Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Taijuan Walker
The Cleveland Indians visit Safeco Field on Wednesday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Taijuan Walker for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -111 and Seattle at +101. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 30-21-5 over/under record and a 27-29-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Mariners are 26-31-0 against the run line and have a 28-25-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 32-24 record, including 15-12 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 3.40 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen while being struck out 165 times and walking 66 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.35 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 451 base hits and 210 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 161 batters and struck out 471. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .228 average away from home. The Indians hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.82 hits per game. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .321. He has 59 hits this season along with 31 runs scored and 29 runs batted in. He's struck out 52 times and has walked 19 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .308 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. 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 34 times. The Indians have 494 hits, including 101 doubles and 66 home runs. They've stolen 40 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Cleveland has walked 187 times this season and they've struck out 455 times as a unit. They've left 370 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 271 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 12-15 home record and a 31-26 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.94, Taijuan Walker has a 2-6 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 59.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 59 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.91. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.89 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 190 times and walking 55 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.54 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 474 base knocks and 212 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 161 hitters and struck out 483. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .246 average at home. The Mariners hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.91 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .288 and he has an OBP of .379. He has 60 hits this year along with 32 runs scored and 40 RBI. He's struck out 53 times and has walked on 26 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .343. 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 35 times. The Mariners as a unit have 508 base hits, including 82 doubles and 82 homers. They have 18 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Seattle as a team has walked 184 times this year and they have struck out 427 times. They've had 373 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They score 5.05 runs per game and have totaled 288 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 30-21-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 27-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 28-25-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 26-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/07/16 P Danny Salazar Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start Sunday vs. Los Angeles Angels06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season05/24/16 P Joba Chamberlain Side 15-day DL (5/22); expected to be activated Wednesday05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
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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