Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Jeremy Hellickson
The New York Mets visit Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Bartolo Colon for the Mets and Jeremy Hellickson for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -145 and Philadelphia at +135. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mets have a 5-7-0 over/under record and a 5-7-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Phillies are 6-8-0 against the run line and have a 6-8-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Mets head into this matchup with a 6-6 record, including 4-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.13 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 13 strikeouts over his 12.2 innings pitched and he has given up 14 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.33. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen while being struck out 46 times and walking 13 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.02 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.14. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 103 base hits and 37 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season and they allow 0.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 31 batters and struck out 118. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 2.39.
As a team, New York is batting .226, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The Mets hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.5 hits per game. Yoenis Cespedes comes into this game hitting .283 and his on-base percentage is at .353. He has 13 hits this season along with 8 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 18 times and has walked 4 times. Lucas Duda is hitting .233 and he has an on-base percentage of .267. He has totaled 10 hits so far while scoring 5 runs and he's driven in 7. He has walked 2 times and has struck out 10 times. The Mets have 90 hits, including 19 doubles and 13 home runs. They've stolen 3 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 1 times. New York has walked 40 times this season and they've struck out 110 times as a unit. They've left 85 men on base and have a team OPS of .683. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 42 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a 4-4 home record and a 6-8 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.30, Jeremy Hellickson has a 1-1 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 14.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 13 hits. He has allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.4. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.49 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 41 times and walking 19 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 7.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.22 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 103 base knocks and 54 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 140. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.46.
As a team, they are batting .207, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .189 average at home. The Phillies hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .267 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 6.5 hits per contest. Ryan Howard comes into this matchup batting .200 and he has an OBP of .277. He has 8 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 7 RBI. He's struck out 14 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Maikel Franco is hitting .265 and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 13 hits so far while he's scored 3 runs and drove in 5. He has earned a walk 3 times and has punched out 11 times. The Phillies as a unit have 91 base hits, including 20 doubles and 12 homers. They have 6 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 34 times this year and they have struck out 124 times. They've had 77 men left on base and have an OPS of .615. They score 2.57 runs per game and have totaled 36 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 5-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 5-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 6-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 6-8-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
04/18/16 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow "?" Tuesday 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets
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