New York Mets (87-51) vs. Miami Marlins (56-80)
September 9, 2022 6:40 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Marlins / New York Mets ; Over/Under: -
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The New York Mets and the Miami Marlins meet in an NL East division matchup in MLB action from LoanDepot Park on Friday.
The New York Mets will look to build on their series win following a 10-0 triumph over the Pirates in their last game. Francisco Lindor has 140 hits along with 21 home runs, 89 RBIs and a .265 batting average while Pete Alonso also has 137 hits, 32 home runs and 106 RBIs. Starling Marte has 136 hits, 24 doubles, 5 triples and 63 RBIs as well while Eduardo Escobar has 22 doubles as well as 3 triples and Brandon Nimmo has also chipped in 6 triples as well this season. The Mets did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted.
The Miami Marlins will look to build on a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies to close out their series on Thursday. Jesus Sanchez has 61 hits along with 3 triples, 12 home runs, 33 RBIs and a .205 batting average. Jorge Soler has 13 doubles with 13 home runs of his own and Garrett Cooper has 93 hits, a .255 batting average and 26 doubles while Miguel Rojas also has 31 RBIs and 15 doubles and Avisail Garcia’s got 31 RBIs and 78 hits. Edward Cabrera will start here and is 4-2 with a 2.39 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season.
The over is 5-2 in New York’s last 7 games overall. Miami is 1-9 in their last 10 games overall and 1-6 in their last 7 home games.
I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m still looking at the Mets. I like Edward Cabrera and the trajectory he is on to be one of Miami’s next bright young arms. The problem is, he’s not going to do well in every start and the Marlins just don’t put up enough consistent offense to put their starters in the best possible position. I think the Mets are starting to lock in on the target that is the NL East crown and they take another step towards getting a hand on the title with a series-opening win here.