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MLB : ATS Matchup
Friday 9/14/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
NY METS  SYNDERGAARD )
 
BOSTON  CUEVAS )
+1.5  -200

-1.5  +170
+105

-115

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NY METS (68 - 78) at BOSTON (101 - 46)
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Friday, 9/14/2018 7:10 PM
NOAH SYNDERGAARD (R) vs. HECTOR VELAZQUEZ (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
925NY METS+120Ov 8.5,-115+130Ov 8.5,-115
926BOSTON-130Un 8.5,-105-140Un 8.5,-105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
NY METS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games68-78-11.265-724.30.2370.3070.3850.6924.50.2500.3090.3990.708
Road Games35-36+5.734-305.10.2570.3280.4170.7455.00.2660.3260.4280.754
vs Right-handed Starters51-55-5.149-504.30.2380.3100.3910.7014.50.2550.3150.4030.717
Past 7 Games5-2+1.54-26.30.2390.3140.4960.8093.30.2170.2800.3760.657
Grass Games67-77-11.764-714.20.2370.3060.3830.6894.40.2500.3100.3980.708
Night Games44-54-11.446-464.30.2410.3080.3890.6984.60.2540.3120.4050.717
Interleague7-10-0.38-94.50.2350.3080.4180.7264.50.2520.3200.4140.734
NY METS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.30.2370.30714649371171218311500.38559649412435598212179110107
Road Games5.10.2570.32871249664212515810.4173392636132949373475849
Righty Starters4.30.2380.3101063548843153241140.3914443728703471582538366
NY METS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.941.402493.72842714907920246424-31361373.5%
Road Games5.511.544238.31571462613710720812-1619870.4%

BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games101-46+35.468-725.40.2680.3340.4390.7733.80.2360.3000.3740.674
Home Games52-20+16.831-355.70.2820.3440.4670.8113.80.2360.2960.3730.669
vs Right-handed Starters80-32+33.452-555.40.2700.3390.4410.7813.70.2340.2990.3650.663
Past 7 Games5-2+3.33-34.70.2700.3390.4080.7464.10.2450.3140.4090.723
Grass Games90-38+35.260-615.60.2740.3380.4510.7893.80.2360.2980.3720.670
Night Games70-37+19.152-485.50.2670.3340.4440.7784.10.2380.2990.3810.680
Interleague14-3+10.69-85.70.2630.3350.4300.7653.70.2470.3210.3890.710
BOSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.40.2680.33414750911366289281750.43974850411221081006135669652
Home Games5.70.2820.34472247569816519850.4673852335165250159305115
Righty Starters5.40.2700.33911238811047223191350.44157440985681782111497341
BOSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.461.278510.32021964435120954836-11431771.7%
Home Games3.191.2102629793226219127621-3201066.7%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
NY METS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/31/2018WHEELER(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOSUAREZ(L)0-7L1007 ovP3301050
9/1/2018MATZ(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOHOLLAND(L)2-1W1207.5 unU761340
9/2/2018SYNDERGAARD(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOSTRATTON(R)4-1W-1457.5 unU741220
9/3/2018DEGROM(R)@ LA DODGERSWOOD(L)4-2W1256.5 ovU1182760
9/4/2018VARGAS(L)@ LA DODGERSHILL(L)4-11L2158.5 unO11911360
9/5/2018WHEELER(R)@ LA DODGERSRYU(L)7-3W1757 ovO1450321
9/7/2018MATZ(L)PHILADELPHIANOLA(R)3-4L+1407 evP320740
9/8/2018SYNDERGAARD(R)PHILADELPHIAEFLIN(R)10-5W-1407 ovO117014120
9/9/2018OSWALT(R)PHILADELPHIAVELASQUEZ(R)6-4W+1208.5 unO9100771
9/11/2018DEGROM(R)MIAMIURENA(R)3-5L-2706.5 evO570730
9/12/2018WHEELER(R)MIAMIRICHARDS(R)13-0W-2107.5 unO1461542
9/13/2018MATZ(L)MIAMIALCANTARA(R)4-3W-1608 unU420550
9/13/2018VARGAS(L)MIAMIBRIGHAM(R)5-2W-1707.5 ovU971460
9/14/2018SYNDERGAARD(R)@ BOSTONVELAZQUEZ(R) 
9/15/2018DEGROM(R)@ BOSTONPORCELLO(R) 
9/16/2018DEGROM(R)@ BOSTONSALE(L) 
9/17/2018WHEELER(R)@ PHILADELPHIAPIVETTA(R) 
9/18/2018VARGAS(L)@ PHILADELPHIANOLA(R) 
9/19/2018MATZ(L)@ PHILADELPHIAEFLIN(R) 
9/20/2018 @ WASHINGTON  
9/21/2018 @ WASHINGTON  

BOSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/31/2018EOVALDI(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXKOPECH(R)1-6L-1609 unU56014100
9/1/2018RODRIGUEZ(L)@ CHI WHITE SOXRODON(L)6-1W-2108.5 ovU960542
9/2/2018JOHNSON(L)@ CHI WHITE SOXSHIELDS(R)0-8L-1859.5 unU58015130
9/3/2018EOVALDI(R)@ ATLANTATOUSSAINT(R)8-2W-1259 ovO10808131
9/4/2018PORCELLO(R)@ ATLANTANEWCOMB(L)5-1W-1308.5 ovU8121480
9/5/2018VELAZQUEZ(R)@ ATLANTAFOLTYNEWICZ(R)9-8W1507.5 evO11601092
9/7/2018PRICE(L)HOUSTONCOLE(R)3-6L+1058.5 unO8901050
9/8/2018RODRIGUEZ(L)HOUSTONMORTON(R)3-5L-1208.5 ovU109111110
9/9/2018PORCELLO(R)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)6-5W-1208.5 ovO14911170
9/11/2018SALE(L)TORONTOBORUCKI(L)7-2W-3109 ovP731560
9/12/2018PRICE(L)TORONTOSANCHEZ(R)1-0W-2359 unU460460
9/13/2018RODRIGUEZ(L)TORONTOGAVIGLIO(R)4-3W-2309 unU970771
9/14/2018VELAZQUEZ(R)NY METSSYNDERGAARD(R) 
9/15/2018PORCELLO(R)NY METSDEGROM(R) 
9/16/2018SALE(L)NY METSDEGROM(R) 
9/18/2018EOVALDI(R)@ NY YANKEESHAPP(L) 
9/19/2018PRICE(L)@ NY YANKEESSEVERINO(R) 
9/20/2018 @ NY YANKEES  
9/21/2018 @ CLEVELAND  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
NY METS: 2017 70-92, fourth place
MANAGER Mickey Callaway (first season)
ADDITIONS: 3B Todd Frazier, RF Jay Bruce, LHP Jason Vargas, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, RHP Anthony Swarzak, LHP Matt Purke, C Jose Lobaton
SUBTRACTIONS: Manager Terry Collins, LHP Josh Smoker, LHP Josh Edgin, RHP Chasen Bradford, OF Norichika Aoki, RHP Erik Goeddel, RHP Tyler Pill, LHP Tommy Milone, OF Travis Taijeron
OUTLOOK: Callaway had great success with Cleveland's arms, and the injury-plagued Mets are counting on his methods, along with new pitching coach Dave Eiland, to keep their talented but fragile rotation intact. New York also overhauled its medical department, hoping to keep star players on the field. Syndergaard and deGrom make for an imposing 1-2 punch. So if Harvey, Matz and Zack Wheeler -- even one or two of them -- can finally stay healthy and approach their initial big league form, the pitching staff could be terrific again after unraveling last year with a 5.01 ERA that ranked 28th in the majors. Vargas was signed to eat innings but will miss some time at the beginning of the season after surgery for a broken right (nonpitching) hand. All-Star outfielder Michael Conforto (27 HRs, .384 OBP, .939 OPS) is targeting a May 1 return from surgery for a dislocated left shoulder. His status is critical to a lineup that lacks speed and a natural leadoff hitter. Nimmo made strides last season and is a potential candidate for that role while platooning early with Juan Lagares to fill Conforto's spot in center field. After the Mets spent nearly $90 million to plug holes in free agency, it still might be a stretch to envision them seriously challenging star-studded Washington for NL East supremacy. But with better health in a soft division, they could certainly rejoin the wild-card hunt.
BOSTON: 2017: 93-69, first place, lost to Houston in ALDS.
MANAGER: Alex Cora (first season).
ADDITIONS: DH J.D. Martinez.
SUBTRACTIONS:
MANAGER John Farrell, RHP Doug Fister, OF Chris Young, RHP Addison Reed, OF Rajai Davis, LHP Henry Owens, LHP Fernando Abad.
OUTLOOK: The Red Sox won 93 games last year for the second straight season and claimed the franchise's first back-to-back AL East titles. But Farrell was fired after they failed to advance in the playoffs for the fourth year in a row. The key ' and really only ' addition is Martinez, who gives them someone to replace longtime slugger David Ortiz after finishing last in the AL in homers without Big Papi in 2017. The theory behind Boston keeping up with the reloaded New York Yankees goes something like this: A full season of a healthy Price will bolster a rotation that already has a quality ace in Sale, plus 2016 AL Cy Young Award winner Porcello and All-Stars Pomeranz and Wright. The Red Sox also are staking their chances on the hope that Ramirez can be more like the player he was in 2016 (.286, 30, 111); that Pedroia will return quickly and be healthy and productive; that 20-year-old third baseman Devers will be able to stay up for a full season; and that Bradley won't have another second-half slump. The bullpen, anchored by Kimbrel, remains strong.
PREVIEW
Syndergaard, Mets try to slow hot Red Sox
 

