Mets' Ronny Mauricio (illness) remains out Thursday
New York Mets infielder Ronny Mauricio (illness) is not in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Merrill Kelly and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Mauricio is absent again after sitting out Wednesday due to due to an illness. Jeff McNeil will man the keystone again for the Mets and bat fifth on Thursday afternoon.
numberFire’s models project McNeil ($2,900) for 8.8 FanDuel points on Thursday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Mets' implied total is 3.55, third-lowest on the board today, and the game total is a deflated 7.0. Kelly has a 3.16 ERA and 4.08 xERA this season, with a middling 40.2% hard-hit rate, solid 26.4% strikeout rate, and substandard 9.1% walk rate.
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