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    Tomas Nido takes a two-game home run streak into the New York Mets’ (90-55) matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-89). The Mets are moneyline favorites (-264) for this matchup with the Pirates (+215), which begins at 7:10 PM ET on Friday at Citi Field. New York’s Taijuan Walker and Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Mets vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Friday, September 16, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Queens, New York
    • Stadium: Citi Field
    Mets vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Mets -264 7.5

    Mets Stats & Trends

    Mets Batting

    • The Mets average 1.0 home run per game to rank 15th in baseball with 150 total home runs .
    • The Mets have the fifth-best batting average in the majors (.258).
    • The Mets rank second in the league with a .330 on-base percentage.
    • The Mets strike out 7.5 times per game to rank fourth in baseball.
    • The Mets average 1.0 home run per home game this season (70 total at home).
    • The Mets are slugging .396 with 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .252 with 598 hits (8.2 per game) at home this season.

    Mets Key Batters

    • Pete Alonso has 146 hits, which ranks first among New York hitters this season, while batting .270 with 59 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Alonso’s batting average ranks 42nd, his on-base percentage ranks 37th, and he is 12th in slugging.
    • Alonso has picked up at least one hit in nine straight games. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .325 with a double, three home runs, three walks and six RBI.
    • Francisco Lindor is hitting .267 with 21 doubles, four triples, 24 home runs and 58 walks.
    • Among qualifying batters, Lindor ranks 51st in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage.
    • Lindor heads into this game looking to extend his two-game hit streak. In his last five games he is batting .250 with two home runs, two walks and three RBI.
    • Brandon Nimmo has 137 hits this season and has a slash line of .261/.355/.417.
    • Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with an OPS of .824. He has a slash line of .322/.374/.450 this season.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates’ 145 home runs rank 17th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Pirates rank 29th in MLB with a team batting average of just .222.
    • The Pirates have an on-base percentage of .288 this season, which ranks 28th in the league.
    • The Pirates rank 29th in strikeouts per game (9.3) among MLB offenses.
    • In 73 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 77 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • They are slugging .364 in 73 road games this season.
    • In 73 road games this season, they have a batting average of .219 while averaging 7.3 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has totaled 124 hits with a .338 on-base percentage and a .452 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Pirates.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, Reynolds’ batting average is 67th, his on-base percentage is 54th, and he is 47th in slugging.
    • Reynolds heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .381 with two home runs, two walks and three RBI.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 22 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 44 walks while batting .248.
    • Hayes ranks 83rd in batting average, 92nd in on-base percentage and 124th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Ben Gamel is batting .235 with 19 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 39 walks.
    • Michael Chavis has 16 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 18 walks while batting .240.

    Mets vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Walker Keller
    25 GS 25
    11-4 W-L 5-10
    3.48 ERA 4.01
    134.2 IP 137.0
    40 BB 51
    106 SO 115

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