Thursday, August 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Braden Shipley vs. Noah Syndergaard
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Citi Field on Thursday to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Braden Shipley for the Diamondbacks and Noah Syndergaard for the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +205 and New York at -222. The over/under was set at 7. The Diamondbacks have a 62-46-4 over/under record and a 45-67-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Mets are 50-62-0 against the run line and have a 48-61-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 46-66 record, including 27-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Braden Shipley has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.62. He has 10 strikeouts over his 17.1 innings pitched and he has given up 17 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.88. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.14 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen while being struck out 339 times and walking 178 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.72 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.14 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,087 base hits and 568 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 424 batters and struck out 910. They walk 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team, Arizona is batting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .261 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.11 hits per game. Jean Segura comes into this game hitting .308 and his on-base percentage is at .356. He has 136 hits this season along with 66 runs scored and 44 runs batted in. He's struck out 70 times and has walked 25 times. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .295 and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 119 hits so far while scoring 66 runs and he's driven in 72. He has walked 76 times and has struck out 101 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,020 hits, including 197 doubles and 128 home runs. They've stolen 77 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Arizona has walked 306 times this season and they've struck out 991 times as a unit. They've left 772 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 497 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 29-27 home record and a 57-55 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.64, Noah Syndergaard has a 9-6 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 157 strikeouts over the 129.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 123 hits. He has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.18. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 358 times and walking 129 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 942 base knocks and 377 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 289 hitters and struck out 949. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.42.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .234 average at home. The Mets hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.89 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .255 and he has an OBP of .308. He has 95 hits this year along with 42 runs scored and 33 RBI. He's struck out 80 times and has walked on 22 occasions. Neil Walker is hitting .273 and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 102 hits so far while he's scored 48 runs and drove in 51. He has earned a walk 35 times and has punched out 79 times. The Mets as a unit have 884 base hits, including 162 doubles and 147 homers. They have 27 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. New York as a team has walked 340 times this year and they have struck out 933 times. They've had 766 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They score 3.71 runs per game and have totaled 416 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 62-46-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 45-67-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 48-61-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 50-62-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/09/16 C Welington Castillo Personal expected to miss Wednesday & Thursday vs. New York Mets
08/09/16 LF Yasmany Tomas Neck "?" Wednesday 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)
New York Mets
08/03/16 CF Yoenis Cespedes Quad 15-day DL (8/4)
08/02/16 CF Justin Ruggiano Hamstring 15-day DL (8/2)
08/02/16 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Knee 15-day DL (8/1)
07/31/16 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 15-day DL (7/29)
07/30/16 3B Jose Reyes Oblique 15-day DL (7/30)
07/06/16 P Matt Harvey Shoulder 60-day DL (7/6), out for season
06/22/16 P Jim Henderson Bicep 15-day DL (6/19)
06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (5/30), out for season
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 15-day DL (5/21)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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