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Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets need Taijuan Walker to get on track against the Marlins.

As the Mets look to navigate the National League East after the trade deadline, one of the key members of the pitching staff is Taijuan Walker. He has struggled since representing the Mets in the All-Star Game, but with Jacob deGrom on the shelf for a while he needs to find the form that earned him the trip to Denver.

The offense is also searching for its consistency. The injection of a new bat in the middle of the lineup has changed the dynamic on a daily basis, and when they get Francisco Lindor back they’ll be ready to roll. But they need to hang onto the division lead until Lindor and deGrom get back.

Game Info

New York Mets (55-50) @ Miami Marlins (45-61)
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 — 7:10 PM EDT
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Mets: Taijuan Walker (7-5, 3.71 ERA)
Marlins: Nick Neidert (0-1, 3.96 ERA)


Notable Game Props

  • Mets Total Runs: Over-4.5 (-135), Under-4.5 (+105)
  • Marlins Total Runs: Over-3.5 (+100), Under-3.5 (-130)
  • Team to Score First and Win: Mets (-125), Marlins (+360)
  • Team to Score First and Lose: Mets (+450), Marlins (+475)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-1100), No (+550)
  • Extra Innings: Yes (+750), No (-1400)

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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.