Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Matt Moore
The New York Yankees visit Tropicana Field on Saturday to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Michael Pineda for the Yankees and Matt Moore for the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -105 and Tampa Bay at -105. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees have a 20-22-4 over/under record and a 22-24-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Rays are 21-24-0 against the run line and have a 18-22-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Yankees head into this matchup with a 22-24 record, including 9-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Pineda has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 6.34 and a WHIP of 1.59. He has 56 strikeouts over his 49.2 innings pitched and he has given up 64 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.53. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen while being struck out 163 times and walking 38 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.66 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.95 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 390 base hits and 185 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 108 batters and struck out 403. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team, New York is batting .238, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .234 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.85 hits per game. Starlin Castro comes into this game hitting .264 and his on-base percentage is at .301. He has 46 hits this season along with 14 runs scored and 19 runs batted in. He's struck out 32 times and has walked 8 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .277 and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 39 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 15. He has walked 12 times and has struck out 23 times. The Yankees have 361 hits, including 64 doubles and 47 home runs. They've stolen 26 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. New York has walked 142 times this season and they've struck out 323 times as a unit. They've left 301 men on base and have a team OPS of .688. They score 3.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 179 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup with a 10-13 home record and a 21-24 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.47, Matt Moore has a 1-3 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 49 strikeouts over the 51 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 58 hits. He has allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.51. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 126 times and walking 44 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.58 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 367 base knocks and 178 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 124 hitters and struck out 379. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .216 average at home. The Rays hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.02 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .253 and he has an OBP of .305. He has 46 hits this year along with 25 runs scored and 20 RBI. He's struck out 47 times and has walked on 13 occasions. Steven Souza is hitting .268 and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 42 hits so far while he's scored 20 runs and drove in 19. He has earned a walk 12 times and has punched out 60 times. The Rays as a unit have 361 base hits, including 79 doubles and 67 homers. They have 22 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 138 times this year and they have struck out 424 times. They've had 302 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They score 4.18 runs per game and have totaled 188 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 20-22-4 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 22-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 18-22-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 21-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/26/16 P Chasen Shreve Shoulder 15-day DL (5/26)
05/26/16 1B Mark Teixeira Neck expected to miss Friday & Saturday vs Tampa Bay Rays
05/25/16 C Gary Sanchez Thumb 15-day DL
05/14/16 P Luis Severino Tricep 15-day DL (5/14)
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
Tampa Bay Rays
05/23/16 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hand 15-day DL (5/22)
05/14/16 2B Logan Forsythe Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Brad Boxberge Abdominal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays
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