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The New York Mets (18-19) will look to Pete Alonso, who is on a two-game home run streak, when they square off against the Cincinnati Reds (15-21). The Mets are the moneyline favorite (-197) for this matchup against the Reds (+165), which begins at 12:35 PM ET on Thursday at Great American Ball Park. Kodai Senga gets the starting nod for New York, and Derek Law is Cincinnati’s pick to start.
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Game Info, Betting Lines for Mets vs. Reds
- Game Day: Thursday, May 11, 2023
- Game Time: 12:35 PM ET
- Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
- Stadium: Great American Ball Park
How Do I Watch the Mets vs. the Reds?
- TV Channel: MLB Network
Mets Stats & Trends
- The Mets average 1.1 home runs per game to rank 16th in MLB action with 41 total home runs.
- New York has the 21st-ranked batting average in MLB (.237).
- The Mets’ .326 on-base percentage is 12th in baseball.
- New York strikes out 7.6 times per game, the second-fewest mark in the majors.
- The Mets average 1.2 homers per game when playing on the road this season (27 total in road outings).
- New York has a .393 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.7 extra-base hits per game on the road.
- The team averages 8.0 hits per game and is batting .239 away from home this season.
Mets Key Batters
- Alonso leads New York in total hits (33) this season while batting .239 with 16 extra-base hits. He has an on-base percentage of .331 and a slugging percentage of .543.
- Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, he ranks 112th in batting average, 85th in on-base percentage, and 16th in slugging.
- Alonso has recorded a base hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .200 with two home runs, six walks and three RBI.
- Francisco Lindor is batting .223 with 12 doubles, six home runs and 15 walks. He’s slugging .439 with an on-base percentage of .319.
- He ranks 137th in batting average, 106th in on-base percentage and 71st in slugging in the majors.
- Lindor has picked up a hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .286 with a double, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
- Brandon Nimmo leads the Mets with an OPS of .858. He has a slash line of .311/.406/.452 this season.
- Jeff McNeil has been key for New York with 36 hits, an OBP of .377 plus a slugging percentage of .385.
Reds Stats & Trends
- The Reds rank 28th in Major League Baseball with just 27 home runs as a team.
- Cincinnati’s .243 batting average ranks 16th in the majors this season.
- The Reds have the 16th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.320).
- Cincinnati ranks 17th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.1 Ks per contest.
- In 20 games at home this season, they’ve hit 20 homers, an average of 1.0 per contest.
- In 20 home games this season, it is slugging .406 with 56 hits going for extra bases.
- In 20 home games this season, they have a batting average of .248 while averaging 8.0 base hits per contest.
Reds Key Batters
- Jonathan India has a .394 on-base percentage and a .458 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Reds. He’s batting .305.
- Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, he ranks 20th in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage and 65th in slugging percentage.
- India hopes to build on a seven-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is batting .351 with three doubles, two home runs, a walk and six RBI.
- TJ Friedl’s 38 hits pace his team. He has a batting average of .314 while slugging .479 with an on-base percentage of .359.
- Including all qualified hitters, he ranks 12th in batting average, 54th in on-base percentage and 52nd in slugging percentage.
- Spencer Steer is hitting .244 with seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and 13 walks.
- Jake Fraley has five doubles, two home runs and 15 walks while batting .239.
Mets vs. Reds Probable Pitchers
|Kodai Senga (NYM)||Pitcher||Derek Law (CIN)|
|4 – 1||W/L||2 – 4|
Mets vs. Reds Injury Updates
- Mets: Tim Locastro: 10 Day IL (Back), Tomás Nido: 10 Day IL (Eye), Jimmy Yacabonis: 15 Day IL (Quadricep), Brooks Raley: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Edwin Uceta: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Carlos Carrasco: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Omar Narváez: 60 Day IL (Calf), Stephen Ridings: 60 Day IL (Lat), Sam Coonrod: 60 Day IL (Lat), Bryce Montes de Oca: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Elieser Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Edwin Díaz: 60 Day IL (Knee), José Quintana: 60 Day IL (Rib), Max Scherzer: day-to-day (Neck)
- Reds: Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Reiver Sanmartin: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Fernando Cruz: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Connor Overton: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 60 Day IL (Back), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)