New York Mets vs Detroit Tigers Game 2 5-3-2023

New York Mets vs Detroit Tigers Game 2 5/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Mets vs Detroit Tigers Game 2 5/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The New York Mets are on the road to take on the Tigers in Game 2 of a doubleheader in an MLB Interleague three-game series at Comerica Park in Detroit on Wednesday evening.


The NY Mets are 16-13 overall, 10-7 on the road play, and placed second in the NL East with three games behind Atlanta in the first place while collecting 135 runs and yielding 126 for a +9 run difference over the course of the campaign.


The Mets enter this doubleheader after game 1 of a series was postponed but won the series finale versus the Atlanta Braves to a score of 5-3 on Monday.


The NY Mets drove in 9 hits in scoring 5 runs while RP Drew Smith (2-1, 2.45 ERA) allowed zero earned runs and one free walk with 2 strikeouts in 1.1 innings of work in the win.


Center Fielder Brandon Nimmo led the Mets with a batting average of .320, a team-high 33 hits, and an on-base percentage of .419 for the year.


First Baseman Pete Alonzo led New York in home runs with 11 and in RBIs with 28 this season.


On Wednesday, right-hander Max Scherzer will take his post on the pitcher’s rubber to start part 2 of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. The right-handed starter is 2-1 with an ERA of 3.72 while striking out 17 batters this year. 


The New York Mets declared five starters and six relievers no fit to play due to various injuries including SP Max Scherzer (suspension) but he was already scheduled to start on Wednesday.


Pitcher Brooks Raley was also put on a 15-day IL due to an elbow injury while Catcher Omar Narvaez with a calf injury and Left Fielder Tim Locastro with a back injury are on a 10-day IL. 


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New York Mets vs Detroit Tigers Game 2 Predictions 5/3/2023


The Detroit Tigers are staying at home to play game 2 of a doubleheader in an inter-league series as the make-up game for the opener versus the NY Mets was scheduled today.


Detroit dropped to 10-17 overall, 5-7 when playing at home, and placed third in the AL Central with 6 games behind Minnesota in the first place while tallying 88 runs but allowing 135 for an embarrassing run difference of -47 this year.


The Tigers lost a four-game series to the Orioles after losing the opener and the last two installments over the weekend including a 3-5 loss in the finale on Sunday.


Detroit was limited to just seven hits by five of Baltimore’s pitchers while Catcher Jake Rogers hit a home run for the Tigers in the losing effort.    


RF Matt Vierling averages .284 at the plate with a team-high on-base percentage at .34. 3B Nick Maton led the Tigers in home runs with four and RBIs with 13 while CF Riley Greene added a team-leading 25 hits.


On Wednesday, Detroit will counter with Joey Wentz to start game 2 of a doubleheader facing the Mets. Wentz is 0-3 with a 6.45 ERA and retired 20 hitters for the season. 


Starters Beau Brieske (arm) and Matt Manning (foot) were on a 15-day injured list while relievers Trey Wingenter (shoulder) is also on a 15-day IL and Freddy Pacheco (elbow) is on a 60-day IL.


Right Fielder Austin Meadows (medical) is on a 60-day IL while First Baseman Miguel Cabrera (rest) is not yet included in the starting lineup versus the NY Mets on Tuesday.  


New York Mets vs. Detroit Tigers. The MLB Pick for this contest is NY Mets -175. The Mets are the better team here after winning each of their last four inter-league series while the Tigers lost four of the last five overall.


New York will send a better starter in Max Scherzer to start the late edition of a doubleheader and Scherzer gave up zero runs in 8.0 innings of work in his last two straight starts resulting in the Mets winning in both.


The prediction: The Mets will win 7-1.  


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New York Mets vs Detroit Tigers Game 2 5/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews     

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET


Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan


Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 




MLB Odds/Point Spread: New York Mets -175 


MLB Totals: 8.0


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