New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 5/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
David Peterson and the New York Mets (9-10, 3rd in NL East) head to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Phillies (12-13, 2nd in NL East).
The Mets have recorded 22 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 15 baseballs out of the stadium. New York has a slugging rate of .353 and have been called out on strikes 162 times, while drawing a walk on 61 occasions. As a unit, the New York Mets are notching 3.0 runs per contest, which is 29th in MLB. They have 54 runs batted in and 139 hits on the year, and their team batting average is .234. They have a total of 57 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .318.
The Mets hold a team earned run average of 3.05 for the year (4th in the league), and their staff has rung up 195 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.90 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.07. Mets pitchers have yielded 10 home runs and 70 runs (1st in MLB). They have walked 50 batters and their FIP is 2.51 as a team so far this year.
Mets relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 12 times as well as having 14 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 4 holds this year (30th in the league). The Mets bullpen have a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 8 save situations. They have recorded 2 saves for the season and have blown 2 of 4 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 24 runners over the course of the season with 37.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Mets have dispatched 52 relievers to the hill for the season.
The New York Mets have a total of 478 putouts this year, as well as 164 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which is 24th in MLB, and have accumulated 125 double plays. The Mets have turned 68.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,434 innings, ranking them 23rd in professional baseball.
Peterson (7-5 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.57 and he has gone up against 285 opposing batters in the majors. He has allowed 54 hits (7.0 hits per nine innings) with 30 free passes. His ERA is 4.04 (31 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.217. Peterson has thrown 69 innings and has 61 punch outs thus far in his career.
The Phillies hold a slugging percentage of .382 and they average 3.80 runs per outing (25th in baseball). They have put up 35 two-baggers, while getting a free base 76 times and earning 95 runs. Philadelphia has hit 26 long balls on the year to go along with 91 runs batted in. They have struck out on 242 occasions (9th in MLB) and have totaled 191 hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have compiled an on-base percentage of .309 as well as a team batting average of .237 on the year.
The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.255 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a pitching staff this year. They come in at 24th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 204. The Philadelphia pitching staff have yielded 111 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.42 (106 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.31 (222 strikeouts vs 67 free passes). They have surrendered 35 long balls and they relinquish 4.63 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball).
Philadelphia bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 43.3% of 30 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 33 times in high leverage situations in addition to 19 occasions with runners on base. With 17 save situations, the Phillies have earned 6 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They sit at 22nd in MLB with a save percentage of 54.5%, and they have sent 74 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season. Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 11 save opportunities and they have earned 6 saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have twisted 21 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (11th in pro baseball). The Phillies have 206 assists, 13 errors and have accounted for 648 putouts this season. In their 1,944 innings played, the Phillies have a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (20th in the majors).
During his pro baseball career, Eflin has surrendered 541 hits while he has tallied 415 strikeouts in 510 innings. Eflin (30-34 career mark) has earned a 4.56 ERA and has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 259 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.316 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.17 and he has gone up against 2,178 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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