Match-Up: San Diego Padres (Latos) at New York Mets (Santana)

AP

The New York Mets are one of the best home teams in the game. They’ve won 23 of 32 at home, stringing together their last nine at home.

Mets ace Johan Santana has been great for the Mets this season, but has few wins to show for it. Santana is 4-2 with a 2.76 ERA and has only given up three earned runs over his last five starts. In Santana last start, he threw seven scoreless against these same Padres in San Diego.

Santana will face off against San Diego young righty phenom, Mat Latos. Latos is 5-4 on the season with a 3.26 ERA. He has only faced the Mets one time in his career, throwing six innings of four hit ball last season in a San Diego win. Latos hasn’t been great on the road though this season, posting a 3-2 record with a 3.70 ERA.

I’m picking the Mets and Santana at home. Santana has been awesome this season and the Mets have been even better at home.

The Pick: NY Mets

June Record: 4-4

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