Thursday, June 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Nate Karns
The Cleveland Indians head to Safeco Field on Thursday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable pitchers are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Nate Karns for the Mariners. The opening line for this game has Cleveland at +120 and Seattle at -130. The over/under is 8. The Indians have a 30-22-5 over/under mark and a 27-30-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Mariners are 27-31-0 against the run line and have a 28-26-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Indians head into this game with a 32-25 record, and they are 15-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has a 8-1 record with an ERA of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 41 strikeouts during his 61 innings pitched and he has given up 60 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have allowed 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the pen while they've been struck out 168 times and walked 70 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 8.06 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.36 hitters per nine. They are 9th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.79. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 462 base hits and 217 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 479. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
As a team, Cleveland is hitting .256, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .227 average on the road. The Indians have a .422 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .321 which is good for 14th in the league. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.77 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .263 and his on-base percentage is at .320. 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 20 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .308 and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 69 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 29. He has walked 20 times and has struck out 34 times. The Indians have 500 hits, including 102 doubles and 67 home runs. They've stolen 40 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Cleveland has walked 189 times this season and they've struck out 460 times as a unit. They've left 375 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 272 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this game with a 13-15 home mark and a 32-26 overall record. With an ERA of 4.23, Nate Karns has a 5-2 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 62 strikeouts over the 61.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 62 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.64. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.91 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 192 times and walking 55 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.48 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 480 base knocks and 213 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 488. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Mariners hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.95 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .294 and he has an OBP of .385. He has 62 hits this year along with 34 runs scored and 43 RBI. He's struck out 54 times and has walked on 27 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 68 hits so far while he's scored 44 runs and drove in 48. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 36 times. The Mariners as a unit have 519 base hits, including 83 doubles and 84 homers. They have 18 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Seattle as a team has walked 189 times this year and they have struck out 435 times. They've had 379 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They score 5.09 runs per game and have totaled 295 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 30-22-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 27-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 28-26-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 27-31-0 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 Angels
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 Wednesday
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
06/01/16 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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