Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Zack Greinke
The New York Yankees visit Chase Field on Tuesday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Michael Pineda for the Yankees and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +130 and Arizona at -140. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees have a 16-17-3 over/under record and a 17-19-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 18-22-0 against the run line and have a 18-20-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Yankees head into this matchup with a 16-20 record, including 4-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Pineda has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 6.28 and a WHIP of 1.60. He has 41 strikeouts over his 38.2 innings pitched and he has given up 49 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.22. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen while being struck out 134 times and walking 29 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9.08 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.91 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 320 base hits and 153 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 87 batters and struck out 314. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team, New York is batting .235, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .216 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.69 hits per game. Starlin Castro comes into this game hitting .286 and his on-base percentage is at .326. He has 38 hits this season along with 11 runs scored and 15 runs batted in. He's struck out 20 times and has walked 7 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .260 and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 27 hits so far while scoring 12 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 17 times. The Yankees have 277 hits, including 51 doubles and 37 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. New York has walked 112 times this season and they've struck out 245 times as a unit. They've left 232 men on base and have a team OPS of .683. They score 3.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 137 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 5-16 home record and a 17-23 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.26, Zack Greinke has a 3-3 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 49.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 62 hits. He has allowed 11.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.6. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 120 times and walking 58 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 375 base knocks and 186 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 146 hitters and struck out 303. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .265 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.4 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .222 and he has an OBP of .390. He has 30 hits this year along with 20 runs scored and 20 RBI. He's struck out 43 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .331 and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 19 runs and drove in 19. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 21 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 376 base hits, including 78 doubles and 46 homers. They have 23 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Arizona as a team has walked 116 times this year and they have struck out 323 times. They've had 283 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They score 4.38 runs per game and have totaled 175 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 16-17-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 17-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-20-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-22-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/15/16 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hip "?" Monday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
05/14/16 P Luis Severino Tricep 15-day DL (5/14)
05/06/16 P CC Sabathia Groin 15-day DL (5/06)
05/04/16 DH Alex Rodriguez Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
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
05/15/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 15-day DL
04/04/16 P Josh Collment Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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