Monday, August 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Cody Martin
The New York Yankees visit Safeco Field on Monday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Michael Pineda for the Yankees and Cody Martin for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +140 and Seattle at -150. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees have a 53-60-9 over/under record and a 59-63-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Mariners are 63-59-0 against the run line and have a 60-57-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 63-59 record, including 28-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Pineda has a 6-10 record with an earned run average of 4.89 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 154 strikeouts over his 136.1 innings pitched and he has given up 144 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen while being struck out 442 times and walking 120 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.01 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 1,027 base hits and 509 earned runs. They have allowed 158 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 314 batters and struck out 1,077. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team, New York is batting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.43 hits per game. Didi Gregorius comes into this game hitting .285 and his on-base percentage is at .313. He has 120 hits this season along with 53 runs scored and 56 runs batted in. He's struck out 61 times and has walked 14 times. Brett Gardner is hitting .259 and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 105 hits so far while scoring 61 runs and he's driven in 29. He has walked 50 times and has struck out 87 times. The Yankees have 1,029 hits, including 182 doubles and 134 home runs. They've stolen 55 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. New York has walked 342 times this season and they've struck out 877 times as a unit. They've left 803 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 510 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 35-25 home record and a 66-56 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.14, Cody Martin has a 1-2 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 17 hits. He has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.01. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 337 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 422 times and walking 136 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.68 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.27 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,059 base knocks and 483 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 345 hitters and struck out 1,010. They give up a walk 2.8 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 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Mariners hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.89 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .293 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 145 hits this year along with 80 runs scored and 77 RBI. He's struck out 75 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Kyle Seager is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 132 hits so far while he's scored 70 runs and drove in 80. He has earned a walk 51 times and has punched out 79 times. The Mariners as a unit have 1,085 base hits, including 191 doubles and 172 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Seattle as a team has walked 382 times this year and they have struck out 944 times. They've had 823 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They score 4.7 runs per game and have totaled 573 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 53-60-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 59-63-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 60-57-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 63-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
08/20/16 3B Chase Headley Achilles "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles Angels
08/13/16 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 15-day DL (8/11)
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
08/16/16 P James Paxton Elbow 15-day DL (8/8)
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 15-day DL (7/30)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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