Mets Prediction: How will the Mets fare against the Miami Marlins
The Marlin hitters have had a lot of success against Mets pitching. In 2016, Christian Yelich hit .377 with 4 home runs and 15 RBIs against the Mets. While Justin Bour has also quietly dominated New York over the last season hitting .417 last year and in 2015 batting .350 with 4 home runs.
Even though Miami was able to put the ball in play often it wasn’t resulting in home runs or runs. They scored the fifth lowest runs in baseball and only the Braves hit fewer home runs.
Dee Gordon could be the difference maker for the team offensively. Gordon was suspended last year missing 80 games for violating the league’s drug policy. In 2015 he led the NL in batting average (.333), stolen bases (58), and hits (205). The Marlins will need that type of production and from him this year.
The Marlins offense hasn’t been able to consistently put up runs the last few years. Combine that with a pitching staff that saw only two starters with an era lower than a 4.00 in 2016, and I can certainly expect to see Miami fall off from their third place finish in a season ago.
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The Mets have consistently been able to get wins against their rival the last few seasons so I expect the Mets to finish 13-6 against them. This many wins would be the most Mets would have in a single season against Miami.