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Dick Mountain takes the ball for the series finale in Miami.

Last night the Mets got a desperately needed win in Miami. And it was Javier Báez leading the way for his new club. Not only did he pull off one of his highlight-worthy patented swim slides to score a critical run, but he blasted a clutch home run late in the game to secure the victory.

Báez has been good since coming over from the Cubs, but the rest of the offense needs to join him if the Mets are going to hang onto their lead in the division. Thursday’s matinee in Miami gives them another opportunity to pick up a much-needed win before a huge weekend set in Philly.

Game Info

New York Mets (56-51) @ Miami Marlins (46-62)
Thursday, August 5, 2021 — 12:10 PM EDT
TV: SNY, MLBN (out-of-market only)
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Marlins: Braxton Garrett (1-1, 4.37 ERA)
Mets: Rich Hill (6-4, 4.10 ERA)


Notable Game Props

  • Mets Total Runs: Over-4.5 (+100), Under-4.5 (-130)
  • Marlins Total Runs: Over-3.5 (-115), Under-3.5 (-115)
  • Team to Score First and Win: Mets (+115), Marlins (+255)
  • Team to Score First and Lose: Mets (+370), Marlins (+525)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-900), No (+500)
  • 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.