Monday, August 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Duffey vs. Danny Salazar
The Minnesota Twins head to Progressive Field on Monday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The probable pitchers are Tyler Duffey for the Twins and Danny Salazar for the Indians. The Twins have a 59-38-6 over/under mark and a 53-50-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Indians are 53-48-0 against the run line and have a 50-43-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Twins head into this game with a 39-64 record, and they are 17-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Duffey has a 5-8 record with an ERA of 6.12 and a WHIP of 1.54. He has 70 strikeouts during his 89.2 innings pitched and he has given up 115 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have allowed 371 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the pen while they've been struck out 335 times and walked 109 times this year. As a unit, Minnesota has given up 10.04 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.36 hitters per nine. They are 29th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.86. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 1,022 base hits and 495 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 271 batters and struck out 749. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team, Minnesota is hitting .251, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .246 average on the road. The Twins have a .414 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .317 which is good for 20th in the league. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.67 hits per contest. Eduardo Nunez comes into this game hitting .297 and his on-base percentage is at .325. He has 112 hits this season along with 49 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. He's struck out 60 times and has walked 15 times. Joe Mauer is hitting .261 and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 93 hits so far while scoring 49 runs and he's driven in 33. He has walked 58 times and has struck out 66 times. The Twins have 893 hits, including 184 doubles and 116 home runs. They've stolen 69 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 21 times. Minnesota has walked 324 times this season and they've struck out 883 times as a unit. They've left 722 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 455 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this game with a 29-17 home mark and a 59-42 overall record. With an ERA of 2.97, Danny Salazar has a 11-3 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 130 strikeouts over the 115.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 90 hits. He has allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.31. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 267 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 287 times and walking 118 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.49 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 820 base knocks and 369 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 116 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 291 hitters and struck out 864. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .288 average at home. The Indians hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 9 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .307 and he has an OBP of .362. He has 119 hits this year along with 68 runs scored and 51 RBI. He's struck out 60 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Jason Kipnis is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 113 hits so far while he's scored 59 runs and drove in 55. He has earned a walk 34 times and has punched out 88 times. The Indians as a unit have 909 base hits, including 181 doubles and 130 homers. They have 72 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 322 times this year and they have struck out 795 times. They've had 663 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They score 4.92 runs per game and have totaled 497 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 59-38-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 53-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 50-43-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 53-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/04/16 3B Trevor Plouffe Ribs 15-day DL (7/1)
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 60-day DL (6/10); out for season
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
07/19/16 C Yan Gomes Shoulder 15-day DL (7/18)
07/18/16 P Tommy Hunter Back 15-day DL (7/10)
07/07/16 P Zach McAllister Hip 15-day DL (7/6)
06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/10)
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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