Miami Marlins vs Ny Mets Mets Picks and Predictions May 18th 2024

Miami Marlins vs NY Mets Mets MLB Sat, May 18, 16:10 pm.
Miami Marlins
ML: 100
NY Mets Mets
ML: -120

Marlins Strive to Extend Scoreless- Innings Streak vs. Mets


The Miami Marlins, despite having the worst record in the major leagues, have turned into the hottest pitching staff with three straight shutouts. With a streak of 28 consecutive scoreless innings, they’re just three innings short of the franchise record set in 2004. As they face the New York Mets on Saturday afternoon in the second game of the weekend series, the Marlins will aim to keep their pitching dominance going and add to the Mets’ struggles.

Recent Performances

On Friday, the Marlins blanked the Mets 8- 0, showcasing yet another astral pitching performance. Mets director Carlos Mendoza conceded the excellence of Marlins pitcher Jesus Luzardo, who played a crucial part in the shutout. Miami’s starting ewers have been phenomenal over the once four games. In succession, Sixto Sanchez, Ryan Weathers, Trevor Rogers, and Luzardo have inclusively maintained a0.00 ERA over232/3 innings. This impressive feat mirrors the Marlins’ 2004 streak when pitchers Josh Beckett, Brad Penny, Dontrelle Willis, and Carl Pavano achieved a analogous record.

Catching Excellence

A significant part of this success can be attributed to Marlins catcher Nick Fortes, who has caught all three consecutive shutouts. Despite entering Friday’s game with a.127 batting normal, Fortes had a career night, going 3- for- 3 with a homer, three RBIs, three runs, and a walk. director Skip Schumaker praised Fortes for his ability to separate his offensive struggles from his defensive duties, pressing his growth into a catch-first, hit-second mentality.

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup

On Saturday, the Mets will start right- hander Luis Severino( 2- 2,3.00 ERA), while the Marlins will counter with lefty Braxton Garrett( 0- 0,8.44 ERA).

Braxton Garrett

Garrett has yet to secure a win against the Mets, holding a 0- 2 record with a3.90 ERA in seven appearances, including six starts. Historically, May has been his toughest month, with a 0- 2 record and a6.13 ERA in eight career appearances. In his 2024 debut against the Phillies, Garrett lasted51/3 innings, allowing five hits, two walks, and five runs while striking out eight.

Luis Severino

Severino, in his first year with the Mets after spending his entire career with the New York Yankees, has faced the Marlins formerly, securing a win with a0.00 ERA. This will be his first MLB game pitched in Miami. The Mets are 3- 5 when Severino starts. He began the season strong with a 2- 2 record and a2.31 ERA in March/ April but has posted a5.40 ERA in two May starts. Severino has struggled on the road, with a 0- 1 record and a4.50 ERA, compared to a 2- 1 record and a2.17 ERA at home.

Mets’ Challenges

The Mets have been floundering, with a record of 8- 16 since April 21. Their near, Edwin Diaz, didn’t pitch on Friday and will be rested if demanded on Saturday. Diaz, a two- time MLB Reliever of the Time, was dominant in 2022 but has plodded this season, with a 1- 1 record, a3.57 ERA, and five saves in eight chances. Diaz conceded that his year-long injury absence isn’t an reason for his current performance.


As the Marlins look to extend their scoreless- innings streak and continue their pitching dominance, they will rely on Garrett to deliver a strong performance against the Mets. The Mets, on the other hand, will aim to overcome their recent struggles with Severino on the mound and hope for a answer from their near Diaz if the situation arises. The outgrowth of this game could be vital for both teams as they strive to improve their standings in the league.

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Miami Marlins
O 7.5
NY Mets Mets
U 7.5
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