Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jimmy Nelson vs. Johnny Cueto
The Milwaukee Brewers head to AT&T Park on Wednesday to take on the San Francisco Giants. The probable pitchers are Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers and Johnny Cueto for the Giants. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee at +178 and San Francisco at -188. The over/under is 7. The Brewers have a 33-27-4 over/under mark and a 30-34-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Giants are 32-33-0 against the run line and have a 32-32-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Brewers head into this game with a 30-34 record, and they are 11-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson has a 5-5 record with an ERA of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 65 strikeouts during his 81.1 innings pitched and he has given up 71 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.91. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have allowed 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the pen while they've been struck out 200 times and walked 92 times this year. As a unit, Milwaukee has given up 9.14 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.52. The Brewers pitchers have collectively given up 580 base hits and 287 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 221 batters and struck out 472. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team, Milwaukee is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .234 average on the road. The Brewers have a .397 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .327 which is good for 9th in the league. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.03 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this game hitting .313 and his on-base percentage is at .374. He has 63 hits this season along with 26 runs scored and 36 runs batted in. He's struck out 33 times and has walked 20 times. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .307 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 66 hits so far while scoring 32 runs and he's driven in 30. He has walked 21 times and has struck out 43 times. The Brewers have 514 hits, including 102 doubles and 68 home runs. They've stolen 56 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Milwaukee has walked 256 times this season and they've struck out 601 times as a unit. They've left 445 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 264 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this game with a 20-13 home mark and a 39-26 overall record. With an ERA of 2.16, Johnny Cueto has a 9-1 record and a 0.99 WHIP. He has 81 strikeouts over the 95.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 76 hits. He has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.55. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 153 times and walking 61 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.66 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 556 base knocks and 231 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year and they give up 0.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 167 hitters and struck out 501. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.56.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Giants hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.52 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .300 and he has an OBP of .411. He has 64 hits this year along with 31 runs scored and 33 RBI. He's struck out 42 times and has walked on 41 occasions. Hunter Pence is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 27 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 23 times and has punched out 39 times. The Giants as a unit have 554 base hits, including 100 doubles and 55 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 239 times this year and they have struck out 425 times. They've had 457 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They score 4.38 runs per game and have totaled 285 runs so far this season.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 33-27-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 30-34-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 32-32-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 32-33-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/14/16 P Matt Garza Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2); expected to start Tuesday vs. San Francisco Giants
06/10/16 RF Domingo Santana Elbow 15-day DL (6/8)
06/01/16 P Michael Blazek Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 15-day DL (4/2)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
San Francisco Giants
06/14/16 LF Angel Pagan Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24); expected to be activated Wednesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
06/01/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 15-day DL (6/2)
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 60-day DL (4/11)
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants
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