MLB Baseball Vegas Online Sports Betting & Free Predictions Sunday June 10th, 2018
NY Mets and NY Yankees Wrap Up Series on Sunday Night Baseball
The New York Mets are just looking to get back on the winning side, after a prolonged losing streak.
Thus far the Yankees have won the first two games, with the Yankees winning 4-1 on Friday and 4-3 on Saturday.
On Friday the Mets carried a 1-0 lead in to the sixth inning, before Aaron Judge tied it with a sacrifice fly to right. Brett Gardner had the game-winning hit, a two-run homerun in the eighth. The Mets spoiled a terrific outing by their ace Jacob deGrom who gave up just four hits and two walks and two earned runs in eight innings pitched.
The Yankees bullpen shut the door for the last four innings after Masahiro Tanaka was lost to injury in the fifth.
On Saturday it was a case of déjà vu as the Mets jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Yankees tied it in the sixth on a Miguel Andujar home run and went ahead in the eighth on Judge’s 18 homer.
The Yankees have the fewest losses in the Major Leagues and enter Sunday’s play a half game up on Boston.
The Mets have fallen to 27-34 and are now 8 games behind Washington in the NL East. They are just 3-15 in their last 18 games.
Luis Severino (9-1, 2.20 ERA) is in the Cy Young mix through the first third of the season, having now thrown a quality start (at least six innings pitched and three earned runs or less) for ten straight starts. In six May starts he posted a 2.03 ERA and in his first June start he allowed just one earned run (two total) in eight innings of work in a 7-4 win over Detroit. The Yankees have won his last ten starts and 12 of 13 overall.
Seth Lugo (1-1, 2.04 ERA) is the Mets swing man and he’s been playing his part incredibly well thus far. Two appearances ago he made his first start of the season, throwing four shutout innings against the Cubs. He was back in relief five days ago and threw three shutout innings. Now he’ll start again, this time in place of Mets ace Noah Syndergaard. Expect him to last in the same 3-4 inning range.
The Yankees are -222 favorites and the Mets +205 underdogs. The way Severino is pitching these days, he’s about as sure a pick as there is. He’s certainly my choice here against an injury-ravaged Mets lineup that’s struggling to score runs. The Pick: Yankees 7-2.