Friday, May 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Carlos Martinez
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Busch Stadium on Friday to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +135 and St. Louis at -145. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 19-21-3 over/under record and a 20-23-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Cardinals are 20-20-0 against the run line and have a 23-15-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 19-24 record, including 12-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.14 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 32 strikeouts over his 50 innings pitched and he has given up 53 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.99. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 132 times and walking 61 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.61 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 400 base hits and 195 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 152 batters and struck out 333. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team, Arizona is batting .266, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .267 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.37 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .228 and his on-base percentage is at .395. He has 33 hits this season along with 23 runs scored and 23 runs batted in. He's struck out 47 times and has walked 40 times. Jean Segura is hitting .335 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 59 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 26 times. The Diamondbacks have 403 hits, including 85 doubles and 50 home runs. They've stolen 29 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Arizona has walked 124 times this season and they've struck out 355 times as a unit. They've left 302 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 194 runs so far this year.
St. Louis comes into this matchup with a 10-11 home record and a 21-19 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.14, Carlos Martinez has a 4-3 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 31 hits. He has allowed 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.23. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 129 times and walking 43 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.13 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.95 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 320 base knocks and 147 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a staff has walked 119 hitters and struck out 313. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Cardinals hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.32 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .246 and he has an OBP of .381. He has 35 hits this year along with 26 runs scored and 26 RBI. He's struck out 34 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Yadier Molina is hitting .321 and he has an OBP of .399. He has collected 45 hits so far while he's scored 14 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 15 times. The Cardinals as a unit have 373 base hits, including 81 doubles and 54 homers. They have 14 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. St. Louis as a team has walked 140 times this year and they have struck out 312 times. They've had 296 men left on base and have an OPS of .803. They score 5.38 runs per game and have totaled 215 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 19-21-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 20-23-0 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 23-15-2 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 20-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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
St. Louis Cardinals
05/15/16 P Seth Maness Elbow 15-day DL (5/13)
04/04/16 C Brayan Pena Knee 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/16 SS Jhonny Peralta Thumb 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal 15-day DL (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
04/04/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 CF Thomas Pham Oblique 15-day DL (4/4)
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