If this were a boxing match or MMA fight, this would be considered a likely first round knockout. But it’s not and those betting baseball have ponder if the Mets can rise up against Washington.
New York has lost 10 of 11, six in a row, which included being swept last weekend at home against the Nationals. Washington has been the polar opposite in winning 10 of 11 and it just seems like they are scoring as often as their basketball counterparts, the Wizards.
Do the Mets have any chance against the MLB odds?
Jacob deGrom (0-1, 2.55 ERA) is being called upon to changes the fortunes of the Mets. While others on the New York staff might generate more notoriety, manager Terry Collins does have a starting pitcher who wants the ball and can provide as many consistent innings as deGrom. He can work his mid-90’s fastball on both sides of the plate, plus north and south and his breaking pitches are the best on the staff. deGrom is 2-3 with a 3.33 ERA in eight career starts against Washington.
With the Metropolitans in a major slump, about the last pitcher they need to face is Max Scherzer (3-1, 1.95), Besides being off to another great start, Mad Max is 6-3 with a 1.99 ERA in 12 career games against the Mets (11 starts). It would make sense for New York to get as many left-handed batters they can to face Scherzer, since righties are batting an absurd .091 against him.
Washington’s is coming off their best-ever 10-game road trip at 9-1 and while Colorado is a hitter’s paradise, not everyone scores 46 runs in four games like the Nationals did.