Monday, April 25, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Cole Hamels
The New York Yankees visit Globe Life Park on Monday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Nathan Eovaldi for the Yankees and Cole Hamels for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +116 and Texas at -126. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees have a 6-8-2 over/under record and a 6-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 38% of the time. The Rangers are 10-8-0 against the run line and have a 10-8-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 7-9 record, including 2-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 6.11 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 22 strikeouts over his 17.2 innings pitched and he has given up 21 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.96 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen while being struck out 70 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.69 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 143 base hits and 65 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season and they allow 1 homer per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 36 batters and struck out 154. They walk 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.21.
As a team, New York is batting .241, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .210 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.12 hits per game. Jacoby Ellsbury comes into this game hitting .274 and his on-base percentage is at .308. He has 17 hits this season along with 5 runs scored and 7 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 times and has walked 3 times. Mark Teixeira is hitting .218 and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 12 hits so far while scoring 10 runs and he's driven in 8. He has walked 13 times and has struck out 15 times. The Yankees have 130 hits, including 18 doubles and 18 home runs. They've stolen 17 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. New York has walked 61 times this season and they've struck out 119 times as a unit. They've left 120 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 65 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 6-3 home record and a 10-8 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.52, Cole Hamels has a 3-0 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 25 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 20 hits. He has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.11. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 48 times and walking 19 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.13 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 150 base knocks and 72 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year and they give up 1.6 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 66 hitters and struck out 128. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 5.22.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .266 average at home. The Rangers hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.44 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .333 and he has an OBP of .373. He has 23 hits this year along with 8 runs scored and 12 RBI. He's struck out 5 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .321 and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 18 hits so far while he's scored 7 runs and drove in 11. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 8 times. The Rangers as a unit have 152 base hits, including 34 doubles and 14 homers. They have 9 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Texas as a team has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out 144 times. They've had 111 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They score 4.44 runs per game and have totaled 80 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 6-8-2 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 6-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 10-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 10-8-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
04/13/16 P Aroldis Chapman Suspension 30-game suspension, eligible to return May 9 vs Kansas City Royals
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 15-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25); out for season
04/24/16 P Cole Hamels Groin expected to miss next scheduled start Monday vs. NY Yankees
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 15-day DL (4/20)
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm 60-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Calf 15-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 P Tanner Schepper Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Luke Jackson Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 C Chris Gimenez Ankle 15-day DL (3/27)
04/03/16 P Yu Darvish Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers
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