Baseball Betting: New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds & Picks: June 1st 2009
Livan Hernandez has turned back the clock for the New York Mets lately, and Ian Snell had been pitching well for the Pittsburgh Pirates until his last start, and we do not see the total output of this game reaching double-digits.
Seemingly out of nowhere, the ageless Hernandez has reeled of five Quality Starts in his last six outings, and his last start may be his best one yet. Hernandez tossed a Complete Game vs. the Washington Nationals in a 6-1 Mets victory last Tuesday, and he also posted a Quality Start vs. these Pirates in his only appearance against them three weeks ago, allowing two runs in six innings.
Now Snell has always been a head case, but his ability is undeniable and he seemed to turn a corner, posting seven Quality Starts out of eight starts entering his last outing vs. the Chicago Cubs. Well, make it seven out of nine after the Cubs hit him hard that day. Still, Snell did bounce back nicely from his last bad start, and he too had a Quality Start in his only start vs. the Mets this season, surrendering three runs and six hits in six innings.
Finally, the Mets offense has tailed off vs. right-handed pitchers lately, batting a modest .253 against them the last 10 games, and the erratic Pirates have hit just .236 vs. right-handers over this same span, so look for a safe Under here.
MLB Free Pick: Mets, Pirates Under 9.5 (-120)