Monday, August 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Robbie Ray
The New York Mets visit Chase Field on Monday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Bartolo Colon for the Mets and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +105 and Arizona at -115. The over/under was set at 9. The Mets have a 50-63-3 over/under record and a 50-66-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 47-69-0 against the run line and have a 64-48-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
The Mets head into this matchup with a 58-58 record, including 28-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 91 strikeouts over his 134.1 innings pitched and he has given up 138 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.99. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen while being struck out 380 times and walking 134 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.68 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 976 base hits and 399 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 300 batters and struck out 998. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.45.
As a team, New York is batting .236, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Mets hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.84 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this game hitting .255 and his on-base percentage is at .308. He has 95 hits this season along with 42 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 22 times. Neil Walker is hitting .275 and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 107 hits so far while scoring 49 runs and he's driven in 52. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 80 times. The Mets have 910 hits, including 163 doubles and 149 home runs. They've stolen 27 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. New York has walked 348 times this season and they've struck out 959 times as a unit. They've left 788 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 3.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 427 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 19-39 home record and a 48-68 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.57, Robbie Ray has a 5-11 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 156 strikeouts over the 128 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 138 hits. He has allowed 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 409 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 350 times and walking 179 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.09 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.00. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,117 base knocks and 579 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 428 hitters and struck out 938. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .260 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.14 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .308 and he has an OBP of .357. He has 142 hits this year along with 70 runs scored and 44 RBI. He's struck out 74 times and has walked on 27 occasions. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .413. He has collected 124 hits so far while he's scored 69 runs and drove in 74. He has earned a walk 81 times and has punched out 105 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,060 base hits, including 205 doubles and 132 homers. They have 87 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Arizona as a team has walked 322 times this year and they have struck out 1,031 times. They've had 805 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They score 4.45 runs per game and have totaled 516 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 50-63-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 50-66-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 64-48-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 47-69-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
08/03/16 CF Yoenis Cespedes Quad 15-day DL (8/4)
08/02/16 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Knee 15-day DL (8/1)
08/02/16 CF Justin Ruggiano Hamstring 15-day DL (8/2)
07/31/16 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 15-day DL (7/29)
07/06/16 P Matt Harvey Shoulder 60-day DL (7/6), out for season
06/22/16 P Jim Henderson Bicep 15-day DL (6/19)
06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (5/30), out for season
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 60-day DL (5/21)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 15-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/24/16 SS Nick Ahmed Hip 15-day DL (7/23)
07/17/16 C Chris Herrmann Hamstring 15-day DL (7/17)
07/07/16 P Andrew Chafin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/4)
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets
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