Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray vs. Hector Santiago
The Oakland Athletics head to Angel Stadium on Sunday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable pitchers are Sonny Gray for the Athletics and Hector Santiago for the Angels. The opening line for this game has Oakland at -114 and Los Angeles at +104. The over/under is 8.5. The Athletics have a 34-37-2 over/under mark and a 37-36-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Angels are 35-40-0 against the run line and have a 29-43-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Athletics head into this game with a 31-42 record, and they are 15-20 on the road. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray has a 3-6 record with an ERA of 5.20 and a WHIP of 1.49. He has 60 strikeouts during his 72.2 innings pitched and he has given up 80 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.65. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have allowed 240 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the pen while they've been struck out 243 times and walked 72 times this year. As a unit, Oakland has given up 9.42 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 hitters per nine. They are 27th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.60. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 674 base hits and 329 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 222 batters and struck out 553. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team, Oakland is hitting .251, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .261 average on the road. The Athletics have a .394 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .301 which is good for 27th in the league. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.55 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .340. He has 63 hits this season along with 20 runs scored and 19 runs batted in. He's struck out 38 times and has walked 16 times. Josh Reddick is hitting .322 and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 47 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 18. He has walked 18 times and has struck out 22 times. The Athletics have 624 hits, including 110 doubles and 74 home runs. They've stolen 33 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. Oakland has walked 169 times this season and they've struck out 492 times as a unit. They've left 465 men on base and have a team OPS of .696. They score 3.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 288 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 15-22 home mark and a 31-43 overall record. With an ERA of 4.99, Hector Santiago has a 4-4 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 79.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 71 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 230 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 192 times and walking 88 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.29 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 666 base knocks and 318 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 98 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 229 hitters and struck out 523. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .227 average at home. The Angels hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.95 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .303 and he has an OBP of .405. He has 82 hits this year along with 49 runs scored and 49 RBI. He's struck out 59 times and has walked on 47 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 79 hits so far while he's scored 43 runs and drove in 39. He has earned a walk 30 times and has punched out 59 times. The Angels as a unit have 647 base hits, including 123 doubles and 69 homers. They have 26 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 211 times this year and they have struck out 447 times. They've had 466 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They score 4.27 runs per game and have totaled 316 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 34-37-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 37-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 29-43-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 35-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/15/16 P Sean Manaea Forearm 15-day DL (6/14)
06/09/16 P Rich Hill Groin 15-day DL (5/30)
05/20/16 RF Josh Reddick Thumb 15-day DL (5/20)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Angels
06/25/16 3B Yunel Escobar Knee "?" Saturday vs. Oakland Athletics
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/16 P Joe Smith Hamstring 15-day DL (6/7)
06/01/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 60-day DL (4/26)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 60-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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