New York Mets vs. Oakland A’s
The New York Mets host another West Coast team for interleague play as the Oakland Athletics make their way to Citi Field for game one of their series. The Mets are -135 favorites over the Athletsics with an over/under run total set at 7.
The New York Mets had clawed and scratched their way back to .500 but after dropping a weekend series to the Angels, they are back to two games under. The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 16-19 at home this season, and nine and half games back in the National League East. As a team New York is hitting .256 with Jose Reyes hitting .341, Carlos Beltran hitting .288, and Daniel Murphy hitting .285. As a team the Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.99 with the starters at 3.87 and the bullpen at 4.25. For game one against the A’s New York starts Dillon Gee who is more than likely looking at a spot on the National League All Star Team. For the season Gee has allowed 49 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 49 in 66 innings of work while the Mets haven’t lost a game that Gee has started.
The Oakland Athletics are bouncing back from their 10 game losing streak and now have a streak going in the other direction. The Athletics have won five games in a row, are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and 14-24 on the road as they are just five games back in the AL West. As a team Oakland is hitting .239 with Ryan Sweeney hitting .268, Coco Crisp hitting .262, and Conor Jackson hitting .261. As a team the Athletics pitching staff has an ERA of 3.27 with the starters at 3.28 and the bullpen at 3.24. For game one against the Mets Oakland starts Josh Outman who has been solid on the mound but like most Oakland pitchers he’s taken his lumps from a lack of run support. For the season Outman has allowed 25 hits and 10 earned runs while striking out 12 over 28.2 innings of work.
New York is 6-1 in their last seven games following a loss, 5-2 in their last seven home games against a left handed starter, and 11-1 in Gee’s last 12 starts.
Oakland is 4-1 in their last five games against a right handed starter, 5-16 in their last 21 road games, and 1-4 in Outman’s last five road starts. Oakland has lost their last four against the Mets.
Gee hasn’t lost yet and while it can’t last forever it’s tough to believe it ends here at home. Take the Mets minus the 135.
New York Mets -135 Oakland Athletics