Saturday, May 7, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Johnny Cueto
The Colorado Rockies visit AT&T Park on Saturday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Jon Gray for the Rockies and Johnny Cueto for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +158 and San Francisco at -168. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Rockies have a 15-12-1 over/under record and a 16-12-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Giants are 14-16-0 against the run line and have a 19-11-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Rockies head into this matchup with a 14-14 record, including 10-6 on the road. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 7.98 and a WHIP of 1.64. He has 23 strikeouts over his 14.2 innings pitched and he has given up 20 hits so far this season. He has allowed 12.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.53. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen while being struck out 86 times and walking 32 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.91 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.20. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 266 base hits and 144 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 82 batters and struck out 219. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team, Colorado is batting .276, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .263 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .481 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.64 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .333 and his on-base percentage is at .383. He has 37 hits this season along with 20 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 23 times and has walked 9 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .309 and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 34 hits so far while scoring 26 runs and he's driven in 28. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 11 times. The Rockies have 271 hits, including 58 doubles and 42 home runs. They've stolen 17 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Colorado has walked 92 times this season and they've struck out 224 times as a unit. They've left 179 men on base and have a team OPS of .821. They score 5.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 155 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 8-7 home record and a 15-15 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.61, Johnny Cueto has a 4-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 42.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 41 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.32. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 87 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 69 times and walking 29 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.98 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 289 base knocks and 137 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year and they give up 1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 236. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
As a team, they are batting .276, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .295 average at home. The Giants hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.43 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .330 and he has an OBP of .394. He has 30 hits this year along with 15 runs scored and 11 RBI. He's struck out 11 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .316 and he has an OBP of .434. He has collected 31 hits so far while he's scored 16 runs and drove in 20. He has earned a walk 22 times and has punched out 18 times. The Giants as a unit have 283 base hits, including 50 doubles and 30 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 118 times this year and they have struck out 189 times. They've had 219 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They score 5.1 runs per game and have totaled 153 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 15-12-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 16-12-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 19-11-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 14-16-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/06/16 C Nick Hundley Oblique "?" Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
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
05/06/16 CF Angel Pagan Hamstring is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday & Saturday vs. Colorado Rockies
05/06/16 RF Hunter Pence Back probable Friday vs. Colorado Rockies
05/05/16 2B Joe Panik Groin "?" Friday vs. Colorado Rockies
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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