Sunday, July 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Coors Field on Sunday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Zach Eflin for the Phillies and Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +170 and Colorado at -180. The over/under was set at 12. The Phillies have a 43-43-2 over/under record and a 44-44-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Rockies are 44-42-0 against the run line and have a 42-42-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Phillies head into this matchup with a 41-47 record, including 20-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Zach Eflin has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 15 strikeouts over his 29.1 innings pitched and he has given up 30 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.78. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen while being struck out 279 times and walking 109 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.66 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 787 base hits and 373 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 238 batters and struck out 748. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team, Philadelphia is batting .241, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Phillies hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.97 hits per game. Odubel Herrera comes into this game hitting .295 and his on-base percentage is at .379. He has 96 hits this season along with 48 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 69 times and has walked 43 times. Maikel Franco is hitting .265 and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 81 hits so far while scoring 34 runs and he's driven in 49. He has walked 25 times and has struck out 61 times. The Phillies have 701 hits, including 132 doubles and 86 home runs. They've stolen 37 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Philadelphia has walked 204 times this season and they've struck out 689 times as a unit. They've left 525 men on base and have a team OPS of .686. They score 3.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 315 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 19-21 home record and a 39-47 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.08, Tyler Chatwood has a 8-4 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 90.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 79 hits. He has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.94. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 306 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 244 times and walking 97 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.43 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 821 base knocks and 424 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 264 hitters and struck out 625. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .307 average at home. The Rockies hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.42 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .322 and he has an OBP of .370. He has 106 hits this year along with 57 runs scored and 52 RBI. He's struck out 79 times and has walked on 25 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 96 hits so far while he's scored 59 runs and drove in 70. He has earned a walk 38 times and has punched out 51 times. The Rockies as a unit have 811 base hits, including 182 doubles and 110 homers. They have 34 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Colorado as a team has walked 267 times this year and they have struck out 703 times. They've had 583 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They score 5.15 runs per game and have totaled 443 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 43-43-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 44-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 42-42-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 44-42-0 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)
07/06/16 P Justin Miller Oblique 15-day DL (7/3)
06/16/16 LF Gerardo Parra Ankle 15-day DL (6/15)
06/14/16 P Christopher Rusin Shoulder 15-day DL (6/9)
05/20/16 P Christian Bergman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies
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