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Thursday, December 08, 2022

New York Mets welcome the Miami Marlins this Saturday

Miami Marlins (40-42, fourth in NL East) vs New York Mets (52-32, first in NL East)

New York; Saturday, 4:10 pm EDT

POTTING LIKELY: Marlins: Braxton Garrett (1-3, 4.25 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 26 strikeouts); Mets: Carlos Carrasco (9-4, 4.64 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 89 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -178, Marlins +150; over/under is 8 runs

CONCLUSION: The New York Mets host the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

New York has a 27-14 record in home games and a 52-32 record overall. The Mets have the 10th-best team slugging percentage in the MLB game at .402.

Miami is 20-25 away from home and 40-42 overall. The Marlins have the team’s ninth batting average in the NL at .241.

Saturday’s clash is the 10th time these teams have faced each other this season. The Mets have a 6-3 series lead on the season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 35 extra base hits (13 doubles and 22 home runs). Brandon Nimmo is 11 of 41 with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs in his last 10 games.

Garrett Cooper is fifth in the Marlins with a .307 batting average, and has 20 doubles, a treble, seven home runs, 24 walks and 40 RBI. Miguel Rojas is 11-30 with two RBIs in his last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 5-5, batting average 0.243, ERA 3.50, outperformed opponents by four runs

Marlins: 7-3, 0.221 batting average, 3.20 ERA, bested by one run

INJURIES: Mets: Tylor Megill: 60 days IL (shoulder), Travis Jankowski: 10 days IL (hand), Sean Reid-Foley: 60 days IL (elbow), Trevor May: 60 days IL (triceps), Jacob deGrom: IL 60-day (shoulder), John Curtiss: 60-day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-day IL (elbow)

Marlins: Jorge Soler: 10 days IL (pelvis), Jazz Chisholm: 10 days IL (back), Louis Head: 15 days IL (shoulder), Edward Cabrera: 15 days IL (elbow), Cole Sulser: 15-Day IL ( lat), Jesus Luzardo: 60 days IL (forearm), Cody Poteet: 15 days IL (elbow), Paul Campbell: 60 days IL (elbow), Anthony Bender: 15 days IL (back), Sean Guenther: 60 days IL (arm)

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