Friday, June 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Pat Dean
The New York Yankees head to Target Field on Friday to take on the Minnesota Twins. The probable pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Pat Dean for the Twins. The opening line for this game has New York at -162 and Minnesota at +152. The over/under is 8.5. The Yankees have a 25-33-7 over/under mark and a 30-35-0 run line record, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Twins are 28-37-0 against the run line and have a 39-22-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Yankees head into this game with a 31-34 record, and they are 13-20 on the road. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 3-2 record with an ERA of 3.08 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 63 strikeouts during his 84.2 innings pitched and he has given up 70 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have allowed 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the pen while they've been struck out 234 times and walked 53 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.9 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.88 hitters per nine. They are 20th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.29. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 562 base hits and 271 earned runs. They have allowed 77 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 152 batters and struck out 561. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
As a team, New York is hitting .244, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .238 average on the road. The Yankees have a .386 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .307 which is good for 24th in the league. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.09 hits per contest. Carlos Beltran comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .313. He has 62 hits this season along with 35 runs scored and 44 runs batted in. He's struck out 50 times and has walked 12 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .284 and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 60 hits so far while scoring 29 runs and he's driven in 21. He has walked 20 times and has struck out 32 times. The Yankees have 526 hits, including 94 doubles and 65 home runs. They've stolen 34 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. New York has walked 186 times this season and they've struck out 444 times as a unit. They've left 418 men on base and have a team OPS of .693. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 260 runs so far this year.
Minnesota comes into this game with a 12-21 home mark and a 20-45 overall record. With an ERA of 4.17, Pat Dean has a 1-2 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 36.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 40 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.37. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 252 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 226 times and walking 76 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.81 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.21. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 665 base knocks and 333 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a staff has walked 182 hitters and struck out 499. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .251 average at home. The Twins hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.31 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .285 and he has an OBP of .386. He has 67 hits this year along with 28 runs scored and 26 RBI. He's struck out 41 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .317 and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 70 hits so far while he's scored 33 runs and drove in 24. He has earned a walk 8 times and has punched out 34 times. The Twins as a unit have 540 base hits, including 104 doubles and 69 homers. They have 43 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Minnesota as a team has walked 202 times this year and they have struck out 567 times. They've had 462 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They score 3.88 runs per game and have totaled 252 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 25-33-7 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 30-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 39-22-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 28-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
06/15/16 RF Carlos Beltran Knee "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota Twins
06/10/16 1B Chris Parmelee Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
06/04/16 1B Mark Teixeira Knee 15-day DL (6/4)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/26/16 P Chasen Shreve Shoulder 15-day DL (5/26)
05/25/16 C Gary Sanchez Thumb 15-day DL
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
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 60-day DL (6/10)
06/10/16 P Trevor May Back 15-day DL (6/10)
05/31/16 CF Danny Santana Hamstring 15-day DL (5/31)
05/31/16 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/25/16 RF Darin Mastroianni Oblique 15-day DL (5/22)
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11)
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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