Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Wade Miley
The Cleveland Indians visit Safeco Field on Tuesday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Wade Miley for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -125 and Seattle at +115. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 30-20-5 over/under record and a 26-29-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Mariners are 26-30-0 against the run line and have a 28-24-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 31-24 record, including 14-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 22 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he has given up 25 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.57. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen while being struck out 162 times and walking 66 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.27 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 446 base hits and 209 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 160 batters and struck out 458. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .258, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .230 average away from home. The Indians hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.89 hits per game. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .271 and his on-base percentage is at .322. He has 59 hits this season along with 31 runs scored and 29 runs batted in. He's struck out 51 times and has walked 18 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .313 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 68 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 29. He has walked 19 times and has struck out 32 times. The Indians have 489 hits, including 100 doubles and 65 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Cleveland has walked 186 times this season and they've struck out 441 times as a unit. They've left 366 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 268 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 12-14 home record and a 31-25 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.85, Wade Miley has a 5-2 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 49 strikeouts over the 64.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 74 hits. He has allowed 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.94 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 186 times and walking 55 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.44 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.44 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.80. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 469 base knocks and 211 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 67 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 160 hitters and struck out 469. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Mariners hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.98 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .289 and he has an OBP of .381. He has 59 hits this year along with 32 runs scored and 40 RBI. He's struck out 52 times and has walked on 26 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .289 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 66 hits so far while he's scored 42 runs and drove in 48. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 32 times. The Mariners as a unit have 503 base hits, including 80 doubles and 82 homers. They have 17 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Seattle as a team has walked 183 times this year and they have struck out 414 times. They've had 368 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They score 5.12 runs per game and have totaled 287 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 30-20-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 26-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 28-24-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 26-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season
05/24/16 P Joba Chamberlain Side 15-day DL (5/22); expected to be activated Monday
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
06/05/16 SS Ketel Marte Thumb 15-day DL (5/22); expected to be activated Monday vs Cleveland
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
05/28/16 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring 15-day DL (5/26)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL (3/1)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians
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