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Preview: Mets (8-9) at Marlins (8-10)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Marlins Park
Date: April 29, 2013 7:10 PM EDT
  

His team won again, but New York Mets ace Matt Harvey wasn't particularly pleased with his last performance.

The hard-throwing right-hander might feel different after facing the major league-worst Miami Marlins for the first time.

Harvey will look to become the third Mets starter in franchise history to go 5-0 in April on Monday night when rookie Jose Fernandez gets his fifth chance to pick up his first major league win.

After holding opponents to three total runs in his first four outings, Harvey (4-0, 1.54 ERA) yielded three in six innings of Wednesday's 7-3, 10-inning win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The right-hander avoided the loss as New York scored five times in the final two frames, including a walkoff grand slam by Jordany Valdespin.

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"I'll be mad tonight, but obviously happy about the team win," Harvey told the Mets' official website. "Tomorrow, it's a new day. It's time to work toward my next start."

Trying to join Dwight Gooden (1988) and Pedro Martinez (2006) as the only Mets starters to go 5-0 in April, Harvey will face a Miami team trying to win two straight for the first time since Oct. 1-2, when the Mets were last in town.

Led by Giancarlo Stanton's two homers and four RBIs, the Marlins (6-19) won 6-4 on Sunday to salvage the finale of their four-game set with the Chicago Cubs. Stanton's first home of the season came in Saturday's 3-2 loss.

"This guy is a special player. He's a game-changer," manager Mike Redmond said.

The Marlins are hoping their power surge continues - half of their 12 homers have come in the last three games - as they've scored nine total runs in Fernandez's starts. While that's an obvious concern, so is the right-hander posting a 9.00 ERA while losing each of his last two outings.

"We just had a chance to win, and I just kind of blew it up. It doesn't feel good," Fernandez told the Marlins' official website after giving up his first homer of the season - a three-run shot by rookie Oswaldo Arcia - in Tuesday's 4-3 loss at Minnesota. "I like to go out there and do my job to help the team win."

Fernandez (0-2, 4.50) did his job in his major league debut, a 4-3 loss at the Mets on April 7 when the 20-year-old became the youngest pitcher in Marlins history. He lasted five innings in that game, yielding one run and striking out eight.

The Mets (10-13) struck out eight more times in Sunday's 5-1 loss to Philadelphia and are batting .154 with seven total runs over a four-game losing streak as they begin a six-game trip.

Second baseman Daniel Murphy was hitless in 12 at_bats over the weekend, but he went 4 for 12 - including 1 for 2 off Fernandez - with two homers and five RBIs as New York won two of three over Miami from April 5-7.

David Wright went 4 for 10 in that series to lift his career batting average against the Marlins to .323, but he is out of Monday's lineup due to a stiff neck.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Mets at Marlins
Mon, Apr 29 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Mets at Marlins
Tue, Apr 30 Final 1 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Mets at Marlins
Wed, May 1 Final 7 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYM  -145   +115   7 
 MIA  +135   -135   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYM  -154   +105   7 
 MIA  +139   -125   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYM  85%   88%   29% 
 MIA  15%   12%   71% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 3 Under: 7 
 NYM 4 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 3 Over: 10 
 NYM 7 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 5, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 7 Cover: +138 
 NYM 5 Over: 12 
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 Mar 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 4 Cover: +100 
 MIA 2 Over: 6 
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 Mar 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 4 Cover: +115 
 NYM 2 Over: 6 
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 Mar 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 1 Over: 5 
 NYM 4 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 3, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 4 Over: 10 
 MIA 6 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 8 Over: 16 
 NYM 8 Cover: +100 
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 Feb 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 5 Over: 12 
 MIA 7 Cover: +100 
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 Oct 3, 2012  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 4 Cover: +100 
 MIA 2 Under: 6 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Monday, Apr 29
 
    Twins at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Mets at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
    Giants at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Angels at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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