Two teams that do not have much to play for in the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates will meet again from Citi Field tonight. MLB odds can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
It looks like the Mets are trying to end the season just as they began. They have played dreadful the second half of the season, but have recently rattled off four straight wins. They were led on offense by Ike Davis who has five RBIs on the night in their win over the fledgling Pirates. Tonight on the mound the Mets will turn to Collin McHugh who has served rolls pitching from the bullpen and the starting rotation this season. He has a limited body of work but is pitching to a 3.86 ERA in 18 innings of work.
It has to be disappointing for the Pirates right now as they reflect on a season that simply got away from them. As of a couple weeks ago they were right in the thick of the playoff race and now are completely out of it. They lost again on Monday to the Mets and will try to come back strong tonight behind the arm of Wandy Rodriguez. Rodriguez has actually been one of the lone bright spots for the Pirates since he’s been traded from the Astros. Since joining the Pirates he is pitching to 3.67 ERA and 56 innings of work.
While the Pirates have been absolutely awful lately, we really like what we have seen from Rodriguez and expect him to keep his good pitching going. Give us Pittsburgh on the road as nearly even money on the moneyline versus the Mets at best online sportsbooks.