Thursday, April 14, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Vincent Velasquez
The San Diego Padres visit Citizens Bank Park on Thursday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Drew Pomeranz for the Padres and Vincent Velasquez for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +121 and Philadelphia at -131. The over/under was set at 8. The Padres have a 3-4-1 over/under record and a 3-5-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 38% of the time. The Phillies are 4-4-0 against the run line and have a 4-4-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Padres head into this matchup with a 3-5 record, including 3-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.6 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 7 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he has given up 4 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.26. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen while being struck out 25 times and walking 12 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 9.26 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.61 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.79. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 72 base hits and 45 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 28 batters and struck out 67. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team, San Diego is batting .241, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .302 average away from home. The Padres hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.25 hits per game. Matt Kemp comes into this game hitting .303 and his on-base percentage is at .303. He has 10 hits this season along with 4 runs scored and 10 runs batted in. He's struck out 6 times and has walked 0 times. Jon Jay is hitting .303 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 10 hits so far while scoring 5 runs and he's driven in 5. He has walked 3 times and has struck out 7 times. The Padres have 66 hits, including 11 doubles and 7 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. San Diego has walked 21 times this season and they've struck out 68 times as a unit. They've left 47 men on base and have a team OPS of .664. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 36 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a 1-1 home record and a 3-5 overall mark. With an earned run average of 0, Vincent Velasquez has a 1-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 3 hits. He has allowed 4.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.76. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 6.33 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 19 times and walking 12 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 6.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.09 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 52 base knocks and 30 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year and they give up 0.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 24 hitters and struck out 69. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.53.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .207 average at home. The Phillies hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .275 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.12 hits per contest. Ryan Howard comes into this matchup batting .217 and he has an OBP of .269. He has 5 hits this year along with 2 runs scored and 4 RBI. He's struck out 8 times and has walked on 2 occasions. Maikel Franco is hitting .346 and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 9 hits so far while he's scored 2 runs and drove in 3. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 5 times. The Phillies as a unit have 57 base hits, including 11 doubles and 7 homers. They have 1 stolen base while they've been thrown out 4 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 17 times this year and they have struck out 70 times. They've had 41 men left on base and have an OPS of .642. They score 3 runs per game and have totaled 24 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 3-4-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 3-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 4-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 4-4-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
04/11/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/10)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/5)
04/08/16 P Matt Thornton Achilles Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/13/16 1B Darin Ruf Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. San Diego Padres
04/04/16 P Michael Mariot Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/03/16 P Mario Hollands Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Aaron Altherr Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Cody Asche Ribs Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies
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