Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Lance McCullers
The New York Yankees head to Minute Maid Park on Wednesday to take on the Houston Astros. The probable pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Lance McCullers for the Astros. The opening line for this game has New York at +116 and Houston at -126. The over/under is 7.5. The Yankees have a 40-50-9 over/under mark and a 48-51-0 run line record, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Astros are 44-55-0 against the run line and have a 43-50-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Yankees head into this game with a 51-48 record, and they are 22-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 7-2 record with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.09. He has 104 strikeouts during his 129 innings pitched and he has given up 115 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.26. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have allowed 239 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the pen while they've been struck out 358 times and walked 84 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.62 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.93 hitters per nine. They are 13th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.16. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 836 base hits and 404 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 243 batters and struck out 867. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team, New York is hitting .249, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .251 average on the road. The Yankees have a .393 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .310 which is good for 23rd in the league. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.34 hits per contest. Jacoby Ellsbury comes into this game hitting .264 and his on-base percentage is at .328. He has 88 hits this season along with 39 runs scored and 31 runs batted in. He's struck out 46 times and has walked 30 times. Carlos Beltran is hitting .308 and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 104 hits so far while scoring 48 runs and he's driven in 62. He has walked 22 times and has struck out 63 times. The Yankees have 826 hits, including 146 doubles and 102 home runs. They've stolen 48 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. New York has walked 282 times this season and they've struck out 675 times as a unit. They've left 657 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 405 runs so far this year.
Houston comes into this game with a 31-20 home mark and a 54-45 overall record. With an ERA of 3.33, Lance McCullers has a 5-4 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 90 strikeouts over the 70.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 68 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.74. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have given up 279 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 345 times and walking 77 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.33 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 882 base knocks and 374 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a staff has walked 275 hitters and struck out 835. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.68.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .241 average at home. The Astros hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.42 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .269 and he has an OBP of .365. He has 97 hits this year along with 50 runs scored and 64 RBI. He's struck out 93 times and has walked on 51 occasions. Jose Altuve is hitting .359 and he has an OBP of .426. He has collected 140 hits so far while he's scored 75 runs and drove in 60. He has earned a walk 44 times and has punched out 41 times. The Astros as a unit have 834 base hits, including 175 doubles and 127 homers. They have 77 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Houston as a team has walked 368 times this year and they have struck out 909 times. They've had 684 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They score 4.58 runs per game and have totaled 453 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 40-50-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 48-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 43-50-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 44-55-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
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
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
07/26/16 1B Marwin Gonzalez Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. New York Yankees
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