A lovely Friday night baseball matchup between the New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field with the start time set for about 6:40 PM local time.
Both teams have played close to a .500 record so far this season, and the Mets will be deploying Max Scherzer in this opening series matchup against the Rockies.
Colorado will throw out Connor Seabold, who has a high ERA this season but still boasts a reputable 1-1 record on the season.
Scherzer is the superior pitcher in this matchup, and the Mets are going to rely on him to carry them against the Rockies’ best batters like C.J. Cron and Elias Diaz.
For the Mets this season, they are riding on the backs of Pete Alonso, who has been absolutely dominant on the year and really can be a one-man wrecking crew in any game.
Ahead of the first pitch on Friday night, the Mets are favored in the run line over the Rockies on the road by -1.5.
Another year for the Mets struggling to get consistent
Surprisingly on the season, the Rockies actually lead the Mets on the season series. Back in the beginning of May, Colorado poured it on the Mets scoring 18 runs in the final two games of that series.
Things will be different this time around, as the Mets have put together some impressive victories throughout the month and Alonso has been on an absolute heater so far this year.
With Scherzer pitching for the opening game of the series, the Mets should be set up for success in game one and they will be hungry to get some revenge for their earlier matchup in May.
Evening baseball for one of the most beautiful ballparks in America
Without a doubt, the scenery from the Rockies’ stadium at Coors Field has to be in the running for one of the best looking fields in Major League Baseball.
They are going to have their hands full in this matchup, despite some of the success they experienced against the Marlins in their most recent series.
For a lineup with not much consistency from game to game, Elias Diaz has been elite in their batting rotation and is one of the best hitters in the league.
He isn’t a volume slugger, but he certainly gets the job done getting hits and getting on base.
Mets @ Rockies Betting Prediction
The weather forecast is shaping up to be near-perfect once the first pitch is thrown at Coors Field on Friday night.
These two teams certainly would like to see their seasons trend in a more positive direction, but Major League Baseball is not yet even a third of the way through the year.
Some good momentum could be gained here for the Mets, but as the favorite this season they have not fared well in their matchups.
Despite knowing this, still pick them to win in this game behind Max Scherzer pitching at -1.5.
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