Friday, June 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tommy Milone vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Minnesota Twins head to Yankee Stadium on Friday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable pitchers are Tommy Milone for the Twins and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees. The opening line for this game has Minnesota at +194 and New York at -229. The over/under is 8.5. The Twins have a 44-23-4 over/under mark and a 31-40-0 run line record, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Yankees are 32-39-0 against the run line and have a 30-34-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Twins head into this game with a 23-48 record, and they are 8-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Tommy Milone has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 5.79 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 19 strikeouts during his 23.1 innings pitched and he has given up 26 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.18. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have allowed 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the pen while they've been struck out 244 times and walked 82 times this year. As a unit, Minnesota has given up 10.41 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.65 hitters per nine. They are 29th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.28. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 728 base hits and 369 earned runs. They have allowed 102 home runs this season and they allow 1.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 195 batters and struck out 535. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.53.
As a team, Minnesota is hitting .247, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .234 average on the road. The Twins have a .400 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .312 which is good for 20th in the league. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.49 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .375. He has 71 hits this season along with 31 runs scored and 26 runs batted in. He's struck out 47 times and has walked 40 times. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .313 and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 77 hits so far while scoring 33 runs and he's driven in 26. He has walked 10 times and has struck out 35 times. The Twins have 603 hits, including 116 doubles and 76 home runs. They've stolen 49 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Minnesota has walked 215 times this season and they've struck out 615 times as a unit. They've left 502 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 288 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this game with a 19-15 home mark and a 35-36 overall record. With an ERA of 2.91, Masahiro Tanaka has a 4-2 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 92.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 77 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.36. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 266 times and walking 53 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.98 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 622 base knocks and 300 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 88 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 161 hitters and struck out 620. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .252 average at home. The Yankees hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.25 hits per contest. Carlos Beltran comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .323. He has 71 hits this year along with 39 runs scored and 51 RBI. He's struck out 53 times and has walked on 13 occasions. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .278 and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 65 hits so far while he's scored 30 runs and drove in 24. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 34 times. The Yankees as a unit have 586 base hits, including 103 doubles and 74 homers. They have 35 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. New York as a team has walked 205 times this year and they have struck out 486 times. They've had 454 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They score 4.17 runs per game and have totaled 296 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 44-23-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 31-40-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 30-34-7 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 32-39-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 60-day DL (6/10)
06/10/16 P Trevor May Back 15-day DL (6/10)
05/31/16 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/25/16 RF Darin Mastroianni Oblique 15-day DL (5/22)
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
New York Yankees
06/23/16 P CC Sabathia Ankle injured last start, probable for next start
06/10/16 1B Chris Parmelee Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
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
05/25/16 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 Yankees
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