Saturday, August 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Thompson vs. Paul Clemens
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Petco Park on Saturday to take on the San Diego Padres. The probable pitchers are Jake Thompson for the Phillies and Paul Clemens for the Padres. The Phillies have a 52-56-2 over/under mark and a 56-54-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Padres are 66-42-0 against the run line and have a 55-51-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 61% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this game with a 50-60 record, and they are 25-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Thompson is making his major league debut for the Phillies. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have allowed 350 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the pen while they've been struck out 338 times and walked 133 times this year. As a unit, Philadelphia has given up 9.06 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 hitters per nine. They are 19th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.31. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 981 base hits and 467 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 299 batters and struck out 899. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team, Philadelphia is hitting .239, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .256 average on the road. The Phillies have a .384 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .296 which is good for 30th in the league. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.98 hits per contest. Maikel Franco comes into this game hitting .253 and his on-base percentage is at .307. He has 99 hits this season along with 42 runs scored and 66 runs batted in. He's struck out 75 times and has walked 29 times. Odubel Herrera is hitting .284 and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 115 hits so far while scoring 59 runs and he's driven in 37. He has walked 51 times and has struck out 85 times. The Phillies have 877 hits, including 155 doubles and 107 home runs. They've stolen 59 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 31 times. Philadelphia has walked 275 times this season and they've struck out 881 times as a unit. They've left 687 men on base and have a team OPS of .680. They score 3.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 400 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this game with a 26-28 home mark and a 47-61 overall record. With an ERA of 4.70, Paul Clemens has a 1-2 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 22 hits. He has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.96. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 363 times and walking 156 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.89 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.05 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 954 base knocks and 481 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 393 hitters and struck out 864. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Padres hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.2 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .258 and he has an OBP of .285. He has 108 hits this year along with 56 runs scored and 70 RBI. He's struck out 103 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Wil Myers is hitting .275 and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 111 hits so far while he's scored 70 runs and drove in 66. He has earned a walk 50 times and has punched out 98 times. The Padres as a unit have 886 base hits, including 184 doubles and 126 homers. They have 96 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. San Diego as a team has walked 304 times this year and they have struck out 996 times. They've had 665 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They score 4.43 runs per game and have totaled 478 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 52-56-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 56-54-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 55-51-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 66-42-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/04/16 P Aaron Nola Elbow 15-day DL (7/29)
08/04/16 P Jeanmar Gomez Personal paternity list
07/28/16 RF Peter Bourjos Shoulder 15-day DL (7/27)
07/26/16 2B Andres Blanco Finger 15-day DL (7/25)
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
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
San Diego Padres
08/02/16 3B Alexi Amarista Hamstring 15-day DL (8/2)
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31)
06/28/16 CF Jon Jay Forearm 15-day DL (6/20)
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres
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