Sunday, July 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Carlos Carrasco
The New York Yankees visit Progressive Field on Sunday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +123 and Cleveland at -133. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees have a 38-39-9 over/under record and a 38-48-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Indians are 47-39-0 against the run line and have a 44-35-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 42-44 record, including 19-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 3.12 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 88 strikeouts over his 112.1 innings pitched and he has given up 98 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.24. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 215 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen while being struck out 312 times and walking 67 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.82 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.09 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 736 base hits and 372 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 201 batters and struck out 759. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team, New York is batting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.4 hits per game. Carlos Beltran comes into this game hitting .293 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 84 hits this season along with 44 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He's struck out 58 times and has walked 17 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .278 and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 79 hits so far while scoring 35 runs and he's driven in 26. He has walked 27 times and has struck out 40 times. The Yankees have 722 hits, including 126 doubles and 91 home runs. They've stolen 44 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. New York has walked 245 times this season and they've struck out 591 times as a unit. They've left 574 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 353 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 26-14 home record and a 52-34 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.47, Carlos Carrasco has a 5-2 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 69.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 55 hits. He has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.91. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 244 times and walking 104 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 7.95 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.48 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 690 base knocks and 313 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 98 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 248 hitters and struck out 736. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .289 average at home. The Indians hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.94 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this matchup batting .273 and he has an OBP of .331. He has 91 hits this year along with 48 runs scored and 49 RBI. He's struck out 77 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Francisco Lindor is hitting .300 and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 98 hits so far while he's scored 57 runs and drove in 44. He has earned a walk 32 times and has punched out 49 times. The Indians as a unit have 769 base hits, including 153 doubles and 112 homers. They have 65 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 269 times this year and they have struck out 691 times. They've had 556 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They score 4.92 runs per game and have totaled 423 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 38-39-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 38-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 44-35-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 47-39-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
07/09/16 1B Mark Teixeira Knee left last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Cleveland Indians
06/10/16 1B Chris Parmelee Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
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
07/07/16 P Zach McAllister Hip 15-day DL (7/6)
06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/10)
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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