Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Gerrit Cole
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit PNC Park on Thursday to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks and Gerrit Cole for the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +160 and Pittsburgh at -170. The over/under was set at 7. The Diamondbacks have a 23-21-3 over/under record and a 22-25-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Pirates are 22-22-0 against the run line and have a 28-15-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 21-26 record, including 14-9 on the road. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 39 strikeouts over his 56.1 innings pitched and he has given up 57 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 164 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen while being struck out 140 times and walking 69 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.64 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 444 base hits and 218 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 363. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team, Arizona is batting .269, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .273 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.47 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .247 and his on-base percentage is at .416. He has 39 hits this season along with 24 runs scored and 26 runs batted in. He's struck out 49 times and has walked 45 times. Jean Segura is hitting .316 and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 61 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 23. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 27 times. The Diamondbacks have 445 hits, including 91 doubles and 53 home runs. They've stolen 30 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Arizona has walked 138 times this season and they've struck out 371 times as a unit. They've left 335 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 215 runs so far this year.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup with a 13-9 home record and a 25-19 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.79, Gerrit Cole has a 5-3 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 48.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 46 hits. He has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.13. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 147 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 121 times and walking 69 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.51 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 392 base knocks and 184 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 170 hitters and struck out 332. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .283, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .293 average at home. The Pirates hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .360 which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.91 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .253 and he has an OBP of .337. He has 44 hits this year along with 29 runs scored and 20 RBI. He's struck out 44 times and has walked on 20 occasions. Starling Marte is hitting .325 and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 24 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 37 times. The Pirates as a unit have 436 base hits, including 83 doubles and 40 homers. They have 31 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 13 times. Pittsburgh as a team has walked 164 times this year and they have struck out 338 times. They've had 356 men left on base and have an OPS of .789. They score 5.02 runs per game and have totaled 221 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 23-21-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 22-25-0 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 28-15-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 22-22-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/25/16 SS Jean Segura Head doubtful Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
05/25/16 SS Nick Ahmed Head "?" Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
05/15/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 15-day DL (5/9)
04/04/16 P Josh Collmenter Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
05/24/16 P Ryan Vogelsong Eye 15-day DL (5/24)
03/31/16 C Elias Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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