Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker (8-7) vs. Christopher Rusin (3-4)
The Seattle Mariners visit Coors Field on Wednesday to play the Colorado Rockies. Taijuan Walker is the probable starter for the Mariners and he'll face Christopher Rusin of the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -125 and Colorado at +115. The over/under was set at 11. The Mariners have a 47-55 over/under record and a 44-63 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Rockies have a 54-46 over/under record and a 55-49 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 53% of the time.
The Mariners come into this game with a 49-58 record, and they are 27-27 away from home. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker holds a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.22. The Mariners are 12-9 over his 121.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 118 hits over that time period. The Mariners are also 11-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 304 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.86. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen while being struck out 296 times and walking 129 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.91 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95.
Seattle ranks 27th in the league in team batting average at .240 while hitting .232 on the road. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .301, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .394. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.17 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 127.
With a 44-60 overall record, Colorado will come into this game 24-28 at home. With an earned run average of 4.61, Christopher Rusin will come into this game holding a 3-4 record and a 1.56 WHIP. The Rockies have a record of 3-8 over the 70.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 92 hits. The Rockies are also 6-4 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 375 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.47. Teams are hitting .267 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 304 times and walking 134 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.91 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96.
They rank 2nd in the league in team batting average with a .274 average while hitting .306 at home. The Rockies on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .441. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.42 hits per game and DJ LeMahieu leads the team with 122.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .985 with 59 total errors, 1,108 assists and 2,892 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 60 errors, accumulating 1168 assists and compiling 2,729 put outs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 47-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 44-63 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 54-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 55-49 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
08/01/15 LF Corey Dickerson Ribs Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
08/01/15 P Kyle Kendrick Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
07/21/15 P Chad Bettis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
07/10/15 P David Hale Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
07/01/15 P Christian Bergman Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/30)
06/18/15 P Brooks Brown Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/01/15 P Jordan Lyles Toe Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1); out for season
05/30/15 1B Justin Morneau Concussion Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
04/28/15 P Adam Ottavino Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/04/15 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/1)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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