Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Max Scherzer
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Nationals Park on Tuesday to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Max Scherzer for the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -171 and Washington at +161. The over/under was set at 8. The Diamondbacks have a 86-63-6 over/under record and a 63-92-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Nationals are 80-75-0 against the run line and have a 72-75-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 64-91 record, including 34-43 on the road. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 6.46 and a WHIP of 1.51. He has 55 strikeouts over his 69.2 innings pitched and he has given up 80 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.23. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 569 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen while being struck out 497 times and walking 257 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.77 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.15 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,513 base hits and 798 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 588 batters and struck out 1,262. They walk 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
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 .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.17 hits per game. Jean Segura comes into this game hitting .314 and his on-base percentage is at .362. He has 193 hits this season along with 92 runs scored and 60 runs batted in. He's struck out 97 times and has walked 35 times. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .301 and he has an on-base percentage of .414. He has totaled 167 hits so far while scoring 102 runs and he's driven in 91. He has walked 107 times and has struck out 144 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,421 hits, including 277 doubles and 178 home runs. They've stolen 126 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 30 times. Arizona has walked 445 times this season and they've struck out 1,373 times as a unit. They've left 1,080 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 713 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this matchup with a 46-28 home record and a 91-64 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.82, Max Scherzer has a 18-7 record and a 0.93 WHIP. He has 267 strikeouts over the 217.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 150 hits. He has allowed 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.15. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 467 times and walking 157 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.77 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,209 base knocks and 536 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 447 hitters and struck out 1,416. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.54.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The Nationals hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.75 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .347 and he has an OBP of .391. He has 184 hits this year along with 88 runs scored and 104 RBI. He's struck out 57 times and has walked on 35 occasions. Wilson Ramos is hitting .307 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 147 hits so far while he's scored 57 runs and drove in 80. He has earned a walk 35 times and has punched out 78 times. The Nationals as a unit have 1,356 base hits, including 262 doubles and 196 homers. They have 113 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 36 times. Washington as a team has walked 510 times this year and they have struck out 1,200 times. They've had 1,068 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They score 4.74 runs per game and have totaled 734 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 86-63-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 63-92-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 72-75-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 80-75-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/24/16 P Zack Greinke Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start
09/16/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow out for season
09/11/16 CF A.J. Pollock Groin out indefinitely
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
09/26/16 RF Bryce Harper Hand is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/25/16 2B Daniel Murphy Leg "?" Monday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/12/16 P Mat Latos Hamstring "?" for next scheduled start
09/09/16 P Stephen Strasburg Elbow out indefinitely
08/18/16 P Sammy Solis Shoulder 15-day DL (8/16)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
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