Free MLB Picks Today: Colorado Rockies vs New York Mets 5/26/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Colorado Rockies vs New York Mets 5/26/23
Fri 26th May 2023

Charlie Blackmon will be looking to extend his 15-game on-base streak as the Colorado Rockies (22-29) host the New York Mets (26-25) at Coors Field on Friday for the opener of a three-game series. The Mets are in the midst of a six-game road trip.

They won only one out of three in their last series against the Cubs, taking the finale 10-1 on Thursday at Wrigley Field. Pete Alonso was 2 for 2 with a home run, two runs, and two RBIs, walking twice.

Jeff McNeil went 3 for 4 with three runs. The Rockies are in the midst of a seven-game homestand. They won three of four against the Marlins in their last series, taking the finale 7-6 on Thursday at Coors Field. Ryan McMahon went 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI. Randal Grichuk went 3 for 5 with a double and two runs.


The Rockies have won two of three in the season series between the teams, including a 13-6 victory in their most recent meeting on May 7 at Citi Field. Reliever Brent Suter was credited with the win after throwing 1.2 innings.


Max Scherzer (3-2, 4.01 ERA) is slated for the start for New York. The right-hander threw six scoreless innings in his last start, a 5-4 road win over the Guardians on Sunday. He scattered three hits while striking out five and walking one in the no-decision.

Scherzer is making his first appearance against the Rockies this season. Scherzer made one start against the Rockies in 2022, a 1-0 home loss on August 28. He surrendered one run on four hits over seven innings, striking out 11 and walking one.

Righty Connor Seabold (1-1, 5.97 ERA) will toe the rubber for Colorado. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Mets. In his last start on Sunday, Seabold took the loss on the road against the Rangers. He threw 3.2 innings and gave up five runs on five hits, striking out five and walking two in the 13-3 defeat.


The New York offense is averaging 4.3 runs per game for the season, with a slash line of .244/.324/.391. Alonso leads the team in OPS at .900. The first baseman is slashing .239/.341/.559 with 19 home runs, 45 RBIs, and 35 runs over 51 games.

Against right-handed pitchers like Seabold this season, the Mets have a .720 OPS. Alonso also is the team’s strongest hitter against right-handers with a .881 OPS in 130 at-bats. Colorado is slashing .257/.318/.397 for the season and averaging 4.5 runs per game.

Elias Diaz leads the team with a .927 OPS. The catcher has six home runs, 26 RBIs, and 20 runs scored with a slash line of .340/.396/.531.

The Rockies have a .733 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a 1.000 OPS over 110 at-bats, Diaz also has been their best hitter against right-handers.


New York is 14-16 in away games in 2023, scoring 4.3 runs per game while allowing 4.4 runs. Colorado has gone 13-13 at their home park this season, averaging 5.1 runs per game while surrendering 6.2. New York is 6-4 in the last 10 meetings at Coors Field despite an average scoreline favoring Colorado (4.3-3.9).


The Mets are second in the NL East, five games behind the division-leading Braves. The Rockies are fifth in the NL West, nine games behind the Dodgers.

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