New York Mets vs San Diego Padres – 6/2/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Fantasy Baseball draft managers can tune to MLB Network at 10PM Eastern Time to follow the success of their rosters when the New York Mets meet the San Diego Padres. San Diego will be home with the start time of 10PM Eastern Time.
The San Diego Padres were the talk of Major League Baseball during the winter meetings as they greatly changed the look of their team. San Diego is in a small market and spent like one in the past. They took a chance and opened up their wallets and looked to improve their offense. As they entered play on Monday night they sat with a 25-27 record sitting seven games in the loss column behind the first place LA Dodgers. Once near the bottom in scoring in the league for many years the Padres are sitting tenth in MLB with 4.33 runs per game. The pitching has been lax this year with the bullpen dragging down this team with a home ERA approaching five.
The New York Mets were off to a fast start and were surprise leaders of the NL East division for the month of April. They currently sit just one game in the loss column back of the Washington Nationals. Their pitching has been outstanding as they allow they least amount of baserunners in baseball with a WHIP of 1.14 and with a Team ERA of 3.33 ranks fourth in the league. The hitting has been weak up to this point as the club hits .239 ranking 25th in the Majors. They are winners of five of seven games after their win in the opener against San Diego 7-0 with a brilliant performance by Mets starter Jacob deGrom.
New York Mets 1B: Lucas Duda leads the Mets everyday players with a batting average of .298 on the season. He was a scratch on Monday with stiffness in his knee. Duda is expected return to the lineup on Tuesday. He has hits in eight of ten games. The Mets first baseman has nine homers and 25 RBIs.
New York Mets 2B: Daniel Murphy is coming off a great night on Monday as he goes 4 for 5 with three runs scored. He had a homer and 3 RBIs in the win. Murphy increased his average to .286 with four home runs and 29 RBIs season to date. Daniel Murphy has seen his average move up nearly 40 points in the past ten games.
New York Mets LF: Michael Cuddyer will bring a seven game hitting streak into Tuesday’s game and is batting .368 in that span. The 14 year veteran is batting .260 with five home runs and 16 runs batted in on the entire season.
New York Mets CF: Juan Lagares the youngster from the Dominican Republic is hitting .259 for the Mets and has one homer and 14 RBIs. There are not many extra base hits from Lagares as he is slugging just .314 and he doesn’t walk much.
New York Mets P: Noah Syndergaard gets his fifth start of the season. He is coming off a nice start on May 27th against Philadelphia as he held the Phillies scoreless for 7 1/3rd innings. Syndergaard keeps his baserunners low as he has a WHIP of 1.09 season to date.
San Diego Padres LF: Justin Upton is batting .302 with 12 homers and 37 RBIs on the season. He had a three hit day on Sunday but has only two extra base hits in his past ten games.
San Diego Padres C: Derek Norris is batting .283 on the year with four home runs and 32 RBIs. He missed Monday’s game with a day of rest and is expected behind the plate on Tuesday.
San Diego Padres 1B: Yangervis Solarte has an average of .257 with two homers and 24 RBIs.
San Diego Padres RF: Matt Kemp is having a disappointing season for San Diego in his first year with the team. He is batting just .246 with only 1 homer and 26 RBIs. He finished the month of May with a batting average well under .200 with a high amount of strikeouts.
San Diego Padres P: Ian Kennedy gets the start for San Diego. Kennedy is having a poor season with an ERA over 7 in his eight starts for San Diego. In his last outing against Pittsburgh on Thursday Kennedy surrendered seven earned runs with three homers in just 3 2/3rd innings.
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P: Noah Syndergaard (Mets)
1B: Lucas Duda (Mets)
2B: Daniel Murphy (Mets)
LF: Justin Upton (Padres)
C: Derek Norris (Padres)
CF: Juan Lagares (Mets)