Saturday, September 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Alec Asher vs. Noah Syndergaard
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Citi Field on Saturday to take on the New York Mets. The probable pitchers are Alec Asher for the Phillies and Noah Syndergaard for the Mets. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia at +231 and New York at -252. The over/under is 7. The Phillies have a 73-72-8 over/under mark and a 80-73-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Mets are 70-83-0 against the run line and have a 69-81-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this game with a 69-84 record, and they are 33-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Alec Asher has a 1-0 record with an ERA of 2.16 and a WHIP of 0.96. He has 8 strikeouts during his 16.2 innings pitched and he has given up 12 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have allowed 505 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the pen while they've been struck out 481 times and walked 192 times this year. As a unit, Philadelphia has given up 9.09 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.17 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.45. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 1,375 base hits and 673 earned runs. They have allowed 203 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 429 batters and struck out 1,236. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team, Philadelphia is hitting .239, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .248 average on the road. The Phillies have a .386 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .299 which is good for 29th in the league. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.99 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this game hitting .287 and his on-base percentage is at .363. He has 157 hits this season along with 83 runs scored and 48 runs batted in. He's struck out 124 times and has walked 60 times. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 151 hits so far while scoring 65 runs and he's driven in 37. He has walked 60 times and has struck out 109 times. The Phillies have 1,223 hits, including 224 doubles and 154 home runs. They've stolen 88 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 44 times. Philadelphia has walked 399 times this season and they've struck out 1,292 times as a unit. They've left 974 men on base and have a team OPS of .685. They score 3.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 576 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this game with a 42-36 home mark and a 81-72 overall record. With an ERA of 2.63, Noah Syndergaard has a 13-9 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 210 strikeouts over the 177.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 163 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.33. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 436 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 521 times and walking 177 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.64 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,315 base knocks and 542 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 416 hitters and struck out 1,314. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .235 average at home. The Mets hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.12 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .281 and he has an OBP of .335. He has 137 hits this year along with 62 runs scored and 55 RBI. He's struck out 100 times and has walked on 34 occasions. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 129 hits so far while he's scored 65 runs and drove in 83. He has earned a walk 46 times and has punched out 103 times. The Mets as a unit have 1,242 base hits, including 219 doubles and 208 homers. They have 41 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. New York as a team has walked 476 times this year and they have struck out 1,244 times. They've had 1,047 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They score 3.95 runs per game and have totaled 604 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 73-72-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 80-73-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 69-81-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 70-83-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/23/16 LF Tyler Goeddel Concussion out indefinitely
09/04/16 P Vincent Velasquez None out for season
08/17/16 P Aaron Nola Elbow 60-day DL (7/29); out for season
08/09/16 P Zach Eflin Knee 60-day DL (8/9); out for season
05/01/16 P Dalier Hinojosa Hand 15-day DL (4/29)
04/24/16 P Charlie Morton Hamstring 60-day DL (4/24); out for season
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
New York Mets
09/21/16 P Steven Matz Shoulder 15-day DL (8/15)
09/21/16 3B Wilmer Flores Wrist out indefinitely
09/18/16 P Jon Niese Knee 60-day DL (8/24)
09/17/16 P Jacob deGrom Forearm out for season
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)
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets
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