New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 7/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
PNC Park is the venue where JT Brubaker and the Pittsburgh Pirates (34-56, 5th in NL Central) will play the New York Mets (47-40, 1st in NL East) on Friday.
As a squad, the New York Mets are knocking in 3.8 runs per outing, which ranks them 29th in MLB. They have notched a total of 327 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .310. The Mets have recorded 110 doubles as a team and have hit 88 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 314 RBI's in addition to 627 hits for the season, and their batting average is sitting at .231. New York is slugging .373 and have been rung up 749 times, while drawing a walk on 268 occasions.
The Mets have a team earned run average of 3.43 for the season (4th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 802 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.15 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17. Mets pitchers have yielded 86 home runs and 318 total runs (1st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 255 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.67 as a squad on the campaign.
Mets bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 68 times and also have had 88 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 38 holds on the season (22nd in MLB). The Mets relievers have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 75 save situations. They have tallied 24 saves on the year and have blown 12 of 36 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 104 runners so far this year and 33.7% of those players ended up scoring. The Mets have sent 265 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The New York Mets have earned a total of 2,189 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 698 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them ranked 15th in professional baseball, and have earned 551 double plays. The Mets have transformed 70.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,567 innings, which has them ranked 10th in professional baseball.
Stroman (57-54 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.64 while going up against 3,949 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 938 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 269 walks. His earned run average is 3.66 (385 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.274. Stroman has taken the ball for 947 innings and has 778 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
Pittsburgh has compiled 74 home runs this year to go along with 302 runs batted in. They have put up 137 two-baggers, while taking a walk 288 times and scoring 319 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have an OBP of .306 and a team batting average of .234 on the season. The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .363 and they are recording 3.54 runs per outing (30th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 731 instances (26th in the league) and have recorded 694 hits.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 441 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.88 (419 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 109 home runs and they concede 5.13 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.363 in addition to having a FIP of 4.53 as a squad over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.25 (730 strikeouts vs 324 free passes). They sit at 18th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 730.
Pittsburgh relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.8% out of their 117 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 66 times in high leverage situations and also on 70 occasions with runners on. With 54 save situations, the Pirates have accrued 34 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They are currently ranked 3rd in MLB holding a save rate of 72.2%, and they have dispatched 309 relievers onto the field so far this season. Pittsburgh has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 18 save opportunities and they have tallied 13 saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 71 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in MLB). The Pirates have recorded 787 assists, 45 errors and have notched a total of 2,320 putouts over the course of the season. In 6,960 innings played, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (15th in the majors).
So far in his MLB career, Brubaker has conceded 131 base hits while he has accumulated 136 strikeouts in 136 frames. Brubaker (5-12 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.63 ERA while surrendering 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 70 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.228 and a FIP of 4.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.78 and he has gone up against 577 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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