Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Madison Bumgarner
The Cincinnati Reds head to AT&T Park on Wednesday to take on the San Francisco Giants. The probable pitchers are Dan Straily for the Reds and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati at +207 and San Francisco at -225. The over/under is 7. The Reds have a 54-36-9 over/under mark and a 50-49-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Giants are 47-52-0 against the run line and have a 49-48-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Reds head into this game with a 39-60 record, and they are 15-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Dan Straily has a 5-6 record with an ERA of 4.01 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 92 strikeouts during his 114.1 innings pitched and he has given up 87 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.59. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 5.34 and they have allowed 360 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the pen while they've been struck out 320 times and walked 190 times this year. As a unit, Cincinnati has given up 9.31 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.45 hitters per nine. They are 30th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.28. The Reds pitchers have collectively given up 919 base hits and 521 earned runs. They have allowed 168 home runs this season and they allow 1.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 413 batters and struck out 735. They walk 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 5.50.
As a team, Cincinnati is hitting .242, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .241 average on the road. The Reds have a .401 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .304 which is good for 27th in the league. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.15 hits per contest. Brandon Phillips comes into this game hitting .263 and his on-base percentage is at .302. He has 92 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 36 runs batted in. He's struck out 48 times and has walked 14 times. Jay Bruce is hitting .272 and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 96 hits so far while scoring 57 runs and he's driven in 77. He has walked 27 times and has struck out 79 times. The Reds have 806 hits, including 164 doubles and 111 home runs. They've stolen 79 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 34 times. Cincinnati has walked 272 times this season and they've struck out 829 times as a unit. They've left 575 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 428 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this game with a 29-18 home mark and a 58-41 overall record. With an ERA of 2.14, Madison Bumgarner has a 10-5 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 161 strikeouts over the 142.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 107 hits. He has allowed 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 267 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 233 times and walking 98 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.41 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.77 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 833 base knocks and 366 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 255 hitters and struck out 769. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .264 average at home. The Giants hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.94 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .359. He has 93 hits this year along with 54 runs scored and 47 RBI. He's struck out 42 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 97 hits so far while he's scored 47 runs and drove in 49. He has earned a walk 58 times and has punched out 84 times. The Giants as a unit have 885 base hits, including 170 doubles and 85 homers. They have 50 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 21 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 350 times this year and they have struck out 672 times. They've had 715 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They score 4.57 runs per game and have totaled 452 runs so far this season.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 54-36-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 50-49-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 49-48-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 47-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/23/16 P Alfredo Simon Trapezius 15-day DL (6/16)
06/01/16 P Caleb Cotham Shoulder 15-day DL (5/29)
05/20/16 P Tim Adleman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
05/02/16 C Devin Mesoraco Shoulder 60-day DL (5/1); out for season
04/10/16 CF Yorman Rodriguez Hamstring 60-day DL (3/27)
04/04/16 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
San Francisco Giants
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
06/29/16 2B Joe Panik Concussion 7-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 15-day DL (6/19)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
06/01/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 15-day DL (6/2)
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants
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