Marlins at Mets 5/23/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:12 PM ET

On Wednesday, the Miami Marlins will continue their series at Citi Field in the Big Apple against National League East rivals the New York Mets.

The teams began the series on Monday with New York winning 2-0. The win was the Mets fourth straight, while Miami lost for the third straight game. Jason Vargas pitched well for the Mets across five innings, while AJ Ramos was able to pitch out of a jam during the sixth with the bases loaded helping lead the Mets to victory. Miami has now lost four of its last five games. Asdrubal Cabrera with a double and Wilmer Flores with a single, knocked in the only two runs of the game for the Mets. The Mets have won six of their last eight games and five out of six on their current home stand. Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with a .296 batting average and team high 53 hits. Justin Bour is the team leader in home runs with nine and RBIs with 23. Miami has a team batting average of .229 while opposing hitters are averaging .255 at the plate against Marlins pitching. On Wednesday, the Marlins will send Dan Straily to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-0 with an ERA of 3.60, 14 KS and 14 BBs.

Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with a .325 batting average and team high 53 hits. Yoenis Cespedes leads the team in home runs and RBIs but is sidelined with a hip injury. Cabrera is next closest in home runs and RBIs for the Mets. New York has a team batting average of .238, while opposing hitters are averaging .245 at the plate against Mets pitching. New York will send Jason deGrom to the mound on Wednesday. The right-hander this season is 4-0 with an ERA of 1.75, 69 Ks and 14 BBs.

The Mets have big starting pitching edge but even that has not gotten New York over the edge as of late. Look for big underdog Marlins to get another upset as Mets offensive woes continue tonight. Final Score Prediction, Miami Marlins win at big underdog price 4-2.

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