Sunday, August 7, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Cleveland Indians visit Yankee Stadium on Sunday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -108 and New York at -102. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians have a 55-43-9 over/under record and a 55-52-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Yankees are 51-58-0 against the run line and have a 47-53-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 61-46 record, including 30-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 3.12 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 87 strikeouts over his 95.1 innings pitched and he has given up 77 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 301 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen while being struck out 308 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.38 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 897 base hits and 418 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 322 batters and struck out 902. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .262, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. The Indians hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.06 hits per game. Francisco Lindor comes into this game hitting .305 and his on-base percentage is at .356. He has 126 hits this season along with 73 runs scored and 55 runs batted in. He's struck out 63 times and has walked 36 times. Jason Kipnis is hitting .285 and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 118 hits so far while scoring 63 runs and he's driven in 59. He has walked 37 times and has struck out 92 times. The Indians have 969 hits, including 190 doubles and 141 home runs. They've stolen 76 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Cleveland has walked 341 times this season and they've struck out 844 times as a unit. They've left 698 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 537 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 31-23 home record and a 55-54 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.40, Masahiro Tanaka has a 7-4 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 112 strikeouts over the 140.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 130 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.45. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 261 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 394 times and walking 98 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 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 918 base knocks and 453 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 143 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 280 hitters and struck out 949. 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 .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .251 average at home. The Yankees hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.39 hits per contest. Jacoby Ellsbury comes into this matchup batting .275 and he has an OBP of .337. He has 103 hits this year along with 46 runs scored and 33 RBI. He's struck out 52 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 915 base hits, including 160 doubles and 110 homers. They have 50 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. New York as a team has walked 314 times this year and they have struck out 760 times. They've had 729 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They score 4.12 runs per game and have totaled 449 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 55-43-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 55-52-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 47-53-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 51-58-0 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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