Sunday, October 2, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Koch vs. Paul Clemens
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Petco Park on Sunday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Matt Koch for the Diamondbacks and Paul Clemens for the Padres. The Diamondbacks have a 88-66-6 over/under record and a 66-94-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Padres are 93-67-0 against the run line and have a 79-76-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 67-93 record, including 36-45 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Koch has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 0.67. He has 7 strikeouts over his 12 innings pitched and he has given up 4 hits so far this season. He has allowed 3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.56. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 577 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen while being struck out 513 times and walking 259 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.14 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,545 base hits and 814 earned runs. They have allowed 202 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 602 batters and struck out 1,297. 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 4.55.
As a team, Arizona is batting .261, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.12 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .298 and his on-base percentage is at .411. He has 171 hits this season along with 104 runs scored and 95 runs batted in. He's struck out 147 times and has walked 108 times. Jean Segura is hitting .319 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 201 hits so far while scoring 99 runs and he's driven in 64. He has walked 37 times and has struck out 100 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,460 hits, including 283 doubles and 187 home runs. They've stolen 131 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 30 times. Arizona has walked 457 times this season and they've struck out 1,415 times as a unit. They've left 1,104 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 740 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 39-42 home record and a 68-92 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.27, Paul Clemens has a 4-5 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 65.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 68 hits. He has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.99. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 505 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 512 times and walking 223 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.89 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.65 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,406 base knocks and 699 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 180 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 563 hitters and struck out 1,210. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Padres hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.86 hits per contest. Jon Jay comes into this matchup batting .289 and he has an OBP of .338. He has 99 hits this year along with 48 runs scored and 26 RBI. He's struck out 76 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Wil Myers is hitting .256 and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 151 hits so far while he's scored 96 runs and drove in 93. He has earned a walk 68 times and has punched out 159 times. The Padres as a unit have 1,257 base hits, including 250 doubles and 177 homers. They have 125 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 45 times. San Diego as a team has walked 448 times this year and they have struck out 1,479 times. They've had 953 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They score 4.24 runs per game and have totaled 679 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 88-66-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 66-94-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 79-76-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 93-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/16 RF Yasmany Tomas Back "?" Saturday vs. San Diego Padres
09/26/16 P Zack Greinke Shoulder out for season
09/16/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow out for season
09/11/16 CF A.J. Pollock Groin out for season
09/10/16 C Chris Herrmann Hand out indefinitely
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/24/16 SS Nick Ahmed Hip 60-day DL (7/23); out for season
San Diego Padres
09/01/16 C Christian Bethancourt Ribs 15-day DL (8/31)
08/23/16 RF Jabari Blash Finger 15-day DL (8/19)
08/07/16 P Erik Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (7/4), out for season
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 60-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 60-day DL (4/5)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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