The DETROIT and the NY METS will both be gunning for a victory on 5/26/2019 at 1:10 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
DETROIT vs NY METS
GAME: Detroit Tigers (19-30) at New York Mets (25-26)
DATE/TIME: Sunday, May 26 – 1:10 PM EST
WHERE: Citi Field, New York City, New York
TV: 1:10 p.m. ET, FS Detroit, WPIX (New York)
PREDICTION: Mets 5, Tigers 3
Oddsmakers currently have the NY METS listed as -170 point favorites versus the DETROIT, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.
The New York Mets limped into their current homestand having lost five in a row, but they have been rejuvenated by familiar surroundings while showing a flair for the dramatic on a near daily basis. New York looks to make it six wins in their last seven when it squares off with the visiting Detroit Tigers in the rubber match of a three-game set on Sunday afternoon.
The Mets got all their runs from the catcher position as Wilson Ramos homered twice and had four RBIs before Tomás Nido clubbed a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 13th in Saturday’s 5-4 victory. “Felt like (Hall of Fame catcher) Mike Piazza was back there,” New York manager Mickey Callaway told reporters after his team won for the fourth time in its final at-bat over the past five games. One day after ending a nine-game losing streak, the Tigers stranded 14 runners and squandered a career-best four-hit day game by Dawel Lugo. Detroit also was 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position, getting a tying RBI single from JaCoby Jones, who is 4-for-10 with five RBIs in the series.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Tigers RH Spencer Turnbull (2-3, 2.68 ERA) vs. Mets RH Zack Wheeler (3-3, 4.74)
Turnbull did not factor in the decision against Miami on Tuesday after allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings, which followed a rocky outing in which he was reached for six runs – one earned – in a season low-tying four innings versus Oakland. Prior to that defeat, the 26-year-old rookie was unbeaten in five consecutive starts while permitting a total of five runs. Turnbull is 2-1 with a 2.49 ERA in four road starts while holding opposing batters to a meager .184 average.
Wheeler worked seven innings for the fifth time in seven starts last time out against Washington, but he wound up with a no-decision after giving up three runs on four hits, including a pair of home runs. He was rocked by the Nationals for six runs and 11 hits in his previous turn, which followed a four-start stretch in which he recorded double-digit strikeouts on three occasions. Josh Harrison is 1-for-6 with a double and two strikeouts against Wheeler, who will be facing Detroit for the first time.
1. Ramos is 7-for-11 with three homers, seven RBIs and five runs scored during a three-game hitting streak.
2. Tigers 1B-OF Brandon Dixon had a pinch-hit two-run homer Saturday after delivering a pinch-hit RBI single in the series opener.
3. Mets RHP Edwin Diaz blew his first save chance of the season after converting his first 12.
PREDICTION: Mets 5, Tigers 3