Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Niese vs. Hisashi Iwakuma
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Safeco Field on Tuesday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable pitchers are Jon Niese for the Pirates and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh at +125 and Seattle at -135. The over/under is 8. The Pirates have a 46-29-1 over/under mark and a 35-41-0 run line record, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Mariners are 36-40-0 against the run line and have a 36-35-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Pirates head into this game with a 37-39 record, and they are 15-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Jon Niese has a 6-5 record with an ERA of 4.93 and a WHIP of 1.48. He has 63 strikeouts during his 87.2 innings pitched and he has given up 99 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.53. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have allowed 257 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the pen while they've been struck out 205 times and walked 111 times this year. As a unit, Pittsburgh has given up 9.27 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.14 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.52. The Pirates pitchers have collectively given up 703 base hits and 343 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 275 batters and struck out 541. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
As a team, Pittsburgh is hitting .266, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .254 average on the road. The Pirates have a .415 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .338 which is good for 3rd in the league. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.21 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this game hitting .327 and his on-base percentage is at .367. He has 87 hits this season along with 38 runs scored and 28 runs batted in. He's struck out 59 times and has walked 8 times. Gregory Polanco is hitting .297 and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 77 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 44. He has walked 36 times and has struck out 59 times. The Pirates have 700 hits, including 138 doubles and 73 home runs. They've stolen 53 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 21 times. Pittsburgh has walked 251 times this season and they've struck out 630 times as a unit. They've left 571 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 350 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this game with a 17-19 home mark and a 38-38 overall record. With an ERA of 4.45, Hisashi Iwakuma has a 6-6 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 95 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 105 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.76. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 208 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 268 times and walking 93 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.63 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.58 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 655 base knocks and 294 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 98 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 234 hitters and struck out 651. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Mariners hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 9.01 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .285 and he has an OBP of .368. He has 80 hits this year along with 45 runs scored and 51 RBI. He's struck out 75 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 93 hits so far while he's scored 53 runs and drove in 53. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 50 times. The Mariners as a unit have 685 base hits, including 112 doubles and 112 homers. They have 24 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Seattle as a team has walked 237 times this year and they have struck out 577 times. They've had 507 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They score 4.87 runs per game and have totaled 370 runs so far this season.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 46-29-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 35-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 36-35-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 36-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/26/16 RF Gregory Polanco Leg "?" Monday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
06/26/16 SS Jordy Mercer Head injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
06/14/16 P Gerrit Cole Tricep 15-day DL (6/9)
06/11/16 C Francisco Cervelli Hand 15-day DL (6/10)
05/24/16 P Ryan Vogelsong Eye 60-day DL (5/24)
03/31/16 C Elias Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 15-day DL (6/24)
06/24/16 P Taijuan Walker Foot "?" next start
06/17/16 P Wade Miley Shoulder 15-day DL (6/13)
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL (3/1)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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