Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Matt Moore
The New York Mets visit AT&T Park on Saturday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Bartolo Colon for the Mets and Matt Moore for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +136 and San Francisco at -146. The over/under was set at 8. The Mets have a 54-64-3 over/under record and a 52-69-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Giants are 55-66-0 against the run line and have a 58-59-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Mets head into this matchup with a 60-61 record, including 29-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 92 strikeouts over his 138.1 innings pitched and he has given up 147 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen while being struck out 397 times and walking 143 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.72 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 1,034 base hits and 433 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 318 batters and struck out 1,043. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.51.
As a team, New York is batting .239, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Mets hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.95 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this game hitting .255 and his on-base percentage is at .308. He has 95 hits this season along with 42 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 22 times. Neil Walker is hitting .279 and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 111 hits so far while scoring 52 runs and he's driven in 54. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 82 times. The Mets have 962 hits, including 170 doubles and 157 home runs. They've stolen 28 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. New York has walked 369 times this season and they've struck out 996 times as a unit. They've left 823 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 3.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 457 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 34-26 home record and a 67-54 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.14, Matt Moore has a 7-9 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 128 strikeouts over the 148 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 137 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.46. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 332 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 308 times and walking 125 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.94 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,016 base knocks and 457 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 124 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 332 hitters and struck out 965. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. The Giants hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.97 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .276 and he has an OBP of .342. He has 116 hits this year along with 50 runs scored and 74 RBI. He's struck out 89 times and has walked on 43 occasions. Buster Posey is hitting .295 and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 116 hits so far while he's scored 66 runs and drove in 59. He has earned a walk 49 times and has punched out 50 times. The Giants as a unit have 1,085 base hits, including 209 doubles and 99 homers. They have 63 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 448 times this year and they have struck out 838 times. They've had 905 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They score 4.49 runs per game and have totaled 543 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 54-64-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 52-69-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 58-59-4 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 55-66-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
08/19/16 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Knee 15-day DL (8/1); expected to be activated & start Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/19/16 P Steven Matz Shoulder expected to miss next scheduled start Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/19/16 CF Yoenis Cespedes Quad 15-day DL (8/4); expected to be activated & start Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/18/16 2B Neil Walker Back "?" Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
07/31/16 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 15-day DL (7/29)
07/06/16 P Matt Harvey Shoulder 60-day DL (7/6), out for season
06/22/16 P Jim Henderson Bicep 15-day DL (6/19)
06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (5/30), out for season
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 60-day DL (5/21)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
San Francisco Giants
08/19/16 P Matt Cain Back 15-day DL (8/18)
08/02/16 RF Mac Williamson Shoulder 15-day DL (8/1)
07/29/16 P Josh Osich Forearm 15-day DL (7/24)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets
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