The Texas Rangers and New York Mets square off on Saturday with first pitch set for 4:10 p.m. ET. The game takes place at Citi Field in Queens, NY and will only be available on local TV or through an MLB.tv subscription. Martin Perez (6-2, 2.22 ERA) will start for the Rangers and will go head-to-head with Mets starter Trevor Williams (1-4, 3.64 ERA).
New York (48-29) needed just one big inning from its batters to secure a 4-3 victory at Citi Field last night. After Mark Canha put the Mets on the board with an RBI single, Eduardo Escobar put them over the top with a three-run bomb to right field. Clinging onto a one-run lead, Edwin Diaz shut the door in the bottom of the ninth to secure the save.
Texas (36-39) got back to within striking distance of the Mets midway through the game. Nathaniel Lowe belted a solo home run in the top of the fifth before Marcus Semien scored off an Adolis Garcia grounder the following inning. The Rangers managed to get just one runner on base for the rest of the ballgame.
Rangers vs. Mets
Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Trevor Williams
First pitch: 4:10 p.m. ET
Rangers local broadcast: Bally Sports Southwest
Mets local broadcast: SNY
Live stream: MLB.tv (subscription)
Odds, picks & predictions
Run Line: Mets -1.5 (+155), Rangers +1.5 (-180)
Run total: 9
Moneyline odds: Mets -130, Rangers +110
Moneyline pick: Rangers +110
We’ll go with Texas to come away with the win this afternoon. Perez has only given up five earned runs in his last three starts and is more than capable of putting together a quality start against New York today. Go with the visitors.
Player prop pick: Nathaniel Lowe over 1.5 total bases (+120)
Lowe went 1-3 with the solo home run last night. We’ll predict that he’ll get at least two total bases in this one.
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