New York Mets vs. Texas Rangers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 17, 2024

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Jun 17, 2024 6:12 AM
On Monday, June 17, 2024, the New York Mets, with a respectable 15-14 road record, will face off against the Texas Rangers, who are 16-17 at home, at Globe Life Field. The Mets and Rangers are evenly matched, with identical 33-37 and 33-38 total records, respectively, making for a thrilling matchup. First pitch is set for 8:05 PM.
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Mets vs Rangers starting pitchers

  • Jon Gray for Texas Rangers
  • David Peterson for New York Mets

Mets vs Rangers statistics

Stat Mets Rangers
Hits 583 (14th) 569 (17th)
Batting Average .243 (15th) .238 (18th)
Runs Batted In 297 (14th) 284 (18th)
Runs 313 (14th) 300 (18th)
Home Runs 78 (10th) 68 (Tied-20th)
Walks 220 (17th) 223 (16th)
Stolen Bases 51 (Tied-12th) 37 (Tied-22nd)
Strikeouts 553 (24th) 544 (25th)
Pitches 10329 (Tied-18th) 10068 (26th)

Texas Rangers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 @ Seattle Mariners L 5-0
6/15/24 @ Seattle Mariners L 7-5
6/14/24 @ Seattle Mariners L 3-2
6/13/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers W 3-1
6/12/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers W 3-2

New York Mets recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 vs San Diego Padres W 11-6
6/15/24 vs San Diego Padres W 5-1
6/14/24 vs San Diego Padres W 2-1
6/13/24 vs Miami Marlins W 3-2
6/12/24 vs Miami Marlins W 10-4

Mets vs Rangers predictions

As the New York Mets gear up to face the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field, eyes will inevitably be on power hitter Pete Alonso. Known for his explosive performances, Alonso is projected to bring substantial firepower, potentially adding home runs and RBIs that can tilt the game in the Mets' favor. Equally important will be Starling Marte, whose batting average stands out. His speed and ability to get on base will be crucial in setting up scoring opportunities. Francisco Lindor, with his blend of speed and power, will likely contribute both in the field and at bat, making him another player to watch in this matchup.

On the other hand, the Texas Rangers have their own set of aces. Jon Gray, taking the mound as their starting pitcher, has shown impressive form with an ERA of 2.17, suggesting that he might keep the Mets' hitters at bay. At the plate, Corey Seager and Marcus Semien are expected to be instrumental. Seager's ability to drive in runs, coupled with Semien's consistency, could generate crucial momentum and scoring opportunities for the Rangers. Additionally, watch for Ezequziel Duran, whose potential in multiple facets of the game could make a difference.

Taking all of this into account and considering the current form and the home-field advantage, it appears the Texas Rangers might hold the upper hand in this game. Their well-rounded attack and strong defensive lineup, led by Jon Gray's pitching, give them a slight edge. Meanwhile, the Mets will have to leverage their big hitters effectively and work on capitalizing on any scoring opportunities they can muster. It’s set to be a thrilling encounter, but the Rangers could just edge out a victory here at their home turf.

Texas Rangers injuries

  • Josh Smith (3B): Day-To-Day
  • Justin Foscue (2B): 60-Day-IL
  • Jonah Heim (C): paternity
  • Jose Godoy (C): Day-To-Day
  • Max Scherzer (SP): 60-Day-IL

New York Mets injuries

  • Kyle Crick (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Drew Gilbert (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Bryce Montes de Oca (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Matthew Bruce Allan (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Kodai Senga (SP): 60-Day-IL

Mets vs Rangers game info

Venue Globe Life Field
Location Arlington, Texas
First pitch Mon 8:05 PM
Temperature 82°
Chance of Rain 40%

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