Total: 10.50 | -103.00 Under
Both teams come in off uncharacteristically high-scoring series to open up the second-half, but I expect a return to the "norm" here in the opener of this one.
The Mets lost two of three to the Pirates, but they're off a 7-6 win last night. Previous to that they lost 9-7.
The Reds lost all three games here at home to the Brewers, as Cincinnati went on to get outscored by a combined 25-10.
Both teams are dealing with significant injuries.
Jerad Eickhoff (0-1, 4.97 ERA) gets the call for the Mets and he's making his fourth appearance of the year for New York. I think the fourth year pro makes the most of this opportunity, going up against Reds' rookie Vladamir Gutierrez, who is 4-3 with a 4.29 ERA.
Gutierrez most recently gave up one run over six innings in an unfortunate no-decision to the Brewers on Saturday.
I say the injuries catch up to these line-ups and I like these two hungry starters to battle deep.
This number is a little high, the play is the UNDER.
Good luck, NP