Mets visit the Reds following deGrom’s strong showing
Cincinnati; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Mets -125; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Jacob deGrom. deGrom threw seven innings, giving up zero runs on four hits with nine strikeouts against Cincinnati.
The Reds are 40-36 on their home turf. The Cincinnati pitching staff owns a team ERA of 4.19, Sonny Gray paces the staff with a mark of 2.75.
The Mets have gone 37-42 away from home. The New York offense has compiled a .258 batting average as a team this season, Jeff McNeil leads the team with a mark of .323. The Mets won the last meeting 8-1. Jacob deGrom notched his 10th victory and McNeil went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for New York. Luis Castillo took his seventh loss for Cincinnati.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 5-5, .209 batting average, 3.93 ERA, outscored by five runs
Mets: 7-3, .239 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 25 runs