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    The Detroit Tigers (12-17) have a 2-0 series lead and will look for a sweep of the New York Mets (16-15) on Thursday at Comerica Park. The Mets are favored (-182) against the underdog Tigers (+155) in the matchup, which begins at 1:10 PM ET. Justin Verlander takes the mound first for New York, and Eduardo Rodriguez is Detroit’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Mets vs. Tigers

    • Game Day: Thursday, May 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Mets vs Tigers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Mets -182 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Mets vs. the Tigers?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Mets Stats & Trends

    Mets Batting

    • The Mets average 1.1 home runs per game to rank 16th in MLB play with 34 total home runs.
    • New York’s .241 batting average ranks 18th in MLB.
    • The Mets rank 10th in baseball with a .330 on-base percentage.
    • New York strikes out 7.5 times per game to rank third in baseball.
    • The Mets have hit 22 homers away from home this season (1.2 per game).
    • New York is averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .395 on the road.
    • The club averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .243 on the road this season.

    Mets Key Batters

    • Pete Alonso has 30 hits, which is best among New York hitters this season, while batting .250 with 14 extra-base hits. He has an on-base percentage of .323 and a slugging percentage of .550.
    • Among qualified batters in baseball, his batting average ranks 93rd, his on-base percentage ranks 103rd, and he is 24th in slugging.
    • Alonso will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is batting .235 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Francisco Lindor is batting .217 with 11 doubles, five home runs and 13 walks, while slugging .443 with an on-base percentage of .321.
    • He ranks 152nd in batting average, 107th in on-base percentage and 69th in slugging in MLB.
    • Lindor has picked up at least one hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .188 with a home run, two walks and three RBI.
    • Jeff McNeil leads New York in OBP (.408) this season, fueled by 32 hits.
    • Brandon Nimmo leads New York in slugging percentage (.438) thanks to 10 extra-base hits.

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers’ 24 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.
    • Detroit has a team batting average of just .225 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.
    • The Tigers have an OBP of just .291 this season, which ranks 29th in MLB.
    • Detroit ranks 21st with an average of 9.7 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 14 homers, an average of 1.0 per game, in 14 home contests this season.
    • Detroit is slugging .392 in 14 home games this season.
    • In 14 home games this season, they have a batting average of .253 while averaging 8.8 base hits per contest.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Javier Baez is hitting .237 with five doubles, a home run and six walks. He’s slugging .320 with an on-base percentage of .292.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he ranks 117th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 148th and he is 161st in slugging.
    • Matt Vierling has racked up 25 hits with a .333 on-base percentage to pace his team in both. He has a batting average of .281 while slugging .416.
    • His batting average is 47th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 83rd, and he is 90th in slugging.
    • Spencer Torkelson is hitting .210 with five doubles, two home runs and nine walks.
    • Nick Maton is hitting .151 with three doubles, four home runs and 13 walks.

    Mets vs. Tigers Probable Pitchers

    Justin Verlander (NYM) Pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez (DET)
    0 – 0 W/L 2 – 2
    0 IP 36.2
    0.00 ERA 2.21
    0.000 WHIP 0.873
    0 K/9 7.4
    0 BB/9 1.7

    Mets vs. Tigers Injury Updates

    • Mets: Tim Locastro: 10 Day IL (Back spasms), Omar Narváez: 10 Day IL (Calf), Brooks Raley: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Verlander: 15 Day IL (Teres major), Edwin Uceta: 15 Day IL (Left ankle), Carlos Carrasco: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Elieser Hernandez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Stephen Ridings: 60 Day IL (Lat), Sam Coonrod: 60 Day IL (Lat), Bryce Montes de Oca: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Edwin Díaz: 60 Day IL (Knee), José Quintana: 60 Day IL (Rib)
    • Tigers: Kerry Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Trey Wingenter: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Beau Brieske: 15 Day IL (Arm), Matt Manning: 60 Day IL (Foot), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Miguel Cabrera: day-to-day (Illness)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Mets and Tigers (Last 10 Games)


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