Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. Tommy Milone
The Oakland Athletics head to Target Field on Tuesday to take on the Minnesota Twins. The probable pitchers are Sean Manaea for the Athletics and Tommy Milone for the Twins. The opening line for this game has Oakland at -119 and Minnesota at +109. The over/under is 9.5. The Athletics have a 41-38-3 over/under mark and a 42-40-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Twins are 38-43-0 against the run line and have a 50-27-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this game with a 35-47 record, and they are 18-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Sean Manaea has a 3-4 record with an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 44 strikeouts during his 55 innings pitched and he has given up 61 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have allowed 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the pen while they've been struck out 270 times and walked 92 times this year. As a unit, Oakland has given up 9.61 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.62 hitters per nine. They are 27th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.75. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 775 base hits and 383 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 260 batters and struck out 614. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team, Oakland is hitting .254, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .267 average on the road. The Athletics have a .401 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .306 which is good for 26th in the league. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.67 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .347. He has 71 hits this season along with 23 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. He's struck out 41 times and has walked 21 times. Josh Reddick is hitting .313 and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 52 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 19. He has walked 21 times and has struck out 24 times. The Athletics have 711 hits, including 133 doubles and 85 home runs. They've stolen 35 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. Oakland has walked 202 times this season and they've struck out 549 times as a unit. They've left 523 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 343 runs so far this year.
Minnesota comes into this game with a 17-26 home mark and a 27-54 overall record. With an ERA of 6.23, Tommy Milone has a 0-2 record and a 1.68 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 30.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 41 hits. He has allowed 12.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.31. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 301 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 273 times and walking 89 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.59 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.10. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 820 base knocks and 406 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 115 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a staff has walked 218 hitters and struck out 604. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Twins hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.47 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .258 and he has an OBP of .362. He has 74 hits this year along with 36 runs scored and 26 RBI. He's struck out 58 times and has walked on 47 occasions. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .319 and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 92 hits so far while he's scored 42 runs and drove in 34. He has earned a walk 10 times and has punched out 41 times. The Twins as a unit have 686 base hits, including 132 doubles and 92 homers. They have 54 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. Minnesota as a team has walked 245 times this year and they have struck out 701 times. They've had 556 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They score 4.21 runs per game and have totaled 341 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 41-38-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 42-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 50-27-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 38-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/04/16 P Fernando Rodriguez Shoulder 15-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 15-day DL (7/2)
07/01/16 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
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 60-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)
07/04/16 3B Trevor Plouffe Ribs 15-day DL
07/03/16 SS Eduardo Escobar Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Oakland Athletics
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 60-day DL (6/10); out for season
06/10/16 P Trevor May Back 15-day DL (6/10)
05/25/16 RF Darin Mastroianni Oblique 15-day DL (5/22)
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins
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