Sunday, May 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Eddie Butler vs. Jeff Samardzija
The Colorado Rockies visit AT&T Park on Sunday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Eddie Butler for the Rockies and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +152 and San Francisco at -162. The over/under was set at 8. The Rockies have a 16-12-1 over/under record and a 16-13-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Giants are 15-16-0 against the run line and have a 20-11-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Rockies head into this matchup with a 14-15 record, including 10-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Eddie Butler has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 6.75 and a WHIP of 0.88. He has 7 strikeouts over his 8 innings pitched and he has given up 6 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.33. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen while being struck out 86 times and walking 33 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.62 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.25. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 275 base hits and 150 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 85 batters and struck out 223. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
As a team, Colorado is batting .275, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .474 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.59 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .322 and his on-base percentage is at .371. He has 37 hits this season along with 20 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 26 times and has walked 9 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .316 and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 36 hits so far while scoring 27 runs and he's driven in 28. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 12 times. The Rockies have 279 hits, including 59 doubles and 42 home runs. They've stolen 17 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Colorado has walked 93 times this season and they've struck out 237 times as a unit. They've left 184 men on base and have a team OPS of .812. They score 5.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 159 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 9-7 home record and a 16-15 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.32, Jeff Samardzija has a 4-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 40.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 34 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.52. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 72 times and walking 29 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.72 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.15 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 297 base knocks and 140 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 79 hitters and struck out 249. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .294 average at home. The Giants hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.42 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .316 and he has an OBP of .380. He has 30 hits this year along with 15 runs scored and 11 RBI. He's struck out 12 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .320 and he has an OBP of .444. He has collected 32 hits so far while he's scored 17 runs and drove in 21. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 18 times. The Giants as a unit have 292 base hits, including 51 doubles and 31 homers. They have 18 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 121 times this year and they have struck out 193 times. They've had 225 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They score 5.13 runs per game and have totaled 159 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 16-12-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 16-13-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 20-11-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 15-16-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/07/16 C Nick Hundley Oblique 15-day DL
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 Saturday 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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