Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka (2-1) vs. Taijuan Walker (2-5)
The New York Yankees head to Safeco Field on Wednesday to take on The Seattle Mariners. The Yankees send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound to face Taijuan Walker of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -117 and Seattle at +107. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Yankees, with a 27-25 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 26-23 over/under record. The Mariners have a 22-28 over/under record and a 19-32 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 37% of the time.
The Yankees head into this matchup with a 27-25 record, including 15-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka holds a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.22 and a WHIP of 0.94. In his starts, the Yankees are 3-1 over his 22.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 14 hits during those innings. The Yankees are also 2-2 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 6.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.04 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .197 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 67 times and striking out 184 times. New York is averaging 8.47 strikeouts per game while getting 8.64 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.82.
As a team, New York is batting .245, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 16th in baseball. Jacoby Ellsbury leads the team in hits with 48 while the team ranks 19th in baseball with 8.37 hits per game.
With a 12-14 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 24-27 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.18, Taijuan Walker will come into this game holding a 2-5 record and a 1.59 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 3-7 and he has allowed 58 hits over 51 innings pitched this season. The Mariners are also 5-5 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 70 times and striking out 134 times. Seattle is averaging 7.6 strikeouts per game while getting 8.42 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .244 average at Safeco Field. The Mariners hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297 which is good for 28th in baseball. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 65 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 7.96 hits a game.
New York has a team fielding percentage of .980 after having committed 38 errors with 484 assists and 1,406 put outs for the season. The Mariners have committed 28 errors on the season with 537 assists and 1,382 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 26-23 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 27-25 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 22-28 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 19-32 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/30/15 P Masahiro Tanaka Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/28), expected to be activated & start Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners
05/30/15 CF Slade Heathcott Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
05/20/15 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
05/14/15 P Chris Martin Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/9)
05/07/15 2B Gregorio Petit Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/6)
04/05/15 SS Brendan Ryan Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/1)
04/05/15 P Ivan Nova Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
04/25/15 P Hisashi Iwakuma Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/21)
04/14/15 P Tom Wilhelmsen Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/11)
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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