Friday, June 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Stephen Strasburg
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Nationals Park on Friday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Jeremy Hellickson for the Phillies and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia at +245 and Washington at -270. The over/under is 8. The Phillies have a 26-32-2 over/under mark and a 29-31-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Nationals are 30-29-0 against the run line and have a 28-25-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Phillies head into this game with a 29-31 record, and they are 13-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has a 4-3 record with an ERA of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 69 strikeouts during his 68.2 innings pitched and he has given up 66 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have allowed 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the pen while they've been struck out 189 times and walked 81 times this year. As a unit, Philadelphia has given up 8.41 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 hitters per nine. They are 12th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.91. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 497 base hits and 231 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 168 batters and struck out 526. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team, Philadelphia is hitting .231, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .240 average on the road. The Phillies have a .365 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .286 which is good for 30th in the league. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.48 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this game hitting .318 and his on-base percentage is at .422. He has 67 hits this season along with 32 runs scored and 18 runs batted in. He's struck out 43 times and has walked 38 times. Maikel Franco is hitting .247 and he has an on-base percentage of .294. He has totaled 53 hits so far while scoring 18 runs and he's driven in 32. He has walked 15 times and has struck out 41 times. The Phillies have 449 hits, including 77 doubles and 51 home runs. They've stolen 26 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Philadelphia has walked 142 times this season and they've struck out 476 times as a unit. They've left 349 men on base and have a team OPS of .651. They score 3.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 192 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 15-11 home mark and a 36-23 overall record. With an ERA of 2.85, Stephen Strasburg has a 9-0 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 100 strikeouts over the 79 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 64 hits. He has allowed 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.78. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 173 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.39 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.22. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 447 base knocks and 191 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 167 hitters and struck out 557. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.46.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Nationals hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.42 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .257 and he has an OBP of .411. He has 46 hits this year along with 35 runs scored and 37 RBI. He's struck out 42 times and has walked on 49 occasions. Daniel Murphy is hitting .376 and he has an OBP of .415. He has collected 82 hits so far while he's scored 36 runs and drove in 38. He has earned a walk 12 times and has punched out 26 times. The Nationals as a unit have 497 base hits, including 92 doubles and 81 homers. They have 29 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. Washington as a team has walked 208 times this year and they have struck out 454 times. They've had 400 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They score 4.56 runs per game and have totaled 269 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 26-32-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 29-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 28-25-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 30-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/08/16 P Vincent Velasqez Bicep injured last game, "?" next start
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)
04/28/16 P Matt Belisle Calf 15-day DL (4/27)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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