The New York Mets (51-48, +2.88 units) haven’t been very good since back in April, but with the NL East still up for grabs, they’ve added some talent before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. There might be some more moves on the horizon, especially with the San Diego Padres (47-52, –4.64 units) coming to town for a three-game set. Game 2 is this Wednesday at 7:10 PM ET.
The Padres haven’t performed nearly as well as expected this year, and they’re on the verge of a considerable makeover, with Justin Upton (.759 OPS) the top priority. New York is said to be in the market for Upton, after acquiring Juan Uribe (.744 OPS) and Kelly Johnson (.773 OPS) from the Atlanta Braves, along with closer Tyler Clippard (3.89 FIP) from the Oakland Athletics.
As for Wednesday’s start, Bartolo Colon (3.59 FIP) will be taking the mound for the Mets against Tyson Ross (2.75 FIP). New York has lost Colon’s last six games in a row, scoring a grand total of four runs during that spell to fall to 9-10 (–0.66 units) behind the veteran righty. San Diego is 10-11 in Ross’ 21 starts for a loss of 2.36 units.