Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jerad Eickhoff vs. Tommy Milone
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Target Field on Thursday to take on the Minnesota Twins. The probable pitchers are Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies and Tommy Milone for the Twins. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia at +137 and Minnesota at -147. The over/under is 9. The Phillies have a 34-36-2 over/under mark and a 31-41-0 run line record, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Twins are 31-39-0 against the run line and have a 43-23-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Phillies head into this game with a 30-42 record, and they are 14-20 on the road. Starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff has a 4-9 record with an ERA of 3.49 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 73 strikeouts during his 85 innings pitched and he has given up 83 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have allowed 229 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the pen while they've been struck out 235 times and walked 97 times this year. As a unit, Philadelphia has given up 8.96 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.86 hitters per nine. They are 22nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.43. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 633 base hits and 313 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 209 batters and struck out 626. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
As a team, Philadelphia is hitting .227, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .241 average on the road. The Phillies have a .363 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .279 which is good for 30th in the league. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.36 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this game hitting .305 and his on-base percentage is at .401. He has 78 hits this season along with 38 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 56 times and has walked 40 times. Maikel Franco is hitting .239 and he has an on-base percentage of .284. He has totaled 59 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 37. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 51 times. The Phillies have 530 hits, including 94 doubles and 64 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Philadelphia has walked 163 times this season and they've struck out 575 times as a unit. They've left 407 men on base and have a team OPS of .643. They score 3.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 231 runs so far this year.
Minnesota comes into this game with a 14-24 home mark and a 22-48 overall record. With an ERA of 5.79, Tommy Milone has a 0-1 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 23.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 26 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.18. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 271 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 244 times and walking 82 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.69 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.30. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 719 base knocks and 365 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year and they give up 1.5 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a staff has walked 193 hitters and struck out 530. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Twins hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.43 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .279 and he has an OBP of .378. He has 70 hits this year along with 30 runs scored and 26 RBI. He's struck out 47 times and has walked on 40 occasions. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .315 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 76 hits so far while he's scored 33 runs and drove in 25. He has earned a walk 10 times and has punched out 35 times. The Twins as a unit have 590 base hits, including 114 doubles and 76 homers. They have 47 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Minnesota as a team has walked 213 times this year and they have struck out 608 times. They've had 493 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They score 4.03 runs per game and have totaled 282 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 34-36-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 31-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 43-23-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 31-39-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/16 P Vincent Velasqez Bicep 15-day DL (6/9)
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)
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 60-day DL (6/10)
06/10/16 P Trevor May Back 15-day DL (6/10)
05/31/16 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/25/16 RF Darin Mastroianni Oblique 15-day DL (5/22)
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins
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