New York faces Cincinnati, looks to build on deGrom’s strong performance
Flushing, Queens; Thursday, 12 p.m. EDT
LINE: Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Mets are 6-8 on their home turf. New York hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .337 this season, led by Jeff McNeil with a mark of .442.
The Reds are 6-11 on the road. The Cincinnati offense has compiled a .209 batting average as a team this season, last in the MLB. Jose Iglesias leads the team with a mark of .312. The Reds won the last meeting 1-0. Zach Duke earned his second victory and Iglesias went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Cincinnati. Edwin Diaz registered his second loss for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 4-6, .232 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored by three runs
Reds: 5-5, .241 batting average, 3.40 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs