Monday, August 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Vogelsong vs. Matt Moore
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit AT&T Park on Monday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Ryan Vogelsong for the Pirates and Matt Moore for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +135 and San Francisco at -145. The over/under was set at 8. The Pirates have a 64-49-1 over/under record and a 54-60-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Giants are 54-62-0 against the run line and have a 54-59-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Pirates head into this matchup with a 58-56 record, including 25-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 2.67 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 27 strikeouts over his 33.2 innings pitched and he has given up 28 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.85. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 378 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen while being struck out 347 times and walking 155 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 9.16 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Pirates pitchers have collectively given up 1,042 base hits and 476 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 383 batters and struck out 847. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team, Pittsburgh is batting .256, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Pirates hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.76 hits per game. Starling Marte comes into this game hitting .316 and his on-base percentage is at .375. He has 127 hits this season along with 63 runs scored and 39 runs batted in. He's struck out 86 times and has walked 22 times. Jordy Mercer is hitting .272 and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 103 hits so far while scoring 45 runs and he's driven in 42. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 60 times. The Pirates have 999 hits, including 198 doubles and 106 home runs. They've stolen 87 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 34 times. Pittsburgh has walked 371 times this season and they've struck out 945 times as a unit. They've left 810 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 512 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 33-22 home record and a 66-50 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.99, Matt Moore has a 7-8 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 123 strikeouts over the 142 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 131 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.42. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 306 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 288 times and walking 116 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.26 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 961 base knocks and 424 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 118 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 312 hitters and struck out 921. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .260 average at home. The Giants hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.83 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .272 and he has an OBP of .336. He has 109 hits this year along with 46 runs scored and 71 RBI. He's struck out 86 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Buster Posey is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 109 hits so far while he's scored 62 runs and drove in 54. He has earned a walk 48 times and has punched out 50 times. The Giants as a unit have 1,024 base hits, including 193 doubles and 95 homers. They have 60 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 428 times this year and they have struck out 807 times. They've had 858 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They score 4.42 runs per game and have totaled 513 runs so far this season.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 64-49-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 54-60-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 54-59-3 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 54-62-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/13/16 LF Starling Marte Back injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
07/24/16 P Tyler Glasnow Shoulder 15-day DL (7/24)
07/04/16 C Chris Stewart Knee 15-day DL (7/2)
San Francisco Giants
08/02/16 RF Mac Williamson Shoulder 15-day DL (8/1)
07/29/16 P Josh Osich Forearm 15-day DL (7/24)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates
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