Monday, May 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Johnny Cueto
The San Diego Padres visit AT&T Park on Monday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Drew Pomeranz for the Padres and Johnny Cueto for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +169 and San Francisco at -179. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Padres have a 19-24-1 over/under record and a 29-15-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 66% of the time. The Giants are 22-23-0 against the run line and have a 23-22-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Padres head into this matchup with a 19-25 record, including 9-11 on the road. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 1.96 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 56 strikeouts over his 46 innings pitched and he has given up 28 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.85. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen while being struck out 151 times and walking 69 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.41 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.45 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 369 base hits and 169 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 371. They walk 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team, San Diego is batting .224, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .238 average away from home. The Padres hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .283 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.48 hits per game. Wil Myers comes into this game hitting .272 and his on-base percentage is at .297. He has 47 hits this season along with 24 runs scored and 17 runs batted in. He's struck out 45 times and has walked 7 times. Jon Jay is hitting .276 and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 43 hits so far while scoring 16 runs and he's driven in 14. He has walked 13 times and has struck out 39 times. The Padres have 329 hits, including 68 doubles and 39 home runs. They've stolen 29 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 12 times. San Diego has walked 114 times this season and they've struck out 416 times as a unit. They've left 270 men on base and have a team OPS of .640. They score 3.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 157 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 12-11 home record and a 26-19 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.70, Johnny Cueto has a 6-1 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 66.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 61 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.21. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 100 times and walking 41 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.09 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.94 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 413 base knocks and 174 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 40 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 114 hitters and struck out 361. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.50.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .266 average at home. The Giants hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.82 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .274 and he has an OBP of .327. He has 40 hits this year along with 20 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 18 times and has walked on 13 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .294 and he has an OBP of .421. He has collected 42 hits so far while he's scored 20 runs and drove in 22. He has earned a walk 32 times and has punched out 30 times. The Giants as a unit have 397 base hits, including 67 doubles and 39 homers. They have 28 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 175 times this year and they have struck out 291 times. They've had 331 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They score 4.38 runs per game and have totaled 197 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 19-24-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 29-15-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 23-22-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 22-23-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
05/22/16 P Andrew Cashner Hamstring 15-day DL (5/9); expected to be activated Tuesday vs. San Francisco
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
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)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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