Friday, July 10, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kendall Graveman (6-4) vs. Danny Salazar (7-4)
The Cleveland Indians welcome the Oakland Athletics to Progressive Field on Friday. The Athletics send Kendall Graveman to the mound to face Danny Salazar of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +130 and Cleveland at -140. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Athletics have a 46-35 over/under record and a 42-46 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Indians have a 40-43 over/under record and a 37-47 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 39-49 record, including 21-23 on the road. Kendall Graveman has a 6-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.16 and a 1.34 WHIP. In his starts, the Athletics are 8-5 over his 77 innings pitched this season while giving up 79 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-6. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 225 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 238 and walked 91 batters this season while opposing teams hit .239 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.06 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.59 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.42, they are 6th in the league.
As a team, Oakland is batting .259, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 11th in baseball. With 87 hits, Brett Lawrie leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.97.
With a 17-24 home record, Cleveland will hope to improve on their 40-44 overall mark. Danny Salazar has a record of 7-4 while sporting an earned run average of 4.10 on the year with a 1.19 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 10-5 and he has allowed 82 hits over 90 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-6. He is getting 5.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 212 base hits on the year. The Indians bullpen has struck out 253 batters and walked 91 this season while opposing teams have hit .232 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.4 hits per game and are averaging 9.46 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.90, they are 16th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .258 average at Safeco Field. The Indians hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 9th in baseball. With 111 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.35.
Oakland has a team fielding percentage of .975 after having committed 81 errors with 868 assists and 2,316 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumlated 46 errors while having 773 assists and 2,227 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 46-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 42-46 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 40-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 37-47 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/09/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow expected to miss scheduled start Saturday vs Cleveland Indians
07/08/15 P Scott Kazmir Tricep left last game, "?" next start
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/23/15 CF Coco Crisp Neck Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
07/09/15 1B Brandon Moss Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Houston Astros
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7)
06/14/15 1B Nick Swisher Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
04/06/15 P Josh Tomlin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29)
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians
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