Saturday, August 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. CC Sabathia
The Cleveland Indians visit Yankee Stadium on Saturday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and CC Sabathia for the Yankees. The Indians have a 54-43-9 over/under record and a 55-51-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Yankees are 50-58-0 against the run line and have a 46-53-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 61-45 record, including 30-25 on the road. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 145 strikeouts over his 143 innings pitched and he has given up 113 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.86. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 294 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen while being struck out 306 times and walking 126 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.25 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.41 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 881 base hits and 405 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 314 batters and struck out 898. 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 batting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .238 average away from home. The Indians hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.04 hits per game. Francisco Lindor comes into this game hitting .306 and his on-base percentage is at .358. He has 125 hits this season along with 72 runs scored and 55 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 117 hits so far while scoring 63 runs and he's driven in 59. He has walked 36 times and has struck out 91 times. The Indians have 958 hits, including 188 doubles and 140 home runs. They've stolen 76 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. Cleveland has walked 337 times this season and they've struck out 834 times as a unit. They've left 691 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 530 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 30-23 home record and a 54-54 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.15, CC Sabathia has a 6-8 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 112.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 112 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 390 times and walking 95 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.89 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 908 base knocks and 447 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 142 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 276 hitters and struck out 939. 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 .248 average at home. The Yankees hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.32 hits per contest. Jacoby Ellsbury comes into this matchup batting .268 and he has an OBP of .331. He has 99 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 107 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 899 base hits, including 156 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 756 times. They've had 719 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They score 4.04 runs per game and have totaled 436 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 54-43-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 55-51-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 46-53-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 50-58-0 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
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians
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