Monday, June 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Mengden vs. Jeff Samardzija
The Oakland Athletics visit AT&T Park on Monday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Daniel Mengden for the Athletics and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +160 and San Francisco at -170. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Athletics have a 35-37-2 over/under record and a 38-36-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Giants are 39-37-0 against the run line and have a 37-38-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 32-42 record, including 16-20 on the road. Starting pitcher Daniel Mengden has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 21 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he has given up 17 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 246 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen while being struck out 245 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.69 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 687 base hits and 332 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 224 batters and struck out 558. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team, Oakland is batting .252, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .264 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.59 hits per game. Jed Lowrie comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .346. He has 64 hits this season along with 20 runs scored and 19 runs batted in. He's struck out 38 times and has walked 18 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 636 hits, including 112 doubles and 75 home runs. They've stolen 33 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. Oakland has walked 175 times this season and they've struck out 495 times as a unit. They've left 473 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 3.99 runs per contest and have scored a total of 295 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 23-14 home record and a 48-28 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.59, Jeff Samardzija has a 8-4 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 77 strikeouts over the 97.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 91 hits. He has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 198 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 180 times and walking 69 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.78 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 632 base knocks and 259 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 190 hitters and struck out 594. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.59.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. The Giants hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.86 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .408. He has 76 hits this year along with 38 runs scored and 38 RBI. He's struck out 52 times and has walked on 44 occasions. Hunter Pence is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 27 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 23 times and has punched out 39 times. The Giants as a unit have 673 base hits, including 125 doubles and 62 homers. They have 44 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 271 times this year and they have struck out 494 times. They've had 542 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They score 4.58 runs per game and have totaled 348 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 35-37-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 38-36-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 37-38-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 39-37-0 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 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)
San Francisco Giants
06/21/16 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 15-day DL (6/19)
06/15/16 P Matt Cain Hamstring 15-day DL (6/14)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
06/01/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 15-day DL (6/2)
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 60-day DL (4/11)
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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