Friday, May 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. Sonny Gray
The New York Yankees visit O.co Coliseum on Friday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Sonny Gray for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +135 and Oakland at -145. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees have a 17-18-4 over/under record and a 18-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Athletics are 21-20-0 against the run line and have a 21-18-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 17-22 record, including 5-12 on the road. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 21 strikeouts over his 28.1 innings pitched and he has given up 31 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.55. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen while being struck out 147 times and walking 35 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 347 base hits and 168 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 95 batters and struck out 346. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team, New York is batting .236, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .221 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.74 hits per game. Starlin Castro comes into this game hitting .283 and his on-base percentage is at .320. He has 41 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 16 runs batted in. He's struck out 25 times and has walked 7 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .278 and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 32 hits so far while scoring 15 runs and he's driven in 11. He has walked 10 times and has struck out 20 times. The Yankees have 302 hits, including 54 doubles and 39 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. New York has walked 118 times this season and they've struck out 275 times as a unit. They've left 252 men on base and have a team OPS of .679. They score 3.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 146 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 8-11 home record and a 19-22 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.84, Sonny Gray has a 3-4 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 49 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.13. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 137 times and walking 41 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.88 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 369 base knocks and 189 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 137 hitters and struck out 316. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .230 average at home. The Athletics hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.51 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .341. He has 35 hits this year along with 10 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 19 times and has walked on 8 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .315 and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 45 hits so far while he's scored 20 runs and drove in 17. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 22 times. The Athletics as a unit have 349 base hits, including 54 doubles and 47 homers. They have 22 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Oakland as a team has walked 99 times this year and they have struck out 278 times. They've had 261 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They score 4 runs per game and have totaled 164 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 17-18-4 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 18-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 21-18-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 21-20-0 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
05/17/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 15-day DL (5/10)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 P Liam Hendriks Tricep 15-day DL (5/9)
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 15-day DL (5/9)
05/10/16 2B Jed Lowrie Shin 15-day DL (5/9)
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics
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