Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Chatwood vs. Jeff Samardzija
The Colorado Rockies visit AT&T Park on Wednesday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +181 and San Francisco at -191. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Rockies have a 74-78-4 over/under record and a 81-75-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Giants are 73-83-0 against the run line and have a 71-80-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Rockies head into this matchup with a 73-83 record, including 32-46 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood has a 11-9 record with an earned run average of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 108 strikeouts over his 150 innings pitched and he has given up 144 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.46. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 543 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen while being struck out 459 times and walking 195 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.95. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,473 base hits and 750 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 524 batters and struck out 1,172. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team, Colorado is batting .274, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.49 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .296 and his on-base percentage is at .349. He has 166 hits this season along with 86 runs scored and 99 runs batted in. He's struck out 125 times and has walked 46 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 174 hits so far while scoring 112 runs and he's driven in 129. He has walked 66 times and has struck out 100 times. The Rockies have 1,482 hits, including 304 doubles and 202 home runs. They've stolen 66 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 35 times. Colorado has walked 486 times this season and they've struck out 1,266 times as a unit. They've left 1,044 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 827 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 40-35 home record and a 82-74 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.83, Jeff Samardzija has a 12-10 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 156 strikeouts over the 197.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 183 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 408 times and walking 165 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.98 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,291 base knocks and 582 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 158 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 431 hitters and struck out 1,247. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. The Giants hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.76 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .288 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 149 hits this year along with 79 runs scored and 73 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 58 occasions. Brandon Crawford is hitting .267 and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 141 hits so far while he's scored 62 runs and drove in 80. He has earned a walk 54 times and has punched out 109 times. The Giants as a unit have 1,367 base hits, including 268 doubles and 125 homers. They have 77 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 33 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 549 times this year and they have struck out 1,067 times. They've had 1,137 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They score 4.34 runs per game and have totaled 677 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 74-78-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 81-75-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 71-80-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 73-83-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/16 1B Mark Reynolds Hand out for season
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
San Francisco Giants
09/27/16 3B Eduardo Nunez Hamstring injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Colorado Rockies
09/25/16 P Johnny Cueto Groin "?" for next scheduled start
09/06/16 P Ray Black Elbow 60-day DL (9/3)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies
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