Saturday, April 16, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo vs. Colby Lewis
The Baltimore Orioles visit Globe Life Park on Saturday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Yovani Gallardo for the Orioles and Colby Lewis for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -105 and Texas at -105. The over/under was set at 9. The Orioles have a 3-5-1 over/under record and a 6-3-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 67% of the time. The Rangers are 6-5-0 against the run line and have a 6-5-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 7-1 record, including 2-1 on the road. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 7 strikeouts over his 10 innings pitched and he has given up 9 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.01. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.54 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen while being struck out 37 times and walking 11 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.89 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 73 base hits and 30 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season and they allow 0.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 78. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.25.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .287, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .273 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .507 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.56 hits per game. Chris Davis comes into this game hitting .219 and his on-base percentage is at .375. He has 7 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 times and has walked 8 times. Manny Machado is hitting .421 and he has an on-base percentage of .463. He has totaled 16 hits so far while scoring 9 runs and he's driven in 4. He has walked 2 times and has struck out 7 times. The Orioles have 86 hits, including 21 doubles and 15 home runs. They've stolen 2 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 1 times. Baltimore has walked 30 times this season and they've struck out 74 times as a unit. They've left 60 men on base and have a team OPS of .859. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 45 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 1-2 home record and a 5-5 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.00, Colby Lewis has a 1-0 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 10 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 27 times and walking 10 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 7.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.5 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 87 base knocks and 39 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 41 hitters and struck out 71. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 5.02.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .198 average at home. The Rangers hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .310 and he has an OBP of .370. He has 13 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 9 RBI. He's struck out 2 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .355 and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 11 hits so far while he's scored 5 runs and drove in 6. He has earned a walk 3 times and has punched out 4 times. The Rangers as a unit have 88 base hits, including 21 doubles and 7 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Texas as a team has walked 31 times this year and they have struck out 97 times. They've had 69 men left on base and have an OPS of .656. They score 4.36 runs per game and have totaled 48 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 3-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 6-3-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 6-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 6-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/01/16 P Brian Matusz Back 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 3B Jimmy Paredes Wrist 15-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Kevin Gausman Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm 60-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Calf 15-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 P Tanner Schepper Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Luke Jackson Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 C Chris Gimenez Ankle 15-day DL (3/27)
04/03/16 P Yu Darvish Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
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