New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers – 7/4/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
The New York Mets and LA Dodgers will continue their series on Saturday night July 4th. MLB draft managers can track their rosters scoring from Dodger Stadium at 7:15PM Eastern Time on FOX TV.
The Mets opened up this series at Dodger Stadium with a mark of 40-40. It has been a struggle offensively for New York as the club has been held to two runs or fewer in nine of their past ten games after losing 6-1 at home to Chicago on Thursday afternoon. The team is 29th in team batting at .232. On the positive side the Mets have a great group of young starting pitchers who are flourishing at the Major League level. The starting staff has 50 quality starts good for second best in all of baseball.
The LA Dodgers have won five more games than the Mets. They are getting very good starting pitching. The hitting was hot early but has cooled down some. The club has had struggles scoring runs on the road. At home LA has been good with a record of 27-13.
New York Mets CF: Juan Lagares leads the everyday players with a batting average of .257. His slugging percentage is poor at .342 so he gets very few extra base hits. He has just three hits in his past 30 at bats.
New York Mets RF: Curtis Granderson has hits in nine of his past ten games as he opens up this series with LA on Friday night. On the year Granderson is batting .254 with 13 homers and 28 RBIs.
New York Mets 1B: Lucas Duda has really struggled hitting away from Citi Field with a batting average of .216. He is battling a 1 for 13 slump entering play on Friday night.
New York Mets SS: Wilmer Flores has seen his average drop to .233 on the year. He has just one hit over his past 14 at bats. On the season he has ten homers and 33 RBIs.
New York Mets 3B: Ruben Tejada is in a horrible slump as the Mets open a series with the Dodgers on Friday night. Tejada is 1 for his past 23 as his average has now dropped to .224 on the year.
New York Mets P: Matt Harvey is 7-5 on the year with an ERA of 2.99 and WHIP of 1.01. Harvey is in excellent form by allowing just one earned run over his past 19 2/3rd innings of work.
LA Dodgers 2B: Howie Kendrick has moved his average up to .298 with seven homers and 36 RBIs. He had a four hit game on June 26th and June 30th. Kendrick is on a .542 tear over his past seven games.
LA Dodgers 1B: Adrian Gonzalez behind a very fast start to the season has his average now at .296. He has produced good power numbers with 14 homers, 49 RBIs and a .519 slugging percentage. Gonzalez hits .310 at home.
LA Dodgers RF: Yasiel Puig has hit well at Dodger Stadium this year with a .357 batting average with two homers and 9 RBIs. He went 3 for 8 in his final two games at Arizona this week.
LA Dodgers C: Yasmani Grandal is hitting .269 on the year for Los Angeles. He has produced power at the position with 12 homers, 31 RBIs and a .487 slugging percentage. The Dodgers had problems in 2014 getting hitting production at the catcher position and his acquisition from San Diego has strengthened the Dodgers.
LA Dodgers CF: Joc Pederson has good power numbers by delivering 20 homers, 38 RBIs and a .521 slugging percentage. Issue is he strikes out way too much which has brought down his average to .242.
LA Dodgers P: Zach Greinke is in a contract year as he can opt out at the end of the season. He is having an outstanding season with a record of 6-2 in sixteen starts with an ERA of 1.58 and WHIP of 0.91. Fifteen of his sixteen starts have been quality starts.
MLB Cash Fantasy Picks
P: Zach Greinke (Dodgers)
2B: Howie Kendrick (Dodgers)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
C: Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers)
RF: Yasiel Puig (Dodgers)
CF: Joc Pederson (Dodgers)