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
Hits Home Runs RBI
Over/Under 0.5 0.5 0.5
Over Odds -175 +850 +320

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

Opponent Date H/AB R HR RBI K BB SB
Astros July 6 1-for-5 1 1 1 1 0 0
Astros July 5 2-for-5 2 0 0 1 0 0
Astros July 4 2-for-5 1 0 0 1 0 1
Tigers July 3 1-for-2 2 0 0 0 3 0
Tigers July 2 2-for-4 1 0 1 0 0 1

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).
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