New York Mets (59-70) vs Los Angeles Angels (62-67)
Game Info: Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Carlos Carrasco (3-7) (6.42) vs Chase Silseth (4-1) (4.00)
Betting Odds: New York Mets -102 / Los Angeles Angels -115 --- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and the Los Angeles Angels will meet in Queens for game two of their interleague series this Saturday from Citi Field on SNY. LAA took game one in a low-scoring battle, 3-1
Angels Preview & Projected Starter
Los Angeles moved to 62-67 after defeating New York. The Angels came through with a strong pitching effort to take game one, and they’ll look to take control of the series here on Saturday. The LAA offense is scoring 4.16 runs per game, while batting .257, with a .333 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.43 ERA, with a 1.36 WHIP.
Chase Silseth (4-1, 4.00 ERA, 50 Ks) will get the ball in game one game for LAA. The second-year righty had a tough time with Tampa at home last week, giving up five runs in just 3.2 innings pitched. The five runs marked a season-worse for Silseth, who’d only given up five runs combined through his last four starts, so may be due for a bounce back here. The Tennessee product handled Houston and Atlanta well on the road, and he’ll look to replicate those efforts here in Queens.
Angels Player Trends & Props
• Shohei Ohtani has totaled multiple bases in six of the last eight games, and he’s first in the AL in home runs (44), while leading LAA in hits (143) and RBI (91), while batting .305.
• Brandon Drury has produced a run in the six straight games, and he’s posting splits of .266/18/57.
• Mike Moustakas plated a run in the game one victory, and he’s posting a line of .262/12/44.
• Hunter Renfroe is third on the team in home runs (18) and RBI (52).
Mets Preview & Projected Starter
New York moved to 59-67 after falling to LAA. The Mets couldn’t get anything going at the plate last night, and they’ll look to avoid a fourth straight loss on Saturday. The New York offense is scoring 3.98 runs per game, while batting .238, with a .318 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.39 ERA, with a 1.35 WHIP.
Carlos Carrasco (3-7, 6.42 ERA, 65 Ks) will get the ball for New York. The fourteenth-year righty gave up three runs in four innings to St. Louis last time out en route to his seventh loss of the season. Carrasco wasn’t at his worse, but Father Time has naturally run its course on the former Cleveland great. When Carrasco goes, runs are usually allowed and the Mets enter at a disadvantage.
Mets Player Trends & Props
• Pete Alonso is hitless over his last three games, so he may be due soon, and he leads the Mets in home runs (39) and RBI (95).
• Francisco Lindor provided the lone run with a solo shot in the game one loss, and after extending his hit streak to twelve games, he’s second on the team with 24 homers and 79 RBI.
• Brandon Nimmo is also hitless over his last three contests, so production may be on the horizon soon, and he still leads NYM in hits (124), with 18 HR and 51 RBI.
• Jeff McNeil has collected a hit in eight of the last nine games, and he’s now the Mets leader in batting .(266), with 47 runs batted in.
Corey’s Free Pick
The two most overlooked clubs in the two biggest markets in the US have both watched their season’s take a turn for the worse this summer, but Saturday should serve as a good evening for the Halos. After taking last night’s contest, LAA gets to face an aging Carlos Carrasco, and this one should come down to a matter of execution. Chase Silseth will be in a bounce back spot himself, and a solid outing from him should result in a victory.