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    The New York Mets (20-23) host the Tampa Bay Rays (32-11) at 7:10 PM ET on Wednesday, providing a matchup between two top-10 sluggers. Pete Alonso has 14 homers (first in MLB) for the favored Mets (-128), and Yandy Diaz is 10th in MLB play with 10 home runs this season for the underdog Rays (+109). New York has Kodai Senga set to start, while Tampa Bay will counter with Josh Fleming.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Mets vs. Rays

    • Game Day: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Queens, New York
    • Stadium: Citi Field
    Mets vs Rays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Mets -128 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Mets vs. the Rays?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Mets Stats & Trends

    Mets Batting

    • The Mets rank 20th in baseball with 44 total home runs.
    • New York has the 20th-ranked batting average in the majors (.240).
    • The Mets are 14th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .322.
    • New York strikes out 7.4 times per game, the third-fewest average in the majors.
    • The Mets have hit 17 home runs at home this season (1.1 per game).
    • New York is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game while slugging .388 at home.
    • The team averages 7.3 hits per game and is batting .231 at home this season.

    Mets Key Batters

    • Alonso has 37 hits, which leads New York hitters this season, while batting .233 with 17 extra-base hits. He has an on-base percentage of .333 and a slugging percentage of .516.
    • Among qualified batters in MLB, his batting average ranks 124th, his on-base percentage ranks 82nd, and he is 26th in slugging.
    • Alonso hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .222 with a home run, three walks and two RBI.
    • Brandon Nimmo has a slash line of .308/.396/.434 this season and a team-best OPS of .830.
    • Among qualifiers, he is 15th in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage and 76th in slugging percentage.
    • Francisco Lindor has 37 hits this season and has a slash line of .224/.306/.418.
    • Lindor enters this game with three games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is hitting .227 with two doubles and four RBI.
    • Jeff McNeil has two home runs, 14 RBI and a batting average of .276 this season.
    • McNeil heads into this game on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .318 with two RBI.

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays lead Major League Baseball in home runs with 84.
    • Tampa Bay leads baseball with a .275 batting average.
    • No team gets on base better than the Rays, who have a league-best .349 OBP this season.
    • Tampa Bay ranks 13th with an average of 8.4 strikeouts per game.
    • In 21 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 45 homers, an average of 2.1 per contest.
    • Tampa Bay has a team slugging percentage of .514 in away games this season with 80 extra-base hits.
    • In 21 road games this season, they have a batting average of .287 while averaging 10.4 base hits per contest.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Diaz has accumulated a team-high OBP (.429), while leading the Rays in hits (45). He’s batting .321 and slugging.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, his batting average is sixth, his on-base percentage is fourth, and he is third in slugging.
    • Diaz hopes to build on a 12-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is batting .306 with three doubles, two home runs, five walks and seven RBI.
    • Wander Franco’s .509 slugging percentage leads his team. He has a batting average of .293 with an on-base percentage of .350.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he ranks 31st in batting average, 58th in on-base percentage and 32nd in slugging percentage.
    • Randy Arozarena is hitting .312 with five doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 18 walks.
    • Josh Lowe has eight doubles, nine home runs and 11 walks while hitting .296.

    Mets vs. Rays Probable Pitchers

    Kodai Senga (NYM) Pitcher Josh Fleming (TB)
    4 – 2 W/L 0 – 0
    37 IP 31.2
    4.14 ERA 4.26
    1.514 WHIP 1.421
    10.5 K/9 4.8
    5.6 BB/9 4

    Mets vs. Rays Injury Updates

    • Mets: Tim Locastro: 10 Day IL (Back), Tomás Nido: 10 Day IL (Eye), Jimmy Yacabonis: 15 Day IL (Quadricep), 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)
    • Rays: Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor strain), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Yandy Díaz: day-to-day (Groin)

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