Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Vogelsong (6-6) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (6-5)
The Washington Nationals host the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on Sunday. The probable starters are Ryan Vogelsong for the Giants and Jordan Zimmermann for the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +155 and Washington at -165. The over/under was set at 7. The Giants, with a 44-37 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 41-35 over/under record. The Nationals are 36-44 against the run line and have a 42-35 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 42-39 record, including 21-19 on the road. Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong holds a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.37. In his starts, the Giants are 8-7 over his 86 innings pitched this season while giving up 82 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Giants are 7-5 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.60 and they've given up 225 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 197 and walked 80 batters this season while opposing teams hit .239 against them. San Francisco has a team average of 8.53 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.07 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.85, they are 14th in the league.
San Francisco ranks 2nd in the league in team batting average at .270 while hitting .281 on the road. Ranked at 4th in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .328 and they hold a .407 team slugging percentage. With 93 hits, Joe Panik leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.3.
With a 23-14 home record, Washington will hope to improve on their 44-36 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.16, Jordan Zimmermann will come into this game holding a 6-5 record and a 1.27 WHIP. In his starts, the Nationals are 9-7 and he has allowed 108 hits over 99.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Nationals are 9-7 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.43 and they have given up 220 hits on the season. The Nationals bullpen has struck out 208 batters and walked 67 this season while opposing teams have hit .250 against them. Washington has a team average of 9.03 hits per game and are averaging 7.95 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.63, they are 10th in the league.
They rank 11th in the league in team batting average with a .256 average while hitting .254 at home. Ranked at 9th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .322 and they hold a .402 team slugging percentage. With 88 hits, Yunel Escobar leads the team while his team ranks 12th in hits per game with 8.64.
The Giants have committed 40 errors and have combined for 869 assists and 2,165 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Nationals have accumlated 50 errors while having 758 assists and 2,122 put outs leading to a .983 fielding percentage.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 41-35 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 44-37 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 42-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 36-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
07/02/15 P Tim Hudson Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
06/27/15 P Jeremy Affeldt Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/24/15 LF Norichika Aoki Leg Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/18/15 2B Marco Scutaro Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17); out for season
06/12/15 RF Hunter Pence Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/3)
07/04/15 P Stephen Strasburg Oblique left last start, "?" for next start
06/26/15 2B Anthony Rendon Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/12/15 P Aaron Barrett Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/12)
06/11/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
05/19/15 LF Jayson Werth Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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