Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. Hisashi Iwakuma
The New York Yankees head to Safeco Field on Tuesday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable pitchers are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this game has New York at -115 and Seattle at +125. The over/under is 8. The Yankees have a 53-61-9 over/under mark and a 59-64-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Mariners are 63-60-0 against the run line and have a 61-57-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this game with a 63-60 record, and they are 28-33 on the road. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 7-10 record with an ERA of 4.49 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 110 strikeouts during his 130.1 innings pitched and he has given up 131 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have allowed 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the pen while they've been struck out 442 times and walked 121 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.6 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.99 hitters per nine. They are 18th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.25. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 1,035 base hits and 511 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 316 batters and struck out 1,082. 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 4.04.
As a team, New York is hitting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .251 average on the road. The Yankees have a .400 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .311 which is good for 23rd in the league. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.41 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this game hitting .285 and his on-base percentage is at .312. He has 121 hits this season along with 53 runs scored and 56 runs batted in. He's struck out 62 times and has walked 14 times. Brett Gardner is hitting .257 and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 105 hits so far while scoring 61 runs and he's driven in 29. He has walked 51 times and has struck out 87 times. The Yankees have 1,035 hits, including 183 doubles and 134 home runs. They've stolen 56 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. New York has walked 345 times this season and they've struck out 885 times as a unit. They've left 811 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 510 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this game with a 35-26 home mark and a 66-57 overall record. With an ERA of 3.78, Hisashi Iwakuma has a 14-8 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 115 strikeouts over the 157 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 165 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.21. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 343 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 427 times and walking 137 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.29 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,069 base knocks and 490 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 347 hitters and struck out 1,020. 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 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Mariners hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.91 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .290 and he has an OBP of .345. He has 145 hits this year along with 80 runs scored and 79 RBI. He's struck out 77 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Kyle Seager is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .363. 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 1,096 base hits, including 192 doubles and 172 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Seattle as a team has walked 383 times this year and they have struck out 951 times. They've had 829 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They score 4.71 runs per game and have totaled 579 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 53-61-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 59-64-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 61-57-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 63-60-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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