Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. Archie Bradley
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Chase Field on Wednesday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Zach Eflin for the Phillies and Archie Bradley for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +157 and Arizona at -167. The over/under was set at 9. The Phillies have a 38-38-2 over/under record and a 37-41-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 37-42-0 against the run line and have a 40-36-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Phillies head into this matchup with a 33-45 record, including 17-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Zach Eflin has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 6.28 and a WHIP of 1.54. He has 6 strikeouts over his 14.1 innings pitched and he has given up 18 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.87. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen while being struck out 253 times and walking 103 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.07 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.72 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 692 base hits and 333 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 218 batters and struck out 666. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
As a team, Philadelphia is batting .234, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Phillies hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.67 hits per game. Odubel Herrera comes into this game hitting .307 and his on-base percentage is at .397. He has 86 hits this season along with 43 runs scored and 28 runs batted in. He's struck out 58 times and has walked 41 times. Maikel Franco is hitting .243 and he has an on-base percentage of .304. He has totaled 65 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 40. He has walked 23 times and has struck out 54 times. The Phillies have 598 hits, including 111 doubles and 70 home runs. They've stolen 32 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 25 times. Philadelphia has walked 182 times this season and they've struck out 613 times as a unit. They've left 452 men on base and have a team OPS of .664. They score 3.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 265 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 13-26 home record and a 36-43 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.50, Archie Bradley has a 3-3 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 49 strikeouts over the 46 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 39 hits. He has allowed 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 255 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 224 times and walking 116 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.22 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 728 base knocks and 367 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 92 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 281 hitters and struck out 619. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.32 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .436. He has 84 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 51 RBI. He's struck out 78 times and has walked on 63 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .311 and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 96 hits so far while he's scored 46 runs and drove in 32. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 45 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 736 base hits, including 133 doubles and 92 homers. They have 55 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Arizona as a team has walked 234 times this year and they have struck out 701 times. They've had 555 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They score 4.51 runs per game and have totaled 356 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 38-38-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 37-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 40-36-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 37-42-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/01/16 P Dalier Hinojosa Hand 15-day DL (4/29)
04/24/16 P Charlie Morton Hamstring 60-day DL (4/24); out for season
04/14/16 P Daniel Stumpf Suspension 80-game suspension
03/31/16 LF Aaron Altherr Wrist 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
06/24/16 CF Socrates Brito Toe 15-day DL (6/23)
06/20/16 RF David Peralta Back 15-day DL (6/19)
06/12/16 CF Chris Owings Foot 15-day DL (6/6)
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 15-day DL (5/26)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies
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