New York Mets at Baltimore Orioles - 9/2/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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New York Mets (15-21) at Baltimore Orioles (16-19)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 4:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
Michael Wacha (1-2) (7.41) vs. John Means (0-2) (8.59)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +105 / New York Mets -125 --- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Mets face the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, September 2nd at Camden Yards for game two of a two-game series.
The Baltimore Orioles defeated the New York Mets by the final score of 9-5 on Tuesday night for the first game of this season series. Ariel Jurado made his first start as a Met in that game, but he was not sharp. Jurado allowed five earned runs on nine hits through 4.0 innings on Tuesday night. Renato Nunez hit two home runs to aid the Orioles on Tuesday, as Baltimore earned its 16th win of the season. At 16-19, the Orioles are currently in fourth place in the tight AL East standings. The New York Mets are now 15-21, as they have lost five straight games in a span of a few days to push themselves into fourth place in the NL East. The Mets dropped three close games to the Yankees this weekend and now have dropped games to the Marlins and Orioles to make matters worse.
The New York Mets are projected to start right-hander Michael Wacha on Tuesday night against the Orioles. Wacha is 1-2 with a 7.41 ERA through his first 17.0 innings with the Mets this season. Wacha allowed four earned runs through 3.0 innings against the Yankees in his most recent start on August 28th. After his first successful start against the Red Sox in his season debut, Wacha has pitched poorly for the Mets. In his last 12.0 innings, Wacha has allowed 13 earned runs.
The Baltimore Orioles will bring left-hander John Means to the bump to face the Mets. Means is 0-2 with an 8.59 ERA through his first 14.2 innings of the season with the Orioles. Means allowed two earned runs through 4.0 innings in his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 28th.
On Tuesday night, the runs came early and often between the Mets and Orioles. With two pitchers that have struggled in 2020, I think we can expect the same at Camden Yards on Wednesday afternoon. I will take the over in this game.