New York Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4/17/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds


The Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets meet in MLB action from Citi Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to build on their 3-2 win over the Mets from Saturday’s affair. Sergio Alcantara logged a two-run home run while Ketel Marte had a pair of hits with a double and an RBI. David Peralta had a double and Seth Beer had three hits while Yonny Hernandez and Daulton Varsho each had base hits as well to finish off the offense for Arizona as a team in the win. Zac Gallen threw four shutout innings, allowing just two hits with a pair of strikeouts, not factoring in the decision. Sean Poppen got the win to improve to 1-0 while Mark Melancon closed the 9th for his 1st save. Humberto Castellanos will start here and is 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA and 2 strikeouts this season.

The New York Mets will look to rebound from their defeat at the hands of Arizona from their last matchup. Starling Marte’s two-run home run was the lone scoring the Mets would do as a team in the losing effort while Jeff McNeil had a pair of hits. Robinson Cano and Dominic Smith each had base hits as well as the Mets cranked out just five hits as a team in the losing effort. Carlos Carrasco threw five shutout innings, allowing just threehits with eight strikeouts, not factoring in the decision. Joely Rodriguez took the loss, falling to 0-1 on the year in relief. David Peterson will start here and is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 3 strikeouts this season.

I get the case to be made for the D-Backs after finally getting off the snide at Citi Field, but the problem is that success for the Diamondbacks usually isn’t sustainable. Arizona usually has a solid outing but the positive vibes usually wear of in the next game. David Peterson was one of the nicer surprises for the Mets last year and I have to think that the Mets bounce back here as they’ve been the far more consistent team so far this season.

Author: Lucy Green