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Rockies @ Mets: Mets turn to DeGrom in series opener

Rockies @ Mets MLB odds spreads and predictions

The Colorado Rockies and New York Mets will square off in their series opener on Friday night.

The Mets are coming off a Thursday afternoon victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith hit back-to-back home runs to begin the first, then Todd Frazier launched a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning that sent the Mets over the Giants 7-3.

New York starter Zack Wheeler overcame a long homer by Pablo Sandoval and a shot by Brandon Belt to keep it close into the late innings, allowing three hits through the seventh.

Wheeler allowed three runs on three hits and struck out six batters over seven innings of work for the Mets.

Game information

When is it? Friday June 7th

What time is first pitch? 7:10 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? Citi Field

Which channel is it on? SNY

The lowdown

The Colorado Rockies are coming off a win over the Chicago Cubs in which starting pitcher Peter Lambert made his major league debut and exceeded expectations.

Lambert allowed four hits over seven innings and struck out nine, helping the Rockies to a 3-1 victory on Thursday.

Lambert (1-0) walked one and threw 63 of 95 pitches for strikes, ending his outing by striking out the side in the seventh. He set a Rockies record for strikeouts by a pitcher in his debut.

Rockies @ Mets Run Line

The New York Mets are giving the Rockies 1.5 runs in this baseball game.

Look for the Mets to improve upon their two-game winning streak over the Giants and carry momentum to a big home win.

Take the Mets.

Rockies @ Mets Over/Under

The over/under in this one is set at 7.5 total runs.

My final score prediction: New York Mets 5, Colorado Rockies 1.

Roll with the under in this matchup.

Where the game will be won or lost

The New York Mets will send 2018 NL Cy Young Award winner to the mound on Friday.

DeGrom has a disappointing 3-5 record with a 3.49 ERA so far this season. The Mets ace is 4-0 with an impressive 1.02 ERA in six career starts for the Rockies.

DeGrom exited his last game with a hip cramp in the seventh inning.

The Rockies will roll with starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela, who has a 4-4 record with a 5.33 ERA.

Daniel Canova
@DanCanova in MLB