San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets
New York; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Blake Snell (1-5, 5.22 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 66 strikeouts); Mets: Chris Bassitt (7-6, 3.71 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 104 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -151, Padres +128; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets start the season at home against the San Diego Padres.
New York had a 77-85 record overall and a 47-34 record at home last season. The Mets pitching staff had a collective 3.90 ERA while averaging 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings in the 2021 season.
San Diego had a 79-83 record overall and a 34-47 record on the road last season. The Padres slugged .401 with a .321 on-base percentage as a team in the 2021 season.
INJURIES: Mets: Dominic Smith: 10-Day IL (ankle), James McCann: 10-Day IL (oblique), Tylor Megill: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Trevor May: 60-Day IL (tricep), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Padres: Robert Suarez: 60-Day IL (knee), Craig Stammen: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Drew Pomeranz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Matt Beaty: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Wil Myers: 10-Day IL (knee), Pierce Johnson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Austin Adams: 60-Day IL (forearm), Fernando Tatis Jr.: 60-Day IL (wrist)
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