Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. Sean Manaea
The Cleveland Indians head to O.co Coliseum on Tuesday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The probable pitchers are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Sean Manaea for the Athletics. The opening line for this game has Cleveland at -153 and Oakland at +143. The over/under is 7.5. The Indians have a 61-52-9 over/under mark and a 62-60-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Athletics are 66-58-0 against the run line and have a 56-63-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Indians head into this game with a 71-51 record, and they are 32-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has a 11-4 record with an ERA of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 134 strikeouts during his 118.1 innings pitched and he has given up 97 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.71. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have allowed 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the pen while they've been struck out 355 times and walked 143 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 8.22 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.49 hitters per nine. They are 7th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.83. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 1,007 base hits and 469 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 359 batters and struck out 1,040. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team, Cleveland is hitting .266, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .239 average on the road. The Indians have a .443 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .328 which is good for 8th in the league. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.19 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this game hitting .314 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 149 hits this season along with 83 runs scored and 64 runs batted in. He's struck out 69 times and has walked 38 times. Jason Kipnis is hitting .291 and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 136 hits so far while scoring 74 runs and he's driven in 67. He has walked 43 times and has struck out 107 times. The Indians have 1,121 hits, including 228 doubles and 158 home runs. They've stolen 102 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Cleveland has walked 380 times this season and they've struck out 967 times as a unit. They've left 792 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 616 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this game with a 28-35 home mark and a 53-71 overall record. With an ERA of 4.73, Sean Manaea has a 4-8 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 92 strikeouts over the 110.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 116 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.44. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 389 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 402 times and walking 150 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,140 base knocks and 566 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 148 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 377 hitters and struck out 908. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .240 average at home. The Athletics hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.52 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .257 and he has an OBP of .299. He has 111 hits this year along with 63 runs scored and 79 RBI. He's struck out 121 times and has walked on 20 occasions. Danny Valencia is hitting .302 and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 108 hits so far while he's scored 52 runs and drove in 44. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 87 times. The Athletics as a unit have 1,056 base hits, including 198 doubles and 137 homers. They have 44 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Oakland as a team has walked 312 times this year and they have struck out 854 times. They've had 790 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They score 3.99 runs per game and have totaled 495 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 61-52-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 62-60-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 56-63-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 66-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/17/16 P Josh Tomlin Personal expected to miss 3-5 days
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); out for season
08/21/16 P Jesse Hahn Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start
08/17/16 CF Tyler Ladendorf Wrist 15-day DL (8/17)
08/16/16 2B Jed Lowrie Foot 60-day DL (8/4); out for season
08/07/16 P Sonny Gray Arm 15-day DL (8/7)
08/07/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 60-day DL (4/6), out for season
07/23/16 P Fernando Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 60-day DL (7/2)
07/01/16 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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