Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Shelby Miller
The New York Yankees visit Chase Field on Wednesday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Nathan Eovaldi for the Yankees and Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -120 and Arizona at +110. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Yankees have a 17-17-3 over/under record and a 17-20-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 19-22-0 against the run line and have a 19-20-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Yankees head into this matchup with a 16-21 record, including 4-11 on the road. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.85 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 40 strikeouts over his 42.2 innings pitched and he has given up 47 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 97 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen while being struck out 137 times and walking 33 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.91 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 335 base hits and 161 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 92 batters and struck out 322. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
As a team, New York is batting .235, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .217 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.7 hits per game. Starlin Castro comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .317. He has 38 hits this season along with 11 runs scored and 15 runs batted in. He's struck out 21 times and has walked 7 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .259 and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 28 hits so far while scoring 13 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 19 times. The Yankees have 285 hits, including 52 doubles and 37 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. New York has walked 113 times this season and they've struck out 255 times as a unit. They've left 238 men on base and have a team OPS of .681. They score 3.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 139 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 6-16 home record and a 18-23 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.94, Shelby Miller has a 1-4 record and a 1.74 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 35 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 38 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.87. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 124 times and walking 58 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.18 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.50. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 383 base knocks and 188 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 147 hitters and struck out 313. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .271 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.54 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .223 and he has an OBP of .390. He has 31 hits this year along with 22 runs scored and 21 RBI. He's struck out 45 times and has walked on 38 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .333 and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 56 hits so far while he's scored 19 runs and drove in 22. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 23 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 391 base hits, including 84 doubles and 48 homers. They have 26 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Arizona as a team has walked 121 times this year and they have struck out 331 times. They've had 294 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They score 4.56 runs per game and have totaled 187 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 17-17-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 17-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 19-20-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 19-22-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/14/16 P Luis Severino Tricep 15-day DL (5/14)
05/06/16 P CC Sabathia Groin 15-day DL (5/06), expected to be activated & start Friday vs. Oakland Athletics
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 (5/9)
04/04/16 P Josh Collmenter Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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