Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Logan Verrett vs. Vincent Velasquez
The New York Mets visit Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Logan Verrett for the Mets and Vincent Velasquez for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -115 and Philadelphia at +105. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mets have a 5-6-0 over/under record and a 4-7-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 36% of the time. The Phillies are 6-7-0 against the run line and have a 6-7-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Mets head into this matchup with a 5-6 record, including 3-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Logan Verrett has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.29 and a WHIP of 1.00. He has 7 strikeouts over his 7 innings pitched and he has given up 4 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.39. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen while being struck out 41 times and walking 12 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.74 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.25. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 96 base hits and 35 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season and they allow 0.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 28 batters and struck out 105. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 2.48.
As a team, New York is batting .220, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. The Mets hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.27 hits per game. Yoenis Cespedes comes into this game hitting .286 and his on-base percentage is at .362. He has 12 hits this season along with 7 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 16 times and has walked 4 times. Lucas Duda is hitting .205 and he has an on-base percentage of .244. He has totaled 8 hits so far while scoring 4 runs and he's driven in 5. He has walked 2 times and has struck out 10 times. The Mets have 80 hits, including 17 doubles and 9 home runs. They've stolen 3 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 1 time. New York has walked 37 times this season and they've struck out 98 times as a unit. They've left 78 men on base and have a team OPS of .647. They score 3.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 37 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a 4-3 home record and a 6-7 overall mark. With an earned run average of 0.00, Vincent Velasquez has a 2-0 record and a 0.60 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 15 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 6 hits. He has allowed 3.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 0.37. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.06 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 38 times and walking 19 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 7.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.08 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 93 base knocks and 49 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 37 hitters and struck out 128. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 3.14.
As a team, they are batting .207, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .186 average at home. The Phillies hold a .355 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .266 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 6.46 hits per contest. Ryan Howard comes into this matchup batting .189 and he has an OBP of .256. He has 7 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 7 RBI. He's struck out 12 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Maikel Franco is hitting .267 and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 12 hits so far while he's scored 3 runs and drove in 5. He has earned a walk 3 times and has punched out 10 times. The Phillies as a unit have 84 base hits, including 18 doubles and 12 homers. They have 3 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 31 times this year and they have struck out 111 times. They've had 70 men left on base and have an OPS of .620. They score 2.62 runs per game and have totaled 34 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 5-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 4-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 6-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 6-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
04/18/16 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow "?" Monday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
04/15/16 P Jacob deGrom Shoulder out indefinitely
04/04/16 P Joshua Edgin Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/14/16 P Daniel Stumpf Suspension 80-game suspension
04/04/16 P Michael Mariot Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Mario Hollands Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Aaron Altherr Wrist 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Cody Asche Ribs 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets
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