Friday, September 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Christian Friedrich vs. Tyler Chatwood
The San Diego Padres visit Coors Field on Friday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Christian Friedrich for the Padres and Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +149 and Colorado at -159. The over/under was set at 12. The Padres have a 74-68-4 over/under record and a 85-61-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Rockies are 77-69-0 against the run line and have a 70-72-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Padres head into this matchup with a 62-84 record, including 29-46 on the road. Starting pitcher Christian Friedrich has a 5-10 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 86 strikeouts over his 111.2 innings pitched and he has given up 115 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.4. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 474 times and walking 209 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.93 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 1,290 base hits and 637 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 521 batters and struck out 1,127. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team, San Diego is batting .235, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .229 average away from home. The Padres hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.9 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .339. He has 107 hits this season along with 51 runs scored and 68 runs batted in. He's struck out 59 times and has walked 29 times. Wil Myers is hitting .258 and he has an on-base percentage of .334. He has totaled 139 hits so far while scoring 88 runs and he's driven in 81. He has walked 60 times and has struck out 145 times. The Padres have 1,154 hits, including 230 doubles and 161 home runs. They've stolen 118 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 39 times. San Diego has walked 413 times this season and they've struck out 1,350 times as a unit. They've left 878 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 621 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 37-35 home record and a 69-77 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.82, Tyler Chatwood has a 11-9 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 96 strikeouts over the 139 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 131 hits. He has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 510 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 424 times and walking 182 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.51 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,378 base knocks and 706 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 491 hitters and struck out 1,074. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .302 average at home. The Rockies hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.49 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .300 and he has an OBP of .350. He has 158 hits this year along with 82 runs scored and 95 RBI. He's struck out 116 times and has walked on 41 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .296 and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 165 hits so far while he's scored 107 runs and drove in 121. He has earned a walk 61 times and has punched out 86 times. The Rockies as a unit have 1,386 base hits, including 287 doubles and 188 homers. They have 61 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 34 times. Colorado as a team has walked 461 times this year and they have struck out 1,189 times. They've had 980 men left on base and have an OPS of .797. They score 5.32 runs per game and have totaled 776 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 74-68-4 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 85-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 70-72-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 77-69-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
09/14/16 CF Travis Jankowski Personal "?" Friday vs Colorado Rockies
09/01/16 C Christian Bethancourt Ribs 15-day DL (8/31)
08/23/16 RF Jabari Blash Finger 15-day DL (8/19)
08/07/16 P Erik Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (7/4), out for season
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 60-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 60-day DL (4/5)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres
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