Friday, April 29, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Adam Morgan
The Cleveland Indians visit Citizens Bank Park on Friday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Adam Morgan for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -152 and Philadelphia at +142. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 10-8-1 over/under record and a 8-11-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Phillies are 11-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-10-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Indians head into this matchup with a 10-9 record, including 7-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 29 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he has given up 24 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the bullpen while being struck out 55 times and walking 27 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.29 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 144 base hits and 76 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 56 batters and struck out 155. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .252, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .258 average away from home. The Indians hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.58 hits per game. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .276 and his on-base percentage is at .321. He has 21 hits this season along with 11 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 25 times and has walked 6 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .288 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 21 hits so far while scoring 12 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 17 times. The Indians have 163 hits, including 36 doubles and 19 home runs. They've stolen 16 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. Cleveland has walked 58 times this season and they've struck out 172 times as a unit. They've left 124 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 85 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a 5-5 home record and a 11-10 overall mark. Adam Morgan will be making his season debut for the Phillies. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 75 times and walking 30 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 7.98 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.23 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 166 base knocks and 85 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 60 hitters and struck out 213. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .205 average at home. The Phillies hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.57 hits per contest. Maikel Franco comes into this matchup batting .291 and he has an OBP of .333. He has 23 hits this year along with 6 runs scored and 14 RBI. He's struck out 17 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Odubel Herrera is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .451. He has collected 20 hits so far while he's scored 13 runs and drove in 9. He has earned a walk 21 times and has punched out 17 times. The Phillies as a unit have 159 base hits, including 30 doubles and 19 homers. They have 9 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 56 times this year and they have struck out 182 times. They've had 128 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They score 3.29 runs per game and have totaled 69 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 10-8-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 8-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 10-10-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 11-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/25/16 P Carlos Carrasco Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
04/05/16 P Tommy Hunter Side 15-day DL (3/26)
04/24/16 P Charlie Morton Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24); out for season
04/14/16 P Daniel Stumpf Suspension 80-game suspension
04/04/16 P Michael Mariot Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Mario Hollands Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Aaron Altherr Wrist 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Cody Asche Ribs 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies
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