BOSTON -- Had things worked out differently, Noah Syndergaard would be pitching four or five times a season against the Boston Red Sox.

But on Dec. 12, 2012, the Toronto Blue Jays, in the American League East with Boston, included the former first-round draft pick in a mega deal to the New York Mets that brought defending Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to Canada.

Friday night, Syndergaard makes the second appearance of his major league career against Boston when he tries to cool off the sizzling Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park.

Thursday night, the Red Sox finished off a three-game sweep of Syndergaard's old team with a 4-3 win at Fenway, Boston's 101st victory of this special season. They reduced their magic number for clinching the East to six over (the New York Yankees were idle Thursday).

The Red Sox, who finished 15-4 against Toronto, are 101-46 and need just five wins in their last 15 games to break the franchise record for victories.

J.D. Martinez hit his 41st homer and Craig Kimbrel earned his 40th save Thursday, making him the fourth pitcher with five 40-save seasons.

Hector Velazquez, who has been an invaluable utility man on the Boston pitching staff, makes his eighth start of the season for the Red Sox. He is 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA as a starter, 7-2 with a 3.29 overall.

In Syndergaard's last start, he was hit in the ribs with a line drive to cap a game that saw him allow 12 hits and four runs while walking five and raising his record to 11-3 (3.44 ERA). The start before that, he pitched the first complete game of his career, a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts at San Francisco.

He is 3-0 in his last four starts and brings a 4-3 record and 4.45 interleague ERA into the game.

The Red Sox have reached the 100-win mark for only the fourth time in their history -- the first time since 1946 (1912 and '15 were the others). The first three such seasons were in 154 games and this year's team got No. 100 in its 146th game.

Before Thursday's game, manager Alex Cora, addressing the uncertainty of his bullpen setting up Kimbrel, said he may well use a group effort in the postseason.

"No, I think we need versatility, guys that can match up with whoever we're facing," he said. "Fastballs up, breaking balls, slider, I think that's the most important thing. You guys saw earlier in the season how we're going with Joe (Kelly) and (Matt) Barnesy, and now that things are going this way, you see it with (Bobby) Poyner getting switch-hitters out and lefties.

"You see (Ryan) Brasier coming in in the sixth inning or pitch in the eighth. It's about who can get people out and how can we match up with whoever we play. That's the most important thing. Obviously, those decisions will happen before we play (the American League Wild Card Game) or we play the Division Series. We'll look at the matchups we like and the matchups we can exploit and we can go from there."

Boston opens a six-game New York/New York run this weekend -- the Mets in for three before the Red Sox visit the Yankees for three next week. They could clinch the division on the field of their main rivals.

The Mets come in with a three-game winning streak, including a double-header sweep of the Miami Marlins Thursday -- on the day the emotional Mets captain David Wright met the media to essentially discuss the end of his career.

Wright, who hasn't played in a game since 2016, will be activated Sept. 25 for the final Mets homestand and then start against the Marlins on the 29th. Retirement is almost certain after that because of his numerous physical problems.

"The way I feel right now and from everything the doctors have told me, there's not going to be an improvement," Wright said when asked if he could play again next season. "So, yeah, I don't see that as a possibility."

Sunday's game is set as a matchup of Chris Sale and Jacob deGrom. But Sale is slated to pitch a maximum of just three innings as he works his way back from shoulder inflammation. deGrom is the favorite to win the National League Cy Young despite his 8-9 record (1.71 ERA and little offensive support), while Sale was on track to win his first Cy in the American League before getting hurt -- twice.

Eduardo Nunez suffered a sore right knee Thursday and is considered day to day. He will not play for Boston Friday night.


Last Updated: 9/23/2018 11:07:26 PM EST


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