Friday, May 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Christian Friedrich vs. Robbie Ray
The San Diego Padres visit Chase Field on Friday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Christian Friedrich for the Padres and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +151 and Arizona at -161. The over/under was set at 9. The Padres have a 21-26-1 over/under record and a 31-17-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 65% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 23-26-0 against the run line and have a 25-21-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Padres head into this matchup with a 19-29 record, including 9-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Christian Friedrich has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 2.89 and a WHIP of 2.04. He has 6 strikeouts over his 9.1 innings pitched and he has given up 10 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 162 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen while being struck out 162 times and walking 79 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.13 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 409 base hits and 191 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 194 batters and struck out 396. They walk 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team, San Diego is batting .221, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .234 average away from home. The Padres hold a .350 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .280 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.46 hits per game. Wil Myers comes into this game hitting .262 and his on-base percentage is at .294. He has 48 hits this season along with 25 runs scored and 20 runs batted in. He's struck out 46 times and has walked 9 times. Jon Jay is hitting .273 and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 48 hits so far while scoring 18 runs and he's driven in 15. He has walked 14 times and has struck out 43 times. The Padres have 358 hits, including 72 doubles and 41 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 12 times. San Diego has walked 125 times this season and they've struck out 449 times as a unit. They've left 296 men on base and have a team OPS of .629. They score 3.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 167 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 7-17 home record and a 21-28 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.18, Robbie Ray has a 2-3 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 47.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 52 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.19. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 172 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 148 times and walking 73 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.66 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 455 base knocks and 223 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 174 hitters and struck out 371. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .265 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.46 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .241 and he has an OBP of .408. He has 39 hits this year along with 24 runs scored and 26 RBI. He's struck out 50 times and has walked on 45 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .316 and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 61 hits so far while he's scored 25 runs and drove in 23. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 27 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 454 base hits, including 94 doubles and 55 homers. They have 30 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Arizona as a team has walked 139 times this year and they have struck out 373 times. They've had 339 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They score 4.56 runs per game and have totaled 219 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 21-26-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 31-17-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 25-21-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 23-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
05/26/16 1B Wil Myers Forearm is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
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 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
05/15/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 15-day DL (5/9)
04/04/16 P Josh Collmenter Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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