Friday, June 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Marco Estrada
The Baltimore Orioles head to Rogers Centre on Friday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable pitchers are Kevin Gausman for the Orioles and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this game has Baltimore at +125 and Toronto at -135. The over/under is 9. The Orioles have a 28-27-3 over/under mark and a 32-26-0 run line record, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Blue Jays are 32-29-0 against the run line and have a 21-36-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this game with a 35-23 record, and they are 11-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 0-3 record with an ERA of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 50 strikeouts during his 53.2 innings pitched and he has given up 50 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.28. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 2.65 and they have allowed 180 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the pen while they've been struck out 177 times and walked 68 times this year. As a unit, Baltimore has given up 9 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.62 hitters per nine. They are 11th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.91. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 516 base hits and 224 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 183 batters and struck out 437. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team, Baltimore is hitting .259, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .257 average on the road. The Orioles have a .450 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .325 which is good for 11th in the league. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.78 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .303 and his on-base percentage is at .375. He has 70 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 37 runs batted in. He's struck out 47 times and has walked 25 times. Mark Trumbo is hitting .294 and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 67 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 48. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 68 times. The Orioles have 509 hits, including 107 doubles and 87 home runs. They've stolen 10 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. Baltimore has walked 185 times this season and they've struck out 493 times as a unit. They've left 383 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 275 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this game with a 14-14 home mark and a 32-29 overall record. With an ERA of 2.41, Marco Estrada has a 4-2 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He has 63 strikeouts over the 74.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 44 hits. He has allowed 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.82. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 160 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 147 times and walking 50 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.17 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.35 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 497 base knocks and 224 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 58 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 186 hitters and struck out 447. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.84 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .255 and he has an OBP of .367. He has 56 hits this year along with 46 runs scored and 33 RBI. He's struck out 48 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .237 and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 55 hits so far while he's scored 26 runs and drove in 46. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 56 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 478 base hits, including 98 doubles and 78 homers. They have 19 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Toronto as a team has walked 219 times this year and they have struck out 505 times. They've had 399 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They score 4.18 runs per game and have totaled 255 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 28-27-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 32-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 21-36-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 32-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/09/16 1B Chris Davis Thumb "?" Thursday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
06/04/16 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 15-day DL (6/3)
05/31/16 C Caleb Joseph Groin 15-day DL (5/30)
05/03/16 SS J.J. Hardy Foot 15-day DL (5/2)
04/23/16 P Yovani Gallardo Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
Toronto Blue Jays
05/28/16 SS Troy Tulowitzki Quad 15-day DL (5/27)
05/15/16 P Brett Cecil Tricep 15-day DL (5/15)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 15-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
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