Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Madison Bumgarner
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit AT&T Park on Wednesday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +120 and San Francisco at -129. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Diamondbacks have a 7-7-0 over/under record and a 5-9-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 36% of the time. The Giants are 6-8-0 against the run line and have a 7-7-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 6-8 record, including 4-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 6.75 and a WHIP of 1.56. He has 15 strikeouts over his 17.1 innings pitched and he has given up 22 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen while being struck out 53 times and walking 22 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.37 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 138 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 54 batters and struck out 107. They walk 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.62.
As a team, Arizona is batting .257, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.21 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .229 and his on-base percentage is at .383. He has 11 hits this season along with 7 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 15 times and has walked 10 times. Yasmany Tomas is hitting .286 and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 12 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 8. He has walked 3 times and has struck out 9 times. The Diamondbacks have 129 hits, including 26 doubles and 18 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. Arizona has walked 33 times this season and they've struck out 118 times as a unit. They've left 91 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 62 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 3-2 home record and a 7-7 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.50, Madison Bumgarner has a 1-1 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 19 hits. He has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.25. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 33 times and walking 18 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 10.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 139 base knocks and 65 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 107. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .272 average at home. The Giants hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.86 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .273 and he has an OBP of .340. He has 12 hits this year along with 5 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 5 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .308 and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 16 hits so far while he's scored 7 runs and drove in 8. He has earned a walk 8 times and has punched out 8 times. The Giants as a unit have 124 base hits, including 20 doubles and 21 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 46 times this year and they have struck out 86 times. They've had 82 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They score 5.5 runs per game and have totaled 77 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 7-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 5-9-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 7-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 6-8-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/17/16 P Shelby Miller Finger left last game, probable next start
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 Francisco Giants
04/19/16 P George Kontos Elbow 15-day DL
04/16/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 15-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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