Tigers vs. Mets Prediction
The Detroit Tigers downed the host New York Mets last night to end their nine-game losing streak despite being big underdogs. Can New York flip the script this afternoon when the interleague series resumes?
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Citi Field at 4:10PM ET
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Jones helps lift Tigers
Detroit rallied for a 9-8 victory Friday night at New York to snap a nine-game losing skid and improve to 19-29 overall plus 10-12 on the road. JaCoby Jones paced the Tigers offense as he finished 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs and four RBIs. Miguel Cabrera was 2-for-2 with a home run, two walks and two RBIs. Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Buck Farmer picked up the win in relief as he gave up one earned run on one hit with one strikeout and no walks over one inning. Shane Greene threw a perfect ninth inning for his 16th save. Ryan Carpenter gets the start tonight for Detroit as he comes in with an 0-2 record, 13.00 ERA and 1.70 WHIP with seven strikeouts over nine innings.
Mets hit five homers in loss
New York suffered a 9-8 home loss Friday night against Detroit to drop to 24-26 overall and 13-9 at home. Wilson Ramos helped lead the Mets offense as he was 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. Adeiny Hechavarria finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Amed Rosario went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double. Aaron Altherr contributed with a pinch-hit home run. Pete Alonso was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs. Drew Gagnon took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on three hits with one strikeout and one walk over one inning. Jason Vargas starts tonight for New York as he comes in with a 1-2 record, 5.92 ERA and 1.56 ERA with 20 strikeouts over 24 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are 22-47 in their last 69 road games. Detroit is 1-4 in its last five Saturday games.
The Mets are 9-4 in Vargas' last 13 starts. New York is 7-0 in its last seven home games.
Don't ask me how the Mets are winning most of Vargas' starts as he is super hittable, but maybe the bats just know they need to provide him plenty of run support. They should score a lot against Carpenter, who has yet to prove he knows how to get out MLB hitters. In a battle of bad starting pitchers, Vargas is less bad and New York has a lot more offensive firepower. Expect the hosts to get it done here unlike last night.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS