Total: 9.00 | -120.00 Over
Boston had actually dropped four in a row before rallying to win last night’s game. They’ve got Martin Perez set to start tonight and he did not look good the first time around, giving up five runs in five innings and that was against lowly Baltimore. Red Sox opponents have scored an average of 6.0 rpg this season. This game is a National League park, but remember that teams no longer send their pitcher up to bat thanks to the universal DH rule.
On the bright side for the Red Sox, the six runs they scored last night were the most in any game since a 13-2 win over Baltimore to start the season. Mets’ starter Steven Matz did look good in his first outing of 2002, but the team’s bullpen is in shambles right now (6.39 ERA) and has already blown two games. They’ve also allowed at least one run in every game so far. Offensively, I have less concern as the Mets have scored 20 runs in this series. This one should find a way to get Over. 10* Over Red Sox/Mets