Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Jorge De La Rosa
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Coors Field on Tuesday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Jorge De La Rosa for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -130 and Colorado at +120. The over/under was set at 10. The Pirates have a 13-6-0 over/under record and a 9-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Rockies are 11-7-0 against the run line and have a 10-8-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 61% of the time.
The Pirates head into this matchup with a 10-9 record, including 5-6 on the road. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 2.70 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 16 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he has given up 13 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.89. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 69 times and walking 36 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Pirates pitchers have collectively given up 163 base hits and 87 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 88 batters and struck out 158. They walk 4.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
As a team, Pittsburgh is batting .294, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .291 average away from home. The Pirates hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .381 which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 10.37 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen comes into this game hitting .213 and his on-base percentage is at .337. He has 16 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 21 times and has walked 12 times. Starling Marte is hitting .333 and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 26 hits so far while scoring 11 runs and he's driven in 11. He has walked 3 times and has struck out 17 times. The Pirates have 197 hits, including 47 doubles and 11 home runs. They've stolen 13 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Pittsburgh has walked 85 times this season and they've struck out 142 times as a unit. They've left 170 men on base and have a team OPS of .808. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 95 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 4-5 home record and a 9-9 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 5.17. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.62 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 55 times and walking 22 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.95 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.68. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 175 base knocks and 100 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 139. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .290 average at home. The Rockies hold a .481 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.11 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .342 and he has an OBP of .385. He has 25 hits this year along with 14 runs scored and 12 RBI. He's struck out 15 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .275 and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 19 hits so far while he's scored 17 runs and drove in 17. He has earned a walk 9 times and has punched out 5 times. The Rockies as a unit have 164 base hits, including 38 doubles and 28 homers. They have 12 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 7 times. Colorado as a team has walked 56 times this year and they have struck out 143 times. They've had 106 men left on base and have an OPS of .809. They score 5.5 runs per game and have totaled 99 runs so far this season.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 13-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 9-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 10-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 11-7-0 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 Flu 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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