Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Johnny Cueto
The San Diego Padres visit AT&T Park on Tuesday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are James Shields for the Padres and Johnny Cueto for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +155 and San Francisco at -165. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Padres have a 10-8-1 over/under record and a 9-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Giants are 9-11-0 against the run line and have a 11-9-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Padres head into this matchup with a 7-12 record, including 3-4 on the road. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 19 strikeouts over his 26 innings pitched and he has given up 23 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.67. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.71 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the bullpen while being struck out 61 times and walking 27 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 9.26 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.48 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 177 base hits and 92 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 67 batters and struck out 162. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team, San Diego is batting .235, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .261 average away from home. The Padres hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8 hits per game. Wil Myers comes into this game hitting .316 and his on-base percentage is at .341. He has 24 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 25 times and has walked 4 times. Jon Jay is hitting .263 and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 20 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 8. He has walked 7 times and has struck out 18 times. The Padres have 152 hits, including 24 doubles and 15 home runs. They've stolen 13 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. San Diego has walked 57 times this season and they've struck out 169 times as a unit. They've left 131 men on base and have a team OPS of .651. They score 3.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 72 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 5-6 home record and a 9-11 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.49, Johnny Cueto has a 3-1 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 28.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 27 hits. He has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.53. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 47 times and walking 24 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.39 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 194 base knocks and 84 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 54 hitters and struck out 147. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 3.69.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .277 average at home. The Giants hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.95 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .266 and he has an OBP of .333. He has 17 hits this year along with 7 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 8 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .279 and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 19 hits so far while he's scored 9 runs and drove in 11. He has earned a walk 10 times and has punched out 12 times. The Giants as a unit have 179 base hits, including 29 doubles and 22 homers. They have 7 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 74 times this year and they have struck out 125 times. They've had 133 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They score 4.95 runs per game and have totaled 99 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 10-8-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 9-10-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 11-9-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 9-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
04/23/16 3B Alexi Amarista Hamstring 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/11/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring 15-day DL (4/10)
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)
San Francisco Giants
04/24/16 1B Brandon Belt Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Miami Marlins
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/19/16 P George Kontos Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres
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