Sunday Night Baseball: Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets – April 9, 2017

New York Mets

The Sunday Night Baseball game for the first full week of the regular season is the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets. These two teams are rivals out of the National League East. The Marlins won the first game of the three-game series and moved to 2-2 with the win.

The New York Mets are also 2-2 heading into the Saturday affair. The Mets started the season winning two out of three against the Atlanta Braves. The New York Mets are big favorites in this game. The New York Mets are listed at -160 over the Miami Marlins on Sunday Night.

Marlins led by Realmuto at the plate

Miami catcher J.T. Realmuto has been great for the team at the blate. He is batting .583, and busted two home runs and drove in 4 runners. The Marlins as a team are hitting .274 through the first four games of the season. Miami has allowed just 2.5 runs per game during their two recent wins.

The Miami Marlins will send Edinson Volquez to the mound in this game. The 33-year-old from the Dominican Republic has made 253 career starts. Volquez is 0-0 on the season but is just 11 wins shy of 100 in his career. Volquez went 5 innings in the first start of the season.

Mets Looking for Bats

In the first two wins of the season, the Mets scored 6 in each of the games. In the two losses for the Mets, they scored just a total of 3 runs. The Mets saw their slugger Yoenis Cespedes hit a home run late in the loss to the Marlins on Friday. Jay Bruce also has an early home run for New York.

The Mets will use their ace, Noah Syndergaard for this game. The 24-year old that throws right, but bats left is 23-16 in his career. Syndergaard made a start against Atlanta on opening day, and tossed 6 innings, without giving up a run, and spraying 5 hits. He struck out 7 in the game.

Mets Win at Home

Noah Syndergaard is really good, and if the Marlins did not believe it before, they are going to be believers after this game. Syndergaard may strike out double digits in this game, and mow down the Marlins offense. Look for some offense to help him out early as well.

The Mets are going to win this game of the Marlins. The Marlins are using Edinson Volquez, who has had a solid career, but in this game, not enough. The final bet for this game is the New York Mets -160 over the Miami Marlins in this Sunday Night Baseball affair.