Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn (10-8) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (9-9)
The San Francisco Giants welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to AT&T Park on Saturday. The Cardinals send Lance Lynn to the mound to face Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -115 and San Francisco at +105. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Cardinals, with a 65-62 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 47-72 over/under record. The Giants have a 60-57 over/under record and a 71-56 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 56% of the time.
The Cardinals head into this matchup with a 82-45 record, including 36-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn holds a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 2.94 and a WHIP of 1.34. The Cardinals are 14-10 over his 140.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 137 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Cardinals are 6-17 in his starts. The team is averaging 3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 329 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.32. Opposing teams are hitting .233 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 134 times and striking out 332 times. St. Louis is averaging 7.95 strikeouts per game while getting 8.15 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in baseball in team earned run average at 2.65.
St. Louis is batting .253 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .246 away from home. The Cardinals on-base percentage sits at .320, which puts them at 11th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .391. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 134 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.61 hits per game.
With a 37-25 home record, San Francisco will hope to improve on their 68-59 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.05, Ryan Vogelsong will come into this game holding a 9-9 record and a 1.40 WHIP. The Giants have a record of 11-9 over the 120 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 115 hits. Against the over/under, the Giants are 8-10 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 336 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.22. Opposing teams are hitting .231 against the Giants bullpen while walking 108 times and striking out 324 times. San Francisco is averaging 7.37 strikeouts per game while getting 8.38 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67.
They are batting .268 as a team, which is good for 3rd in the league and hitting .269 at home. The Giants on-base percentage sits at .326, which puts them at 4th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .408. Buster Posey leads the team in hits with 139 while the team ranks 4th in baseball with 9.22 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Cardinals have a fielding percentage of .985 with 73 total errors, 1,272 assists and 3,475 put outs. The Giants have committed 59 errors on the season with 1315 assists and 3,388 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-72 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 65-62 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 60-57 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 71-56 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
08/27/15 P Trevor Rosenthal Personal expected to miss series vs. San Francisco Giants
08/18/15 LF Randal Grichuk Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/16)
07/30/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
07/03/15 CF Jon Jay Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
07/01/15 P Matt Belisle Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/26)
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (05/26)
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/30)
04/28/15 P Adam Wainwright Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
San Francisco Giants
08/28/15 P Matt Cain Hip doubtful for next scheduled start Sunday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
08/27/15 SS Brandon Crawford Back "?" Friday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
08/27/15 LF Gregor Blanco Hip "?" Friday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
08/26/15 P Jeremy Affeldt Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/20/15 RF Hunter Pence Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/18)
08/11/15 CF Angel Pagan Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/11)
08/04/15 2B Joe Panik Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/31/15 P Tim Hudson Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
06/18/15 2B Marco Scutaro Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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