Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Wade LeBlanc
The Boston Red Sox head to Safeco Field on Tuesday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable pitchers are David Price for the Red Sox and Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners. The Red Sox have a 52-46-5 over/under mark and a 51-52-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Mariners are 52-51-0 against the run line and have a 50-48-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Red Sox head into this game with a 57-46 record, and they are 23-21 on the road. Starting pitcher David Price has a 9-7 record with an ERA of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 151 strikeouts during his 143.2 innings pitched and he has given up 150 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.27. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have allowed 278 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the pen while they've been struck out 328 times and walked 120 times this year. As a unit, Boston has given up 8.88 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.33 hitters per nine. They are 20th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.36. The Red Sox pitchers have collectively given up 907 base hits and 445 earned runs. They have allowed 116 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 321 batters and struck out 851. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team, Boston is hitting .287, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .269 average on the road. The Red Sox have a .473 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .354 which is good for 1st in the league. They rank 1st in baseball with 10.16 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this game hitting .305 and his on-base percentage is at .347. He has 134 hits this season along with 82 runs scored and 69 runs batted in. He's struck out 62 times and has walked 30 times. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .329 and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 140 hits so far while scoring 79 runs and he's driven in 67. He has walked 37 times and has struck out 71 times. The Red Sox have 1,046 hits, including 237 doubles and 132 home runs. They've stolen 63 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Boston has walked 358 times this season and they've struck out 730 times as a unit. They've left 760 men on base and have a team OPS of .827. They score 5.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 574 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this game with a 25-23 home mark and a 52-51 overall record. With an ERA of 4.26, Wade LeBlanc has a 1-0 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 25.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 25 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 288 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 373 times and walking 123 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.77 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.49 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 899 base knocks and 419 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 133 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 303 hitters and struck out 870. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Mariners hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.87 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .357. He has 125 hits this year along with 68 runs scored and 65 RBI. He's struck out 66 times and has walked on 32 occasions. Nelson Cruz is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 107 hits so far while he's scored 59 runs and drove in 68. He has earned a walk 42 times and has punched out 102 times. The Mariners as a unit have 914 base hits, including 164 doubles and 146 homers. They have 30 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Seattle as a team has walked 323 times this year and they have struck out 811 times. They've had 688 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They score 4.72 runs per game and have totaled 486 runs so far this season.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 52-46-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 51-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 50-48-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 52-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
07/20/16 P Koji Uehara Pectoral 15-day DL (7/20)
07/10/16 P Sean O'Sullivan Knee 15-day DL (7/10)
07/09/16 P Craig Kimbrel Knee 15-day DL (7/7)
06/24/16 LF Chris Young Hamstring 15-day DL (6/23)
06/17/16 2B Josh Rutledge Knee 60-day DL (6/15)
06/07/16 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (5/15)
06/06/16 C Blake Swihart Ankle 60-day DL (6/5)
05/03/16 3B Pablo Sandoval Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
04/04/16 P Brandon Workman Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 15-day DL (7/30)
07/23/16 SS Ketel Marte Mononucleosis 15-day DL (7/20)
07/06/16 P Taijuan Walker Foot 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Nick Vincent Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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