The New York Mets just can’t get a break this season. Most of their best players have either been injured, struggled or appeared in the tabloids for the wrong reason. New York plays Game 2 of a three-game set in Milwaukee on Saturday, with the Brewers likely as slight favorites in the MLB betting odds for this game.
Mets at Brewers MLB Odds & TV InfoWhen: Saturday, May 13, 7:10 PM ETWhere: Miller Park, MilwaukeeProbable pitchers (away/home): Robert Gsellman/Zach DaviesTV: MLB Extra InningsStream: MLB.tvRadio: MLB Game DayOpening MLB Lines: Brewers -1.5
Why Bet On NY Mets?Let’s start with the bad news first: Mets closer Jeurys Familia, who was nearly unhittable last year, could be done for the season. He has been diagnosed with an arterial clot in his right shoulder and will get a second opinion to see if surgery is necessary. If so, his season is over.Familia, 27, blew a save on Wednesday, allowing four runs in the top of the ninth inning as the Mets fell to the San Francisco Giants. It was third consecutive day he had pitched. Familia, who had a career-high 51 saves last season, is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and three saves. He has struggled to get going this season after serving a 15-game suspension under the MLB domestic violence policy. In 2012, then-Mets pitcher Dillon Gee, who was similarly diagnosed with a blood clot in his shoulder needed surgery. Gee missed the rest of the season.
On the bright side, the Mets should get back first baseman Lucas Duda for this series. Duda hasn’t seen any big league action since April 19 due to a hyperextended left elbow. He suffered a minor setback almost two weeks ago. In 13 games prior to going down, Duda recording four home runs and seven RBIs while slashing .238/.360/.571 with a career-high .382 wOBA across 50 plate appearances. Duda might not get his job back because TJ Rivera is hitting so well. He’s batting .381 with a home run, seven doubles, seven RBIs and nine runs scored in his last 11 games.It’s Robert Gsellman (2-2) on the mound here. Gsellman held the Marlins to three runs on eight hits over five innings in a win Saturday. Gsellman still wasn’t at his best, allowing a pair of homers among the Marlins’ eight hits, but he battled to pick up his second consecutive win. It’s been a struggle for the 23-year-old in the early weeks, as he owns a 6.54 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 31 2/3 innings of work. Gsellman will be making his first career appearance against the Brewers.