Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Hisashi Iwakuma
The New York Yankees visit Safeco Field on Wednesday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +100 and Seattle at -110. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Yankees have a 54-61-9 over/under record and a 59-65-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Mariners are 64-60-0 against the run line and have a 62-57-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 63-61 record, including 28-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 10-4 record with an earned run average of 3.24 and a WHIP of 1.08. He has 137 strikeouts over his 161 innings pitched and he has given up 146 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.28. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 308 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen while being struck out 445 times and walking 122 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.62 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 1,045 base hits and 518 earned runs. They have allowed 161 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 319 batters and struck out 1,091. 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 4.06.
As a team, New York is batting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.42 hits per game. Brett Gardner comes into this game hitting .257 and his on-base percentage is at .347. He has 106 hits this season along with 61 runs scored and 29 runs batted in. He's struck out 87 times and has walked 52 times. Didi Gregorius is hitting .284 and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 122 hits so far while scoring 53 runs and he's driven in 56. He has walked 14 times and has struck out 65 times. The Yankees have 1,044 hits, including 183 doubles and 138 home runs. They've stolen 56 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. New York has walked 348 times this season and they've struck out 893 times as a unit. They've left 816 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 515 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 36-26 home record and a 67-57 overall mark. With an earned run average 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 3.72 and they have given up 345 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 430 times and walking 138 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 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,078 base knocks and 495 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 350 hitters and struck out 1,028. 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 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. The Mariners hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.92 hits per contest. Kyle Seager comes into this matchup batting .288 and he has an OBP of .366. He has 134 hits this year along with 72 runs scored and 83 RBI. He's struck out 79 times and has walked on 52 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .294 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 148 hits so far while he's scored 82 runs and drove in 79. He has earned a walk 36 times and has punched out 77 times. The Mariners as a unit have 1,106 base hits, including 193 doubles and 175 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 27 times. Seattle as a team has walked 386 times this year and they have struck out 960 times. They've had 832 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They score 4.73 runs per game and have totaled 586 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 54-61-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 59-65-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 62-57-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 64-60-0 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
08/23/16 P James Paxton Elbow 15-day DL (8/8); expected to be activated and start Thursday vs Chicago White Sox
08/23/16 P Drew Storen Shoulder 15-day DL (8/20)
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 Yankees
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