MLB Free Pick – Monday, September 23

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The final week of the MLB regular season is upon us as we feature Monday’s free pick. Last night, we suffered yet another disappointing loss as the Brewers blew a 4-0 lead in the 8th inning. They ended up winning against the Pirates 4-3 but it wasn’t enough to cover the run line. We will now look to bounce back from a disappointing weekend and finish off the regular season in the best way possible. On another note, the playoffs are around the corner and we have an excellent offer for our readers. We partnered up with Betway and they are offering a 100% bonus up to $100 for new customers (T&C’s apply). Click here to find out more and take advantage of this offer.

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins

Monday, September 23 – 19:10 EST – Citi Field

Expected Pitchers: Steven Matz (10-9, ERA: 4.16) vs Caleb Smith (9-10, ERA: 4.12)

The Mets host the Marlins in the opening match of the series at Citi Field. New York is still trying to clinch a top spot in the wildcard standings, however they are running out of time. They are currently 4.5 games behind and need a miracle to turn their fortunes around. Nonetheless, they should be able to string a couple of victories against the rock-bottom Marlins. The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 home matches. Moreover, New York has defeated Miami in their last six consecutive matches. Tonight, the Mets will send Steven Matz to the mound. The 28 year old is 3-2 in his last seven starts, while allowing an ERA of 3.23. He should not have any problems against a losing team like Miami.

On the other hand, Miami will look to break their negative streak against the Mets and spoil their chances of a wildcard berth. They already managed to cause some trouble as they defeated the Nationals 5-3 last night. Overall, it has been a season to forget for the Marlins. They are 24-50 this season when playing away from home. Furthermore, they are 6-24 in their last 30 road matches. Tonight, they will send Caleb Smith to the mound with the hope of stringing a few wins together to end off the season in a positive fashion. However, the 24 year old is 2-4 in his last seven starts with an ERA of 5.73. Overall, the Mets should win this match comfortably in front of their home crowd.