Monday, August 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Hisashi Iwakuma
The Detroit Tigers head to Safeco Field on Monday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable pitchers are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this game has Detroit at -108 and Seattle at -102. The over/under is 8. The Tigers have a 57-48-5 over/under mark and a 62-48-0 run line record, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Mariners are 57-52-0 against the run line and have a 53-51-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Tigers head into this game with a 61-49 record, and they are 28-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 9-2 record with an ERA of 2.42 and a WHIP of 1.08. He has 88 strikeouts during his 104 innings pitched and he has given up 81 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have allowed 351 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the pen while they've been struck out 287 times and walked 114 times this year. As a unit, Detroit has given up 9.19 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.42 hitters per nine. They are 19th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.32. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 995 base hits and 467 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 320 batters and struck out 803. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
As a team, Detroit is hitting .268, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .259 average on the road. The Tigers have a .440 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 8th in the league. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.22 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .344. He has 130 hits this season along with 88 runs scored and 61 runs batted in. He's struck out 86 times and has walked 28 times. Nick Castellanos is hitting .286 and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 114 hits so far while scoring 52 runs and he's driven in 58. He has walked 26 times and has struck out 106 times. The Tigers have 1,014 hits, including 166 doubles and 145 home runs. They've stolen 48 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 19 times. Detroit has walked 326 times this season and they've struck out 893 times as a unit. They've left 741 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 529 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this game with a 29-25 home mark and a 56-53 overall record. With an ERA of 3.99, Hisashi Iwakuma has a 12-7 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 103 strikeouts over the 137.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 145 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.29. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 300 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 383 times and walking 128 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.67 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.36 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 943 base knocks and 439 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 315 hitters and struck out 909. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .251 average at home. The Mariners hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.81 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .295 and he has an OBP of .352. He has 131 hits this year along with 71 runs scored and 70 RBI. He's struck out 68 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Nelson Cruz is hitting .276 and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 109 hits so far while he's scored 61 runs and drove in 69. He has earned a walk 45 times and has punched out 111 times. The Mariners as a unit have 960 base hits, including 169 doubles and 156 homers. They have 32 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Seattle as a team has walked 346 times this year and they have struck out 859 times. They've had 731 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They score 4.69 runs per game and have totaled 511 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 57-48-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 62-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 53-51-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 57-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/07/16 CF Cameron Maybin Thumb is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. New York Mets
08/07/16 2B Ian Kinsler Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. New York Mets
08/07/16 P Jordan Zimmerman Back 15-day DL (8/5)
08/07/16 3B Nick Castellanos Hand 15-day DL (8/7)
08/02/16 P Mike Pelfrey Back 15-day DL (8/2)
06/21/16 P Drew VerHagen Shoulder 60-day DL (5/23), out for season
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
08/05/16 P Steve Cishek Hip 15-day DL (8/2)
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 15-day DL (7/30)
07/23/16 SS Ketel Marte Mononucleosis 15-day DL (7/20)
06/30/16 P Nick Vincent Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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