Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Mets, 5/15/2018 Prediction & Odds

  • Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Mets, 5/15/2018 Prediction & Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Mets, 5/15/2018 Prediction & Odds

Jacob deGrom (3-0, 1.83 ERA, 56 Ks, 1.04 WHIP) opens the set for NY coming off a 45-pitch, one-inning start in his return from the disabled list. He hasn't come close to 32 big-league starts since as injuries - including Tommy John surgery - have wrecked Wheeler's career.

Wheeler is 0-3 with a 9.57 ERA in three starts at Citi Field this season and 8-18 with a 5.31 ERA in 33 career starts at home.

"I'm surprised he didn't get a ball because normally you put somebody in there, the way the game works you always get a ball right away", Gibbons said.

The 35-year-old veteran, who spent almost six years playing in the National League and had a.096 average with one home run, two doubles and six RBIs heading into Wednesday, was one of six Blue Jays with more than one hit on the day.

Wheeler was charged with six runs in four-plus innings, bringing his ERA to 5.92. Happ is the first Jays pitcher ever to reach base three times in a game, and the first to score twice in a game since Roy Halladay did so in June 2003. He tossed seven innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 10. The big blow was a Kyle Seager first-inning grand slam. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 21-21 SU and have gone 21-20 ATS.

Another reminder that Toronto will be without the designated hitter, usually Kendrys Morales, for this interleague matchup in the NL park. The win snapped a three-game losing streak and, nearly as important, gave the Jays bullpen a much-needed break.

Mets: New York gets Thursday off before beginning a stretch of 18 games in 17 days. He was lifted for Robert Gsellman after allowing the first five Toronto batters to reach safely in the fifth. Wheeler has 31 strikeouts and 14 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.44. NY squandered a late lead in falling at Philadelphia on Sunday in a 4-2 defeat. Yoenis Cespedes has seen him the most and is 5-for-22 with two doubles, a homer and five RBIs. In the first inning against the Blue Jays, Syndergaard threw 15 pitches, only three slower than 98.3 m.p.h., 10 of them 99 or higher, topping out at 100.2. Asdrubal Cabrera is 2-for-9 with a double. He has yet to face the Mets this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Blue Jays entered Monday ranked fourth in the majors with 56 homers but have been limited to three runs or fewer 12 times in the last 24 games.

Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler are two cases of potentially dominant pitchers who have not found their groove this season.