The Kansas City Royals and Whit Merrifield will play Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros on Thursday at 2:10 PM.
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Game Info, Merrifield Props for Royals vs Astros
- Game Day: Thursday, July 7, 2022
- Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Stadium: Minute Maid Park
Merrifield in 2022
- Merrifield has 18 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 27 walks while batting .233.
- Merrifield ranks 224th in home runs and 93rd in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
- In 67.5% of his games this season (54 of 80), Merrifield has recorded a hit, and in 20 of those games (25.0%) he’s recorded multiple base knocks.
- Merrifield has hit a home run in four games this season (80 opportunities, 5.0%), leaving the ballpark in 1.1% of his trips to home plate.
Last Five Games
Astros Pitching in 2022
- Verlander gets the start for the Astros, his 16th of the season. He is 10-3 with a 2.03 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 97 1/3 innings pitched.
- The 39-year-old’s 2.03 ERA ranks fourth, .832 WHIP ranks third, and 8.3 K/9 ranks 33rd among qualifying pitchers this season.
- The Astros pitching staff is ninth in MLB with a collective 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
- The Astros allow the fourth-fewest home runs in baseball (74 total, 0.9 per game).