Friday, June 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Pelfrey vs. CC Sabathia
The Detroit Tigers visit Yankee Stadium on Friday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Mike Pelfrey for the Tigers and CC Sabathia for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +135 and New York at -145. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Tigers have a 35-20-4 over/under record and a 34-25-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Yankees are 28-31-0 against the run line and have a 24-29-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 30-29 record, including 13-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 4.76 and a WHIP of 1.72. He has 32 strikeouts over his 58.2 innings pitched and he has given up 78 hits so far this season. He has allowed 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.47. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen while being struck out 145 times and walking 59 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.48 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 522 base hits and 252 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 180 batters and struck out 431. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team, Detroit is batting .269, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.24 hits per game. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .316 and his on-base percentage is at .348. He has 66 hits this season along with 28 runs scored and 35 runs batted in. He's struck out 55 times and has walked 12 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .315 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 74 hits so far while scoring 50 runs and he's driven in 35. He has walked 17 times and has struck out 41 times. The Tigers have 545 hits, including 98 doubles and 73 home runs. They've stolen 20 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Detroit has walked 170 times this season and they've struck out 506 times as a unit. They've left 400 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 275 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 16-12 home record and a 29-30 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.58, CC Sabathia has a 3-4 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 52.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 43 hits. He has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 143 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 212 times and walking 49 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.73 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.91 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 501 base knocks and 239 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 138 hitters and struck out 511. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Yankees hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.07 hits per contest. Carlos Beltran comes into this matchup batting .281 and he has an OBP of .313. He has 59 hits this year along with 33 runs scored and 41 RBI. He's struck out 46 times and has walked on 10 occasions. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .293 and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 55 hits so far while he's scored 25 runs and drove in 19. He has earned a walk 16 times and has punched out 31 times. The Yankees as a unit have 476 base hits, including 84 doubles and 64 homers. They have 34 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. New York as a team has walked 166 times this year and they have struck out 409 times. They've had 375 men left on base and have an OPS of .696. They score 3.98 runs per game and have totaled 235 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 35-20-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 34-25-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 24-29-6 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 28-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/08/16 CF Cameron Maybin Wrist "?" Friday vs New York Yankees
04/04/16 P Daniel Norris Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
New York Yankees
06/04/16 1B Mark Teixeira Knee 15-day DL (6/4)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/26/16 P Chasen Shreve Shoulder 15-day DL (5/26)
05/25/16 C Gary Sanchez Thumb 15-day DL
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers
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