Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Jeff Samardzija
The San Diego Padres visit AT&T Park on Wednesday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Andrew Cashner for the Padres and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +160 and San Francisco at -170. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Padres have a 11-8-1 over/under record and a 10-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Giants are 9-12-0 against the run line and have a 12-9-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
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The Padres head into this matchup with a 7-13 record, including 3-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.29 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 19 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he has given up 20 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.53 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the bullpen while being struck out 64 times and walking 28 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 9.45 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.55 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.80. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 189 base hits and 96 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 71 batters and struck out 171. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team, San Diego is batting .238, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .266 average away from home. The Padres hold a .354 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.15 hits per game. Wil Myers comes into this game hitting .309 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 25 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 .330. He has totaled 21 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 19 times. The Padres have 163 hits, including 28 doubles and 15 home runs. They've stolen 15 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. San Diego has walked 59 times this season and they've struck out 183 times as a unit. They've left 140 men on base and have a team OPS of .656. They score 3.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 76 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 6-6 home record and a 10-11 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.00, Jeff Samardzija has a 2-1 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 27 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 26 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.52. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 52 times and walking 24 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 205 base knocks and 88 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year and they give up 0.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 56 hitters and struck out 161. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 3.53.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .283 average at home. The Giants hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.1 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .279 and he has an OBP of .342. He has 19 hits this year along with 8 runs scored and 7 RBI. He's struck out 9 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .275 and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 19 hits so far while he's scored 11 runs and drove in 11. He has earned a walk 13 times and has punched out 12 times. The Giants as a unit have 191 base hits, including 30 doubles and 24 homers. They have 7 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 78 times this year and they have struck out 134 times. They've had 143 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They score 4.95 runs per game and have totaled 104 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 11-8-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 10-10-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 12-9-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 9-12-0 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
04/22/16 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres
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