New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 9/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Monday, September 5, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The New York Mets (85-49) are headed to PNC Park on Monday where they will attempt to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (49-83). The starting pitchers are Taijuan Walker and Bryse Wilson.
The Mets have earned 230 doubles as a team and have hit 135 baseballs out of the stadium. New York is slugging .407 and have been called out on strikes 1,008 times, while taking a walk on 408 occasions. As a unit, the New York Mets are notching 4.7 runs per contest, which is 6th in the league. They have accumulated 593 runs batted in in addition to 1,160 base knocks on the year, while their batting average is sitting at .256. They have accumulated 625 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .327.
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The Mets are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.53 on the year (7th in the league), and they have rung up 1,263 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 367 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.56 as a unit over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.44 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. Mets pitchers have relinquished 136 home runs and 498 runs in total (6th in MLB).
Mets relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 119 times as well as having 119 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 74 holds on the season (10th in baseball). The Mets relievers have accumulated a save rate of 71.7% and has entered the game in 128 save situations. They have accumulated 38 saves for the season and have blown 15 of their 53 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 162 runners so far this year with 39.5% of them earned a run for their team. The Mets have dispatched 397 relievers to the mound this year.
The Mets have turned 69.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,734 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 17th in pro baseball. The New York Mets are sitting with 3,578 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,137 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which is 6th in MLB, and have accumulated 105 double plays.
Walker has taken the hill for 863 innings and has totaled 767 punch outs thus far in his career. Walker (52-48 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.23 while going up against 3,629 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.90 (374 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.230. He has surrendered 785 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 277 walks.
The Pirates have a slugging percentage of .360 and they earn 3.52 runs per game (28th in the league). They have 173 doubles, while getting a free base 374 times and putting up 464 runs. Pittsburgh has a total of 128 home runs so far this year as well as 435 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,227 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have notched a total of 952 base knocks. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with an OBP of .286 and a batting average of .220 on the season.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.431 and have a FIP of 4.28 as a staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.15 (1,012 strikeouts against 470 bases on balls). They are sitting at 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,186. They have surrendered 135 dingers and they relinquish 5.23 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have conceded 672 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.68 (602 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 110 save situations, the Pirates have 58 holds and 22 blown saves. Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 49 save chances and they have tallied 27 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 134 times in high leverage situations in addition to 128 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 37.3% out of their 193 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 28th in baseball with a save rate of 55.1%, and they have dispatched 413 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season.
In 10,413 innings on the diamond, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 67.3% (29th in the majors). The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 127 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in the majors). The Pirates have recorded 1,239 assists, 96 errors and have notched a total of 3,471 putouts on the season.
Wilson (8-16 career record) holds a 5.79 earned run average and has allowed 10.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.00 and he has faced 891 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 128 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.553 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. So far in his pro baseball career, Wilson has surrendered 240 hits while totaling 138 strikeouts in 199 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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