Sunday, May 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray vs. Matt Moore
The Oakland Athletics visit Tropicana Field on Sunday to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Sonny Gray for the Athletics and Matt Moore for the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +110 and Tampa Bay at -120. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Athletics have a 18-16-2 over/under record and a 17-19-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Rays are 15-18-0 against the run line and have a 10-19-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 15-21 record, including 10-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.56. He has 34 strikeouts over his 39 innings pitched and he has given up 43 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.47. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen while being struck out 122 times and walking 37 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.09 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 332 base hits and 173 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 125 batters and struck out 285. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team, Oakland is batting .248, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .270 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game. Jed Lowrie comes into this game hitting .302 and his on-base percentage is at .341. He has 35 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 17 runs batted in. He's struck out 19 times and has walked 8 times. Josh Reddick is hitting .318 and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 41 hits so far while scoring 16 runs and he's driven in 17. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 22 times. The Athletics have 307 hits, including 49 doubles and 37 home runs. They've stolen 20 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Oakland has walked 88 times this season and they've struck out 250 times as a unit. They've left 238 men on base and have a team OPS of .686. They score 3.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 138 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup with a 9-10 home record and a 15-18 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.83, Matt Moore has a 1-3 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 41 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 41 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 87 times and walking 37 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 7.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.76 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 254 base knocks and 122 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 93 hitters and struck out 285. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .222, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .213 average at home. The Rays hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.33 hits per contest. Logan Forsythe comes into this matchup batting .308 and he has an OBP of .398. He has 33 hits this year along with 16 runs scored and 12 RBI. He's struck out 26 times and has walked on 14 occasions. Evan Longoria is hitting .233 and he has an OBP of .285. He has collected 31 hits so far while he's scored 17 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 9 times and has punched out 36 times. The Rays as a unit have 242 base hits, including 55 doubles and 46 homers. They have 15 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 96 times this year and they have struck out 321 times. They've had 223 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They score 3.52 runs per game and have totaled 116 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 18-16-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 17-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 10-19-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 15-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 P Liam Hendriks Tricep 15-day DL (5/9)
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 15-day DL (5/9)
05/10/16 2B Jed Lowrie Shin 15-day DL (5/9)
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)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tampa Bay Rays
05/14/16 2B Logan Forsythe Shoulder 15-day DL
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Brad Boxberge Abdominal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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