New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/22/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/21/2021 at 10:22 PM ET

In Sunday afternoon MLB action, the New York Mets will tangle with the Los Angeles Dodgers from Dodger Stadium. The Mets (60-63) have dropped 40 of their first 64 road games and have fallen 6.5 games out of first place in the NL East Division. On Saturday, New York 1B Pete Alonso hit a two-run blast during a 4-3 road loss against Los Angeles.

Thirty year old right-hander Marcus Stroman (8-12 2.84 ERA) will head to the hill for the Mets in this contest. In his last start, Stroman gave up three runs in seven innings during a 3-2 road loss against San Francisco.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are riding a nine-game winning streak and have closed to within one game of NL West Division leading San Francisco. During Saturday's victory, Trea Turner and Albert Pujols hit solo shots in the first inning to get Los Angeles on the scoreboard. SP Max Scherzer (11-4) allowed one run in five innings to earn the win for the Dodgers (78-46).

Thirty-five year old southpaw David Price (4-1 3.62 ERA) will make his 11th start of the season for the Dodgers. Last time out, Price allowed two runs in four plus innings during a 4-3 home victory versus Pittsburgh.

New York SS Francisco Lindor (oblique) and SS Javier Baez (back) both could be activated for this game. Through 123 games, New York ranks 26th in OPS and 28th in runs scored. For the season, Los Angeles ranks 5th in OPS and 3rd in runs scored. Take the Mets to steal one on the road. Final Score Prediction, New York Mets 5-4.

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