Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Perdomo vs. Chad Kuhl
The San Diego Padres visit PNC Park on Tuesday to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Luis Perdomo for the Padres and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +165 and Pittsburgh at -175. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Padres have a 58-51-2 over/under record and a 67-44-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Pirates are 51-58-0 against the run line and have a 62-46-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Padres head into this matchup with a 48-63 record, including 21-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Luis Perdomo has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 6.67 and a WHIP of 1.83. He has 71 strikeouts over his 89 innings pitched and he has given up 129 hits so far this season. He has allowed 13 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen while being struck out 375 times and walking 159 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.04 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 983 base hits and 497 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 396 batters and struck out 887. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team, San Diego is batting .243, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Padres hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.24 hits per game. Matt Kemp comes into this game hitting .258 and his on-base percentage is at .284. He has 111 hits this season along with 58 runs scored and 73 runs batted in. He's struck out 107 times and has walked 19 times. Wil Myers is hitting .281 and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 117 hits so far while scoring 74 runs and he's driven in 68. He has walked 51 times and has struck out 101 times. The Padres have 915 hits, including 190 doubles and 130 home runs. They've stolen 98 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. San Diego has walked 312 times this season and they've struck out 1,015 times as a unit. They've left 679 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 496 runs so far this year.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup with a 31-24 home record and a 55-54 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.19, Chad Kuhl has a 1-0 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 19.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 19 hits. He has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 330 times and walking 152 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 9.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.45 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 996 base knocks and 462 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 119 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 373 hitters and struck out 812. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .273 average at home. The Pirates hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.82 hits per contest. Gregory Polanco comes into this matchup batting .282 and he has an OBP of .357. He has 98 hits this year along with 58 runs scored and 56 RBI. He's struck out 78 times and has walked on 43 occasions. Starling Marte is hitting .319 and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 122 hits so far while he's scored 59 runs and drove in 39. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 85 times. The Pirates as a unit have 961 base hits, including 193 doubles and 102 homers. They have 83 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 33 times. Pittsburgh as a team has walked 349 times this year and they have struck out 907 times. They've had 772 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They score 4.52 runs per game and have totaled 493 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 58-51-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 67-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 62-46-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 51-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
08/07/16 P Erik Johnson Elbow 15-day DL (7/4), out for season
08/02/16 3B Alexi Amarista Hamstring 15-day DL (8/2)
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/28/16 CF Jon Jay Forearm 15-day DL (6/20)
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 15-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
08/08/16 3B David Freese Elbow "?" Tuesday vs. San Diego Padres
08/08/16 RF Gregory Polanco Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. San Diego Padres
07/24/16 P Tyler Glasnow Shoulder 15-day DL (7/24)
07/04/16 C Chris Stewart Knee 15-day DL (7/2)
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres
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