New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets meet for game two of their series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers are -135 favorites over the Mets with an over/under run total set at 7.
The season is officially approaching becoming a disaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they lost for the seventh time in their last 10 games on Monday. James Loney had two hits and drove in two runs, Matt Kemp had a hit and scored twice, and Tony Gwynn and Juan Uribe had hits as part of a seven hit two run offensive attack for the Dodgers. Starter Rubby De La Rosa allowed five hits and three runs while striking out five over seven innings of work to take his fourth loss of the year. For Tuesday’s game Los Angeles starts Ted Lilly who has lost four of his last five starts. For the season Lilly has allowed 106 hits and 53 earned runs while striking out 68 over 96 innings of work.
The New York Mets got back to a game over .500 with their win on Monday and while they are 10.5 games out of first, they are just over six out of the Wild Card race with plenty of time still left. Angel Pagan and Ruben Tejada each had two hits and All Star Carlos Beltran scored twice as the Mets generated five runs off of eight hits. Starter Chris Capuano allowed six hits and two earned runs while striking out five over six innings of work to earn his eighth win of the year. On Tuesday New York looks to make it back to back wins in L.A. as they start Mike Pelfrey who has lost three of his last four starts. Four the season Pelfrey has allowed 109 hits and 55 earned runs while striking out 56 over 100.2 innings of work.
Los Angeles is 3-10 in their last 13 games following a loss, 1-5 in their last six home games, and 1-4 in Lilly’s last five starts. New York is 6-1 in their last seven road games, 7-2 in their last nine against the NL West, and 1-4 in Pelfrey’s last five starts. New York is 3-6 in their last nine games in Los Angeles.
While I haven’t been thrilled with Lilly, Pelfrey is unbettable until further notice. Take the Dodgers minus the 135.
Los Angeles Dodgers -135 New York Mets