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MJ Melendez will be matching up with starting pitcher Aaron Nola on Friday (at 7:05 PM ET) when the Kansas City Royals take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Game Info and MJ Melendez Props
- Day: Friday, August 4, 2023
- Time: 7:05 PM ET
- TV Channel: MLB Network
- Hits Prop: Over/under 1 hit (Over odds: -192)
- Home Runs Prop: Over/under 1 home run (Over odds: +340)
- Total Bases Prop: Over/under 2 total bases (Over odds: +120)
MJ Melendez Stats
- Melendez is batting .213 with an OBP of .290 and a slugging percentage of .343 this season.
- He has reached base via a hit in 63 games this year (of 102 played), and he delivered multiple hits in 15 of those games.
- In 7.8% of his games this year, he has hit a home run. He’s cleared the fence in 1.9% of his trips to the plate.
- Melendez has produced an RBI in 23 games this season (22.5%), including 10 multi-RBI outings (9.8%). He has also driven home three or more of his team’s runs in two contests.
Phillies Pitching Stats and Rankings
- The Phillies pitching staff is 11th in the majors with a K/9 of nine.
- The Phillies have the 11th-ranked team ERA in baseball at 3.98.
- The Phillies have surrendered the 10th-fewest homers in the majors (120 total, 1.1 per game).
- Nola (9-7) will take to the mound for the Phillies and make his 23rd start of the season.
- Among qualified pitchers in the majors this season, the 30-year-old ranks 50th in ERA (4.43), 18th in WHIP (1.123), and 27th in K/9 (9.1).
Melendez’s recent games
- vs. Mets on August 3: 0-for-5, 1 K
- vs. Mets on August 2: 0-for-4, 1 R, 2 K
- vs. Mets on August 1: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB
- vs. Twins on July 30: 1-for-4, 2 K
- vs. Twins on July 29: 1-for-5, 2 K
- vs. Twins on July 28: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
- at Guardians on July 26: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
- at Guardians on July 24: 0-for-4, 1 K
- at Yankees on July 23: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
- at Yankees on July 22: 1-for-4, 2 K
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