Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Jameson Taillon
The New York Mets visit PNC Park on Wednesday to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -138 and Pittsburgh at +128. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mets have a 27-27-1 over/under record and a 24-31-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Pirates are 26-30-0 against the run line and have a 35-20-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Mets head into this matchup with a 31-24 record, including 16-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 1.91 and a WHIP of 0.96. He has 90 strikeouts over his 70.2 innings pitched and he has given up 58 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.78. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen while being struck out 180 times and walking 58 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.74 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.14. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 453 base hits and 171 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 132 batters and struck out 476. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.16.
As a team, New York is batting .232, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Mets hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.69 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .324. He has 54 hits this season along with 18 runs scored and 19 runs batted in. He's struck out 46 times and has walked 11 times. Neil Walker is hitting .279 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 53 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 19 times and has struck out 49 times. The Mets have 423 hits, including 79 doubles and 76 home runs. They've stolen 12 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. New York has walked 184 times this season and they've struck out 506 times as a unit. They've left 379 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 3.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 207 runs so far this year.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup with a 16-11 home record and a 30-26 overall mark. Jameson Taillon is making his season debut for the Pirates. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 145 times and walking 80 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.08 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 502 base knocks and 231 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 204 hitters and struck out 397. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .277, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .293 average at home. The Pirates hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354 which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.68 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .250 and he has an OBP of .333. He has 54 hits this year along with 34 runs scored and 24 RBI. He's struck out 57 times and has walked on 25 occasions. Starling Marte is hitting .326 and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 70 hits so far while he's scored 30 runs and drove in 21. He has earned a walk 7 times and has punched out 51 times. The Pirates as a unit have 542 base hits, including 107 doubles and 55 homers. They have 40 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Pittsburgh as a team has walked 204 times this year and they have struck out 445 times. They've had 446 men left on base and have an OPS of .782. They score 4.95 runs per game and have totaled 277 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 27-27-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 24-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 35-20-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 26-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
06/07/16 CF Juan Lagares Thumb out indefinitely06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 15-day DL (5/30)05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 15-day DL (5/21)04/26/16 C Travis d'Arnaud Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
06/07/16 C Francisco Cervelli Foot probable Tuesday vs. New York Mets06/06/16 3B David Freese Hand "?" Tuesday vs. New York Mets05/26/16 P Arquimedes Caminero Quad 15-day DL (5/25)05/24/16 P Ryan Vogelsong Eye 60-day DL (5/24)03/31/16 C Elias Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets
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