Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. Martin Perez
The New York Yankees visit Globe Life Park on Wednesday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Martin Perez for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -110 and Texas at +100. The over/under was set at 9. The Yankees have a 7-9-2 over/under record and a 7-11-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 39% of the time. The Rangers are 10-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-10-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Yankees head into this matchup with a 8-10 record, including 3-3 on the road. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.28 and a WHIP of 1.83. He has 10 strikeouts over his 15.1 innings pitched and he has given up 20 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen while being struck out 78 times and walking 15 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.83 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.89 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 158 base hits and 74 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 40 batters and struck out 177. They walk 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.50.
As a team, New York is batting .241, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .222 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.11 hits per game. Jacoby Ellsbury comes into this game hitting .268 and his on-base percentage is at .297. He has 19 hits this season along with 6 runs scored and 8 runs batted in. He's struck out 13 times and has walked 3 times. Mark Teixeira is hitting .238 and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 15 hits so far while scoring 10 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 13 times and has struck out 16 times. The Yankees have 146 hits, including 20 doubles and 20 home runs. They've stolen 17 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. New York has walked 64 times this season and they've struck out 136 times as a unit. They've left 134 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 3.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 69 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 6-4 home record and a 10-10 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.50, Martin Perez has a 0-2 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 24 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 20 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.12. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 53 times and walking 21 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 168 base knocks and 79 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year and they give up 1.6 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 73 hitters and struck out 141. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 5.22.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .252 average at home. The Rangers hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.15 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .303 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 23 hits this year along with 8 runs scored and 12 RBI. He's struck out 6 times and has walked on 6 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .317 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 20 hits so far while he's scored 7 runs and drove in 11. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 9 times. The Rangers as a unit have 163 base hits, including 35 doubles and 16 homers. They have 11 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Texas as a team has walked 55 times this year and they have struck out 158 times. They've had 122 men left on base and have an OPS of .685. They score 4.1 runs per game and have totaled 82 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 7-9-2 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 7-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 10-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 10-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
04/26/16 CF Aaron Hicks Shoulder out indefinitely
04/26/16 DH Alex Rodriguez Oblique "?" Tuesday vs. Texas Rangers
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
04/26/16 P Cole Hamels Groin "?" for next scheduled start
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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