New York Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Betting PreviewTime: Friday, 9:40 p.m. ET Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix National TV: none Opening line: Diamondbacks -111, Mets +101 (8.5)
You have to go all the way back to April 19th to find the last time the Arizona Diamondbacks (25-27) found themselves over the magical .500 mark. Since then, they have constantly been chasing it, and it seems that every time they get close, they go and shoot themselves in the foot. Towards the end of May, they won 6 of 7 games to haul themselves to a game under, but then proceeded to lose 4 in a row, including a sweep at the hands of the Cardinals, that left them trying to claw their way back up again. They have managed to do that, though, winning back to back series versus the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves. They showed some real grit against Atlanta, and they are going to need more of the same when they travel to New York. Chase Anderson (1-1, 3.26 ERA) will start for Arizona on Friday. Anderson has been pretty unlucky this season, as he has received very little in the way of run support. The Mets (29-25) have spent the vast majority of the season well over .500 after getting off to a fantastic start. They have cooled off quite a bit in recent weeks, though, and seem incapable of stringing together a really good run. A sweep of the Phillies was followed up by back to back series losses to the awful Miami Marlins and the San Diego Padres. For a while it looked as though the Washington National were going to start running away with the NL East, but they have cooled off, leaving the Mets just a half game out of top spot. Jonathon Niese (3-5, 4.42 ERA) will take to the mound for the Mets on Friday. The Mets have lost all 5 of Niese’s recent starts, during which the pitcher went 0-4.
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