Friday, August 5, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Michael Pineda
The Cleveland Indians head to Yankee Stadium on Friday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable pitchers are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Michael Pineda for the Yankees. The Indians have a 53-43-9 over/under mark and a 54-51-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Yankees are 50-57-0 against the run line and have a 46-52-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Indians head into this game with a 60-45 record, and they are 30-25 on the road. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has a 11-3 record with an ERA of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.11. He has 87 strikeouts during his 120.2 innings pitched and he has given up 120 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.81. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have allowed 294 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the pen while they've been struck out 301 times and walked 125 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 8.26 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.41 hitters per nine. They are 7th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.81. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 874 base hits and 403 earned runs. They have allowed 125 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 309 batters and struck out 890. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team, Cleveland is hitting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .238 average on the road. The Indians have a .436 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .324 which is good for 14th in the league. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.02 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this game hitting .305 and his on-base percentage is at .358. He has 123 hits this season along with 70 runs scored and 53 runs batted in. He's struck out 62 times and has walked 36 times. Jason Kipnis is hitting .285 and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 116 hits so far while scoring 61 runs and he's driven in 58. He has walked 35 times and has struck out 91 times. The Indians have 947 hits, including 187 doubles and 136 home runs. They've stolen 73 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. Cleveland has walked 333 times this season and they've struck out 827 times as a unit. They've left 684 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 521 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this game with a 30-22 home mark and a 54-53 overall record. With an ERA of 5.13, Michael Pineda has a 5-10 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 143 strikeouts over the 119.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 126 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.9. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 255 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 387 times and walking 95 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.62 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 902 base knocks and 443 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 274 hitters and struck out 931. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. The Yankees hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.32 hits per contest. Jacoby Ellsbury comes into this matchup batting .266 and he has an OBP of .329. He has 97 hits this year along with 44 runs scored and 32 RBI. He's struck out 51 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Didi Gregorius is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 106 hits so far while he's scored 45 runs and drove in 48. He has earned a walk 13 times and has punched out 48 times. The Yankees as a unit have 890 base hits, including 155 doubles and 108 homers. They have 50 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. New York as a team has walked 306 times this year and they have struck out 753 times. They've had 712 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They score 4.07 runs per game and have totaled 435 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 53-43-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 54-51-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 46-52-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 50-57-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/02/16 P Danny Salazar Elbow 15-day DL (8/2)
07/31/16 P Jeff Manship Wrist 15-day DL (7/27)
07/19/16 C Yan Gomes Shoulder 15-day DL (7/18)
07/18/16 P Tommy Hunter Back 15-day DL (7/10)
07/07/16 P Zach McAllister Hip 15-day DL (7/6)
06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/10)
New York Yankees
06/10/16 1B Chris Parmelee Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees
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