Saturday, June 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Colome (3-2) vs. Felix Hernandez (8-2)
The Tampa Bay Rays take on the Seattle Mariners on Saturday at Safeco Field. Alex Colome is the probable starter for the Rays and he'll face Felix Hernandez of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +163 and Seattle at -173. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Rays, with a 32-23 run line record, cover the spread 58% of the time. They also have a 22-31 over/under record. The Mariners are 19-35 against the run line and have a 23-30 over/under record. They cover the spread 35% of the time.
The Rays head into this matchup with a 29-26 record, including 16-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Alex Colome holds a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 5.05 and a WHIP of 1.40. The Rays are 3-4 over his 35.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 42 hits over that time period. The Rays are also 4-3 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.45 and they've given up 149 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .220 against the Rays bullpen while walking 76 times and striking out 174 times. Tampa Bay is averaging 8.63 strikeouts per game while getting 7.5 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.37.
Tampa Bay ranks 21st in the league in team batting average at .243 while hitting .238 on the road. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .310 and they hold a .387 team slugging percentage. Logan Forsythe leads the team in hits with 52 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.11 hits per game.
With a 12-17 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 24-30 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.63, Felix Hernandez will come into this game holding a 8-2 record and a 0.98 WHIP. The Mariners have a record of 9-2 over the 75.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 54 hits. The Mariners are also 2-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.72 and they have given up 152 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .242 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 72 times and striking out 140 times. Seattle is averaging 7.57 strikeouts per game while getting 8.38 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79.
They rank 27th in the league in team batting average with a .237 average while hitting .246 at home. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .297 and they hold a .392 team slugging percentage. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 67 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.06 hits a game.
The Rays have committed 23 errors and have combined for 485 assists and 1,473 put outs leading to a .988 team fielding percentage. The Mariners have committed 28 errors on the season with 572 assists and 1,469 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 22-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 32-23 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 23-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 19-35 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
05/31/15 2B Tim Beckham Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/31)
05/25/15 1B James Loney Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/10/15 P Drew Smyly Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/6), out for season
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
05/03/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22), out for season
04/09/15 C John Jaso Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
04/06/15 P Matt Moore Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
06/04/15 1B Mark Trumbo Acquired is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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