Friday, August 12, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Jake Thompson
The Colorado Rockies visit Citizens Bank Park on Friday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Jon Gray for the Rockies and Jake Thompson for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at -141 and Philadelphia at +131. The over/under was set at 8. The Rockies have a 51-59-4 over/under record and a 62-52-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Phillies are 59-57-0 against the run line and have a 58-56-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 55-59 record, including 27-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 8-5 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 123 strikeouts over his 118.1 innings pitched and he has given up 103 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.78. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen while being struck out 316 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.35 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,063 base hits and 535 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 366 batters and struck out 822. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
As a team, Colorado is batting .271, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.32 hits per game. Nolan Arenado comes into this game hitting .286 and his on-base percentage is at .359. He has 124 hits this season along with 83 runs scored and 91 runs batted in. He's struck out 65 times and has walked 49 times. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .321 and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 133 hits so far while scoring 72 runs and he's driven in 76. He has walked 33 times and has struck out 95 times. The Rockies have 1,064 hits, including 221 doubles and 141 home runs. They've stolen 50 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. Colorado has walked 364 times this season and they've struck out 928 times as a unit. They've left 764 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 5.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 591 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a 25-29 home record and a 53-63 overall mark. With an earned run average of 12.46, Jake Thompson has a 0-1 record and a 2.08 WHIP. He has 1 strikeout over the 4.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 7 hits. He has allowed 14.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 361 times and walking 140 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.28 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,042 base knocks and 504 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 141 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 315 hitters and struck out 944. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .220 average at home. The Phillies hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.02 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .284 and he has an OBP of .363. He has 120 hits this year along with 61 runs scored and 39 RBI. He's struck out 91 times and has walked on 51 occasions. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 110 hits so far while he's scored 42 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 35 times and has punched out 83 times. The Phillies as a unit have 930 base hits, including 166 doubles and 115 homers. They have 65 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 32 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 287 times this year and they have struck out 932 times. They've had 724 men left on base and have an OPS of .681. They score 3.72 runs per game and have totaled 431 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 51-59-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 62-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 58-56-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 59-57-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/10/16 RF Carlos Gonzalez Ankle expected to miss Thursday vs. Texas Rangers
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
07/27/16 P Jason Motte Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (7/26)
07/23/16 P Chad Qualls Illness 15-day DL (7/16)
07/06/16 P Justin Miller Oblique 15-day DL (7/3)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
08/11/16 P Jeremy Hellickson Back "?" for next scheduled start Wednesday vs. LA Dodgers
08/09/16 P Zach Eflin Knee 15-day DL (8/9)
08/04/16 P Aaron Nola Elbow 15-day DL (7/29)
07/28/16 RF Peter Bourjos Shoulder 15-day DL (7/27)
07/26/16 2B Andres Blanco Finger 15-day DL (7/25)
05/01/16 P Dalier Hinojosa Hand 15-day DL (4/29)
04/24/16 P Charlie Morton Hamstring 60-day DL (4/24); out for season
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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