New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers Picks and Predictions May 28th 2024

NY Mets Mets vs LA Dodgers Dodgers MLB Tue, May 28, 19:10 pm.
NY Mets Mets
ML: 115
LA Dodgers Dodgers
ML: -135

Dodgers Aim to End 5-Game Skid in Series Opener vs. Mets

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to snap a five-game losing streak in the series opener against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Monday. The Mets, hoping to avoid their worst May in over 30 years, aim to build on their recent dramatic win.

Dodgers Seek to Rebound from Unusual Slump

The Los Angeles Dodgers, a team renowned for their consistent success, find themselves in an uncharacteristic five-game losing streak. Their latest defeat came at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds, who beat them 4-1 in the series finale. This losing streak marks the Dodgers’ longest since April 2019.

Manager Dave Roberts acknowledged the team’s struggles, especially their lack of offensive production. “When you’re not hitting, it certainly seems lifeless,” Roberts said. “The bottom line is that it’s about results, and we’re not getting them right now.”

Mets Look to Capitalize on Recent Win

The New York Mets, despite their own challenges, are coming off a morale-boosting win against the San Francisco Giants. Omar Narvaez’s walk-off RBI single capped a three-run ninth inning, helping the Mets snap their five-game skid with a 4-3 victory.

Pitcher Sean Manaea, who avoided the loss thanks to the late comeback, expressed relief and optimism. “To get a win like this, against a very, very good team like that and ‘Ty Rog’ (Giants reliever Tyler Rogers), that’s huge. We’ll take it any way we can,” Manaea said.

Key Pitching Matchup

The Mets will start Tylor Megill, who recently returned from a two-month stint on the injured list due to a right shoulder strain. Megill is 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA this season and has a 5.40 ERA in two career starts against the Dodgers.

Gavin Stone will take the mound for the Dodgers. Stone, with a 4-2 record and a 3.60 ERA, aims to turn things around after giving up four runs in six innings in his last start against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Offensive Woes

Both teams have struggled offensively in recent games. The Mets have scored three runs or fewer in nine of their games this month, and they hold a 7-16 record since May 1. Their historical performance in May has been disappointing, with a risk of recording their worst May since 1993.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, have been outscored 29-11 over their past five games. Outfielder Teoscar Hernandez was the only player to deliver a multi-hit performance in the past two games, going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in their latest defeat.

Historical Context

The Mets’ current trajectory threatens to mirror their dismal May of 1993, when they ended the month with a 9-18 record on their way to a 59-103 season. For the Dodgers, breaking this losing streak is crucial to maintain their reputation and standings in the league.


The series opener at Citi Field presents a critical opportunity for both teams. The Dodgers aim to halt their rare losing streak, while the Mets seek to avoid further deepening their May slump. As Tylor Megill faces Gavin Stone, both teams hope their starting pitchers can set the tone for a turnaround.

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