193, Marlins +165; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The New York Mets lead the four-match series 1-0 with the Miami Marlins.

New York has a 22–9 record at home and a 43–23 record overall. The Mets’ top team batting average in the NL is .263.

Miami is 28-34 on aggregate and 13-20 in road games. The Marlins are 17-8 in the game when they did not allow a home run.

Saturday’s game is the second time these teams have matched this season.

Top Performer: Pete Alonso has nine doubles and 19 home runs for the Mets. Jeff McNeil is 14-for-36 in the last 10 games with two doubles and one home run.

Garrett Cooper has 15 doubles, one triple and four home runs for the Marlins. Jazz Chisholm is 8-for-38 with five home runs in the last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Mets: 6-4, .257 batting average, 5.79 ERA, outscore by seven runs

Marlins: 6-4, .241 batting average, 4.40 ERA, dismissed opponents by nine runs

Injuries: Mets: Tyler Magill: 15-day IL (shoulder), Colin Holderman: 15-day IL (shoulder), Travis Jankowski: 10-day IL (arm), Shaun Reed-Foley: 60-day IL (elbow), Max Schazer: 15-day IL (oblique), Trevor May: 60-day IL (tricep), James McCann: 10-day IL (Hammett), Jacob deGrom: 60-day IL (shoulder), John Curtis: 60-day IL (elbow), Joy Luchesi: 60-day IL (elbow)

Marlins: Jesus Aguilar: 10-day IL (unknown), Jesus Sanchez: 10-day IL (unknown), Edward Cabrera: 15-day IL (elbow), Cole Sulcer: 15-day IL (latent), Jesus Luzardo: 60 -Day IL (Forearm), Brian Anderson: 10-Day IL (Back), Joy Wendell: 10-Day IL (Hamstring), Cody Potet: 15-Day IL (Elbow), Paul Campbell: 60-Day IL (Elbow) , Anthony Bender: 15-day IL (back), Sean Gunther: 60-day IL (arms)

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