Max Scherzer

Sunday Free Pick – Dodgers vs Mets

16 July, 2023

On Sunday at Citi Field, the Los Angeles Dodgers (51-38) will take on the New York Mets (42-48). Bobby Miller and Max Scherzer will start the game.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are third in the league in terms of team scoring with 5.6 runs scored per game. They have scored 494 runs and have a.330 on-base percentage. The Dodgers have 149 home runs and 161 doubles in their collective career. Their team batting average is.244, and they have collected 733 hits and 478 RBIs for the season. Los Angeles is hitting.455 with a 784 strikeout to walk ratio and a 366 walk rate.

The pitching staff’s team WHIP is 1.27, and their K/BB ratio is 2.91. The Dodgers’ pitching staff has allowed 418 runs overall and 102 long balls, ranking them 18th in baseball. In addition to 744 hits (8.5 per 9 innings), Los Angeles has also given up 395 runs that were earned. The Dodgers’ pitching staff has struck out 762 batters this season, ranking them 23rd in MLB, and their team ERA is 4.50. Their team FIP for the season is 4.19, and they have walked 262 players from the opposing club.

The relief pitchers for the Dodgers have entered 87 save opportunities and have a 67.6% save rate. Over the course of the season, the bullpen pitchers have given up 134 runners, and 29.1% of them have scored. In addition to making 92 appearances in high-leverage situations, Dodgers bullpen relievers entered the game 86 times with runners on base. In this season, the Dodgers have sent 317 relievers to the mound. The relief relievers have a combined total of 53 holds thus far this season, ranking seventh in MLB. On the season, they have made 23 saves, but 11 of their 34 chances to make saves have been missed.

At this point in the season, there have been 2,372 putouts, 786 assists, and 42 mistakes attributed to the Los Angeles Dodgers. They have turned 73 double plays, and their fielding percentage of.987 now ranks 9th in MLB. The Dodgers are now rated 13th in professional baseball because, during the course of their 7,116 innings on the field, they have turned 69.3% of balls in play into outs.

With 184 batters faced throughout his stint in the majors, Miller (5-1 lifetime record) has a FIP of 3.71. He has 15 walks and 39 hits (8.0 hits per nine innings). His career WHIP is 1.227, and his earned run average is 4.50 (allowed 22 runs). Throughout his pro baseball career, Miller has pitched 44 innings and struck out 42 batters.

The Mets rank 17th in MLB in both team SLG% (.405) and average runs scored per game (4.50). In addition to walking 301 times and scoring 405 runs, they have recorded 119 two-baggers. On the year, New York has 114 home runs and 394 runs batted in. They have recorded 720 hits while striking out 711 times, ranking 26th in MLB. The New York Mets’ team OBP is currently at.321, and their batting average is currently.241.

The Mets’ collective WHIP and FIP for the season are 1.350 and 4.71, respectively. Their K/BB ratio at the moment is 8.80 (770 strikeouts vs. 325 bases on balls). With 732 total hits allowed, they presently have the 10th-best staff ranking in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball for runs allowed per nine innings (4.69), with 119 home runs surrendered. With 382 earned runs given up so far this season, the New York pitching staff’s ERA stands at 4.39 (408 runs surrendered).

Of the 124 inherited base runners, New York relievers have a 27.4% inherited score percentage. 88 times in high leverage situations and 84 times with runners on have their bullpen pitchers taken the mound. The Mets have held on to 56 of their 91 save opportunities while also blowing 11 saves. They have sent 288 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season, and they now own the 13th-best save percentage in MLB with a 65.6% rate. In 32 save opportunities, relief pitchers have entered the game for New York, and they have secured 21 saves.

The Mets have a 69.6% defensive efficiency in their 7,053 innings of play, which ranks them 12th in MLB. The New York Mets have turned 83 double plays and have the 18th-best fielding percentage in the majors (.986). In addition to 2,351 putouts thus far this season, the Mets have recorded 780 assists, 46 errors, and 780 assists.

In his MLB career, Scherzer has given up 2,265 hits while striking out 3,294 batters in 2,769 innings. Scherzer has a 2.09-105 record in his career and a 3.15 earned run average while allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up 969 earned runs while compiling a WHIP of 1.079 and a FIP of 3.2. He has faced 11,197 hitters in his pro baseball career and has a K/BB ratio of 4.55.

Pick: Take New York

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