Sunday, September 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Wade Miley
The New York Yankees head to Oriole Park on Sunday to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The probable pitchers are Michael Pineda for the Yankees and Wade Miley for the Orioles. The opening line for this game has New York at +112 and Baltimore at -122. The over/under is 9. The Yankees have a 59-65-9 over/under mark and a 64-69-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Orioles are 68-66-0 against the run line and have a 59-72-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Yankees head into this game with a 69-64 record, and they are 32-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Pineda has a 6-11 record with an ERA of 5.12 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 168 strikeouts during his 147.2 innings pitched and he has given up 158 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.72. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have allowed 334 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the pen while they've been struck out 479 times and walked 133 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.58 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.97 hitters per nine. They are 19th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.25. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 1,120 base hits and 555 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 340 batters and struck out 1,171. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team, New York is hitting .253, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .250 average on the road. The Yankees have a .404 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .314 which is good for 23rd in the league. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.59 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .311. He has 133 hits this season along with 60 runs scored and 61 runs batted in. He's struck out 68 times and has walked 15 times. Brett Gardner is hitting .260 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 115 hits so far while scoring 65 runs and he's driven in 34. He has walked 58 times and has struck out 91 times. The Yankees have 1,142 hits, including 204 doubles and 148 home runs. They've stolen 61 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. New York has walked 380 times this season and they've struck out 964 times as a unit. They've left 900 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 567 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this game with a 44-24 home mark and a 73-61 overall record. With an ERA of 5.43, Wade Miley has a 8-11 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 110 strikeouts over the 141 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 157 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.8. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 425 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 417 times and walking 181 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 9.07 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,191 base knocks and 584 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 464 hitters and struck out 1,014. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. The Orioles hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.92 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .306 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 161 hits this year along with 94 runs scored and 85 RBI. He's struck out 96 times and has walked on 43 occasions. Adam Jones is hitting .277 and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 139 hits so far while he's scored 75 runs and drove in 75. He has earned a walk 30 times and has punched out 93 times. The Orioles as a unit have 1,194 base hits, including 228 doubles and 213 homers. They have 15 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 379 times this year and they have struck out 1,098 times. They've had 873 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They score 4.72 runs per game and have totaled 632 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 59-65-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 64-69-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 59-72-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 68-66-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
09/02/16 P Chad Green Elbow "?" for next scheduled start
09/01/16 RF Aaron Hicks Hamstring out indefinitely
08/13/16 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 15-day DL (8/11)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
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
09/01/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 60-day DL (7/21)
08/24/16 P Chris Tillman Shoulder 15-day DL (8/21)
08/13/16 P Darren O'Day Shoulder 15-day DL (8/12)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles
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