New York Mets vs St. Louis by Sors
The 27-year-old right-hander pitched well in his last start, allowing 7 hits and 3 runs over 6 2/3 innings of a 9-3 home win against the Rockies on July 15, with five strikeouts.
Lugo went 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in two career appearances (one start) versus St. Louis.He limited the Cardinals to just 2 hits and struck out five through five scoreless innings of a 10-6 win at Busch Stadium on Aug. 25 of last year and yielded 2 hits and 1 run while walking one and striking out three over three innings in a relief appearance on July 9 (0-6).The second-year major-leaguer has posted a 3.22 ERA in six career starts at Citi Field.
The St. Louis Cardinals will give the ball to Lance Lynn (8-6 with a 3.40 ERA), who has been fantastic over his last two starts, as the right-hander threw 13 1/3 shutout innings of a 6-0 home win against the Mets on July 9 and in a 4-0 win at PNC Park last Saturday.
Lynn has posted a 3.96 ERA in eleven road contests this season, but seven of those eleven outings were quality starts and what is also important to be noted: the 30-year-old pitcher went 3-3 with a 2.37 ERA in six career starts against the Mets.
Jay Bruce is hitting .417 (15-for-36), with a double, two triples, 3 HR, 11 RBI and three walks off Lynn, Rene Rivera is 3-for-7, with a double and a walk, but Lucas Duda, Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores and Yoenis Cespedes are a combined 3-for-29.
I expect less than ten runs in the last game of this series between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals.
|under 9.50||Pinnacle||1.93||8||3-2 WON (+7.44 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.