New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/11/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Washington Nationals
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Nationals (10-20) will take on the New York Mets (20-10) at Nationals Park on Wednesday. The expected starting pitchers are Tylor Megill and Anibal Sanchez.
New York has a slugging rate of .385 and have struck out 231 times, while drawing a walk on 101 occasions. They have tallied 126 runs batted in and 258 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate is at .256. The Mets have hit 48 two-baggers as a team and have hit 25 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 136 runs and hold an OBP of .336. As a team, the New York Mets are compiling 4.5 runs per outing, which ranks them 6th in MLB.
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The Mets hold a team earned run average of 3.24 over the course of the season (5th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 298 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.63 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.07. Mets pitchers have allowed 26 home runs and 100 runs (6th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 82 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.15 as a team for the season.
The Mets have dispatched 91 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 26 runners this year and 46.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 9 saves for the year and have missed out on 4 of their 13 chances to get a save. The Mets relief pitchers have a save percentage of 69.2% and stepped onto the hill in 33 save situations. The relief pitchers have 20 holds on the year (10th in the league). Mets pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 23 times and also have had 21 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Mets have earned 801 putouts this season, in addition to 233 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .989 which has them ranked 7th in the majors, and they have twisted 18 double plays. The Mets have transformed 72.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,403 innings on the field, which ranks them 7th in the majors.
Megill has taken the ball for 123 frames and is sitting with 135 punch outs thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.95 (54 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.179. He has given up 110 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 35 walks. Megill (8-7 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.07 while going up against 509 batters in the major leagues.
The Washington Nationals are sitting with an on-base percentage of .319 and a team batting average of .254 on the season. They have been rung up on 226 instances (24th in MLB) and are sitting with 256 base hits. Washington has accounted for 20 home runs so far this season to go along with 119 RBIs. The Nationals hold a team slugging % of .366 and they tally 4.17 runs per outing (13th in the league). They have notched 51 doubles, while taking a walk 90 times and racking up 125 runs.
The Nationals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.462 with a FIP of 4.16 as a pitching staff for the year. They come in at 28th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 262. The Washington pitching staff have conceded 155 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.93 (143 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.07 (248 strikeouts vs 120 free passes). They have given up 28 homers and they relinquish 5.34 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball).
Washington relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.9% out of 72 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 21 times in high leverage situations and also on 37 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 18 save situations, the Nationals have recorded 13 holds and 2 blown saves. They are currently ranked 27th in MLB with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 120 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season. Washington has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 5 save opportunities and they have walked away with 3 saves.
Out of their 2,355 innings on the diamond, the Nationals hold a defensive efficiency of 66.9% (27th in pro baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 18 double plays and have a fielding rate of .979 (26th in baseball). The Nationals have recorded 267 assists, 23 errors and have accounted for 785 putouts during this campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Sanchez has conceded 1,905 base knocks while he has tallied 1,726 K's in 1,948 innings. Sanchez (112-113 career record) has earned a 4.05 earned run average and has surrendered 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 877 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.313 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 and he has gone up against 8,315 opposing batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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