Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Steven Matz
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Citi Field on Tuesday to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Steven Matz for the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +107 and New York at -117. The over/under was set at 7. The Diamondbacks have a 61-46-4 over/under record and a 44-67-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Mets are 50-61-0 against the run line and have a 47-61-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 45-66 record, including 26-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 3.62 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 91 strikeouts over his 109.1 innings pitched and he has given up 106 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.18 and they have given up 400 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen while being struck out 336 times and walking 177 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.76 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.13 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.10. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,081 base hits and 565 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 422 batters and struck out 901. They walk 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team, Arizona is batting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.12 hits per game. Jean Segura comes into this game hitting .309 and his on-base percentage is at .357. He has 135 hits this season along with 66 runs scored and 44 runs batted in. He's struck out 68 times and has walked 25 times. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .408. He has totaled 117 hits so far while scoring 65 runs and he's driven in 70. He has walked 76 times and has struck out 99 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,012 hits, including 196 doubles and 126 home runs. They've stolen 72 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Arizona has walked 303 times this season and they've struck out 978 times as a unit. They've left 766 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 492 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 29-26 home record and a 57-54 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.63, Steven Matz has a 8-8 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 112 strikeouts over the 119 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 123 hits. He has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 280 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 354 times and walking 127 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.55 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.56 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 934 base knocks and 372 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 94 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 286 hitters and struck out 936. 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 3.41.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .235 average at home. The Mets hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.91 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 .268 and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 99 hits so far while he's scored 46 runs and drove in 49. He has earned a walk 35 times and has punched out 78 times. The Mets as a unit have 878 base hits, including 161 doubles and 146 homers. They have 27 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 13 times. New York as a team has walked 338 times this year and they have struck out 924 times. They've had 762 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They score 3.72 runs per game and have totaled 413 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 61-46-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 44-67-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 47-61-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 50-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 15-day DL (8/6)
08/05/16 P Zack Greinke Oblique 15-day DL (6/29), expected to be activated and start Tuesday vs. NY Mets
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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