Boston Red Sox at New York Mets - 07/30/20 - MLB Odds, Preview & Prediction

Ross Houston
August 2, 2020

Jacob deGrom had another win wasted away by a bullpen meltdown while the Mets left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox (2-4), leaving them a run shy of forcing extras. Pillar is the sixth player with at least one hit and one run in each of his first four games as a member of the Red Sox (last: Todd Walker in 2003).

For a second straight night Michael Conforto failed to deliver in a big spot. Pete Alonso was released and J.D. Davis singled.

Perez hopes for better results in second startBoston won its season opener against the Orioles but proceeded to lose four straight games before pulling out a 6-5 victory over the Mets on Wednesday.

After pushing reliever Matthew Barnes to his 37th inning pitch, Andrés Giménez hit a goalkeeper to first base for the final outing in the eighth, wasting the Mets' return opportunity in a one-run game.

There will be plenty of frustrating games throughout the season, but last night's 6-5 loss surely stings for the New York Mets (3-3). It was the latest flop by Diaz, who blew the save in Saturday's loss to the Braves by allowing a home run to Marcell Ozuna with two outs in the ninth. The Mets went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position with nine men left on base. NY hit.257 as a team with 3.3 extra base hits per game and 280 total doubles past year. McNeil delivered an opposing field single to the left that gave the Mets a 2-1 lead. The Red Sox will look to even up their first series in the 2020 season. Christian Vazquez wasn't letting up on Matz, as the Red Sox catcher crushed two home runs off the southpaw before he finally struck him out swinging in his third at-bat.

An exciting interleague battle comes to an end Thursday. Xander Bogaerts had reached on an infield single leading off the inning. Matz also allowed an infield hit and walk in the inning before escaping.

In a lackluster performance, Steven Matz lasted 5 ¹ / ₃ innings and allowed three earned runs on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts, coming off after 104 pitches. In the inning, Wilson Ramos and Alonso walked and Brandon Nimmo was hit by a pitch.

NY is expected to send lefty Stephen Matz to the hill at Citi Field for the series finale against the Red Sox on Thursday.

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