New York Mets vs. Cleveland Guardians: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 21, 2024

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May 21, 2024 6:10 AM
The Cleveland Guardians, riding high with a 31-17 record and 16-6 home mark, welcome the New York Mets to Progressive Field on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:10 PM. The Mets, looking to bounce back from their 21-26 overall record and 11-12 road performance, will strive to even the series after dropping the opener. Expect a thrilling matchup as these squads clash in the second game of the series.
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Mets vs Guardians starting pitchers

  • Carlos Carrasco for Cleveland Guardians
  • Adrian Houser for New York Mets

Mets vs Guardians statistics

Stat Mets Guardians
Hits 383 (15th) 377 (18th)
Batting Average .236 (18th) .237 (17th)
Runs Batted In 189 (17th) 213 (9th)
Runs 200 (17th) 231 (5th)
Home Runs 45 (Tied-18th) 51 (Tied-11th)
Walks 147 (Tied-19th) 141 (22nd)
Stolen Bases 33 (Tied-11th) 48 (Tied-6th)
Strikeouts 366 (Tied-25th) 357 (27th)
Pitches 6907 (18th) 6814 (21st)

Cleveland Guardians recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/20/24 vs New York Mets W 3-1
5/19/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 5-2
5/18/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 11-4
5/17/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 3-2
5/15/24 @ Texas Rangers L 4-0

New York Mets recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/20/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 3-1
5/19/24 @ Miami Marlins W 7-3
5/18/24 @ Miami Marlins L 10-9 F/10
5/17/24 @ Miami Marlins L 8-0
5/16/24 @ Philadelphia Phillies W 6-5 F/11

Mets vs Guardians predictions

As the New York Mets take on the Cleveland Guardians, I'm expecting a strong performance from Pete Alonso, who's been crushing the ball lately. I project him to have a multi-hit game, including a home run and at least two RBIs. Francisco Lindor, another key player for the Mets, should also have a solid game, with a couple of hits and a stolen base. And don't count out Starling Marte, who's been a sparkplug at the top of the order - I think he'll reach base at least twice and score a run.

On the other side, the Cleveland Guardians have some potent bats of their own. I think Josh Naylor will be a thorn in the side of the Mets' pitching staff, with a pair of hits and a RBI. Jose Ramirez, meanwhile, is due for a breakout game, and I project him to have a three-hit game with a double and a run scored. And with Carlos Carrasco on the mound, the Guardians' pitching staff should be able to keep the Mets' offense in check.

Given the strength of both teams, this one could go either way. But in the end, I think the Guardians' balanced attack and strong pitching will give them the edge they need to take down the Mets. Look for the Guardians to come out on top in a close one, perhaps by a score of 5-3 or 6-4. Of course, with the Mets' potent offense, it's always possible they could break out for a big game and steal one on the road. But if I had to make a pick, I'd take the Guardians to take the win.

Cleveland Guardians injuries

  • Eli Morgan (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Nic Enright (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Angel Martinez (2B): 60-Day-IL
  • James Karinchak (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Franco Aleman (RP): Day-To-Day

New York Mets injuries

  • Drew Smith (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Cristopher Larez (SS): Suspension
  • David Peterson (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Drew Gilbert (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Jett Williams (SS): Day-To-Day

Mets vs Guardians game info

Venue Progressive Field
Location Cleveland, Ohio
First pitch Tue 6:10 PM
Temperature 65°
Chance of Rain 0%

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