I didnt bet on the New York Mets and I am not going to betting on the Mets now, but I wanted to have a couple of moments to recognize what this group is performing. When the Mets produced the blockbuster move to get pitcher Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays just the first backlash was fierce. Even the pundits and fans scratched their heads, and on newspaper, the movement just didnt make a whole lot of sense.
The Mets were out and have been rumored to be shopping some of their men including Eddie Diaz along with Noah Syndergaard. Rather, they brought in Stroman from Toronto and retained all of their very best men, in a desperate bid. I saw it as one of the moves of the previous ten years and laughed and thought to average Mets move, entirely assuming just like so many transactions have in the past it would blow up in their head.
And then something shifted for the Mets. They caught fire. And all of the sudden this team has to be feared in the National League. The Mets have reeled off fifteen wins in their past three games and are back to the perfect side of .500 and therefore so are just a half a match of the next NL wild cardgame. And its not that they are winning, it is how they are currently winning. It is a different hero every night for all these wonder Mets. It seems that they get into a situation where they will lose and discover a means to stage a comeback.
Since they are laying -200 with ace Jacob deGrom on the 25, the number on New York now is too high to profitably back them. But make certain to keep your eye. Baseball is a sport, much of its centered around momentum. Things seem to break up your own way For those who have it. Whenever you dont, there are times when you can not buy a win. Now, the Mets have it. For the current selection, well visit Milwaukee where the Brewers are seeking to sweep up the Texas Rangers.
The Texas Rangers are hoping to prevent getting trapped. The Rangers have lost four straight games, two of those to the Brewers within this show, and their season is winding to a close. They also didnt go out and acquire talent, while Texas did not maintain the fire sale which many expected at the trade deadline, and the Rangers are now nine games back of the 2nd wild card in the American League.
For the Brewers, they did a great job of incorporating several competent arms as they added men like Jake Faria, Drew Pomeranz, Ray Black, and tonights rookie Jordan Lyles. And the motions are beginning to give a boost since they are now just a game and a half back of the Chicago Cubs for first place in the NL Central Division race and have won five consecutive matches to this squad.
Starting now for the Brewers is Jordan Lyles (7-7 4.97 ERA), and for the Rangers, its Mike Minor (10-6 3.06 ERA). The game is set in runs. The Brewers are -126 favorites. First pitch is scheduled for 11:10 AM PST from Miller Park in Milwaukee.
Occasionally a trade doesnt seem to produce a lot of sense when it is made. This was the situation with all the Mets and Marcus Stroman, which was also the case when the Brewers brought in beginning pitcher Jordan Lyles. Lyles struggled through an awful year. In only 1 innings, Lyles had gotten smashed before getting traded in his previous four starts. I dont know off hand what ERA which adds up to, but it is really high. And you need to remember, this guy pitched to the Pittsburgh Pirates, at exactly the exact same division as the Brewers.
So, it was tough to expect the man to be better in Milwaukee because he had been in Pittsburgh. But he has figured things out thus far! In his two begins with his team, he has pitched a ten innings and has allowed only two earned runs, and the two games were won by the Brewers. Sometimes a change of scenery out of a team to a group directly in the combination of a pennant race out of contention is.
Mike Minor is currently enduring through the exact contrary of what Jordan Lyles is currently moving through in that people expected him to have traded to a contender, and he ended up remaining in Texas. Minor was a popular trade goal for several clubs, but a deal could not be made, and here he is now finishing his season out with a Rangers team.
Plus it seemed as he was awful at July, like the stress of possibly getting traded was sporting on Minor. Going into July, Minor was 8-4 with a 2.40 ERA and was chosen to the Al All-Star team. But throughout the month leading up to the trade deadline, he had been only 1-2 with a 6.59 ERA in five starts, and the Rangers went 1-4 in those five matches. Those struggles may have been as his value plummeted at the inappropriate time, what kept Minor in Texas. As he pitched seven shutout innings from the Cleveland Indians the first deadline start of minor proved to be a good one.
This is an interesting game. A month before, I would have enjoyed financing Minor getting pet money. But he has struggled since then, and I am confident he can go in and closed down a great hitting team like the Brewers. And when you look at this Texas lineup, then they are not the same with no Joey Gallo on the field.
With Gallo sidelined with injury, this group is 28th in the majors in runs. They are scoring more than three runs on a game, and they are hitting an abysmal .206 as a team. I also know that the Brewers will not be leaving him in the game all that long anyway as they like to turn matters over to their own bullpen at any indication of distress, while I am not all that confident that Lyles can keep his effects.
I believe Minor find a way to take advantage of the slumping Rangers lineup gets roughed up some, and the Brewers with a questionnaire of their bullpen and Lyles and fill out the sweep. The Brewers have this, and I talked about endings, along with the Rangers dont. And I will take advantage of those trends and fire the Brewers now. Give the Milwaukee Brewers today as home favorites in game three from Miller Park in -126 to me!