Taijuan Walker
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Will the Mets get a look at Fernando Tatis Jr. for the first time this year?

The good news: the Mets won in Arizona on Wednesday night and Francisco Lindor appears to be ready for a breakout.

The other good news: the Padres were swept in Chicago by the Cubs to start the week.

The unfortunate news: Fernando Tatis exited the series early and is questionable because of another injury. Not that the Mets need any sympathy when it comes to key players missing from the lineup, but we all want to watch Tatis and Lindor on the same field.

San Diego will send Yu Darvish to the bump on Thursday; the Mets will counter with Taijuan Walker in what could shape up to be an exciting weekend of pitching in southern California.

Game Info

New York Mets (27-21) @ San Diego Padres (34-23)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 – 10:10 PM EDT
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Padres: Taijuan Walker (4-1, 1.84 ERA)
Mets: Yu Darvish (5-1, 2.16 ERA)


Notable Game Props

  • Mets Total Runs: Over-2.5 (-120), Under-2.5 (+104)
  • Padres Total Runs: Over-3.5 (-117), Under-3.5 (+102)
  • Mets to Score First and Win: Yes (+245), No (-315)
  • Padres to Score First and Win: Yes (+132), No (-165)
  • First Team to Score: Mets (-106), Padres (-113)

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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.