Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Locke vs. Drew Pomeranz
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Petco Park on Wednesday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Jeff Locke for the Pirates and Drew Pomeranz for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -105 and San Diego at -105. The over/under was set at 7. The Pirates have a 8-5-0 over/under record and a 6-7-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Padres are 6-7-0 against the run line and have a 5-7-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Pirates head into this matchup with a 7-6 record, including 2-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Locke has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 2.53 and a WHIP of 1.97. He has 5 strikeouts over his 10.2 innings pitched and he has given up 12 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.94. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen while being struck out 41 times and walking 25 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 7.74 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.12 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Pirates pitchers have collectively given up 100 base hits and 52 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 105. They walk 4.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.53.
As a team, Pittsburgh is batting .295, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .293 average away from home. The Pirates hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .385 which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 10 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen comes into this game hitting .250 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 13 hits this season along with 7 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. He's struck out 10 times and has walked 8 times. Starling Marte is hitting .347 and he has an on-base percentage of .407. He has totaled 17 hits so far while scoring 6 runs and he's driven in 8. He has walked 2 times and has struck out 10 times. The Pirates have 130 hits, including 27 doubles and 7 home runs. They've stolen 8 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Pittsburgh has walked 61 times this season and they've struck out 86 times as a unit. They've left 119 men on base and have a team OPS of .808. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 57 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 1-5 home record and a 4-9 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.27, Drew Pomeranz has a 1-1 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 7 hits. He has allowed 5.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.21. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 43 times and walking 17 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.62 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 111 base knocks and 60 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 16 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 45 hitters and struck out 113. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .185 average at home. The Padres hold a .329 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .281 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 7.92 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .277 and he has an OBP of .286. He has 13 hits this year along with 6 runs scored and 12 RBI. He's struck out 10 times and has walked on 1 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .212 and he has an OBP of .268. He has collected 11 hits so far while he's scored 5 runs and drove in 6. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 14 times. The Padres as a unit have 103 base hits, including 16 doubles and 9 homers. They have 10 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. San Diego as a team has walked 34 times this year and they have struck out 128 times. They've had 84 men left on base and have an OPS of .610. They score 3.62 runs per game and have totaled 47 runs so far this season.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 8-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 6-7-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 5-7-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 6-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/16/16 P Francisco Liriano Hamstring is upgraded to probable for next start Tuesday vs San Diego Padres
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)
San Diego Padres
04/11/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring 15-day DL (4/10)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/08/16 P Matt Thornton Achilles 15-day DL (4/4)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres
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