Colorado Rockies vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs New York Mets
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
Citi Field is where the New York Mets (79-46) will meet the Colorado Rockies (54-71) on Friday. The starting pitchers are Chad Kuhl and Chris Bassitt.
The Rockies have tallied 224 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 113 balls out of the stadium. Colorado has a slugging rate of .406 and have been called out on strikes 970 times, while drawing a walk on 352 occasions. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are notching 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. They have accrued 541 runs batted in and 1,130 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average is .263. They have racked up 567 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .323.
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The Rockies have compiled a team earned run average of 5.15 so far this season (30th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 872 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.08 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.47. Rockies pitchers have given up 142 long balls and 692 total runs (30th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 420 hitters and their FIP is 4.48 as a team so far this season.
Rockies pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 102 times in addition to having 141 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 50 holds over the course of the season (26th in the league). The Rockies relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 69.4% and has entered the game in 99 save situations. They have 34 saves so far this year and have blown 15 out of their 49 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 162 base runners so far this year and 35.2% of those runners crossed home plate. The Rockies have sent 388 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Colorado Rockies have earned a total of 3,310 putouts on the year, as well as 1,265 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which is 29th in professional baseball, and have earned 126 double plays. The Rockies have converted 67.1% of balls in play into outs in their 9,930 innings on the field, which has them ranked 30th in professional baseball.
Kuhl (31-37 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.73 while facing 2,360 batters in the majors. He has given up 540 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 241 free passes. His ERA is 4.58 (276 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.439. Kuhl has taken the ball for 542 innings and has earned 471 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Mets have a team slugging % of .408 and they are scoring 4.75 runs per game (5th in MLB). They have tallied 217 doubles, while getting a free base 385 times and recording 594 runs. New York has compiled 126 long balls on the campaign as well as 563 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 951 occasions (26th in MLB) and have 1,094 base knocks. The New York Mets have accounted for an on-base percentage of .329 and a batting average of .258 for the year.
The Mets are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.197 with a FIP of 3.62 as a unit on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.45 (1,179 strikeouts vs 342 bases on balls). They rank 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 988. They have surrendered 132 home runs and they relinquish 3.82 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The New York pitching staff have surrendered 472 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.58 (442 earned runs conceded).
New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.4% out of their 156 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 108 times in high leverage situations and on 114 occasions with runners on. With 116 save situations, the Mets have earned 67 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. They sit at 6th in the league with a save rate of 70.8%, and they have dispatched 370 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 48 save chances and they have tallied 34 saves.
The New York Mets have turned 101 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (9th in professional baseball). The Mets have accrued 1,049 assists, 57 errors and have a total of 3,335 putouts on the campaign. In their 10,005 innings played, the Mets have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (20th in the majors).
Bassitt (42-32 career record) has a 3.42 ERA and has given up 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.99 and he has gone up against 2,925 batters during his career. He has given up 265 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.196 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. So far in his MLB career, Bassitt has allowed 618 base hits while totaling 642 strikeouts in 696 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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