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47-41 (21-21 V) New York Mets vs. (42-48) Philadelphia Phillies 42-48 (21-23 H)
Date: Friday July 15, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Jacob deGrom vs. Jeremy Hellickson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Off
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MLB Betting Total: Off
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As we begin the second half the Mets have a lot of questions to answer, the most surprising of which is whether they have enough pitching.
Philadelphia was a nice story for a while there thanks to their young arms but they have found their expected place outside of the race.
New York needs to get the second half off to a good start.
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The Mets definitely have some rotation concerns but they will be irrelevant if they don’t start getting more production from their lineup.
They are fifth in homers but 28th in runs scored and 29th in batting average.
I am not sure that the addition of Jose Reyes is going to be enough to push them back to the playoffs in a very competitive NL.
He has missed a few starts but deGrom has been very good this season.
His ERA is right inline with the level he has established even if his dominance might be less than expected.
They are going to need him to maintain his high level for them to have a chance in the second half. The bullpen has been mostly great all season long.
Even though they have faded out of the race this season looks like it can be a win for the Phillies as they continue to build to the future.
They are similar in makeup to the Mets in that they really struggle ot score.
They just don’t have that one dominant bat in the lineup that New York has in Cespedes. I do like Maikel Franco a lot though.
Jeremy Hellickson is not one of the arms they will be relying on long term.
That said he has been respectable this season and thus could very well be making his last start for Philly before he is dealt to a contender.
He went into the break with three straight starts of 6IP and just 1ER. He is not going to be able to keep that up long term but against a light hitting team like NY there may be some value there.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYM are 15-4 in their last 19 Fri. games.
- PHI are 10-3 in their last 13 overall.
- PHI are 10-3 in their last 13 games on grass.
- Under is 6-2 in Hellicksons last 8 home starts.
Free New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
Last year the Mets really took off in the second half but I think it was more in August and September. This is a nice series in which they should be able to get some easy wins and they try and sort whether they are truly a contender.
Philadelphia will be looking to squeeze one more quality outing out of Hellickson before he is dealt. Not sure if it will weigh on him at all because he has gotten around a bit lately. Philly is 2-0 when he has started against New York this season.
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There is no doubt the Mets are the better team on the whole but I think this is a spot where you can get behind Philly. A fresh start for the second half and being at home could give them a little more energy to get the job done against a tough pitcher. Worth a shot.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 4 – New York
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