New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 9/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Pirates (49-84) are hosting the New York Mets (85-50) at PNC Park on Wednesday. The starting pitchers will be Chris Bassitt and Bryse Wilson.
New York has a slugging rate of .406 and have been called out on strikes 1,012 times, while being walked on 410 occasions. They have earned 594 RBI's in addition to 1,166 base knocks on the year, while their batting average sits at .256. The Mets have hit 230 doubles as a team and have knocked 135 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 626 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .327. As a unit, the New York Mets are putting up 4.6 runs/g, which ranks them 7th in the league.
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The Mets have compiled a team ERA of 3.52 this season (7th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,269 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.41 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. Mets pitchers have surrendered 137 home runs in addition to 505 runs in total (6th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 372 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.57 as a team on the year.
The Mets have sent 399 relievers to the hill this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 164 runners over the course of the season and 39.0% of those players ended up scoring. They have earned 38 saves on the campaign and have not converted 15 of 53 chances to save the game. The Mets relief pitchers have a save rate of 71.7% and has come into the game in 128 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 74 holds on the campaign (13th in baseball). Mets bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 120 times in addition to having 119 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Mets have 3,605 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,146 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which puts them in 8th in baseball, and have accumulated 108 double plays. The Mets have transformed 69.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,815 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 17th in the majors.
Bassitt has taken the hill for 710 frames and has accounted for 647 punch outs in his career. Bassitt (43-32 career mark) has a FIP of 3.79 while facing 2,980 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.44 (271 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.199. He has given up 632 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 219 walks.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have an OBP of .286 and a batting average of .219 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,240 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have accounted for 957 hits. Pittsburgh is sitting with 129 home runs on the season as well as 438 RBIs. The Pirates hold a slugging % of .359 and they have an average of 3.51 runs per outing (28th in baseball). They have tallied 175 two-baggers, while getting a free base 377 times and putting up 467 runs.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 676 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.67 (605 earned runs yielded). They have yielded 136 homers and they surrender 5.22 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.432 with a FIP of 4.27 as a pitching staff for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.15 (1,020 strikeouts vs 475 free passes). They come in at 27th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,195.
Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.9% out of their 195 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 136 times in high leverage situations and also on 129 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 110 save situations, the Pirates have 58 holds in addition to 22 blown saves. They sit at 28th in the league holding a save rate of 55.1%, and they have dispatched 417 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Pittsburgh has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 49 save opportunities and they have walked away with 27 saves.
In 10,494 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have a defensive efficiency of 67.3% (30th in the majors). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 130 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .980 (30th in baseball). The Pirates have 1,253 assists, 97 errors and are sitting with 3,498 putouts over the course of the season.
In his career, Wilson has surrendered 240 base knocks and he has 138 strikeouts in 199 innings. He has allowed 128 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.553 and a FIP of 5.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.00 and he has gone up against 891 hitters thus far in his career. Wilson (8-16 record in his career) has earned a 5.79 ERA while conceding 10.9 hits per nine innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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