Boston Red Sox vs. New York Mets Prediction, Preview, and Odds

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For a second straight night Michael Conforto failed to deliver in a big spot. Yoenis Cespedes had walked on the eighth pitch of his at-bat from Barnes to load the bases in an inning Pete Alonso was drilled by a pitch and J.D. Davis singled.

The Red Sox pitchers worked back against Conforto in both cases, lagging behind in the count and then throwing pitches out of speed.

The Boston Red Sox will travel on the road to Citi Field for the conclusion of their four-game interleague series against the New York Mets on Thursday night. Matz was terrific in a no-decision during his first start of the season, limiting Atlanta to just one run on two hits in six innings of work.

McNeil had two hits for the Mets, who left 20 runners on base in the two losses. Paul Sewald helped contain Thursday's mess by entering to get the final two outs without another run scoring. Kevin Pillar is 8 for 14 (.571) with four extra-base hits, four runs, and five RBIs in four games.

There will be plenty of frustrating games throughout the season, but last night's 6-5 loss surely stings for the New York Mets (3-3). The Red Sox will look to even up their first series in the 2020 season.

Matz went through his first four innings, threw 80 pitches, and fell to a 3-2 hole in Christian Vázquez's second home run of the game, a two-run shot to left field that stayed on Davis's head. He hit a game-tying homer in the seventh inning Wednesday night before adding what proved to be the decisive two-run single in the eighth inning of the Red Sox's 6-5 win.

Steven Matz didn't pitch as well as he did in his 2020 debut, coughing up three earned runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings. McNeil delivered an opposing field single to the left that gave the Mets a 2-1 lead.

Matz (0-1) allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three over 5 1/3 innings.

Notes: Perez will try to bounce back from his start Saturday, when he gave up five runs, four earned, in five innings of a 7-2 loss to Baltimore. In the inning, Wilson Ramos and Alonso each walked and Brandon Nimmo was hit by a pitch. NY leads the season series 2-1.

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