SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The New York Mets and the Miami Marlins meet in an NL East division matchup in MLB action from LoanDepot Park on Saturday.
The New York Mets will look to build on their 6-4 road win over the Marlins in Friday’s matchup. Francisco Lindor has 96 hits along with 16 home runs, 67 RBIs and a .252 batting average while Pete Alonso also has 101 hits, 26 home runs and 84 RBIs. Starling Marte has 103 hits and 46 RBIs as well while Eduardo Escobar has 19 doubles as well as 3 triples and Brandon Nimmo has also chipped in 5 triples as well this season. Jeff McNeil has 86 hits, 19 doubles, a triple and a .287 batting average as well on the year. Carlos Carrasco will start here and is 10-4 with a 4.07 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season.
The Miami Marlins will try to bounce back and find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 9 games after Friday’s loss. Jesus Sanchez has 59 hits along with 3 triples, 12 home runs, 32 RBIs and a .206 batting average. Jorge Soler has 13 doubles with 13 home runs of his own and Garrett Cooper has 83 hits, a .279 batting average and 21 doubles while Jesus Aguilar also has 86 hits of his own this season. The Miami Marlins did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted.
New York is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Miami is 4-8 in their last 12 games overall and 0-5 in their last 5 home games while the over is 4-2 in their last 6 games overall.
I get the reasoning for backing either side here, but I’m looking at the over. The Marlins have started to wake up offensively and the Mets were going shot for shot with them on Friday with a far better pitching matchup than what we have here. I think this is just going to be another one of those games where the runs come in full force, so give me the over here.