Monday, April 25, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Locke vs. Jorge De La Rosa
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Coors Field on Monday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Jeff Locke for the Pirates and Jorge De La Rosa for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +101 and Colorado at -111. The over/under was set at 11. The Pirates have a 12-6-0 over/under record and a 8-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Rockies are 11-6-0 against the run line and have a 9-8-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 65% of the time.
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The Pirates head into this matchup with a 9-9 record, including 4-6 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Locke has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 7.24 and a WHIP of 2.63. He has 7 strikeouts over his 13.2 innings pitched and he has given up 23 hits so far this season. He has allowed 15.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.8. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen while being struck out 58 times and walking 31 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.41 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.01 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Pirates pitchers have collectively given up 148 base hits and 77 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 80 batters and struck out 141. They walk 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.82.
As a team, Pittsburgh is batting .287, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .280 average away from home. The Pirates hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .375 which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.83 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen comes into this game hitting .217 and his on-base percentage is at .341. He has 15 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 17 times and has walked 11 times. Starling Marte is hitting .306 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 22 hits so far while scoring 9 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 2 times and has struck out 16 times. The Pirates have 177 hits, including 40 doubles and 11 home runs. They've stolen 13 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Pittsburgh has walked 77 times this season and they've struck out 125 times as a unit. They've left 157 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 83 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 4-4 home record and a 9-8 overall mark. With an earned run average of 9.87, Jorge De La Rosa has a 1-2 record and a 1.96 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 25 hits. He has allowed 13 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.14. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.46 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 49 times and walking 17 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.02 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.42. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 164 base knocks and 90 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 45 hitters and struck out 133. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .288 average at home. The Rockies hold a .489 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .338 and he has an OBP of .384. He has 23 hits this year along with 12 runs scored and 11 RBI. He's struck out 15 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 19 hits so far while he's scored 15 runs and drove in 17. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 4 times. The Rockies as a unit have 153 base hits, including 36 doubles and 28 homers. They have 10 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 7 times. Colorado as a team has walked 47 times this year and they have struck out 134 times. They've had 96 men left on base and have an OPS of .808. They score 5.24 runs per game and have totaled 89 runs so far this season.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 12-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 8-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 9-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 11-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/14/16 P Cory Luebke Hamstring 15-day DL (4/14)
04/04/16 3B Jung-ho Kang Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Jared Hughes Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 C Elias Diaz Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/24/16 P Jorge DeLaRosa Undisclosed expected to miss start Monday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
04/23/16 P Miguel Castro Shoulder 15-day DL (4/18)
04/17/16 C Nick Hundley Concussion 7-day DL (4/14)
04/14/16 CF Charlie Blackmon Toe 15-day DL (4/14)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jason Motte Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Matzek Personal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 2B Daniel Descalso Hand 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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