Saturday, August 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jorge De La Rosa vs. A.J. Cole
The Colorado Rockies head to Nationals Park on Saturday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Jorge De La Rosa for the Rockies and A.J. Cole for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has Colorado at +156 and Washington at -166. The over/under is 9. The Rockies have a 59-64-4 over/under mark and a 69-58-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Nationals are 65-62-0 against the run line and have a 62-58-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this game with a 60-67 record, and they are 28-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa has a 8-7 record with an ERA of 5.07 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 82 strikeouts during his 110 innings pitched and he has given up 118 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.19. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have allowed 442 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the pen while they've been struck out 364 times and walked 155 times this year. As a unit, Colorado has given up 9.59 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.48 hitters per nine. They are 27th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.94. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,192 base hits and 613 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 424 batters and struck out 931. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team, Colorado is hitting .273, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .244 average on the road. The Rockies have a .455 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .337 which is good for 3rd in the league. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.41 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .313 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 142 hits this season along with 74 runs scored and 80 runs batted in. He's struck out 102 times and has walked 35 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .286 and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 138 hits so far while scoring 92 runs and he's driven in 108. He has walked 55 times and has struck out 70 times. The Rockies have 1,196 hits, including 251 doubles and 160 home runs. They've stolen 55 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 32 times. Colorado has walked 408 times this season and they've struck out 1,032 times as a unit. They've left 862 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 667 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 37-24 home mark and a 74-53 overall record. With an ERA of 5.14, A.J. Cole has a 0-1 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 7 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 5 hits. He has allowed 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.43. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 321 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 369 times and walking 125 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.79 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.16 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 994 base knocks and 439 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 120 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 368 hitters and struck out 1,169. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.54.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .252 average at home. The Nationals hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.75 hits per contest. Wilson Ramos comes into this matchup batting .312 and he has an OBP of .360. He has 123 hits this year along with 53 runs scored and 67 RBI. He's struck out 58 times and has walked on 30 occasions. Daniel Murphy is hitting .346 and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 156 hits so far while he's scored 77 runs and drove in 96. He has earned a walk 30 times and has punched out 50 times. The Nationals as a unit have 1,111 base hits, including 214 doubles and 169 homers. They have 87 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 31 times. Washington as a team has walked 438 times this year and they have struck out 964 times. They've had 878 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They score 4.85 runs per game and have totaled 616 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 59-64-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 69-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 62-58-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 65-62-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/26/16 2B DJ LeMahieu Wrist "?" Friday vs. Washington Nationals
08/17/16 P Tyler Chatwood Back 15-day DL (8/15)
08/12/16 1B Mark Reynolds Hand 15-day DL (8/11)
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)
07/06/16 P Justin Miller Oblique 15-day DL (7/3)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
08/23/16 P Stephen Strasburg Elbow 15-day DL (8/21)
08/18/16 P Sammy Solis Shoulder 15-day DL (8/16)
07/27/16 2B Stephen Drew Vertigo 15-day DL (7/24)
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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