The Marlins enter this one after some better recent form, now sitting 34-55. 3rd Baseman Brian Anderson still leads the way offensively, going for 12 home runs to match his 40 RBI. Catcher Jorge Alfaro has also been in strong recent form, achieving 10 home runs and 30 RBI of his own. They’ll look to continue this form in front of Zach Gallen, who is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA this season.
New York Mets
The Mets aren’t in that much better form themselves, now sitting just 40-51. Pete Alonso continues a truly stellar offensive campaign, leading the way with 30 home runs and 68 RBI. Right Fielder MIichael Conforto is providing some nice support with 16 home runs and 44 RBI of his own. Noah Syndergaard is slated to pitch here, going a respectable 6-4 so far.
Prediction: Mets $1.67
In a relatively even matchup, I think the Mets are in better pitching hands here. Gallen just doesn’t have Syndergaard’s success so far, who I think can really limit the Miami attack. Especially at solid odds of $1.67, I’ll take New York on the road here.
The Brewers have struggled somewhat of late, now sitting at just 47-45. They did manage an epic 7-0 road win over the Giants yesterday, getting 2 RBI each from Braun, Thames, and Hiura. This backs up an excellent campaign from Christian Yelich, who already has 31 home runs and 67 RBI of his own. The reliable Zach Davies will pitch in this one, going 7-2 with a 3.07 ERA.
San Francisco Giants
The G-Men have also been in the win column of late, moving up to 42-48. Kevin Pillar has been their staple offensive option all year, leading the way with 12 home runs and 47 RBI. Evan Longoria has really come on of late, registering 13 home runs and 39 RBI of his own. Ace Madison Bumgarner will pitch here, although he is just 5-7 with a 4.03 ERA.
Prediction: Brewers $1.80
I’ve had good success backing Davies on the road this season and don’t plan to back away now. He has been excellent all year long and really shouldn’t have much trouble against a lacklustre Giants offence. Combine this with big hitting from his boys in Milwaukee and the Brewers look very solid value at $1.80.