New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins Preview and Predictions 07-14-2019 in MLB
The New York Mets will try to pick up a series win on the road for the first time since April 1-3 when they take on the Miami Marlins in the rubber match of a three-game set Sunday afternoon. After dropping the series opener, the Mets used a strong start from Noah Syndergaard and a clutch two-run homer from Robinson Cano to take Saturday's matchup 4-2.
New York is 0-10-3 in its last 13 road series since it swept three from the Marlins in Miami to begin April. Michael Conforto also went deep for the Mets on Saturday as the club extended its home run streak on the road to 10 games. All-Star Jacob deGrom has a string of seven straight quality starts going and will try to extend the run when he starts the finale for New York. Sandy Alcantara counters for the Marlins, who had won four straight against their National League East rivals prior to Saturday's loss.
TV: 1:10 p.m. ET, SNY (New York), FS Florida (Miami)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Mets RH Jacob deGrom (4-7, 3.27 ERA) vs. Marlins RH Sandy Alcantara (4-8, 3.82)
After posting a 2.70 ERA in June, deGrom opened July with seven innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against Philadelphia on July 5. He has 61 strikeouts against only seven walks over his last seven starts. The 31-year-old Florida native limited the Marlins to one run in 14 innings over their first two meetings this season before giving up a season-high seven runs (six earned) in five frames at Miami on May 17.
Alcantara lost his last two starts before the break - both against Washington - while giving up eight runs and 11 hits with five walks over 11 2/3 innings. He posted his only career shutout while striking out eight and yielding two hits against the Mets at home May 19. Alcantara has a 2.14 ERA in five career starts versus New York but has had some issues in a limited sample size against deGrom, who is 2-for-3 with a double against him.
1. Mets INF/OF Jeff McNeil recorded two hits Saturday and is 16-for-39 over a nine-game stretch.
2. Marlins RHP Austin Brice owns a scoreless streak of 11 2/3 innings.
3. New York SS Amed Rosario is batting .284 on the road and .234 at home.
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- ShoulderLate July | 10-day IL
Lopez has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right shoulder. It is uncertain if he will come off the IL during the end of July.
- ElbowLate July | 60-day IL
Steckenrider is on the 60-day injured list with a right flexor strain and is expected to be idle until at least the end of July.
- HamstringQues Tues | 10-day IL
Prado is on the 10-day injured list due to a right hamstring strain. He has begun his rehab assignment, and it is unclear if he will return against the Padres on Tuesday.
- FingerQues Tues | 10-day IL
Guerrero has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a right middle finger blister. It has yet to be established if he will be activated in time for Tuesday's clash against the Padres.
- ElbowQues Fri | questionable
Anderson is dealing with an elbow contusion, and it is unclear if he will play against the Mets on Friday.
- ObliqueOut indefinitely | 10-day IL
Berti has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain. He has suffered a setback in his rehabilitation and is without a timetable for recovery.
- LegQues Sun | questionable
Cooper exited previous game due to right leg cramps and it is unclear if he will be in the lineup Sunday against the Braves.
- ElbowOut Sun | out
Anderson is suffering from an injured elbow, and will miss Sunday's game against the Marlins as a result.
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- ShoulderOut indefinitely | 10-day IL
Wheeler has landed on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder fatigue, and it is unclear how much time he will need to heal.
- KneeOut indefinitely | 60-day IL
Lowrie has been moved to the 60-day injured list with a capsule sprain in his left knee. He suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain and a right calf strain during his rehabilitation, and he is without a definitive timetable for recovery.
- RestQues Sat | questionable
Ramos is not expected to be in the starting lineup versus the Marlins on Saturday as he is likely to receive a day of rest.
- BackOut Sun | out
Conforto will not be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Phillies due to stiffness in his back.
- IllnessDoub Sun | doubtful
Davis is ailing from an illness and is unlikely to play against the Phillies on Sunday.
- RestQues Sat | questionable
Ramos is not expected to be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies as he is likely to receive a day of rest.
- IllnessQues Fri | questionable
Davis was absent from the lineup during the last game due to an illness, and it is uncertain if he will play Friday against the Phillies.
- ElbowProb Tues | probable
Wilson has been activated from the 10-day injured list after recuperating from left elbow soreness. He will likely be available Tuesday against the Yankees.
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