The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers face off Thursday, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:10 a.m. The game will take place at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California and will only be available on local TV or via an MLB.tv subscription. Taijuan Walker (3-0, 2.83 ERA) will start for the Mats while Tony Gonsolin (5-0, 1.80 ERA) gets the nod for the Dodgers.
In Buck Showalter’s first few weeks with the Mets, they were one of the best teams in MLB. They also did that with Jacob DeGrom on the IL. In terms of hitting, Jeff McNeil averaged their top hitter, hitting .318 with three homers and 26 batted carries. They got good input from the majority of the lineup as they have five batsmen hitting .280+. Walker was great on the mound as he is 3-0 with a 2.83 ERA.
The Dodgers come from an embarrassing series where they were swept up by the Pittsburgh Pirates. This is a great test for them, especially when they suffer three losses in a row. Mookie Betts was the Dodgers’ top hitter as he hits .306 with 16 homers and 35 runs batted. Trea Turner and Freddie Freeman are not far behind as Turner hits .297 and Freeman hits .295. Turner is in the middle of a 24-game hitting streak. Gonsolin has been phenomenal for the Dodgers on the mound as he is 5-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 44 strikeouts.
Mets versus Dodgers
pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Tony Gonsolin
First pitch: 10:10 p.m. EST
Met’s local show: SNY
Dodgers local show: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Live broadcast: MLB.tv (subscription)
Odds, Tips & Predictions
let spread run: Cheaters 1.5
totally run: 8.5
Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -180, Mets +155
Moneyline pick: Imposter -180
The Dodgers have been near perfect this season for Gonsolin to step onto the mound for the first time, and they’ll be eager to wash the taste of that pirate sweep out of their mouths. Take LA on the Moneyline.
Player prop selection: Mookie Betts over 0.5 homers (+340)
Betts went deep into last night’s loss to take his home run to 16 on the season. We’re predicting he’ll jump up on Walker early and take another low tonight at Dodger Stadium.
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