Saturday, August 13, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Anderson vs. Jerad Eickhoff
The Colorado Rockies head to Citizens Bank Park on Saturday to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable pitchers are Tyler Anderson for the Rockies and Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies. The opening line for this game has Colorado at -120 and Philadelphia at +110. The over/under is 8. The Rockies have a 52-59-4 over/under mark and a 63-52-0 run line record, meaning they cover 55% 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 game with a 56-59 record, and they are 28-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson has a 4-3 record with an ERA of 3.04 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 57 strikeouts during his 68 innings pitched and he has given up 67 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.31. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have allowed 388 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the pen while they've been struck out 323 times and walked 134 times this year. As a unit, Colorado has given up 9.55 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.36 hitters per nine. They are 27th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.83. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,077 base hits and 544 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 831. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team, Colorado is hitting .272, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .242 average on the road. The Rockies have a .452 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .337 which is good for 3rd in the league. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.37 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this game hitting .287 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 125 hits this season along with 85 runs scored and 92 runs batted in. He's struck out 65 times and has walked 51 times. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .323 and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 134 hits so far while scoring 72 runs and he's driven in 79. He has walked 33 times and has struck out 95 times. The Rockies have 1,079 hits, including 225 doubles and 142 home runs. They've stolen 50 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. Colorado has walked 369 times this season and they've struck out 938 times as a unit. They've left 772 men on base and have a team OPS of .790. They score 5.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 603 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this game with a 25-29 home mark and a 53-63 overall record. With an ERA of 3.78, Jerad Eickhoff has a 7-12 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 117 strikeouts over the 138 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 134 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.86. 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 4.09.
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 52-59-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 63-52-0 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
08/12/16 1B Mark Reynolds Hand expected to miss Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
08/11/16 RF Carlos Gonzalez Ankle "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
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 Phillies
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