Sunday, May 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Jesse Hahn
The New York Yankees visit O.co Coliseum on Sunday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Michael Pineda for the Yankees and Jesse Hahn for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -110 and Oakland at +100. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees have a 18-19-4 over/under record and a 20-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Athletics are 21-22-0 against the run line and have a 22-19-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Yankees head into this matchup with a 19-22 record, including 7-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Pineda has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 6.60 and a WHIP of 1.65. He has 50 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he has given up 58 hits so far this season. He has allowed 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.94. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen while being struck out 153 times and walking 35 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.07 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.30. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 359 base hits and 172 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 96 batters and struck out 363. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team, New York is batting .240, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .231 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.93 hits per game. Starlin Castro comes into this game hitting .266 and his on-base percentage is at .302. He has 41 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 16 runs batted in. He's struck out 27 times and has walked 7 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .285 and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 35 hits so far while scoring 16 runs and he's driven in 13. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 21 times. The Yankees have 325 hits, including 60 doubles and 40 home runs. They've stolen 26 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. New York has walked 128 times this season and they've struck out 289 times as a unit. They've left 273 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 3.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 158 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 8-13 home record and a 19-24 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.38, Jesse Hahn has a 1-1 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 21 hits. He has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.66. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 143 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 143 times and walking 44 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 392 base knocks and 200 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 147 hitters and struck out 330. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.51.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .226 average at home. The Athletics hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.4 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 361 base hits, including 55 doubles and 48 homers. They have 23 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Oakland as a team has walked 100 times this year and they have struck out 295 times. They've had 270 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They score 3.91 runs per game and have totaled 168 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 18-19-4 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 20-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 22-19-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 21-22-0 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 (5/20)
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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