Friday, April 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. James Shields
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Petco Park on Friday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and James Shields for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -111 and San Diego at +101. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Diamondbacks have a 4-5-0 over/under record and a 3-6-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 33% of the time. The Padres are 4-5-0 against the run line and have a 3-5-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 3-6 record, including 1-1 on the road. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 9.90 and a WHIP of 2.00. He has 10 strikeouts over his 10 innings pitched and he has given up 16 hits so far this season. He has allowed 14.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.27. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen while being struck out 27 times and walking 15 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 10.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.75 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.62. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 89 base hits and 50 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season and they allow 1.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 31 batters and struck out 60. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 5.45.
As a team, Arizona is batting .252, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .219 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.56 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .242 and his on-base percentage is at .359. He has 8 hits this season along with 5 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 11 times and has walked 5 times. Yasmany Tomas is hitting .174 and he has an on-base percentage of .259. He has totaled 4 hits so far while scoring 1 run and he's driven in 4. He has walked 3 times and has struck out 7 times. The Diamondbacks have 77 hits, including 15 doubles and 11 home runs. They've stolen 5 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. Arizona has walked 21 times this season and they've struck out 72 times as a unit. They've left 57 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 38 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 0-3 home record and a 3-6 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.85, James Shields has a 0-2 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 12 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.63. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 26 times and walking 13 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.42 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.31. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 77 base knocks and 46 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 31 hitters and struck out 73. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .120 average at home. The Padres hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .297 and he has an OBP of .297. He has 11 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 10 RBI. He's struck out 7 times and has walked on 0 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .270 and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 10 hits so far while he's scored 5 runs and drove in 5. He has earned a walk 3 times and has punched out 9 times. The Padres as a unit have 72 base hits, including 12 doubles and 7 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. San Diego as a team has walked 23 times this year and they have struck out 81 times. They've had 55 men left on base and have an OPS of .640. They score 4.11 runs per game and have totaled 37 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 3-6-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 3-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 4-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/16 P Josh Collment Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
San Diego Padres
04/11/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring 15-day DL (4/10)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/08/16 P Matt Thornton Achilles 15-day DL (4/4)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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