Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. A.J. Cole
The New York Mets head to Nationals Park on Tuesday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and A.J. Cole for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has New York at -133 and Washington at +123. The over/under is 7.5. The Mets have a 66-74-3 over/under mark and a 68-75-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Nationals are 71-72-0 against the run line and have a 67-68-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Mets head into this game with a 76-67 record, and they are 38-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 13-8 record with an ERA of 2.48 and a WHIP of 1.14. He has 195 strikeouts during his 167 innings pitched and he has given up 151 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.32. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have allowed 400 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the pen while they've been struck out 471 times and walked 160 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.7 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.55 hitters per nine. They are 3rd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.57. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 1,231 base hits and 504 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 379 batters and struck out 1,211. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.55.
As a team, New York is hitting .243, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .251 average on the road. The Mets have a .416 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .312 which is good for 26th in the league. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.14 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .328. He has 125 hits this season along with 57 runs scored and 48 runs batted in. He's struck out 95 times and has walked 28 times. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 120 hits so far while scoring 63 runs and he's driven in 78. He has walked 44 times and has struck out 96 times. The Mets have 1,164 hits, including 207 doubles and 196 home runs. They've stolen 35 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. New York has walked 439 times this season and they've struck out 1,162 times as a unit. They've left 967 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 3.99 runs per contest and have scored a total of 571 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 44-27 home mark and a 85-58 overall record. With an ERA of 4.56, A.J. Cole has a 1-2 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 23.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 17 hits. He has allowed 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.46. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 369 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 425 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.74 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,114 base knocks and 494 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 404 hitters and struck out 1,309. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.56.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The Nationals hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.71 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .344 and he has an OBP of .390. He has 175 hits this year along with 86 runs scored and 102 RBI. He's struck out 55 times and has walked on 34 occasions. Wilson Ramos is hitting .302 and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 133 hits so far while he's scored 54 runs and drove in 73. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 70 times. The Nationals as a unit have 1,246 base hits, including 240 doubles and 184 homers. They have 103 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 33 times. Washington as a team has walked 479 times this year and they have struck out 1,085 times. They've had 989 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They score 4.74 runs per game and have totaled 678 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 66-74-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 68-75-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 67-68-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 71-72-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
09/11/16 3B Wilmer Flores Neck "?" Monday vs. Washington Nationals
09/10/16 P Seth Lugo Finger expected to start Sunday vs. Atlanta Braves
09/07/16 P Jacob deGrom Forearm out indefinitely
09/03/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
08/31/16 2B Neil Walker Back 60-day DL, out for season
08/27/16 RF Justin Ruggiano Shoulder 60-day DL (8/27)
08/23/16 P Steven Matz Shoulder 15-day DL (8/15)
08/23/16 P Jon Niese Knee 15-day DL (8/24)
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
06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (5/30), out for season
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 60-day DL (5/21)
09/09/16 P Stephen Strasburg Elbow out indefinitely
09/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 60-day DL (7/3)
08/18/16 P Sammy Solis Shoulder 15-day DL (8/16)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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