Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Rusin vs. Matt Cain
The Colorado Rockies visit AT&T Park on Thursday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Chris Rusin for the Rockies and Matt Cain for the Giants. The Rockies have a 14-11-1 over/under record and a 14-12-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Giants are 14-14-0 against the run line and have a 17-11-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Rockies head into this matchup with a 12-14 record, including 8-6 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Rusin has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.69 and a WHIP of 0.75. He has 13 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he has given up 7 hits so far this season. He has allowed 3.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.56. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.04 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen while being struck out 83 times and walking 32 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.98 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.33. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 247 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 79 batters and struck out 205. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team, Colorado is batting .272, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.42 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .330 and his on-base percentage is at .378. He has 34 hits this season along with 17 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 23 times and has walked 8 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .314 and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 32 hits so far while scoring 23 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 11 times. The Rockies have 245 hits, including 51 doubles and 40 home runs. They've stolen 17 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Colorado has walked 87 times this season and they've struck out 215 times as a unit. They've left 168 men on base and have a team OPS of .815. They score 5.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 136 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 8-6 home record and a 15-13 overall mark. With an earned run average of 7.00, Matt Cain has a 0-3 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 27 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 34 hits. He has allowed 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 66 times and walking 28 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.13 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 262 base knocks and 124 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 76 hitters and struck out 225. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .286 average at home. The Giants hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.21 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .315 and he has an OBP of .380. He has 28 hits this year along with 14 runs scored and 8 RBI. He's struck out 11 times and has walked on 10 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .311 and he has an OBP of .434. He has collected 28 hits so far while he's scored 15 runs and drove in 19. He has earned a walk 21 times and has punched out 16 times. The Giants as a unit have 258 base hits, including 43 doubles and 28 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 114 times this year and they have struck out 177 times. They've had 203 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They score 5.07 runs per game and have totaled 142 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 14-11-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 14-12-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 17-11-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 14-14-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/27/16 P Jorge DeLaRosa Groin 15-day DL (4/27)
04/23/16 P Miguel Castro Shoulder 15-day DL (4/18)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jason Motte Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Matzek Personal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 2B Daniel Descalso Hand 15-day DL (3/25)
San Francisco Giants
05/03/16 2B Joe Panik Groin "?" Wednesday vs. Cincinnati Reds
05/03/16 C Buster Posey Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Cincinnati Reds
05/02/16 CF Angel Pagan Hamstring doubtful series vs. Cincinnati Reds
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/19/16 P George Kontos Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies
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