Sunday, August 28, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. Derek Holland
The Cleveland Indians head to Globe Life Park on Sunday to take on the Texas Rangers. The probable pitchers are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Derek Holland for the Rangers. The opening line for this game has Cleveland at -120 and Texas at +110. The over/under is 9.5. The Indians have a 63-54-10 over/under mark and a 63-64-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Rangers are 68-61-0 against the run line and have a 62-59-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Indians head into this game with a 73-54 record, and they are 34-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has a 11-5 record with an ERA of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 136 strikeouts during his 122.1 innings pitched and he has given up 105 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have allowed 337 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the pen while they've been struck out 374 times and walked 148 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 8.24 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.54 hitters per nine. They are 7th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.85. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 1,048 base hits and 490 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 373 batters and struck out 1,085. 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 4.01.
As a team, Cleveland is hitting .265, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .239 average on the road. The Indians have a .439 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .326 which is good for 12th in the league. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.13 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .285 and his on-base percentage is at .342. He has 139 hits this season along with 75 runs scored and 68 runs batted in. He's struck out 112 times and has walked 43 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .308 and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 152 hits so far while scoring 83 runs and he's driven in 64. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 71 times. The Indians have 1,160 hits, including 237 doubles and 161 home runs. They've stolen 102 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 24 times. Cleveland has walked 387 times this season and they've struck out 1,002 times as a unit. They've left 820 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 631 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this game with a 40-21 home mark and a 75-54 overall record. With an ERA of 4.92, Derek Holland has a 5-6 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 78.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 82 hits. He has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.61. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 322 times and walking 145 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.95 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,156 base knocks and 556 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 417 hitters and struck out 886. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .276 average at home. The Rangers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.88 hits per contest. Ian Desmond comes into this matchup batting .288 and he has an OBP of .336. He has 147 hits this year along with 88 runs scored and 76 RBI. He's struck out 136 times and has walked on 34 occasions. Adrian Beltre is hitting .289 and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 135 hits so far while he's scored 64 runs and drove in 84. He has earned a walk 37 times and has punched out 54 times. The Rangers as a unit have 1,146 base hits, including 196 doubles and 168 homers. They have 74 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Texas as a team has walked 340 times this year and they have struck out 963 times. They've had 815 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They score 4.64 runs per game and have totaled 598 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 63-54-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 63-64-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 62-59-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 68-61-0 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
08/24/16 P Shawn Tolleson Back 60-day DL (8/23)
08/18/16 P Lucas Harrell Groin 15-day DL (8/17)
08/15/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Forearm 15-day DL (8/15)
07/20/16 DH Prince Fielder Neck 15-day DL (7/19), out for season
06/26/16 P Colby Lewis Back 60-day DL (6/22)
05/28/16 P Tanner Scheppers Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers
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