Friday, August 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. David Price
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Fenway Park on Friday to take on the Boston Red Sox. The probable pitchers are Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks and David Price for the Red Sox. The opening line for this game has Arizona at +203 and Boston at -220. The over/under is 9.5. The Diamondbacks have a 62-47-4 over/under mark and a 46-67-0 run line record, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Red Sox are 54-58-0 against the run line and have a 56-51-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this game with a 47-66 record, and they are 28-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 4-11 record with an ERA of 5.37 and a WHIP of 1.61. He has 103 strikeouts during his 130.2 innings pitched and he has given up 153 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.96. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have allowed 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the pen while they've been struck out 342 times and walked 179 times this year. As a unit, Arizona has given up 9.66 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.11 hitters per nine. They are 29th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.04. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,093 base hits and 570 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 425 batters and struck out 917. They walk 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team, Arizona is hitting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .261 average on the road. The Diamondbacks have a .429 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .318 which is good for 19th in the league. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.12 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this game hitting .311 and his on-base percentage is at .360. He has 139 hits this season along with 68 runs scored and 44 runs batted in. He's struck out 70 times and has walked 26 times. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .297 and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 121 hits so far while scoring 66 runs and he's driven in 74. He has walked 76 times and has struck out 103 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,031 hits, including 201 doubles and 129 home runs. They've stolen 81 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 24 times. Arizona has walked 308 times this season and they've struck out 1,004 times as a unit. They've left 780 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 500 runs so far this year.
Boston comes into this game with a 35-26 home mark and a 61-51 overall record. With an ERA of 4.34, David Price has a 9-8 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 159 strikeouts over the 155.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 163 hits. He has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.41. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 354 times and walking 133 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 8.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.38 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 974 base knocks and 476 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Boston as a staff has walked 352 hitters and struck out 930. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .283, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .301 average at home. The Red Sox hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350 which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.96 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .312 and he has an OBP of .353. He has 149 hits this year along with 87 runs scored and 75 RBI. He's struck out 66 times and has walked on 31 occasions. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .315 and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 144 hits so far while he's scored 80 runs and drove in 69. He has earned a walk 38 times and has punched out 76 times. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,116 base hits, including 252 doubles and 139 homers. They have 65 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Boston as a team has walked 384 times this year and they have struck out 795 times. They've had 816 men left on base and have an OPS of .814. They score 5.42 runs per game and have totaled 607 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 62-47-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 46-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 56-51-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 54-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/10/16 C Welington Castillo Personal expected to miss Thursday vs. New York Mets
08/10/16 LF Yasmany Tomas Neck "?" Thursday vs. New York Mets
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 15-day DL (8/6)
07/24/16 SS Nick Ahmed Hip 15-day DL (7/23)
07/17/16 C Chris Herrmann Hamstring 15-day DL (7/17)
07/07/16 P Andrew Chafin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/4)
06/24/16 CF Socrates Brito Toe 15-day DL (6/23)
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Boston Red Sox
08/11/16 P Steven Wright Shoulder expected to miss start Thursday vs. New York Yankees
08/10/16 DH David Ortiz Foot is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. New York Yankees
08/10/16 RF Mookie Betts Calf is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. New York Yankees
08/06/16 C Ryan Hanigan Ankle 15-day DL (8/5)
07/20/16 P Koji Uehara Pectoral 15-day DL (7/20)
07/10/16 P Sean O'Sullivan Knee 15-day DL (7/10)
06/24/16 LF Chris Young Hamstring 15-day DL (6/23)
06/17/16 2B Josh Rutledge Knee 60-day DL (6/15)
06/07/16 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (5/15)
06/06/16 C Blake Swihart Ankle 60-day DL (6/5)
05/03/16 3B Pablo Sandoval Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
04/04/16 P Brandon Workman Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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