New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 17, 2024

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May 17, 2024 6:18 AM
The New York Mets, with a 20-23 overall record and a decent 10-9 road record, head to loanDepot park to face the struggling Miami Marlins, who are 13-32 overall and a dismal 6-17 at home. The Marlins will look to turn things around on their home turf, while the Mets aim to capitalize on their visitors' advantage. This matchup has the potential to be a crucial turning point for both teams.
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Mets vs Marlins starting pitchers

  • Jesus Luzardo for Miami Marlins
  • Christian Scott for New York Mets

Mets vs Marlins game preview

Tonight's MLB matchup features a pitching duel between the New York Mets' Christian Scott and the Miami Marlins' Jesus Luzardo. Scott, the Mets' young arm, has demonstrated promising control this season, maintaining an ERA of 2.84 and a WHIP of 1.11 over 14 innings thus far. Primarily a strikeout pitcher, Scott has racked up 14 strikeouts. Opposing him on the mound, the Marlins' Luzardo has struggled with consistency, evidenced by a higher ERA of 5.97 and WHIP of 1.33. Despite facing challenges in limiting runs and hits, Luzardo has shown his capacity to overpower batters with a strong tally of 35 strikeouts in 31 innings.

The New York Mets have shown mixed results in their batting performance, holding positions in the lower half of league rankings in several key categories such as strikeouts and batting average. However, their rankings are bolstered in aspects like stolen bases and runners left on base, where they rank 11th and 10th respectively. These stats suggest a team that can generate opportunities but struggles to capitalize consistently. Key players like Pete Alonso and Starling Marte are crucial in driving their offense. Alonso leads with 10 home runs, encapsulating the power-hitting aspect of the Mets' gameplay, while Marte’s .259 batting average is critical at the top of the lineup.

The Miami Marlins, on the other hand, exhibit difficulties across the board in their offensive production. With rankings near the bottom in runs scored, hits, and on-base percentages, the Marlins have been unable to mount significant offensive threats consistently. The team heavily relies on Bryan De La Cruz, who has emerged as a vital component of their lineup, leading in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. However, the team's overall inability to get on base, as indicated by their ranking in walks and hits, underscores a critical area that needs improvement if they are to climb in the standings and turn their season around.

Miami Marlins injuries

  • Bryan Hoeing (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Avisail Garcia (RF): 10-Day-IL
  • Kemp Alderman (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Tim Anderson (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Edward Cabrera (SP): 15-Day-IL

New York Mets injuries

  • Brandon Nimmo (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Drew Smith (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Tylor Megill (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Cristopher Larez (SS): Suspension
  • David Peterson (SP): 60-Day-IL

Mets vs Marlins predictions

Here we go, the Mets are rolling into loanDepot park to take on the struggling Marlins, and I'm expecting big things from Pete Alonso. This guy's a beast, and I think he's gonna go yard tonight. I'm talking multiple RBIs, maybe even a three-run shot to get the Mets' offense going. And let's not forget about Starling Marte, who's been on fire lately. I think he'll get on base at least twice tonight, maybe even swipe a bag or two.

On the other side, the Marlins are gonna need some big performances from their stars if they wanna stay in this one. Jazz Chisholm's been a bright spot for them this season, and I think he'll have a solid game tonight - maybe even a triple or a homer. And Bryan De La Cruz is another guy who's been quietly putting up some impressive numbers. I think he'll drive in a run or two tonight, but it might not be enough to keep up with the Mets' offense.

All things considered, I think the Mets take this one handily. Christian Scott's been pitching well lately, and I think he'll shut down the Marlins' offense for most of the game. The Mets' bats will come alive, and they'll take it 6-3. The Marlins just don't have the firepower to keep up, and their pitching staff is gonna struggle to contain the Mets' offense. This one's gonna be a fun one to watch, but in the end, it's Mets all the way.

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