Saturday’s MLB Over/Under: Syndergaard, Eflin Duke It Out In Queens
D. Ross Cameron, USA Today Sports. Pictured: New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard
Betting odds: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
- Over/Under: 7
- First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET
- Probable Pitchers: Zach Eflin (9-6, 4.05 ERA) vs. Noah Syndergaard (10-3, 3.33 ERA)
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Ever since returning from a month-and-a-half-long stint on the disabled list in the middle of July, it’s been business as usual for Noah Syndergaard, who continues to pitch with effectiveness and ferocity each time he takes the hill.
In his last time out, Syndergaard actually notched his first career complete game with a dominant 11-strikeout performance in San Francisco. The 26-year-old held the Giants to one run and just three baserunners.
I like Syndergaard to continue his roll into Saturday’s start, especially because it will take place in Flushing. In 42 career starts at Citi Field, the right-hander has allowed more than three earned runs on only seven occasions.
This is also a familiar opponent for Thor, who has had success against the Phillies in his career. In eight starts against Philadelphia, Syndergaard is 4-2 with a 2.60 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 54 strikeouts over 45 innings.
And the cherry on top here is that the 6-foot-6 Texas native has only surrendered one home run in 57 innings since returning from the DL.
Ideally, we’ll have Syndergaard lead the way, with Zach Eflin hopefully keeping up. I think he can be trusted.
Aside from the fact that the third-year right-hander is having a solid year for a team that’s in the thick of contention, Eflin has done a nice job avoiding disastrous turns in the rotation.
The 24-year-old righty has made 20 starts for Gabe Kapler this season and has allowed more than four earned runs in just two starts — and both of those outings came in May.
With this over/under line, you’re going to want to wait until first pitch, as it’s possible the line jumps to 7.5. If it doesn’t, I’ll still be on the under anyway.
Play: UNDER 7/7.5