Saturday, April 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Shelby Miller vs. Andrew Cashner
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Petco Park on Saturday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks and Andrew Cashner for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +107 and San Diego at -117. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Diamondbacks have a 4-6-0 over/under record and a 3-7-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 30% of the time. The Padres are 4-6-0 against the run line and have a 3-6-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 3-6 record, including 1-1 on the road. Starting pitcher Shelby Miller has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 8.18 and a WHIP of 1.64. He has 8 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he has given up 15 hits so far this season. He has allowed 12.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.49. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen while being struck out 27 times and walking 15 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.92 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 97 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 36 batters and struck out 66. They walk 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 5.32.
As a team, Arizona is batting .246, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .208 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.3 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .216 and his on-base percentage is at .326. He has 8 hits this season along with 5 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 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 83 hits, including 17 doubles and 11 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. Arizona has walked 22 times this season and they've struck out 81 times as a unit. They've left 61 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 40 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 0-3 home record and a 3-7 overall mark. With an earned run average of 8.00, Andrew Cashner has a 0-1 record and a 1.78 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 9 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 13 hits. He has allowed 13 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.44. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 28 times and walking 15 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.69 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.13. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 81 base knocks and 49 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 11 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 36 hitters and struck out 83. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .120 average at home. The Padres hold a .326 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .275 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 7.5 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 .244 and he has an OBP of .295. 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 12 times. The Padres as a unit have 75 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 97 times. They've had 58 men left on base and have an OPS of .602. They score 3.7 runs per game and have totaled 37 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 3-7-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 3-6-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 4-6-0 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres
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