Saturday, May 21, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Sean Manaea
The New York Yankees visit O.co Coliseum on Saturday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Sean Manaea for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -125 and Oakland at +115. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Yankees have a 17-19-4 over/under record and a 19-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Athletics are 21-21-0 against the run line and have a 21-19-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Yankees head into this matchup with a 18-22 record, including 6-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 46 strikeouts over his 51.1 innings pitched and he has given up 44 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen while being struck out 152 times and walking 35 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9.04 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.07 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 353 base hits and 169 earned runs. They have allowed 53 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 354. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team, New York is batting .237, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .225 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.8 hits per game. Starlin Castro comes into this game hitting .275 and his on-base percentage is at .312. He has 41 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 16 runs batted in. He's struck out 26 times and has walked 7 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .277 and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 33 hits so far while scoring 15 runs and he's driven in 11. He has walked 10 times and has struck out 21 times. The Yankees have 312 hits, including 57 doubles and 40 home runs. They've stolen 26 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. New York has walked 122 times this season and they've struck out 282 times as a unit. They've left 261 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 3.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 150 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 8-12 home record and a 19-23 overall mark. With an earned run average of 7.91, Sean Manaea has a 1-1 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 19.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 25 hits. He has allowed 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.53. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 139 times and walking 42 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.22 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.86 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 379 base knocks and 193 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 141 hitters and struck out 323. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .228 average at home. The Athletics hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.45 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 .322 and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 47 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 22 times. The Athletics as a unit have 355 base hits, including 54 doubles and 48 homers. They have 23 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 286 times. They've had 264 men left on base and have an OPS of .693. They score 3.93 runs per game and have totaled 165 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 17-19-4 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 19-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 21-19-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 21-21-0 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)
05/04/16 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
05/20/16 RF Josh Reddick Thumb 15-day DL
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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