Friday, July 24, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Hutchison (9-2) vs. Felix Hernandez (11-5)
The Seattle Mariners welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to Safeco Field on Friday. Drew Hutchison is the probable starter for the Blue Jays and he'll face Felix Hernandez of the Mariners. The Blue Jays, with a 49-47 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 44-44 over/under record. The Mariners are 38-57 against the run line and have a 40-51 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
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The Blue Jays show up with a 48-48 record, including 20-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Drew Hutchison holds a 9-2 record with an earned run average of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.47. The Blue Jays are 12-7 over his 104 innings pitched and he's also given up 121 hits over that time period. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.53 and they've given up 244 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .228 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 85 times and striking out 285 times. Toronto is averaging 7.05 strikeouts per game while getting 8.78 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.05.
As a team, Toronto is batting .263, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .331 and they hold a .442 team slugging percentage. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 107 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 8.9 hits per game.
Seattle is 20-27 at home while holding a 43-52 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 2.77, Felix Hernandez will come into this game holding a 11-5 record and a 1.08 WHIP. The Mariners have a record of 12-7 over the 123.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 95 hits. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 4-14 when he starts. He is getting 2.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.85 and they have given up 270 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .250 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 108 times and striking out 257 times. Seattle is averaging 7.77 strikeouts per game while getting 8.51 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .298 and they hold a .385 team slugging percentage. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 107 while the team ranks 28th in baseball with 7.98 hits a game.
The Blue Jays have committed 58 errors and have combined for 955 assists and 2,546 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Mariners have committed 50 errors on the season with 972 assists and 2,551 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 44-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 49-47 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 40-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 38-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
07/23/15 P Drew Hutchison Illness expected to miss Thursday vs. Oakland Athletics
06/14/15 P Aaron Sanchez Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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