Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker (6-6) vs. James Shields (7-2)
The San Diego Padres welcome the Seattle Mariners to Petco Park on Wednesday. The probable starters are Taijuan Walker for the Mariners and James Shields for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +136 and San Diego at -146. The over/under was set at 7. The Mariners, with a 28-48 run line record, cover the spread 37% of the time. They also have a 31-42 over/under record. The Padres have a 47-29 over/under record and a 38-40 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
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The Mariners show up with a 34-42 record, including 17-19 on the road. Taijuan Walker has a 6-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.64 and a 1.36 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 7-8 over his 85.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 90 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-8. His teammates are averaging 3.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 207 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 200 times and walking 93 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78.
Seattle ranks 30th in the league in team batting average at .230 while hitting .224 on the road. The Mariners hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.72 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 85.
San Diego is 18-20 at home while holding a 37-41 overall record on the season. James Shields has a record of 7-2 while sporting an earned run average of 4.24 on the year with a 1.33 WHIP. In his starts, the Padres are 9-7 and he has allowed 99 hits over 97.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-4. His teammates score an average of 5.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 217 times and walking 87 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.89 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.43 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.11.
They rank 23rd in the league in team batting average with a .244 average while hitting .244 at home. The Padres hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.4 hits per game and Justin Upton leads the team with 77.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 40 errors with 778 assists and 2,050 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 47 errors, accumulating 759 assists and compiling 2,101 put outs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 31-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 28-48 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 47-29 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 38-40 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/04/15 P David Rollins Suspension 80-game suspension, eligible to return 7/4 vs. Oakland
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)
San Diego Padres
06/29/15 2B Cory Spangenberg Knee doubtful Tuesday vs. Seattle Mariners
06/29/15 3B Will Middlebrooks Ankle injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Seattle Mariners
06/25/15 P Dale Thayer Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/16/15 CF Wil Myers Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/14)
05/06/15 P Brandon Morrow Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/3)
04/06/15 P Cory Luebke Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/4)
04/06/15 P Josh Johnson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 C Tim Federowicz Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/26)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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