Chi. Cubs Cubs vs Ny Mets Mets Picks and Predictions June 22nd 2024

Chi. Cubs Cubs vs NY Mets Mets MLB Sat, Jun 22, 14:20 pm.
Chi. Cubs Cubs
ML: 105
8
1
NY Mets Mets
ML: -125
-

Cubs Face True Test Against Hot-Hitting Mets

Having Thursday off did not cool down the New York Mets. Now, the Chicago Cubs have smaller than 24 hours to figure out how to corral the hottest team in the majors. The Mets will look to continue their surge on Saturday afternoon, when they visit the Cubs in the middle game of the three- game series.
Pitching Matchup

Tylor Megill( 2- 3,3.52 ERA) is slated to start for the Mets against fellow right- hander Jameson Taillon( 3- 3,3.08 ERA).

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Mets’ Offensive Surge

Martinez hit a three- run homer in the first inning Friday afternoon to power another big offensive outburst by the Mets, who rolled to an 11- 1 win. Francisco Alvarez and Brandon Nimmo also homered for the Mets, whose 14- 5 record since May 30 is the best in the majors. New York has outscored the opposition 121- 81 over the past 19 games, a span in which it has at least scored 10 runs in a game five times.

Through May 29, the Mets had a record of 22- 33, which was fifth worst in the majors. In that original stretch of the season, they only managed to score at least ten runs in one game. The Mets have been particularly hot over the beyond five games, during which they’ve outscored the resistance 46-20. Since scoring 49 runs from Sept. 6 to 11, 2020, this is New York’s most productive five-game stretch.

“One through nine, everybody’s clicking, we can do damage. We get guys on, we’re getting big hits. Our approach with runners on base continues to get better.”

Carlos Mendoza

Cubs’ Struggles

The Cubs, who split a four-game series with the Mets at Citi Field from April 29 to May 2, have a better idea of just how much the Mets have improved. Chicago restricted the hosts to only one run joined in its two successes in the series, which finished with the Mets mobilizing for a 7-6 win in 11 innings.

Whelps left-hander Shota Imanaga’s Thenew hotness nomination endured a shot Friday, when he fell behind 3-0 preceding keep an out and in the end gave up 10 runs in three or more innings. From 1.89 to 2.96, his ERA skyrocketed. The Cubs started the season 19-12, but since May 2, they’ve gone 17-28, the worst record in the National League.

“He made some mistakes, and they jumped on them,” Cubs manager Craig Counsell said of Imanaga. “You just kind of chalk it up to a bad day and go get them next time.”

Pitching Preview

Megill earned the win in his most recent appearance, when he allowed two runs over five innings on Sunday as the Mets beat the San Diego Padres 11- 6. Megill took the loss in his lone appearance against the Cubs on May 23, 2023, when he gave up six runs( four earned) over32/3 innings in Chicago’s 7- 2 victory.

Taillon also pitched on Sunday, taking the loss after surrendering two runs over six innings in the Cubs’ 2- 1 loss to theSt. Louis Cardinals. He’s 3- 0 with a2.10 ERA in five career starts against the Mets.

Conclusion

One of the league’s most potent offenses must be annulled by the Cubs as they prepare to face the burgeoning Mets. The contest promises to be intriguing because both brigades have competent pitchers on their rosters. The Mets will try to extend their winning streak and continue their ascent up the standings, while the Cubs will try to recover from their recent setbacks.

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Sat, Jun 22, 00:40 am.
spread
moneyline
over/under
Chi. Cubs Cubs
+1.5
-150
105
O 11
-110
NY Mets Mets
-1.5
125
-125
U 11
-110
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