Friday, July 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Vincent Velasquez vs. Jon Gray
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Coors Field on Friday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Vincent Velasquez for the Phillies and Jon Gray for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +119 and Colorado at -129. The over/under was set at 11.5. The Phillies have a 42-42-2 over/under record and a 43-43-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Rockies are 43-41-0 against the run line and have a 41-41-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this matchup with a 40-46 record, including 19-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Vincent Velasquez has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 3.34 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 87 strikeouts over his 72.2 innings pitched and he has given up 66 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.42. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen while being struck out 274 times and walking 106 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.68 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 761 base hits and 359 earned runs. They have allowed 109 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 233 batters and struck out 733. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
As a team, Philadelphia is batting .242, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .258 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 .305 and his on-base percentage is at .390. He has 96 hits this season along with 48 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 65 times and has walked 43 times. Maikel Franco is hitting .262 and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 78 hits so far while scoring 33 runs and he's driven in 49. He has walked 25 times and has struck out 60 times. The Phillies have 685 hits, including 127 doubles and 84 home runs. They've stolen 36 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Philadelphia has walked 200 times this season and they've struck out 670 times as a unit. They've left 510 men on base and have a team OPS of .686. They score 3.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 308 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 18-20 home record and a 38-46 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.81, Jon Gray has a 5-4 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 82.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 72 hits. He has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 300 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 238 times and walking 96 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.82 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.38 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 805 base knocks and 417 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 260 hitters and struck out 606. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .305 average at home. The Rockies hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.33 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .319 and he has an OBP of .368. He has 102 hits this year along with 54 runs scored and 51 RBI. He's struck out 78 times and has walked on 25 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 93 hits so far while he's scored 59 runs and drove in 69. He has earned a walk 37 times and has punched out 49 times. The Rockies as a unit have 785 base hits, including 175 doubles and 107 homers. They have 33 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Colorado as a team has walked 262 times this year and they have struck out 688 times. They've had 568 men left on base and have an OPS of .789. They score 5.11 runs per game and have totaled 429 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 42-42-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 43-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 41-41-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 43-41-0 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies
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